News & Publications

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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

“Best Lawyers®” Recognizes GMSR Lawyers For Appellate Practice

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP is proud to have 8 lawyers listed in the 2024 edition of the peer-reviewed The Best Lawyers in America® for Appellate Practice, and 5 lawyers listed as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®.  Best Lawyers® also named GMSR’s Robin Meadow

Aug 14, 2023 Jeffrey Gurrola, Laura Lim
Free Webinar – THE APPEAL KILLERS: Avoiding the Traps That Can Doom Your Appeal Before It Begins

This live, free CLE webinar, presented by GMSR Appellate Lawyers Jeff Gurrola and Laura Lim, will provide trial lawyers with key tips on posturing a case for success on appeal, including best practices for preserving the record, navigating evidence admissibility issues, and drafting jury instructions

Jul 27, 2023 Gary J. Wax
MAXIM-izing Results: How to Use Maxims of Jurisprudence to Persuade

A new ABTL Report article by GMSR’s Gary Wax provides tips for advocates on how to use the “Maxims of Jurisprudence” to persuade courts. Gary’s article explains how Maxims of Jurisprudence can be wielded effectively to bolster legal arguments about what the “fair” result should

Jun 27, 2023 Laurie J. Hepler
GMSR Partner Laurie Hepler Named Top 10 Northern California Super Lawyer

Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland LLP is thrilled to announce that partner Laurie Hepler has been recognized as a 2023 Top 10 Super Lawyer and among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Northern California. For 30 years, Laurie has helped trial counsel, corporate counsel,

Jun 06, 2023
GMSR’s Stefan Love named a 2023 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers

Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland LLP is thrilled to announce that Stefan Love has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2023 Rising Star: Southern California.  This prestigious honor is a testament to Stefan’s exceptional legal skills, dedication, and unwavering commitment to providing outstanding service

Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland maintains its Chambers ranking in “Band 1” for California Appeals

GMSR is proud to announce that it has been ranked, once again, in Band 1 for California Litigation: Appellate in the prestigious Chambers USA Guide for 2023. The Band 1 ranking, based on legal industry and client feedback, reaffirms GMSR’s exceptional expertise and track record

May 02, 2023 Laura Lim Civil Procedure
VERDICT Magazine, Backdoor Attorney Fees: Costs-of-Proof Awards

Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.420, allows the requesting party to recover its costs of proof—including potentially substantial attorney fees—when the other side unreasonably denies requests for admissions and the requesting party proves the truth of those matters at trial.  In the latest issue of

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