News & Publications

Aug 23, 2019 Robin Meadow
The ABTL Report, Co-Edited By GMSR Partner Robin Meadow, Presents A Comprehensive Analysis Of Civility.

“As an officer of the court, I will strive to conduct myself at all times with dignity, courtesy and integrity.” —California Attorney Oath, effective May 2014 Most older lawyers probably don’t know that civility is now a requirement imposed by the Attorney Oath.  Nor do

Aug 23, 2019 Cynthia E. Tobisman
Cindy Tobisman will speak at SCG Legal’s Annual Meeting and 30th Anniversary Celebration

Cindy Tobisman will be the featured banquet speaker on September 5, 2019 at SCG Legal’s annual meeting and 30th anniversary celebration in Washington DC. SCG Legal is an association of 140+ law firms serving businesses in all 50 U.S. states and around the world.  In

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,

Jul 10, 2019 Robin Meadow, Ellie S. Ruth
GMSR successfully defends summary judgment for Southern California Edison in suit by injured firefighter—Court of Appeal concludes Edison had no role in his injury

GMSR appellate lawyers Eleanor S. Ruth and Robin Meadow successfully defend summary judgment for Southern California Edison in suit by injured firefighter—Court of Appeal concludes Edison had no role in his injury. To read the Law360 article, click here.  

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 Highlights include meeting the

What makes a PAGA Penalty? Robert Olson interviewed by Daily Journal, available via SoundCloud

What makes a PAGA Penalty? After hearing argument the California Supreme Court has ordered additional briefing in a case that could reshape the contours of the state’s Private Attorneys General Act. Attorneys involved in the case, Robert Olson (Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland) and Michael

Jun 11, 2019 Alana H. Rotter
Counting the minutes… Calculating the deadline for requesting a statement of decision, Daily Journal (June 10, 2019)
GMSR Appellate Lawyers Gary Wax and David Hackett awarded “Rising Star” distinction by Super Lawyers

Greines Martin Stein & Richland (GMSR), a boutique law firm focused on appeals, writs and trial court consulting, is pleased to announce that Gary Wax and David Hackett were once again named among the Super Lawyers Rising Stars. This is the fifth consecutive year for

May 28, 2019
GMSR Mid-year Appellate Law Update

2019 has been busy so far at Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland. Here are some highlights of recent wins on behalf of our clients: Affirmed rejection that Michael Jackson gave away 15% of his business at a middle-of-the-night meeting Reversed denial of jury trial, refusing

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.

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