Spurgeon inducted as bar association president

Tribune Staff Reports

A 1992 Brownstown Central High School graduate was inducted as president of the Indiana State Bar Association on Oct. 12.

Attorney J. Todd Spurgeon was inducted president during the association’s annual meeting in French Lick.

Spurgeon plans to work on initiatives designed to expand bar services to the profession and the public, according to a news release from the association.

A partner in the New Albany office of Kightlinger & Gray LLP, Spurgeon is a litigator with significant trial experience. He routinely appears in state and federal courts, handling a wide range of insurance defense matters.

Spurgeon has been involved with the association for the majority of his years of practice. He started as a member of the Young Lawyers Council and went on to serve on the board of governors and the membership and member benefits committee.

Spurgeon, the son of Mary Sue Spurgeon of Brownstown and the late Larry Spurgeon, also is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Sherman Minton American Inn of Court, American Board of Trial Advocates, American Bar Association and Floyd County Bar Association.

In his community, he is active with the Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana and New Albany Lions Club.

Spurgeon received his Bachelor of Arts from Wabash College in 1996 and his law degree from the Indiana University Mauer School of Law in 1999.

Founded in 1896, the state bar association serves and advocates on behalf of its nearly 12,000 members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession.