Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros is pleased to welcome Senior Associate Karl Gruse to the firm. He is an experienced civil litigator with a background in general liability defense, transportation, and construction defect defense.

In private practice, Karl has focused on intensive case analysis, strategic planning, negotiations and trial work and has represented clients of all sizes in construction defect matters, wrongful death claims, traumatic brain injury claims, spinal cord injury claims, and other personal injury and premises liability matters.

“Karl will be a significant addition to RCDM, and we are excited to help better serve our clients through his experiences across a broad range of litigation matters,” RCDM shareholder Bill Drury said. “RCDM is a firm committed to Phoenix with a focus on litigation, and Karl will be another strong representative of our values in the community.”

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Karl attended Arizona State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and English, and he later obtained his Juris Doctorate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. In law school, he earned Dean’s List honors, served two terms as a Representative to the Student Bar Association, and served on the Executive Board of Delta Theta Phi. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.