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John T. Spragens

Adjunct Professor of Law
Associate, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

John Spragens focuses on national class action and complex litigation as an associate in the Nashville office of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein. A lifelong Nashvillian and Vanderbilt Law graduate, Professor Spragens represents plaintiffs in class action and whistleblower litigation against corporations that manufacture dangerous and defective products, conspire to fix prices, and misuse taxpayer funds. Before attending law school, Spragens served as communications director for Rep. Jim Cooper, who represents Tennessee’s 5th district in the U.S. Congress, and was a reporter for the Nashville Scene. After graduating from law school, John served as a law clerk for Judge Kevin H. Sharp ‘93, who has since retired from the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Spragens is a member of the Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum Steering Committee. He was a founding board member of Nashville Prep/RePublic Schools and currently serves as vice chair of the board of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee. At Vanderbilt, he teaches Aggregate Litigation.