News & Publications

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Jan 10, 2024
Ten GMSR Lawyers Named 2024 Southern California Super Lawyers

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters, has recognized ten of its lawyers as top-rated appellate attorneys in Southern California for 2024:  Kent Richland, Robin Meadow, Cindy Tobisman, Ted Xanders, Bob Olson, Tim Coates, Alana Rotter, Jeff Raskin, David Hackett,

Jan 03, 2024
Thank you from GMSR for 40 years

Dear Clients, Friends, and Family, As we mark our fourth decade, we’re filled with gratitude for your unwavering support.  Thank you for being an integral part of our journey, helping us navigate legal challenges, shape the law, and build lasting relationships.  We look forward to

Dec 18, 2023 Joseph Bui, Jeffrey Gurrola
GMSR Congratulates Its New Partners

Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland LLP is pleased to announce that Jeff Gurrola and Joseph Bui have become the firm’s newest partners. Before joining GMSR, Jeff gained experience both as a civil litigator and in-house counsel.  Since joining GMSR, Jeff has helped spearhead multiple appellate

GMSR’s Cindy Tobisman appears in front of California Supreme Court

On December 5, GMSR’s co-managing partner, Cindy Tobisman, argued on behalf of car consumer, Lisa Niedermeier, at the California Supreme Court. GMSR’s client sued an auto manufacturer under California’s Lemon Law (the Song-Beverly Act) for failing to repair or replace her defective vehicle despite sixteen

Dec 01, 2023 Laurie J. Hepler
Laurie Hepler – Contributing Editor, Cal. Practice Guide: Civil Appeals and Writs (The Rutter Group)

In 2019, Laurie Hepler became Contributing Editor for the leading appellate treatise in California, Civil Appeals & Writs, published by The Rutter Group. Civil Appeals and Writs helps both litigators and appellate specialists represent clients in civil appeals and writs in California state courts. This

Nov 10, 2023 Robin Meadow
Best Lawyers® 2024 Los Angeles Lawyer of The Year, Appellate Practice, Robin Meadow

GMSR’s Robin Meadow, who was recently named Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for Appellate Practice in Los Angeles in the 2024 edition of Southern California Best Lawyers®, discusses his 50 successful years handling appeals. To read the digital version of the publication and learn

Nov 02, 2023
Best Lawyers® Ranks GMSR In Tier One Of The Best Law Firms®

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP is proud to announce that it has again been ranked nationally in Tier 1 for Appellate Practice, and regionally in 5 practice areas, including Appellate Practice, in the 2024 Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list: National Tier 1: Appellate Practice Regional

Oct 31, 2023 Alex Chemerinsky
GMSR Welcomes Alex Chemerinsky To The Team

GMSR is thrilled to welcome Alex Chemerinsky to the team!  Alex joins us after clerking with Judge Roslyn Silver (U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona) and Judge Robert Bacharach (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit).

Oct 12, 2023 Katarina Rusinas
UCLA Law Standout Katarina Rusinas Joins GMSR As The Firm’s Latest Appellate Fellow

GMSR warmly welcomes new appellate fellow Katarina Rusinas. Katarina received her law degree from the University of California Los Angeles, School of Law, where she earned the highest grade in her Legal Research and Writing section and graduated in the top 10% of her class. 

Sep 15, 2023 Tina Kuang
GMSR Associate And Former Appellate Fellow Tina Kuang On Her Rare Opportunity To Start Her Career As An Appellate Lawyer

GMSR associate Tina Kuang was the firm’s first Appellate Fellow.  Now working as an associate, Tina reflects back on her time at the firm working as a fellow: Why did you decide to do the fellowship? I worked as a GMSR law clerk during law

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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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