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Mar 19, 2018 Gary J. Wax
GMSR Appellate Attorney Gary Wax Elevated to Partner and Profiled in LA Business Journal

Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland LLP (GMSR) is proud to announce that Gary Wax has become the firm’s newest partner, following eight years as an associate and two years as a law clerk with the firm. As an appellate lawyer, Gary represents a wide range

Jeff Raskin discusses the Supreme Court’s recent and upcoming decisions in the quickly-developing area of anti-SLAPP jurisprudence.

In the last two years, the California Supreme Court has decided as many anti-SLAPP cases as it did in the prior seven years combined. The Court has an additional nine anti-SLAPP cases currently pending on its docket. In the Winter 2018 ABTL Report, Jeff Raskin

Super Lawyers recognizes seven GMSR appellate attorneys

GMSR appellate attorneys Tim Coates, Bob Olson, Robin Meadow, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Alana Rotter, and Cindy Tobisman have been named 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers. “Super Lawyers” are nominated by their peers and vetted by the research team at Super Lawyers.  Only five percent of

Feb 13, 2018
GMSR profiled in yesterday’s Daily Journal

We are proud to share yesterday’s Daily Journal profile of our firm, describing how some of our colleagues and adversaries perceive us:  “clear thinkers,” “clear writers,” and “very civil.” To read the firm profile from the Daily Journal, please click here (subscription required).

Feb 02, 2018
Stanford Law School — Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court Competition finals

GMSR is proud to once again sponsor Stanford Law School’s Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court Competition. The firm congratulates this year’s preliminary rounds winners, each of whom receives a monetary award from GMSR: Best Petitioners’ Brief in the preliminary rounds:  Yoni Marshall and Liz Klein

Feb 02, 2018 Timothy T. Coates
Federal Civil Rights Act, California Governmental Tort Liability Practice (CEB)
Jan 16, 2018
Beverly Hills Bar Association Eighth Annual Litigation Awards Dinner

GMSR is proud to attend and support the Beverly Hills Bar Association and its Eighth Annual Litigation Awards Dinner. This year, GMSR congratulates Justice Lee Smalley Edmon, recipient of the Ronald M. George Award, and Daniel Grunfeld, recipient of the Excellency in Advocacy Award.  This year’s Eighth

Jan 13, 2018
GMSR Sponsors the Bet Tzedek Annual Dinner Gala

For the 15th year, GMSR is proud to co-sponsor Bet Tzedek’s Annual Dinner Gala. Bet Tzedek provides free legal services to low-income Angelenos, regardless of their racial, religious, or ethnic backgrounds. GMSR congratulates the night’s honorees: E. Randol Schoenberg, recipient of Luis Lainer Founder’s Award,

Jan 12, 2018 Timothy T. Coates
GMSR’s Timothy Coates will speak at DRI’s Civil Rights & Governmental Tort Liability Seminar

GMSR supports DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar—and is once again co-sponsoring one of the receptions at this year’s annual Civil Rights & Governmental Tort Liability Seminar, in New Orleans, Louisiana, from January 25 to January 27.  GMSR managing partner Timothy Coates, who is on

Dec 21, 2017 Laurie J. Hepler
National Survey on Excess Liability For An Insurer’s Good-Faith Breach Of The Duty to Defend

Based on a brief Laurie wrote for the Nevada Supreme Court, this article in FDCC Insights (December 2017) surveys the law nationwide on whether an insurer’s liability for breaching the duty to defend can exceed policy limits, where there was no bad faith and no

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