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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

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

Oct 11, 2017 Marc J. Poster
Marc Poster reports on a new warp-speed appellate process that presents traps for the unwary in certain elder abuse cases.

Elder abuse claims have proliferated.  In the Summer 2017 ABTL Report, Marc Poster discusses new legislation that presents potential traps for the unwary appellant when the trial court denies a motion to compel arbitration of an elder abuse case that has been granted a trial

International Municipal Lawyers Association’s 2017 Mid-Year Seminar

GMSR is proud to sponsor and take part in the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA) 2017 Mid-Year Seminar in Washington, D.C. from April 21-24, 2017. The IMLA is one of the foremost organizations serving the needs of attorneys representing governmental entities across a broad spectrum

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

Nov 06, 2016 Marc J. Poster
Ethics: Yes, Appellate Attorneys Have Issues, Too

GMSR partner Marc Poster will speak on the topic of ethical issues that face appellate attorneys in an MCLE titled, “Ethics: Yes, Appellate Attorneys Have Issues, Too.”  The MCLE is being presented by the Appellate Courts Sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. For

GMSR at the LA Law Library: Appellate Law MCLE Series

GMSR has partnered with the LA Law Library to offer the legal community a four-part MCLE series on appellate law.  Marc Poster and Alison Turner will address the importance of preserving issues for appellate review during trial.  For additional information, please follow the link in

Aug 19, 2013 Marc J. Poster
Cutting in Line at the Ninth Circuit, L.A. Daily Journal (Aug. 19, 2013).

Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 19, 2013) While state appellate courts do not encourage the filing of writ petitions to obtain immediate review of non-appealable trial court orders, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – the busiest appellate court in the country — actively discourages

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