California Appeals

Attorney
Rachel Beyda
Rachel briefed her first winning appeal before she had even graduated from law school.  Her list of successful cases has only grown since.  By combining thorough research, clear reasoning, and creative storytelling, Rachel helps secure wins for her clients. Before joining GMSR, Rachel was a
In Case You Missed It: Civil Law Highlights From The Past Year—Presented By GMSR Appellate Lawyers & Beverly Hills Bar Association

Please join GMSR’s founding partner, Kent Richland, along with GMSR appellate attorneys Jeff Gurrola and Stefan Caris Love for a can’t-miss FREE online webinar reviewing the TOP 2021-22 appellate decisions for civil litigation.  If you attend, you’ll learn about: The most important cases from the last

Attorney
Laurie J. Hepler
Laurie Hepler is a leading San Francisco appellate lawyer, who collaborates with clients to address all aspects of the appellate process objectively and strategically.  For almost 30 years, Laurie has helped trial counsel, corporate counsel, insurers and individuals keep their wins, reverse their losses, and

Who We Serve

PUBLIC ENTITIES

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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INSURERS

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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BUSINESSES

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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TRIAL COUNSEL

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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INDIVIDUALS

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

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COMMUNITY PRO BONO

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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