News & Publications

Jul 30, 2018 Cynthia E. Tobisman
GMSR Lawyer Wins Top National Prize For Legal Fiction.

GMSR partner Cindy Tobisman has won the 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction with Proof, beating Scott Turow and Lisa Scottoline. The prize is given annually by the ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law each year to a novel-length work of fiction

Jun 11, 2018 Kent L. Richland
Profiles in IP Law—An Interview with Kent L. Richland: Founding Partner, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP

In a recent interview with Landslide, the official publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, GMSR founding partner Kent Richland was asked to discuss the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Oil States case.  The focus of the interview is on the

Gary Wax and David Hackett Selected to the 2018 Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars List

Super Lawyers has once again named GMSR appellate lawyers Gary Wax and David Hackett to its list of 2018 Southern California Rising Stars. Gary and David, who were classmates at Loyola Law School, have been included on the list for several years. No more than 2.5

Chambers And Partners USA Again Ranks GMSR And Two Of Its Partners “Band 1”

GMSR has once again been ranked Band 1 in California for Litigation: Appellate Law by Chambers and Partners USA—one of only three firms to achieve that ranking.   Senior partners Kent Richland and Robin Meadow are both again ranked Band 1, comprising half of that short

GMSR partner Ted Xanders admitted to the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers

GMSR is proud to announce that partner Ted Xanders has been elected a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers (CAAL). Academy membership is limited to highly experienced and skilled appellate lawyers in California.  To be considered, a candidate must have a minimum of ten

May 04, 2018 Nancy M. Olson
GMSR welcomes former Assistant United States Attorney Nancy Olson to the firm’s roster of appellate lawyers.

GMSR is excited to announce the addition of Nancy Olson as the firm’s newest associate.  Nancy has a wide array of appellate experience in civil and criminal appeals in both state and federal court. Before joining GMSR, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney

Mar 21, 2018 Robert A. Olson
Deciding Whether To Make The Leap: Evaluating The Chances Of Success On Appeal.

You have just lost at trial (or won) and you want to appeal (or the other side does).  Either way, you want to know the chances of success on appeal.  GMSR Partner Robert Olson explores the considerations in deciding whether or not to appeal and

Mar 19, 2018 Gary J. Wax
GMSR Appellate Attorney Gary Wax Elevated to Partner and Profiled in LA Business Journal

Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland LLP (GMSR) is proud to announce that Gary Wax has become the firm’s newest partner, following eight years as an associate and two years as a law clerk with the firm. As an appellate lawyer, Gary represents a wide range

Jeff Raskin discusses the Supreme Court’s recent and upcoming decisions in the quickly-developing area of anti-SLAPP jurisprudence.

In the last two years, the California Supreme Court has decided as many anti-SLAPP cases as it did in the prior seven years combined. The Court has an additional nine anti-SLAPP cases currently pending on its docket. In the Winter 2018 ABTL Report, Jeff Raskin

Super Lawyers recognizes seven GMSR appellate attorneys

GMSR appellate attorneys Tim Coates, Bob Olson, Robin Meadow, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Alana Rotter, and Cindy Tobisman have been named 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers. “Super Lawyers” are nominated by their peers and vetted by the research team at Super Lawyers.  Only five percent of

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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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