Mr. Spragens is a 2012 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review. After graduating from law school, Mr. Spragens served as a law clerk for United States District Judge Kevin H. Sharp and as a litigation associate at Bass, Berry & Sims, both in Nashville. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Spragens served as communications director for United States Congressman Jim Cooper and as a reporter for the Nashville Scene.
“We are very pleased that John is joining our team in Nashville, which already includes some of the most talented trial lawyers in Tennessee,” said Steven E. Fineman, Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser. “John will help us continue to expand the Nashville office’s work in mass tort, consumer and financial fraud, and whistleblower cases in Tennessee and nationally,” said Mr. Fineman.
Elizabeth A. Alexander, a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, said “John brings to the firm a rich variety of professional and life experience that will enable him to serve our clients well, both in this community and nationally.”
Mark P. Chalos, a partner in the Nashville office, said, “John’s experience with the civil justice system, government, and media will serve our clients well in the fight to hold wrongdoers accountable for harm they cause.”
Kenneth Byrd, a partner in the Nashville office, said, “John’s education and experience is top-notch. He will be an excellent addition to our firm.”
Ms. Alexander, Mr. Chalos and Mr. Byrd share management responsibilities in the Lieff Cabraser Nashville office, and play leadership roles in the firm’s various practice groups.
Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office was opened in 2001 and handles personal injury, consumer fraud, securities and financial fraud, and False Claims Act cases in Tennessee and nationally. Recent cases being litigated by the firms’ Nashville attorneys include:
- the catastrophic coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston, Tennessee Fossil Plant;
- the national class action litigation involving allegedly defective front-loading washing machines sold by Whirlpool and Sears;
- litigation related to the deadly meningitis outbreak that resulted in 64 deaths and more than 700 serious illnesses nationwide; and
- trials on behalf of residents of the State of Florida against the cigarette manufacturers for their fraudulent conduct in addicting smokers to cigarettes.
About Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, is a sixty-plus attorney law firm with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Nashville. We are among the largest law firms in the United States that represent only plaintiffs.
We are committed to achieving justice for consumers, employees, patients, investors, and business owners; promoting safer products and fair competition; protecting our environment; assisting individuals blow the whistle on fraud; safeguarding the rights of patent and copyright holders; and remedying violations of the civil rights of citizens worldwide. Learn more at www.lieffcabraser.com.