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Mar 01, 2019 Robin Meadow
GMSR’s Robin Meadow co-authors article explaining the ins and outs of statements of decision

Trial lawyers and sometimes even judges misunderstand the appellate purpose of the statement of decision that usually follows a bench trial.  In this first of two articles, Robin and his co-author explain what statements of decision are all about, including why the losing party wants one

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

Chambers And Partners USA Again Ranks GMSR And Two Of Its Partners “Band 1”

GMSR has once again been ranked Band 1 in California for Litigation: Appellate Law by Chambers and Partners USA—one of only three firms to achieve that ranking.   Senior partners Kent Richland and Robin Meadow are both again ranked Band 1, comprising half of that short

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

Nov 30, 2017 Robin Meadow
Pincus Professional Education Third Annual Appellate Conference in Los Angeles

GMSR partners Kent Richland and Robin Meadow will serve as faculty for the Pincus Professional Education Third Annual Appellate Conference.  They will teach several topics at the DoubleTree Downtown L.A. on February 2, 2018.  GMSR partner Laurie Hepler presented “Appellate Strategy for Repeat Commercial and

Nov 03, 2017 Robin Meadow
Partner Robin Meadow Featured in The Best Lawyers® magazine

GMSR partner Robin Meadow is the Best Lawyers® Appellate Practice ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Los Angeles for the second time, having also been recognized in 2013.  He’s also featured in an article in the latest issue of Best Lawyers®, where he notes the value

GMSR Receives Top Rankings for 2017 from Chambers and Partners USA

GMSR once again has been ranked Band 1 in California for Litigation: Appellate Law by Chambers and Partners USA, one of only three firms to receive that ranking.  Additionally, partners Kent Richland and Robin Meadow both received top rankings (Band 1) in California, among a

May 05, 2017 Robin Meadow
The National Law Journal Designates GMSR partner Robin Meadow as a “Trailblazer”

GMSR partner Robin Meadow has once again been recognized for his role as the petitioners’ counsel in Estate of Duke (2015) 61 Cal.4th 871.  He previously received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award.  Now, the National Law Journal has designated Robin as

Mar 11, 2017 Robin Meadow
Appellate Oral Argument: Creating the Presentation, Weighing the Precedential Impact, Preparing for Rebuttal

GMSR partner Robin Meadow will co-host a live 90-minute CLE webinar on Appellate Oral Argument on Thursday, April 6, 2017.   The webinar will cover for both preparation for and presentation of oral argument. For additional information and registration, please click here.

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

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