News & Publications

Our team is at the forefront as the law develops—publishing, presenting, and receiving recognitions for our contributions. Read up on recent firm news here.

GMSR Files Amicus Brief, Pro Bono, On Behalf Of Former Immigration Judges And Board Of Immigration Appeals Members

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. Recently, GMSR filed an amicus brief in Arias Jovel v. Garland, a Ninth Circuit appeal involving a California

Review Granted: The California Supreme Court Will Decide What Protections The Song-Beverly Act Affords To Buyers of Previously-Owned Cars Like GMSR’s Clients

Consumers purchased a two-year old car that—while still under warranty—had proven to be a lemon: The car’s engine didn’t work properly and the manufacturer couldn’t fix it.  So, the consumers sued the manufacturer under the Song-Beverly Act for a refund or a replacement.  Both the

The Ins and Outs of Arbitration Law – Virtual CLE

Please join GMSR partner Jeff Raskin, our resident arbitration expert, for his upcoming presentation on arbitration law, sponsored by the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Using a policy-driven and pop-culture inspired approach, Jeff will explain how to effectively handle petitions to compel arbitration and petitions to

Jul 13, 2022 Rachel Beyda
Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland Welcomes Rachel Beyda

GMSR sends a warm welcome to Rachel Beyda. Before joining GMSR as an appellate lawyer, Rachel was a litigator at a large law firm, where she was the principal drafter of numerous high-stakes motions and appellate briefs in state and federal courts.  She represented corporations,

Jul 11, 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.

Jul 07, 2022
GMSR Is Now Accepting Applications To Be Our 2023-2025 Appellate Fellow

Third-year law students, judicial law clerks, and 2022 law school graduates: We’re hiring!  GMSR is now accepting applications to serve as an Appellate Fellow in our Los Angeles office.  The position is for a two-year term, starting in the fall of 2023.  This is a

Jul 05, 2022
Interested In Practicing Appellate Law At GMSR?

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland is one of California’s premier appellate practices. We’re looking to add an attorney to our team at an associate or higher level. Appellate experience, as a law clerk or in practice, is required. Successful candidates also generally graduated near the

Jun 19, 2022 Kent L. Richland
Kent Richland’s Legacy to the California Supreme Court Historical Society

GMSR’s Kent Richland, longtime member and former president of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, is congratulated and recognized by the Society for his multiple achievements: CSCHS Review-Spring/Summer 2022, Kent Richland’s Legacy  

Jun 17, 2022 Alana H. Rotter
VIRTUAL MCLE – Laying The Foundation For Appellate Success: Tips For Trust And Probate Litigators

On June 23, appellate lawyer Alana Rotter will present a virtual MCLE offering tips to avoid traps that can doom an appeal before it begins.  Topics will include: anticipating anti-SLAAP motions in proceedings to enforce a no-contest clause, creating a clear record, preserving evidentiary and

Jun 13, 2022
Introduction to California Appeals

Interested in learning how appeals work in California and how long they take?  The “Litigation: Appellate” section of the newly published 2022 Chambers USA Guide includes a simple explanation about California’s appellate process, written by GMSR attorneys, including the following topics: Court structure and operation

Who We Serve

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

GMSR offers corporate clients objective assessments on appeal, based on a deep understanding of the limitations and opportunities of appellate review.

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TRIAL COUNSEL

The firm’s lawyers are team players, collaborating with trial counsel at any level from legal strategy to writing or editing trial court motions and appellate briefs.

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INDIVIDUALS

GMSR vigorously advocates the rights of individual plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal appellate courts.

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COMMUNITY PRO BONO

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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