Glenn B. Gruder
Glenn B. Gruder is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Group. He joined Certilman Balin as a result of the merger in 2001 with Mars, Sloane & Conlon. Mr. Gruder’s litigation expertise spans various areas of practice including real estate, zoning, first party property and casualty, and criminal defense.
In the area of litigation, Mr. Gruder successfully obtained a dismissal of an Article 78 Proceeding involving a 116-unit development project in Ridge, New York, which was commenced by a coalition of civic associations alleging a SEQRA violation. In a matter involving first property and casualty insurance litigation, Mr. Gruder obtained a jury verdict for the insureds against Liberty Mutual Insurance Company on the theory of “collapse” when buried trees decayed over a 24-year period, resulting in the drop on one side of plaintiffs’ residence.
Mr. Gruder regularly appears before the numerous and various zoning boards of the villages and towns in Suffolk County, obtaining approvals on applications for variances, site plans and changes of zone.
His experience in criminal law began with his position as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney from 1986 until 1992, where he served in the Narcotics Bureau from 1988 until 1992. Mr. Gruder obtained numerous felony convictions after trial on major narcotics cases.
He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in both the Eastern and Northern Districts of the Federal Courts in New York. A member of the New York and Suffolk County Bar Associations, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in 1981 and a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University in 1985.
Mr. Gruder was named one of the Top 10 Legal Eagles by Long Island Pulse Magazine in 2016.