Max N. Gruetzmacher


Max Gruetzmacher focuses his practice on securities and consumer fraud, representing large public pension funds, unions and other institutional investors in securities and consumer fraud class actions and shareholder derivative suits, as well as consumers, businesses, and governmental entities in other types of complex civil litigation.

Max also brings substantial experience counseling the firm’s attorneys and clients with respect to e-discovery strategy throughout the various stages of litigation, from pre-filing through trial.

Prior to joining the firm, Max gained experience in a variety of legal practice areas, including defense of pharmaceutical mass torts cases, of banks in mortgage-backed securities cases, and in appellate criminal defense. 

* Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.


J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2008

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the Northern District of Illinois


South Carolina Bar Association

Charleston County Bar Association

Awards and Accolades

2022 Rising Stars of the Plaintiffs Bar