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.

Dec 02, 2022
GMSR Has Moved To A New Los Angeles Office

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP’s Los Angeles office has moved!  We are now located just up the street from the building we called home for the last 14 years.  Our phone number, (310) 859-7811, hasn’t changed, but you can now find us at the

Nov 30, 2022
GMSR’s Cindy Tobisman Presents: What’s In The Supreme Court Pipeline

On November 30, 2022, GMSR’s co-managing partner, Cindy Tobisman, and Horvitz & Levy’s David Ettinger will present WHAT’S IN THE SUPREME COURT PIPELINE at an annual event sponsored by GMSR and organized by USC Gould School of Law and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Business Law Section:

Nine GMSR Lawyers Named to the 2023 Best Lawyers® List

We are pleased to congratulate the nine Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland LLP attorneys named in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®: Timothy T. Coates – Appellate Practice Laurie Hepler – Appellate Practice Robin Meadow – Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Trusts

Nov 08, 2022
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Ranks GMSR In Tier One Of The “Best Law Firms,” 2023 Edition

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP (GMSR) is proud to announce that it has been ranked again nationally in Tier 1 for Appellate Practice, and regionally in 5 practice areas, including Appellate Practice, in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list:

GMSR to California Supreme Court: The Song-Beverly Act’s Express Warranty Protections Apply To Used Cars Sold With Active Manufacturer Warranties

Earlier this year, GMSR convinced the Supreme Court to grant review of Rodriguez v. FCA US LLC’s novel holding that the Song-Beverly Act’s express warranty protections don’t apply to consumers who purchase or lease used cars with active manufacturer warranties.  The grant of review strips

Is Your Anti-SLAPP Ruling Appealable? An Overview of California and Ninth Circuit Rules

Wondering whether the partial grant of an anti-SLAPP motion, or the denial of an anti-SLAPP motion, is appealable?  A new ABTL Report article by GMSR’s Alana Rotter reviews anti-SLAPP appealability in California and the Ninth Circuit, including which rulings are immediately appealable and the impact

Sep 19, 2022 Tina Kuang
Congratulations to Tina Kuang—newly promoted to Associate at GMSR

Tina began her legal career as GMSR’s first Appellate Fellow. Tina graduated from Loyola Law School.  She gained extensive appellate experience during her time there, including externing for Justice John L. Segal at the California Court of Appeal, briefing and arguing a Ninth Circuit immigration appeal,

Sep 19, 2022
GMSR Proudly Sponsors Western Justice Center’s 2022 Empower Gala

Please join us this Thursday, September 22, at Western Justice Center’s (WJC’s) 2022 Empower Gala. WJC was founded in 1987 by a group of judges, lawyers, and civic leaders led by the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for

Sep 12, 2022 Stefan Caris Love
GMSR’s Stefan Caris Love presenting on writ petitions at CLA’s annual meeting

At the California Lawyers Association’s upcoming annual meeting, GMSR attorney Stefan Caris Love will present an introductory program about writ petitions filed in the California Court of Appeal.  The presentation will include a roundtable discussion with two Court of Appeal justices and a 30-year-veteran writs

Sep 08, 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.

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

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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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