Karl Gruse is an experienced civil litigator with a strong background in general liability, including construction defect and transportation. His focuses are on case analysis, strategic planning, negotiations and trial work.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Karl attended Arizona State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and English. He went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where 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.

Karl has represented clients in large scale construction defect matters, wrongful death claims, traumatic brain injury claims, spinal cord injury claims, and other personal injury and premises liability matters.

Karl J. Gruse, Senior Associate


Personal Injury Insurance Defense
Product Liability Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Transportation Litigation


Arizona, 2000
United States District Court District of Arizona


Drake University, J.D., 1999
Arizona State University, B.A.


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