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Tim Coates To Present Municipal Tort And Civil Rights Litigation Update

On May 4, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland partner, Tim Coates, will present the 2022 update on Municipal Tort and Civil Rights Litigation at the League of California Cities: City Attorneys Spring Conference in Carlsbad.  GMSR is also sponsoring the event.  Don’t miss it!

GMSR Partners Tim Coates & Nadia Sarkis To Receive IMLA’s 2022 Amicus Service Award

Later this week, GMSR partners Tim Coates and Nadia Sarkis will receive an Amicus Service Award at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA’s) mid-year conference in Washington, D.C. to recognize their legal advocacy in protecting and advancing local government interests. They are receiving the award

Success On Appeal In Section 1983 Cases—GMSR’s Tim Coates & Ted Xanders To Appear In Washington D.C. At IMLA’s 2022 Mid-Year Seminar

GMSR is proud to sponsor, and take part in, the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA) 2022 Mid-Year Seminar taking place in Washington, D.C. (and online) from April 8-11, 2022. The IMLA is one of the foremost organizations serving the needs of attorneys representing governmental entities

Nine GMSR Lawyers Named California Super Lawyers

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has recognized nine of its lawyers as top-rated appellate attorneys for 2022: Kent Richland, Marc Poster, Tim Coates, Robin Meadow, Bob Olson, Cindy Tobisman, Ted Xanders, Laurie Hepler, and Alana Rotter. “Super

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

The peer-reviewed The Best Lawyers in America©, collectively with U.S. News & World Report, has ranked GMSR: A National Tier 1 firm for Appellate Practice, A National Tier 2 firm for Trusts & Estates Law, and A Los Angeles Tier 1 firm for Appellate Practice,

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

Greines, 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

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

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

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PUBLIC ENTITIES

Whether on appeal, assisting trial counsel, or advising government officials contemplating legislative action, GMSR provides unique insight into the complex laws that impact public entities.

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INSURERS

Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.

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BUSINESSES

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As part of GMSR’s long-standing commitment to social justice and equality, GMSR provides pro bono appellate services to individuals and to community organizations on issues of concern.

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