Patrick J. McGroder IV
PRACTICE AREAS:CATASTROPHIC INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH | AVIATION DISASTERS | CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS | DRAM SHOP/BAR | FIRE AND EXPLOSIONS | INSURANCE AND BAD FAITH | LEGAL AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY | MEDICAL MALPRACTICE | MOTOR VEHICLE AND COMMERCIAL TRUCKING COLLISIONS | NEGLIGENCE | NURSING HOME AND ELDER ABUSE | DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS | SEXUAL ASSAULT/MISCONDUCT
Patrick J. McGroder IV is an attorney at Beus Gilbert McGroder. Mr. McGroder is a member of the firm’s Catastrophic Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Section.
He has represented victims in high-profile, complex catastrophic litigation and wrongful death cases, such as the Las Vegas Route 91 Shooting cases, Yarnell Granite Mountain Hotshot cases, UBER Death case, and numerous catastrophic motor vehicle and medical malpractice injury cases.
Mr. McGroder is humbled to represent victims who have been catastrophically injured and/or suffered unimaginable tragedies such as the death of a child or loved one. As a plaintiffs’ attorney, Mr. McGroder has the extraordinary ability to enact social change and ensure justice for those that have been harmed as a result of negligence.
Mr. McGroder attended Brophy College Preparatory and graduated in 2006. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. During his junior year, Mr. McGroder spent a year in Cork, Ireland studying abroad at the University College Cork.
In Ireland, Mr. McGroder worked for a refugee legal aid clinic where he had the unique opportunity to assist families seeking asylum from political and social stigmatization and persecution. Mr. McGroder graduated from Holy Cross in 2010 with bachelor’s degree in history with a focus on Irish History.
Mr. McGroder returned to Arizona and attended Phoenix School of Law. During law school, Mr. McGroder worked at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office prosecuting and assisting on felony cases, including complex murder and aggravated assault prosecutions. Mr. McGroder also attended a summer law program in Rome, Italy with Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.
After law school, Mr. McGroder worked at the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office for approximately 4 years. He represented hundreds of clients on complex criminal matters and received multiple favorable jury trial verdicts.
As a trial attorney, Mr. McGroder has had the opportunity to litigate in Maricopa County Superior Court for approximately 7 years, assisting in selecting over 25 juries. He has integrated himself in the world of high stakes litigation. His oral advocacy skills and courtroom experience has allowed him to provide a persuasive and passionate approach to seeking justice on behalf of his clients.
Mr. McGroder has built his career focusing on client’s needs. He understands the all-encompassing ramifications of a catastrophic injury and how it tragically impacts every aspect of a client’s life, work, and family. Through his unrelenting dedication and compassion, Mr. McGroder works day and night, to ensure justice is served and his clients receive a comforting sense of finality from their sometimes inescapable nightmare.
Mr. McGroder is a frequent lecturer and donates his time and attention at the Ronald McDonald House and raising money for Child Help Charity and the Arizona Burn Foundation. Mr. McGroder is also a member of Executive Counsel Charities, which raises nearly 3 million dollars each year for children’s charities in Arizona.
Mr. McGroder is the head coach of Brophy Mock Trial and has been teaching at the school since 2014. In his free time, Pat spends his time with his daughter, plays ice hockey, and enjoys watching the Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabres.
Memberships, Distinctions & Activities
- Super Lawyers – 2020
- Arizona Association for Justice: Trial Lawyers
- Arizona Public Defense Association
- Member of Executive Counsel Charities
- Ronald McDonald House Charity & Child Help Organization
- Brophy College Preparatory, Head Coach, Mock Trial
- Adjunct Faculty Lecturer, Phoenix College 2018 – Present