News & Publications

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Feb 01, 2022 Alana H. Rotter
Laying The Foundation For Appellate Success: Tips For T&E Litigators (BHBA on Zoom)

Don’t miss the upcoming February 15 CLE webinar—presented by GMSR partner Alana Rotter—to learn invaluable tips on how to avoid traps that can doom an appeal before it begins. Topics will include: creating a clear record, preserving evidentiary issues, navigating the statement of decision process,

Jan 22, 2022 Joseph Bui
Insider Tips On Drafting Effective Petitions For Review

In case you missed the recent presentation by GMSR partner Nadia Sarkis, former California Supreme Court Justice, Ming W. Chin, and other insiders who gave helpful tips on drafting effective petitions for review, here are some takeaway highlights: Drafting Petitions for Review The most important

Nine GMSR Lawyers Named California Super Lawyers

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has recognized nine of its lawyers as top-rated appellate attorneys for 2022: Kent Richland, Marc Poster, Tim Coates, Robin Meadow, Bob Olson, Cindy Tobisman, Ted Xanders, Laurie Hepler, and Alana Rotter. “Super

Dec 16, 2021
2021 Year In Review

Dear Clients and Friends: In a year of ups and downs, GMSR has maintained its focus on first principles: How we can best serve our clients and achieve outstanding results. Sometimes that’s by working closely with trial counsel to prepare for or avoid an appeal.

Journal Of The California Association Of Certified Family Law Specialists Features Article On Full Disclosure By GMSR Appellate Lawyers Bob Olson And Jeff Raskin

Is private judging soon to be a thing of the past in a post-Jolie v. Superior Court world? This article will discuss how one private judge’s ethical breach could remake private judging as we know it; why the system needs a functioning, above-board private judging

Dec 14, 2021
Jan 12 MCLE Event: Get Tips From Supreme Court Insiders And Practitioners On Effective Petitions For Review And Amicus Briefs

Get tips from Supreme Court insiders and practitioners on effective petitions for review and amicus briefs, in a January 12 panel organized by GMSR’s Nadia Sarkis. Just in time for the MCLE deadline! WLALA Amicus Committee Presents Attracting Attention: How To Write Effective Petitions For

GMSR Files Amicus Brief Defending Municipalities’ Efforts To Manage E-scooters

Supporting municipalities’ ability to collect electronic scooter data as part of regulating the urban landscape, GMSR prepared an amicus brief for the Open Mobility Foundation in Sanchez v. Los Angeles Department of Transportation.  Our brief provides case stories of municipalities’ successful use of tailored data

GMSR Appellate Lawyers Recognized By Best Lawyers And U.S. News & World Report

The peer-reviewed The Best Lawyers in America©, collectively with U.S. News & World Report, has ranked GMSR: A National Tier 1 firm for Appellate Practice, A National Tier 2 firm for Trusts & Estates Law, and A Los Angeles Tier 1 firm for Appellate Practice,

Oct 25, 2021
GMSR Is Now Accepting Applications To Be Our 2022-2024 Appellate Fellow

Third-year law students: We’re hiring! GMSR is now accepting applications to serve as an Appellate Fellow in our Los Angeles office. The position is for a two-year term, starting in the fall of 2022. This is a rare opportunity for recent graduates to actively work

Oct 15, 2021 Stefan Caris Love
Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland Welcomes Stefan Caris Love

Stefan clerked for Judge Paul J. Watford at the Ninth Circuit prior to joining GMSR. As a clerk, he honed his writing skills and saw up close how judges decide cases. He has also worked as a litigator at a large firm, where he analyzed

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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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