Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Cindy's Profile

Cindy is a Shareholder and experienced litigator of the Firm's Insurance and Financial Services Litigation Practice Group.

She brings to the firm over seven years of experience representing corporations in managed care litigation as well as matters relating to life, health, and disability coverage. She has successfully negotiated and resolved ERISA/Non-ERISA claim disputes while managing the daily tasks related to ERISA and bad faith liability actions through all stages of litigation. She also has experience representing carriers in individual claims and sales practice cases in state and federal courts throughout California.

Cindy spent two summers working internationally as a summer associate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she gained global experience spanning several legal industries. She is also fluent in Arabic.

Cindy's Experience

  • Bruce v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, 2019 WL 6211364 (E.D. Cal. Nov. 21, 2019)

Cindy's Accolades

  • Top 50 California Super Lawyers® (2019)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Employee Benefits (2013-2017)

Cindy's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Top 50 California Super Lawyers® (2019)

Cindy's Speaking Engagements

  • "Legal Update: Life" presented at the Eastern Claims Conference (3/22/2022)


State Bar: California

U.S. District Court: California (Central, Eastern, Northern, Southern)

  • University of Texas School of Law
    • (2010, J.D.)
  • University of Southern California
    • (2007, B.S.)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Maynard Elevates Nine Attorneys Across National Footprint

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 6, 2021) — Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the promotion of nine attorneys, effective January 1, 2021: Bo Bledsoe, Ashlee Riopka Elrod, Brandi Maiorino, Virginia McKibbens, Matt Parker, Stephen Rogers, Allie Tucker, and Lindsay Whitworth were promoted as shareholders, and Cindy Mekari Rucker was...

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Maynard Named to BTI’s 2019 “37 Law Firms Most Feared in Litigation"

Birmingham, AL. Maynard & Gale’s ability to make their opponents either stop or change what they are doing resulted in Maynard being named in BTI Consulting Group's “37 Law Firms Most Feared in Litigation.” BTI conducts national, independent research of leading legal decision makers. Their "Most Feared in Litigation" list...

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