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In the appellate courts

We have handled cases in the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit, every appellate court in California, and the Supreme Courts of Alaska and Nevada. We have been counsel of record in over 400 published decisions and in many more hundreds of unpublished decisions, and we have represented amici curiae in many additional matters.

In addition to appeals, we have prepared and responded to countless petitions for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, petitions for review to the California Supreme Court, and petitions for extraordinary writ relief to intermediate appellate courts. We also frequently submit amicus curiae letters to the California Supreme Court urging it to take some action, such as granting review in cases presenting issues of statewide importance or "depublishing" intermediate appellate decisions that muddle the law.

In the trial courts

Although our practice is concentrated in the appellate courts, we serve our clients in the trial arena as well. Planning for an appeal often begins as early as drafting the complaint or answer, and sometimes even before that. Our clients frequently call upon us to assist their trial counsel in specific areas, including the initial formulation of a case, briefing and arguing dispositive motions, developing legal theories and trial strategy, preparing trial briefs and jury instructions, and briefing and arguing post-trial motions in anticipation of an appeal.

In short, we are lawyers who specialize primarily in written advocacy. What we do not do are the things trial lawyers do best – develop evidence through discovery and present and cross-examine witnesses.

As counsellors

Another substantial portion of our practice involves consultation with clients regarding complex legal issues, including issues involving insurance coverage and duties to insureds. Institutional clients frequently ask us to conduct legal research, formulate arguments, draft opinion letters, and prepare sample briefs on important issues for use by the client's trial counsel, enabling the client to obtain a consistent, focused and effective argument without unnecessary duplication of effort. When clients appear headed towards litigation, we are sometimes asked to draft crucial correspondence that may later become evidence in the litigation. On other occasions we have been called upon to formulate arguments in connection with settlement negotiations.

A particular benefit to our institutional clients is the quality and consistency they achieve by having a single firm provide appellate work and consultation on issues that surface repeatedly in their businesses.

Scope of issues

We do not limit ourselves to any particular substantive areas of the law. We have represented clients – both plaintiffs and defendants – in such diverse areas as constitutional law, civil rights, governmental torts and immunities, personal injury torts, insurance coverage and bad faith, complex business disputes, business torts, copyright, unfair competition, antitrust, RICO, securities, entertainment and environmental law, employment discrimination and wrongful termination, maritime law, family law, bankruptcy and probate.

Clientele

Our diverse clients include banks, national manufacturers, major liability, casualty and title insurance companies, state and local governments, hospitals, state universities, entertainment industry companies and talent and trial lawyers.

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We strive to provide the highest quality of legal services through painstaking research, critical analysis and interchange of ideas among our lawyers. We believe that, despite the talent of our associates, every case requires the intense and continuous involvement of a partner.

Contact Information

5900 Wilshire Boulevard, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 310-859-7811

Firm Attorneys

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Timothy T. Coates Timothy T. Coates Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
Practicing in: Appellate Practice
Practicing in: Appellate Practice
Robin Meadow Robin Meadow Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
Practicing in: Appellate Practice
Practicing in: Appellate Practice
Robert A. Olson Robert A. Olson Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
Practicing in: Appellate Practice
Practicing in: Appellate Practice
Marc J. Poster Marc J. Poster Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
Practicing in: Appellate Practice
Practicing in: Appellate Practice
Kent L. Richland Kent L. Richland Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
Practicing in: Appellate Practice | Bet-the-Company Litigation
Practicing in: Appellate Practice | Bet-the-Company Litigation

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    Leaders


    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Los Angeles, California in Appellate Practice with 7 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Los Angeles, California in Appellate Practice with 7 lawyers.

    Clients

    We have represented a wide variety of clients in the state and federal appellate courts, including public entities, insurance companies and major corporations. A short list of our clients includes:

    Public Entities
    City of Beaumont
    City of Beverly Hills
    City of El Monte
    City of Huntington Beach
    City of Los Angeles
    City of Madera
    City of Moreno Valley
    City of Oceanside
    City of Riverside
    City of Westminster
    Kern County
    Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles County Office of Education
    Riverside County
    San Bernardino County
    Santa Barbara County
    The Regents of the University of California
    Ventura County

    Insurers
    Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London
    Chicago Title Company
    Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company Farmers Group, Inc.
    Farmers Insurance Exchange
    Fremont General Insurance Company
    Great American Specialty Underwriters
    Old Republic Title Insurance Company
    One Beacon Professional Insurance
    SCPIE Indemnity Co.
    St. Paul Insurance Company
    Truck Insurance Exchange

    Medical/Healthcare
    Beta Healthcare
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inland Empire Health Plan
    Loma Linda University Medical Center
    PacifiCare of California, Inc.
    StarCare Medical Group, Inc.
    Sutter Health
    Tenet Healthcare Corp.
    The Doctors Company
    United Healthcare

    Entertainment/Media
    Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund
    Kim Basinger
    Mike Sitrick
    The Los Angeles Times
    William Morris Endeavor

    Business
    Abraxis Bioscience
    Arthur Anderson
    BDO Seidman
    CB Richard Ellis International
    City National Bank
    Con Agra Foods
    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
    Deloitte & Touche LLP
    General Growth Properties
    Hilton Hotels
    Honda
    Hyundai
    National Football League
    Rosenfeld Meyer & Susman
    Select Staffing
    Sempra Energy
    Service Corporation International
    Smiths Aerospace
    Southern California Edison

    Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP

    Contact Information

    5900 Wilshire Boulevard, 12th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    Phone: 310-859-7811

    Personnel

    Partners: 13
    Associates: 6
    Non-Legal Employees: 14

    Practice Areas

    Administrative Law
    Anti-SLAPP Law
    Appellate Practice
    Arbitration, Mediation and Settlement
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Business Litigation
    Civil Procedure
    Commercial Litigation
    Constitutional Law
    Employment and Agency Law
    Entertainment Law
    Family Law
    Government Contracts
    Government Liability
    Health Care Law
    Insurance Law
    Intellectual Property
    Probate and Trusts
    Professional Malfeasance
    Punitive Damages
    Real Estate Law
    Real Property
    Tort Litigation