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CLE: How to Preserve Your Trial Record for Family Law Appeals

On Saturday, April 20 at 1:20 PM, please join GMSR appellate lawyers Jeff Gurrola and John Metzidis, when they present important tips on how to preserve the trial record to increase your odds of prevailing in family law appeals.  Some important topics include: how and

Mar 26, 2024 Kent W. Toland
GMSR Welcomes Kent Toland To The Team

GMSR is thrilled to welcome Kent Toland to the team!  Kent joins us after four years at a mid-size litigation firm where he was the primary drafter of several appellate briefs filed with the California Court of Appeal.  Kent received his undergraduate degree from Harvard

Feb 21, 2024 Laurie J. Hepler
GMSR’s Laurie Hepler appearing with California Academy of Appellate Lawyers panel

Today, GMSR partner and California Academy of Appellate Lawyers (CAAL) president, Laurie Hepler, joins an esteemed appellate panel at McGeorge School of Law to discuss “Careers in Appellate Law: Paths and Practices,” following a sitting at the school by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Feb 06, 2024 Cynthia E. Tobisman
GMSR’s Cindy Tobisman joins presentation on effective use of digital deposition clips at ASCDC’s Annual Seminar

GMSR is pleased to be a Gold sponsor of the 2024 Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Annual Seminar. We hope you’ll join GMSR’s co-managing partner, Cindy Tobisman, along with a highly esteemed group of trial experts, for their presentation exploring the nuances and best practices

GMSR’s David Hackett and Stefan Love will present the “2023 Year In Review” at ASCDC’s 63rd Annual Seminar

GMSR is pleased to be a Gold sponsor of the 2024 Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Annual Seminar. We hope you’ll join GMSR’s David Hackett and Stefan Love as they present the “2023 Year in Review,” highlighting the past year’s most significant California and

GMSR’s Marco Pulido and Stefan Love named 2024 “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers

Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland LLP is thrilled to announce that Marco Pulido and Stefan Love have been recognized by Super Lawyers® (part of Thomson Reuters) as 2024 Southern California Rising Stars.  This prestigious honor is a testament to their exceptional legal skills, their unwavering

Misguided Federalism: State Regulation of the Internet and Social Media (2023) 102 N.C. L.Rev. 1

This article, written by Alex Chemerinsky and Erwin Chemerinsky, surveys recent attempts by both left- and right-leaning states to require or restrict internet platforms’ editorial discretion.  The article argues that such attempts are usually unconstitutional, preempted by federal law, and are bad policy.  If platforms’

Jan 12, 2024 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.

Jan 10, 2024
Ten GMSR Lawyers Named 2024 Southern California Super Lawyers

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters, has recognized ten of its lawyers as top-rated appellate attorneys in Southern California for 2024:  Kent Richland, Robin Meadow, Cindy Tobisman, Ted Xanders, Bob Olson, Tim Coates, Alana Rotter, Jeff Raskin, David Hackett,

Jan 03, 2024
Thank you from GMSR for 40 years

Dear Clients, Friends, and Family, As we mark our fourth decade, we’re filled with gratitude for your unwavering support.  Thank you for being an integral part of our journey, helping us navigate legal challenges, shape the law, and build lasting relationships.  We look forward to

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