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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,

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

Seven GMSR Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Edition for Appellate Practice, Insurance Law, Trust & Estates, & Bet-the-Company Litigation

Seven of GMSR’s appellate attorneys been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.  Multiple GMSR appellate attorneys have been recognized nationally with top rankings for Appellate Litigation for more than a decade.  Adding to the firm’s rankings, Robin Meadow is

Jul 30, 2018 Cynthia E. Tobisman
GMSR Lawyer Wins Top National Prize For Legal Fiction

GMSR partner Cindy Tobisman has won the 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction with Proof, beating Scott Turow and Lisa Scottoline. The prize is given annually by the ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law each year to a novel-length work of fiction

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

Jul 28, 2017 Cynthia E. Tobisman
GMSR Partner and Novelist Cindy Tobisman’s Latest Legal Thriller, ‘Proof,’ Garners Attention

Cindy’s latest novel, ‘Proof’ (published by Thomas & Mercer, 2017), is her second legal thriller to be published. It has received attention from Above The Law, a prominent online publication dedicated to the legal profession. As noted by Above The Law, Cindy uses her knowledge of

Alana Rotter and Cindy Tobisman warn what lawyers should avoid when voluntarily dismissing claims to hasten appellate review

After a significant adverse ruling, lawyers may attempt to hasten appellate review by stipulating to voluntarily dismiss the remaining claims and have judgment entered.  But not all stipulated dismissals will result in an appealable judgment.  In the Spring 2017 ABTL Report, Alana Rotter and Cindy

Many of GMSR’s appellate attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers; Robert Olson named among the Top 100 in Southern California

GMSR’s appellate attorneys who were recognized as Super Lawyers for 2017 include: Tim Coates, Bob Olson, Robin Meadow, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Marty Stein, and Cindy Tobisman. Bob Olson is on the Top 100 List for 2017.  The Top 100 List is a listing of lawyers

Jan 25, 2017 Cynthia E. Tobisman
GMSR Partner Cindy Tobisman to Attend the DRI Women in the Law Seminar

DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar—is gathering women in the legal field from around the country for a unique educational conference designed by and for women lawyers. GMSR partner Cindy Tobisman will be attending this year’s conference in Scottsdale, Arizona from February 1-3, 2017. Continuing

2016 Bi-Annual Law Firm Management Seminar

Join GMSR partners Cindy Tobisman and Ted Xanders at the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel’s ‘2016 Bi-Annual Law Firm Management Seminar.’ Attendees will participate in interactive discussions regarding the business of managing a law firm. For more information, click here.

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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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