News & Publications

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.  

Jun 18, 2019 Marc J. Poster, Feris M. Greenberger, Cynthia E. Tobisman, Alana H. Rotter, David E. Hackett
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.

Chambers and Partners USA again places GMSR in its top rank for Appellate Litigation in California

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland (GMSR) is proud to announce Chambers and Partners USA continues to recognize GMSR for its excellence in Appellate Litigation. The practice and partners continue to achieve strong rankings for their leadership and success in shaping the law at the appellate

GMSR Appellate Attorneys recognized as “California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year” based on their work in shaping both arbitration law and attorney ethical standards

The Daily Journal recognized GMSR lawyers Kent Richland and Jeffrey Raskin, along with Barbara Ravitz, for their work in Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc. This is Kent Richland’s third time and Jeffrey Raskin’s second time being awarded the prestigious California Lawyer Attorneys of

Apr 02, 2019 Alana H. Rotter
GMSR’s Alana Rotter reviews what juror affidavits can—and cannot—establish for post-trial motions

Lawyers often submit juror affidavits in supporting or opposing a new trial motion motions. In a Law360 article, Alana Rotter discusses California’s nuanced admissibility rules for these affidavits. To read the article, click here.

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