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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

Is Your Anti-SLAPP Ruling Appealable? An Overview of California and Ninth Circuit Rules

Wondering whether the partial grant of an anti-SLAPP motion, or the denial of an anti-SLAPP motion, is appealable?  A new ABTL Report article by GMSR’s Alana Rotter reviews anti-SLAPP appealability in California and the Ninth Circuit, including which rulings are immediately appealable and the impact

Sep 19, 2022 Tina Kuang
Congratulations to Tina Kuang—newly promoted to Associate at GMSR

Tina began her legal career as GMSR’s first Appellate Fellow.  Tina graduated from Loyola Law School.  She gained extensive appellate experience during her time there, including externing for Justice John L. Segal at the California Court of Appeal, briefing and arguing a Ninth Circuit immigration appeal,

Sep 19, 2022
GMSR Proudly Sponsors Western Justice Center’s 2022 Empower Gala

Please join us this Thursday, September 22, at Western Justice Center’s (WJC’s) 2022 Empower Gala. WJC was founded in 1987 by a group of judges, lawyers, and civic leaders led by the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for

Sep 12, 2022 Stefan Caris Love
GMSR’s Stefan Caris Love presenting on writ petitions at CLA’s annual meeting

At the California Lawyers Association’s upcoming annual meeting, GMSR attorney Stefan Caris Love will present an introductory program about writ petitions filed in the California Court of Appeal.  The presentation will include a roundtable discussion with two Court of Appeal justices and a 30-year-veteran writs

Nine GMSR Lawyers Recognized In The Best Lawyers in America® (2023) For Appellate Practice

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP is proud to have 9 lawyers listed in the 2023 edition of the peer-reviewed The Best Lawyers in America® for Appellate Practice. Tim Coates, Laurie Hepler, Robin Meadow, Bob Olson, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Alana Rotter, Cindy Tobisman, and

The California Supreme Court Thanks GMSR For Its Pro Bono Service

The California Supreme Court recently invited and appointed GMSR lawyers Jeffrey Raskin and Stefan Love as pro bono counsel to argue in support of a Court of Appeal opinion—Guardianship of Saul H.—in which the Supreme Court had granted review.  The case involved important issues concerning

Aug 10, 2022
GMSR Is A Proud Sponsor Of The Appellate Project (TAP)

GMSR is proud to support The Appellate Project (TAP), an organization aimed at empowering law students of color to thrive in the appellate field. People of color are underrepresented as appellate attorneys and judges.  Through mentorship and programming, The Appellate Project offers law students of color the

Aug 05, 2022 Alex Chemerinsky
Social Media, Freedom of Speech, and the Future of our Democracy: The Golden Era of Free Speech

This book chapter appears alongside others written by influential legal scholars and U.S. senators.  It asserts that Congress created a “golden era” of free speech online by immunizing most internet platforms from internet liability for user-generated content, and pushes back against calls to amend the

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