Attorney

Sandra Spurgeon

Trial Attorney, Expert Witness, Lecturer

PROVEN TRIAL ATTORNEY
OVERVIEW AND EXPERIENCE

Sandra Spurgeon has been a practicing trial lawyer since 1990, having litigated thousands of matters, of which 120+ cases were tried through verdict in state and federal jurisdictions.

Sandra represents victims and families who have suffered catastrophic losses and has collected settlements and judgements in excess of $50M. In 2017, she litigated a Federal Tort Claim to judgment with the verdict in excess of $2M (Chrispen vs. United States of America, 7:16-132).

Sandra has a system for handling complex litigation matters from case selection through the discovery process, trial preparation and execution in the courtroom. She serves as an expert witness and lectures on trial practice, evidence and Kentucky law.

DEFENSE LITIGATOR / LEADER
Sandra has synthesized a plaintiff and defense litigation practice that affords her a unique perspective in “getting to the heart” of a case and has achieved trial excellence in the courtroom.

Sandra has handled commercial litigation and the defense of insurance claims, healthcare professional liability claims, coverage and extra contractual issues, and fire & casualty claims. In Kinney vs. Butcher, 131 S.W.3d 357 (Ky. App. 2004), her argument resulted in the decision delineating the standard for an award of punitive damages. The verdict in Dotson vs. Sony Electronics, 7:02-CV-35 is among her most significant accomplishments, successfully litigating a products liability claim to a multi-million-dollar judgment unanimous verdict in federal court on behalf of a burn victim.

ADVOCATE / MOTHER
Sandra is active in her community, currently serving on the Board of Directors for Foster Council and Women Leading Kentucky. She has served as a parent rep for the Fayette County School Systems. She is an advocate for children and families in her community and was instrumental in drafting the Michelle P. Waiver program for children in KY. She is the proud mother of two adult daughters, Victoria and Elizabeth.

Education

law school

Salmon P. Chase College of Law

J.D., May 1990

GPA: 3.13

Rank: Top Third

Honors: Dean Scholar, Best Oral Argument, 1st Year Legal Research & Writing

Chief Justice of Moot Court

 

Bachelors Degree

University of Kentucky

B.A., Business Administration and Accounting May 2006

GPA: 3.7

Scholarship: University of Kentucky Academic Excellence Scholarship

 

Bar Admissions

Kentucky State Courts

District of Columbia

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Activities

American Association for Justice, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Kentucky Bar Association, Member

Kentucky Justice Association, Member

Fayette County Bar Association, Member

Johnson County Bar Association, Member

Lexington Charity Club, Member

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII), Member

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