appeal lawyer

David E. Hackett
David Hackett has a broad-based appellate practice in which he has briefed and argued numerous appeals, writ petitions, and dispositive pre-trial and post-trial motions on a variety of topics, including agency and partnership, anti-SLAPP motions, arbitration, civil procedure, contracts, constitutional law, employment, environmental law, evidence,
Jan 31, 2019 Timothy T. Coates
Dondlinger v. Los Angeles County Regional Park & Open Space Dist. (2019) 31 Cal.App.5th 994

Suit seeking to invalidate a voter-approved special property tax imposed by the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District. The judgment is affirmed. Respondent is entitled to costs on appeal. California Court of Appeal Opinion – View Document

Cynthia E. Tobisman
Cindy Tobisman is a Co-Managing Partner of Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland.  During her many years specializing in appeals at GMSR, she has briefed and argued virtually every type of civil case.  The only constants are her deep knowledge of appellate practice, her rigorous research,
Edward L. Xanders (Ted)
Ted Xanders is a Co-Managing Partner of Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland.  For over two decades, he has helped trial counsel, corporate counsel, individuals, and insurers in both trial and appellate courts.  His services include preparing summary judgment and post-judgment motions, monitoring trials, and ultimately
Gary J. Wax
Gary Wax, an appellate lawyer, represents a wide range of clients in civil appeals and in writ proceedings, including business owners, property owners, insurers, employers, public entities, film finance lenders, film producers, bankruptcy creditors, and trademark holders. Gary also regularly provides assistance to trial counsel

Who We Serve


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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Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.

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GMSR offers corporate clients objective assessments on appeal, based on a deep understanding of the limitations and opportunities of appellate review.

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The firm’s lawyers are team players, collaborating with trial counsel at any level from legal strategy to writing or editing trial court motions and appellate briefs.

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GMSR vigorously advocates the rights of individual plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal appellate courts.

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As part of GMSR’s long-standing commitment to social justice and equality, GMSR provides pro bono appellate services to individuals and to community organizations on issues of concern.

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