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Many of GMSR’s appellate attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers; Robert Olson named among the Top 100 in Southern California

GMSR’s appellate attorneys who were recognized as Super Lawyers for 2017 include: Tim Coates, Bob Olson, Robin Meadow, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Marty Stein, and Cindy Tobisman. Bob Olson is on the Top 100 List for 2017.  The Top 100 List is a listing of lawyers

Jan 12, 2017 Robert A. Olson
GMSR to Attend and Speak at the ASCDC’s 56th Annual Seminar

The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) will hold its 56th Annual Seminar at the JW Marriot in downtown Los Angeles on February 23-24, 2017.  This year, GMSR partner Robert Olson, a past president of the organization, will present for the 18th consecutive year

Jan 05, 2017 Robert A. Olson
GMSR at the LA Law Library: Appellate Law MCLE Series

GMSR has partnered with the LA Law Library to offer the legal community a four-part MCLE series on appellate law.  Robert Olson and Jonathan Eisenman will address how to prepare for oral argument on appeal.  For additional information, please follow the link in the course

Nov 29, 2016 Robert A. Olson
Robert Olson Speaking at the 2016 CLM New York Conference

GMSR partner Robert Olson will speak at this year’s conference about how to avoid punitive damages awards. He will join other experienced claims professionals and outside counsel who will provide guidance on handling claims by minimizing the risk of becoming embroiled in a claim in

Nov 05, 2016 Robert A. Olson
2016 CLM New York Conference

GMSR partner Robert Olson will speak at this year’s conference about how to avoid punitive damages awards.  He will join other experienced claims professionals and outside counsel who will provide guidance on handling claims by minimizing the risk of becoming embroiled in a claim in

Aug 02, 2016 Robert A. Olson
Robert A. Olson to speak on expedited jury trials at the CAALA & ASCDC Joint Seminar & Reception

Robert A. Olson, a Partner at GMSR, will be speaking on a panel at this year’s Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAAL) and Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) Joint Litigation Summit. Bob will be speaking on expedited jury trials to build upon

GMSR receives a sixth California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award for its work in Estate of Duke (2015)

GMSR proudly congratulates Robin Meadow, Robert Olson, and Jeffrey Raskin for receiving the prestigious California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award (CLAY) for their role as the petitioners’ counsel in Estate of Duke (2015) 61 Cal.4th 871. This is the sixth CLAY award for the

In a Verdict Magazine article, Bob Olson and Gary Wax discuss the meaning of “sudden” in the context of an insurance policy that covers “sudden and accidental” water discharges, but not slow leaks
The “Metaphysical Moment” When a Pipe Begins to Leak Is Not a “Sudden” Discharge Where Damage Only Results From a Gradual or Continuous Process (2013) 2 Verdict 13.
Oct 21, 2011 Robert A. Olson
Write this Down: California Supreme Court Rejects Recovery of ‘Written Down’ Amount of Medical Bills (Oct. 21, 2011) Westlaw Journal Insurance Coverage, Vol. 22, Issue 2.

Westlaw Journal – Insurance Coverage (Volume 22, Issue 2)

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