News & Publications

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

Feb 13, 2018
GMSR profiled in yesterday’s Daily Journal

We are proud to share yesterday’s Daily Journal profile of our firm, describing how some of our colleagues and adversaries perceive us:  “clear thinkers,” “clear writers,” and “very civil.” To read the firm profile from the Daily Journal, please click here (subscription required).

Dec 21, 2017 Laurie J. Hepler
National Survey on Excess Liability For An Insurer’s Good-Faith Breach Of The Duty to Defend.

Based on a brief Laurie wrote for the Nevada Supreme Court, this article in FDCC Insights (December 2017) surveys the law nationwide on whether an insurer’s liability for breaching the duty to defend can exceed policy limits, where there was no bad faith and no

Dec 06, 2017 Laurie J. Hepler
Laurie Hepler offers “Five Core Questions” to consider before any appeal.

Error at the trial level isn’t enough.  Appeal is a new and distinct phase of litigation that requires careful consideration of many factors before proceeding.  Partner Laurie Hepler focuses on five core questions in this succinct and practical article, published in the Fall 2017 ADC

Nov 13, 2017 Alana H. Rotter
When is your notice of appeal due? Alana Rotter explains a new U.S. Supreme Court decision on extensions for filing appeals in federal court.

The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure permit federal district courts to extend the deadline for filing a notice of appeal.  But what happens when the court grants a longer extension than the rules allow?  Alana Rotter discusses the United States Supreme Court’s recent answer in

Nov 03, 2017 Robin Meadow
Partner Robin Meadow Featured in The Best Lawyers® magazine

GMSR partner Robin Meadow is the Best Lawyers® Appellate Practice ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Los Angeles for the second time, having also been recognized in 2013.  He’s also featured in an article in the latest issue of Best Lawyers®, where he notes the value

Anti-SLAPP motions in probate? Alana Rotter explains a new decision applying the anti-SLAPP statute to petitions to enforce a no-contest clause.

Litigators are used to seeing anti-SLAPP motions in civil cases.  But a new California Court of Appeal decision highlights that anti-SLAPP motions are also an option in the probate context, to challenge a petition to enforce a will or trust’s no-contest clause.  Alana Rotter discusses

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