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Super Lawyers recognizes ten GMSR appellate lawyers

GMSR is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has recognized ten of its lawyers as top rated appellate attorneys for 2020.  Tim Coates, Laurie Hepler, Robin Meadow, Bob Olson, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Alana Rotter, Cindy Tobisman, and Ted Xanders are recognized as Super Lawyers,

GMSR Ranked as a Top Law Firm for Appellate Litigation in California by Chambers and Partners USA

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland (GMSR) is proud to announce that Chambers and Partners USA, which bases its reports on legal industry and client feedback, continues to recognize GMSR for its excellence in appellate litigation. The firm is one of only three ranked in Band 1. 

Nine GMSR attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers In America© 2020 Edition for Appellate Practice, Insurance Law, Trust & Estates, & Bet-the-Company Litigation

Nine of GMSR’s appellate attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.  Multiple GMSR appellate attorneys have been recognized nationally with top rankings for Appellate Litigation for more than a decade.  Adding to the firm’s Appellate rankings,

Jun 18, 2019 Marc J. Poster, Feris M. Greenberger, Cynthia E. Tobisman, Alana H. Rotter, David E. Hackett
GMSR supports Beverly Hills Bar Association’s 65th Annual Supreme Court Luncheon and Bar Foundation Law Student Scholars

GMSR is proud to help champion justice by serving as a Scholarship Donor for the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s 65th Annual Supreme Court Luncheon and Bar Foundation law student scholarship award ceremony. The video of the event is online at https://youtu.be/bHXvdvFcGvw. Highlights include meeting the

Jun 11, 2019 Alana H. Rotter
Counting the minutes… Calculating the deadline for requesting a statement of decision, Daily Journal (June 10, 2019)
Apr 02, 2019 Alana H. Rotter
GMSR’s Alana Rotter reviews what juror affidavits can—and cannot—establish for post-trial motions

Lawyers often submit juror affidavits in supporting or opposing a new trial motion motions. In a Law360 article, Alana Rotter discusses California’s nuanced admissibility rules for these affidavits. To read the article, click here.

Mar 02, 2019 Alana H. Rotter
GMSR’s Alana Rotter reviews what litigators can do at trial to strengthen an appeal in IMLA Municipal Lawyer

What you do—or don’t do—at trial can doom your appeal before it starts.  In IMLA Municipal Lawyer, Alana Rotter identifies five possible trial traps for litigators, and explains how to avoid falling into them. To read the article, click here.

Feb 26, 2019 Alana H. Rotter
GMSR’s Alana Rotter reviews the standards for getting writ relief in California and federal courts in the abtl Report

Litigants unhappy with an adverse ruling often wonder whether it’s worth filing a writ petition to seek immediate appellate review.  The answer turns in part on the criteria that courts use in deciding which writ petitions to grant.  Alana Rotter describes those criteria in the

Jan 25, 2019 Alana H. Rotter
Alana Rotter reviews the appellate benefits of obtaining a statement of decision after a bench trial, and the process for obtaining one.

The trial court statement of decision process is an important strategic opportunity for appellants to shape the appellate court’s view of the record.  In California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Alana Rotter offers guidance on navigating the process for maximum benefit. To read the article, click

Nov 14, 2018 Alana H. Rotter
GMSR Partner Alana Rotter elected to the California Supreme Court Historical Society Board of Directors

GMSR is pleased to announce that partner Alana Rotter was elected to the California Supreme Court Historical Society Board of Directors.  Founded in 1989, the California Supreme Court Historical Society is dedicated to recovering, preserving, and promoting California’s legal and judicial history, with a particular

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