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IMLA Honors Tim Coates and Nadia Sarkis With Amicus Service Award

GMSR appellate attorneys Tim Coates and Nadia Sarkis were recognized today with the Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association.  The award seeks to recognize lawyers who have been actively involved in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments and IMLA,

On Feb 18, join IMLA webinar “Coming Attractions: Open Issues in Civil Rights Litigation Ripe for Supreme Court Review” presented by GMSR Partner Tim Coates

Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm GMT-5 International Municipal Lawyers Association Litigation Webinar — Coming Attractions: Open Issues in Civil Rights Litigation Ripe for Supreme Court Review GMSR Partner Tim Coates will present a discussion of the surprising number of significant

GMSR Appellate Lawyers Recognized By Best Lawyers And U.S. News & World Report

Grienes, Martin, Stein & Richland is pleased to announce that the peer-reviewed The Best Lawyers in America© continues to honor GMSR lawyers for excellence in appellate law. Tim Coates, Laurie Hepler, Robin Meadow, Robert Olson, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Alana Rotter and Cindy Tobisman were

Super Lawyers recognizes ten GMSR appellate lawyers

GMSR is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has recognized ten of its lawyers as top rated appellate attorneys for 2020.  Tim Coates, Laurie Hepler, Robin Meadow, Bob Olson, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Alana Rotter, Cindy Tobisman, and Ted Xanders are recognized as Super Lawyers,

Dec 09, 2019 Timothy T. Coates
Tim Coates appointed California State Co-Chair for the International Municipal Lawyers Association

(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, December 9, 2019) Tim Coates, Managing Partner at the appellate law firm of Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP, headquartered in Los Angeles, was appointed Co-Chair of the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s California State Region. The International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) confirmed

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,

May 01, 2019 Timothy T. Coates
GMSR’s Timothy Coates discusses litigating qualified immunity on summary judgment in IMLA Municipal Lawyer

Qualified immunity is indispensable when defending municipal actors against Section 1983 claims. Knowing how, when and where to assert the defense is critical.

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

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