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Non-Fiction / Law
Published: May 21st, 2019

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Success Through Passion and Endurance

As a leading expert in trial law, Sandra Spurgeon masterfully outlines the art and
science of case-winning strategies inside and outside the courtroom.  Having successfully litigated thousands of
cases, with over 120 of them litigated to verdict in both state and federal
jurisdictions, she reveals the secrets of successful litigation techniques.

You will learn her highly effective strategies for:

Case Selection

Discovery Process

Trial Preparation

Execution in the Courtroom

Spurgeon not only clearly describes these methods, but also demonstrates how to apply them - through real examples of courtroom “war” stories.  Based on her vast experience spanning nearly two decades, Courage to Stand – Mastering Your Trial Strategy, is designed to not only help the beginning attorney, but to also sharpen the skills of veteran lawyers.

This work goes far beyond theory and reaches into the trenches to reveal how some of the most difficult cases can be won by utilizing a proven synthesized plaintiff
and defense litigation practice which has collected millions of dollars in
settlements and verdicts for her clients.
Having successfully litigated 1000s of cases with 120+ litigated to
verdict in both state and federal jurisdictions, she reveals the secrets of
successful litigation techniques.

About the Author

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Sandra Spurgeon has been a practicing trial lawyer since 1990. In that time, she has
successfully litigated in excess of 120 cases through verdict in both state and
federal jurisdictions.

Throughout her career, Sandra has synthesized a plaintiff and defense litigation practice
that has afforded her great insight and a unique perspective in "getting
to the heart" of the case from the beginning stages thru trial. Thru
experience, she has achieved trial excellence in the courtroom.

From a defense perspective, ┼×andra's includes not only the handling of commercial
litigation but also, the defense of insurance claims, healthcare professional
liability claims, coverage and extra-contractual issues and fire & casualty

In Kinney vs. Butcher, 131 S.W.3d 357 (Ky. App. 2004), her successful argument
presented to the Kentucky Court of Appeals resulted in the decision delineating
the standard for an award of punitive damages. In Pike vs. GEICO, 174 Fed.
Appx. 311 (6th Circ. 2006), she successfully litigated the prescribed time
period for filing an underinsured motorist claim in KY.

Sandra's practice also includes the representation of victims and families who have
suffered catastrophic losses and has collected settlements and judgments in
excess of $50,000,000. In 2016 & 2017, she collected in excess of
$16,000,000 in settlements and/or judgments. In 2017, Sandra litigated a
Federal Tort Claim to judgment with the verdict in excess of $2,000,000.
Chrispen vs. United States of America, 7:16-132. Although she has always
allowed her verdicts and results to speak for themselves, she considers the
verdict in Dotson vs. Sony Electronics, 7:02-CV-35 among one of her biggest
accomplishments. Sandra successfully litigated this res ipsa loquitor products
liability claim to a multi-million-dollar judgment unanimous verdict in federal
court on behalf of a burn victim.

Through experience Sandra has developed a systematic approach for handling of complex
litigation matters beginning at case selection, through the discovery process,
trial preparation and execution in the courtroom. Additionally, she serves as
an expert witness and lectures before various organizations and clients on
trial practice, evidence and Kentucky law. Sandra is adept at handling complex
legal issues and is a skilled legal writer. Sandra is active in her community
where she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Foster Council and
Women Leading Kentucky. She has also served as parent representative for the
Fayette County School Systems. She is an advocate for children and families in
her community and was instrumental in the drafting of the Michelle P. Waiver
program for children in KY. She is the proud mother of two adult daughters,
Victoria and Elizabeth.

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