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Alana Rotter, a partner at GMSR, is a go-to lawyer for civil appeals and writ petitions in a wide range of substantive areas. Clients and trial lawyers seek her out for her clear writing, thorough research, and efficiency. Alana respects client relationships, and is adept at working hand-in-hand with trial lawyers.

Certified by The State Bar of California as an appellate specialist, Alana helps clients—including plaintiffs, defendants, and litigators—defend victories and reverse adverse rulings in the California appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit. She excels at developing new legal arguments, and at drafting incisive briefs and writ petitions that resonate with appellate judges. Clients also hire Alana to provide guidance in the trial court, where she assists with dispositive motions and advises lawyers on preserving issues for appeal. Such early interventions by a leading appellate lawyer can be critical to appellate success.

Alana has an insider perspective on the appellate system, having clerked for Judge Kermit Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She received her law degree from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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