News & Publications

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Apr 28, 2022 Robin Meadow
CLE Panel Featuring GMSR’s Robin Meadow: Appellate Oral Argument: Philosophy, Preparation, Presentation, and Rebuttal

A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A DATE:  Thursday, May 19, 2022 TIME:  1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, April 29, 2022   This CLE course will provide appellate counsel with techniques for persuading appellate judges during oral argument, including

Tim Coates To Present Municipal Tort And Civil Rights Litigation Update

On May 4, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland partner, Tim Coates, will present the 2022 update on Municipal Tort and Civil Rights Litigation at the League of California Cities: City Attorneys Spring Conference in Carlsbad.  GMSR is also sponsoring the event.  Don’t miss it!

GMSR attorneys appointed by California Supreme Court, pro bono, to represent Court of Appeal opinion

In rare instances, the California Supreme Court takes up a case in which there is only one party.  While such cases are important, their posture leaves the Court without the benefits of the adversarial system:  Receiving briefs from two, opposing vantage points allows the Supreme

Apr 07, 2022 Gary J. Wax
Experts: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them—Gary Wax’s article on limiting expert testimony

Numerous legal scholars have written about the so-called “CSI Effect.”  The term was originally coined to describe what can happen to jurors who regularly watch crime investigation shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order, and 48 Hours.  These jurors may place an undue

GMSR Partners Tim Coates & Nadia Sarkis To Receive IMLA’s 2022 Amicus Service Award

Later this week, GMSR partners Tim Coates and Nadia Sarkis will receive an Amicus Service Award at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA’s) mid-year conference in Washington, D.C. to recognize their legal advocacy in protecting and advancing local government interests. They are receiving the award

Success On Appeal In Section 1983 Cases—GMSR’s Tim Coates & Ted Xanders To Appear In Washington D.C. At IMLA’s 2022 Mid-Year Seminar

GMSR is proud to sponsor, and take part in, the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA) 2022 Mid-Year Seminar taking place in Washington, D.C. (and online) from April 8-11, 2022. The IMLA is one of the foremost organizations serving the needs of attorneys representing governmental entities

In Case You Missed It: Civil Law Highlights From The Past Year—Presented By GMSR Appellate Lawyers & Beverly Hills Bar Association

Please join GMSR’s founding partner, Kent Richland, along with GMSR appellate attorneys Jeff Gurrola and Stefan Caris Love for a can’t-miss FREE online webinar reviewing the TOP 2021-22 appellate decisions for civil litigation.  If you attend, you’ll learn about: The most important cases from the last

Celebrating Women – Women’s History Month
Mar 15, 2022 Laurie J. Hepler
Appellate Success in California

“Appellate Success in California” — A monthly dose of quick, practical appellate tips.  Laurie began the series in 2009 for her clients and friends, and since 2016 has co-written it with GMSR partner Alana Rotter.  Read the latest here.

GMSR’s Bob Olson & Ellie Ruth To Present “A YEAR IN REVIEW” – Case Highlights of 2021

This Thursday, March 17, GMSR appellate attorneys Bob Olson and Ellie Ruth will present IN PERSON at the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel’s 61st Annual Seminar: “A Year in Review” — Case Highlights of 2021 In their 90-minute presentation, Bob and Ellie will identify

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PUBLIC ENTITIES

Whether on appeal, assisting trial counsel, or advising government officials contemplating legislative action, GMSR provides unique insight into the complex laws that impact public entities.

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INSURERS

Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.

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BUSINESSES

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As part of GMSR’s long-standing commitment to social justice and equality, GMSR provides pro bono appellate services to individuals and to community organizations on issues of concern.

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