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GMSR Partners Timothy Coates and Alana Rotter Presenting at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Annual Conference

GMSR is proud to sponsor and speak at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA) 83rd Annual Conference in Houston, Texas from October 17-21, 2018.  IMLA serves the needs of attorneys representing governmental entities across a broad spectrum of practices. This year, GMSR managing partner Timothy Coates,

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

Aug 15, 2018 Timothy T. Coates
GMSR Managing Partner Timothy Coates Returns to Present at the League of California Cities® 2018 Annual Conference

GMSR’s Timothy Coates will be speaking at the League of California Cities® 2018 Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be held September 12 – 14, 2018 in Long Beach, California at the Long Beach Convention Center. This year, Tim will return to present the session Municipal

Apr 27, 2018 Timothy T. Coates
GMSR Managing Partner Timothy Coates Presenting at the League of California Cities® 2018 Spring Conference

GMSR is proud to be an attending sponsor of the League of California Cities® 2018 Spring Conference. This year’s conference will be held May 2 – 4, 2018 in San Diego, California at the Paradise Point Hotel.  This year, Managing Partner Timothy Coates will present the

Apr 04, 2018 Timothy T. Coates
GMSR Sponsoring and Presenting at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s 2018 Mid-Year Seminar and Joins Litigation Chair

GMSR is proud to sponsor and be invited to speak at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA) Mid-Year Seminar in Washington, D.C. from April 20-23, 2018.  The IMLA is one of the foremost organizations serving the needs of attorneys representing governmental entities across a broad spectrum

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

Feb 02, 2018 Timothy T. Coates
Federal Civil Rights Act, California Governmental Tort Liability Practice (CEB)
Jan 12, 2018 Timothy T. Coates
GMSR’s Timothy Coates will speak at DRI’s Civil Rights & Governmental Tort Liability Seminar

GMSR supports DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar—and is once again co-sponsoring one of the receptions at this year’s annual Civil Rights & Governmental Tort Liability Seminar, in New Orleans, Louisiana, from January 25 to January 27.  GMSR managing partner Timothy Coates, who is on

Sep 26, 2017 Timothy T. Coates
International Municipal Lawyers Association’s 82nd Annual Conference

GMSR is proud to sponsor and be invited to speak at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA) 82nd Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada from October 14 to 18, 2017.  The IMLA is one of the foremost organizations serving the needs of attorneys representing governmental

Aug 30, 2017 Timothy T. Coates
Timothy Coates Presenting at the League of California Cities® 2017 Annual Conference

GMSR Managing Partner, Timothy Coates will present the session Municipal Tort and Civil Rights Litigation Update at the City Attorneys’ Track at the League of California Cities® 2017 Annual Conference. The conference is September 13 – 15 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California. 

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