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Ted Xanders And Nadia Sarkis To Present On Amicus Briefs In Trial And Appellate Courts, On October 1st At The International Municipal Lawyers Association Annual Conference

In both federal and state lawsuits, amicus briefs supporting a municipality can help garner victory for the public entity and help shape favorable precedent for other cases. Join GMSR appellate attorneys Nadia Sarkis and Ted Xanders at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Annual Conference on

Sep 15, 2021
GMSR Launches Appellate Fellowship Program

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland welcomes Tina Kuang as its first Appellate Fellow. GMSR’s new Appellate Fellowship program offers recent law school graduates an opportunity to explore an interest in appellate advocacy and to begin developing an appellate practice early in their careers. Tina comes

Alana Rotter To Present On Anti-SLAPP Motions In Probate Litigation, At A September 13 LACBA Symposium

Anti-SLAPP motions are increasingly prevalent in probate litigation.  Join GMSR appellate attorney Alana Rotter at the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section annual symposium on September 13, 2021, to learn more about how these motions work and how to respond to them.

Sep 09, 2021 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 Appellate Lawyers Recognized By Best Lawyers And U.S. News & World Report

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland is pleased to announce that the peer-reviewed The Best Lawyers in America© continues to honor GMSR lawyers for excellence in appellate law. Tim Coates, Laurie Hepler, Robin Meadow, Robert Olson, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Alana Rotter and Cindy Tobisman were

Join us virtually on July 27 at the American Property Casualty Insurance Association’s Western Region General Counsel Conference

GMSR celebrates its 8th year as a sponsor of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association’s Western Region General Counsel Conference. On July 27th, Gary Wax and David Hackett will present the webinar “Keeping the Lid on Policy,” where they will discuss short-fuse policy-limits demands often

Jun 11, 2021
GMSR offices will be closed on June 18th to commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth is now an official holiday at GMSR. We will commemorate Juneteenth this year by closing our office on Friday, June 18. One hundred fifty-six years ago, the Emancipation Proclamation – which had been issued by President Lincoln two and a half years earlier –

May 05, 2021 Kent L. Richland
GMSR’s Kent Richland authors article on crafting appellate jurisdiction without artifice

Kent Richland’s article Crafting Appellate Jurisdiction Without Artifice discusses the law surrounding, and strategy concerning, appeal of a judgment where the trial court has disposed of the plaintiff’s major claims, leaving only minor claims alive for trial. To read the article, originally published in the

May 05, 2021 Robin Meadow
Robin Meadow participating in panel on appellate oral argument techniques

Appellate Oral Argument: Creating the Presentation, Weighing the Precedential Impact, Preparing for Rebuttal Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT A Strafford Live 90-minute CLE Video Webinar This CLE webinar will provide appellate counsel with techniques for persuading appellate judges during oral argument, with

IMLA Honors Tim Coates and Nadia Sarkis With Amicus Service Award

GMSR appellate attorneys Tim Coates and Nadia Sarkis were recognized today with the Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association.  The award seeks to recognize lawyers who have been actively involved in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments and IMLA,

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