News & Publications

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Apr 07, 2022 Gary J. Wax
Experts: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them—Gary Wax’s article on limiting expert testimony

Numerous legal scholars have written about the so-called “CSI Effect.”  The term was originally coined to describe what can happen to jurors who regularly watch crime investigation shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order, and 48 Hours.  These jurors may place an undue

GMSR Partners Tim Coates & Nadia Sarkis To Receive IMLA’s 2022 Amicus Service Award

Later this week, GMSR partners Tim Coates and Nadia Sarkis will receive an Amicus Service Award at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA’s) mid-year conference in Washington, D.C. to recognize their legal advocacy in protecting and advancing local government interests. They are receiving the award

Success On Appeal In Section 1983 Cases—GMSR’s Tim Coates & Ted Xanders To Appear In Washington D.C. At IMLA’s 2022 Mid-Year Seminar

GMSR is proud to sponsor, and take part in, the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA) 2022 Mid-Year Seminar taking place in Washington, D.C. (and online) from April 8-11, 2022. The IMLA is one of the foremost organizations serving the needs of attorneys representing governmental entities

In Case You Missed It: Civil Law Highlights From The Past Year—Presented By GMSR Appellate Lawyers & Beverly Hills Bar Association

Please join GMSR’s founding partner, Kent Richland, along with GMSR appellate attorneys Jeff Gurrola and Stefan Caris Love for a can’t-miss FREE online webinar reviewing the TOP 2021-22 appellate decisions for civil litigation.  If you attend, you’ll learn about: The most important cases from the last

Celebrating Women – Women’s History Month
GMSR’s Bob Olson & Ellie Ruth To Present “A YEAR IN REVIEW” – Case Highlights of 2021

This Thursday, March 17, GMSR appellate attorneys Bob Olson and Ellie Ruth will present IN PERSON at the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel’s 61st Annual Seminar: “A Year in Review” — Case Highlights of 2021 In their 90-minute presentation, Bob and Ellie will identify

Mar 05, 2022
GMSR Sponsors The Bet Tzedek Annual Dinner Gala

For the 19th year, GMSR is proud to co-sponsor Bet Tzedek’s Annual Dinner Gala, which is being held at the Fairmont Century Plaza on March 10.  GMSR attorneys look forward to attending this event in person—and hopefully seeing you there! Bet Tzedek provides high quality

Feb 19, 2022 Laura Lim
Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland Welcomes Laura Lim

Before joining GMSR, Laura was a research attorney for Justice John S. Wiley Jr. at the California Court of Appeal and a law clerk for Judge George H. Wu in the Central District of California.  In those positions, Laura analyzed a wide range of complex

Laying Foundation For Appellate Success In The Trial Court – Trusts & Estates Litigators

In case you missed GMSR partner Alana Rotter’s recent presentation on how trusts and estates litigators can lay foundation in the trial court for future appellate success, here are some key takeaways: Create a Clear Record Have a court reporter transcribe all significant proceedings If

GMSR Partner, Gary Wax, Named Co-Editor Of The ABTL Report

GMSR partner, Gary Wax, has been elected to the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), and named co-editor of the ABTL Report.  If you are an ABTL member, and you are looking for an outlet to publish

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