News & Publications

Apr 04, 2018 Timothy T. Coates
GMSR Sponsoring and Presenting at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s 2018 Mid-Year Seminar and Joins Litigation Chair

GMSR is proud to sponsor and be invited to speak at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s (IMLA) Mid-Year Seminar in Washington, D.C. from April 20-23, 2018.  The IMLA is one of the foremost organizations serving the needs of attorneys representing governmental entities across a broad spectrum

Apr 03, 2018
For the 15th Consecutive Year, GMSR Sponsors the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library’s Beacon of Justice Reception

GMSR continues its long-standing commitment to the Los Angeles County Law Library by sponsoring its annual Beacon of Justice Gala Reception for the 15th consecutive year.  We are proud to join the Library in honoring Andrea Sheridan Ordin and Justice Laurie Zelon on Thursday, April

Apr 03, 2018
GMSR Attending and Sponsoring the 39th Annual LGBT Bar Association of LA Gala

GMSR is proud to be an attending sponsor of the 39th Annual LGBT Bar Association of LA Gala.  This year’s gala will be held at the California Science Center on Friday, April 13, 2018.  The LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles strives to provide a

Mar 21, 2018 Robert A. Olson
Deciding Whether To Make The Leap: Evaluating The Chances Of Success On Appeal.

You have just lost at trial (or won) and you want to appeal (or the other side does).  Either way, you want to know the chances of success on appeal.  GMSR Partner Robert Olson explores the considerations in deciding whether or not to appeal and

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)

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