News & Publications

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Jul 27, 2023 Gary J. Wax
MAXIM-izing Results: How to Use Maxims of Jurisprudence to Persuade

A new ABTL Report article by GMSR’s Gary Wax provides tips for advocates on how to use the “Maxims of Jurisprudence” to persuade courts. Gary’s article explains how Maxims of Jurisprudence can be wielded effectively to bolster legal arguments about what the “fair” result should

Apr 07, 2022 Gary J. Wax
Experts: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them—Gary Wax’s article on limiting expert testimony

Numerous legal scholars have written about the so-called “CSI Effect.”  The term was originally coined to describe what can happen to jurors who regularly watch crime investigation shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order, and 48 Hours.  These jurors may place an undue

GMSR Partner, Gary Wax, Named Co-Editor Of The ABTL Report

GMSR partner, Gary Wax, has been elected to the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), and named co-editor of the ABTL Report.  If you are an ABTL member, and you are looking for an outlet to publish

Join us virtually on July 27 at the American Property Casualty Insurance Association’s Western Region General Counsel Conference

GMSR celebrates its 8th year as a sponsor of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association’s Western Region General Counsel Conference. On July 27th, Gary Wax and David Hackett will present the webinar “Keeping the Lid on Policy,” where they will discuss short-fuse policy-limits demands often

GMSR Appellate Lawyers Gary Wax and David Hackett awarded “Rising Star” distinction by Super Lawyers

Greines Martin Stein & Richland (GMSR), a boutique law firm focused on appeals, writs and trial court consulting, is pleased to announce that Gary Wax and David Hackett were once again named among the Super Lawyers Rising Stars. This is the fifth consecutive year for

Nov 15, 2018 Gary J. Wax
SANCHEZ : Two Years Later

Gary Wax’s article published in the Summer/Fall 2018 ABTL Report explores how courts have been applying the California Supreme Court’s limitation on expert testimony announced in People v. Sanchez (2016) 63 Cal.4th 665. Before Sanchez, litigants used expert testimony to present otherwise inadmissible hearsay evidence

GMSR sponsoring and presenting at the PCI Western Region General Counsel Seminar

GMSR is proud to again sponsor the PCI Western Region General Counsel Seminar in San Diego, California.  On Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., GMSR’s Gary Wax and David Hackett will present, “Stop controlling me!” – a practical discussion for employers, insurers, and insureds

Gary Wax and David Hackett selected to the 2018 Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars List

Super Lawyers has once again named GMSR appellate lawyers Gary Wax and David Hackett to its list of 2018 Southern California Rising Stars. Gary and David, who were classmates at Loyola Law School, have been included on the list for several years. No more than 2.5

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

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.” LA-based appellate firm scores big wins handling major cases Appellate law is part ivory tower and

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