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.
Salmon P. Chase College of Law
J.D., May 1990
Rank: Top Third
Honors: Dean Scholar, Best Oral Argument, 1st Year Legal Research & Writing
Chief Justice of Moot Court
University of Kentucky
B.A., Business Administration and Accounting May 2006
Scholarship: University of Kentucky Academic Excellence Scholarship
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
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