News & Publications

Our team is at the forefront as the law develops—publishing, presenting, and receiving recognitions for our contributions. Read up on recent firm news here.

Contact Bob Olson or David Hackett for 2022 Year in Review materials

Hopefully, you were able to watch Bob Olson’s and David Hackett’s presentation this morning reviewing the most important civil cases decided in California in 2022. We’ve been told that people use the written materials throughout the year as a research tool. If you missed the presentation

Jan 24, 2023
Bob Olson and David Hackett will review the past year of appellate decisions impacting civil defense and insurance claims on February 9, 2023

Please join Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland partners Bob Olson and David Hackett at the J.W. Marriott L.A. Live for the 62nd Annual Seminar of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.  In their “Year in Review” presentation, they will discuss new California and federal

Ten GMSR Lawyers Named Southern California Super Lawyers

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has recognized ten of its lawyers as top-rated appellate attorneys in Southern California for 2023: Kent Richland, Robin Meadow, Bob Olson, Tim Coates, Cindy Tobisman, Ted Xanders, Alana Rotter, Jeff Raskin, David

Dec 21, 2022 Joseph Bui, Jeffrey Gurrola
Two GMSR Associate Attorneys Elevated To Counsel

In recognition and appreciation of Joseph Bui’s and Jeffrey Gurrola’s significant appellate skills, experience and dedication to our clients, we are pleased to announce that they have been elevated to Counsel. It’s been an outstanding year for both attorneys: Joseph helped secure published wins for

Dec 02, 2022
GMSR Has Moved To A New Los Angeles Office

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP’s Los Angeles office has moved!  We are now located just up the street from the building we called home for the last 14 years.  Our phone number, (310) 859-7811, hasn’t changed, but you can now find us at the

Nov 30, 2022
GMSR’s Cindy Tobisman Presents: What’s In The Supreme Court Pipeline

On November 30, 2022, GMSR’s co-managing partner, Cindy Tobisman, and Horvitz & Levy’s David Ettinger will present WHAT’S IN THE SUPREME COURT PIPELINE at an annual event sponsored by GMSR and organized by USC Gould School of Law and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Business Law Section:

Nov 25, 2022 Alex Chemerinsky
Tears of Scrutiny (2022) 57 Tulsa L.Rev. 341

For decades, jurists and scholars have claimed that there are three tiers of judicial scrutiny in constitutional law cases: rational basis, intermediate, and strict.  This article argues that the Supreme Court subtly invented a four tier, exacting scrutiny, which it applies in varying ways in

Nine GMSR Lawyers Named to the 2023 Best Lawyers® List

We are pleased to congratulate the nine Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland LLP attorneys named in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®: Timothy T. Coates – Appellate Practice Laurie Hepler – Appellate Practice Robin Meadow – Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Trusts

Nov 08, 2022
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Ranks GMSR In Tier One Of The “Best Law Firms,” 2023 Edition

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP (GMSR) is proud to announce that it has been ranked again nationally in Tier 1 for Appellate Practice, and regionally in 5 practice areas, including Appellate Practice, in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list:

GMSR to California Supreme Court: The Song-Beverly Act’s Express Warranty Protections Apply To Used Cars Sold With Active Manufacturer Warranties

Earlier this year, GMSR convinced the Supreme Court to grant review of Rodriguez v. FCA US LLC’s novel holding that the Song-Beverly Act’s express warranty protections don’t apply to consumers who purchase or lease used cars with active manufacturer warranties.  The grant of review strips

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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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Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.

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As part of GMSR’s long-standing commitment to social justice and equality, GMSR provides pro bono appellate services to individuals and to community organizations on issues of concern.

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