2018 Top 40 Young Lawyers Honoree

John Spragens

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Nashville, TN
John Spragens


Lieff Cabraser attorney John Spragens represents plaintiffs in large consumer class action and whistleblower cases in federal courts across the country. Currently, he represents a coalition of counties and cities in multidistrict litigation against pharmaceutical industry participants alleging that they knowingly caused the nationwide opioid epidemic. John has also represented injured smokers and their relatives against Big Tobacco, winning multimillion-dollar jury verdicts for clients in an unprecedented series of federal jury trials.

John also represents robocalling victims in cases under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which prohibits abusive telephone practices, and was instrumental in achieving a $10.5 million TCPA case settlement in 2017. He currently represents a proposed class of consumers who own washing machines that can explode, causing injury, a case in which Lieff Cabraser serves as co-lead counsel. John lives in Nashville, where his wife Claire owns the best bakery in town.