Attorneys

Robert Spragens, Jr.

Robert M. Spragens, Jr. has been a partner at Spragens & Higdon, PSC, or its predecessor law firms,  located in Lebanon, Kentucky since 1969.  His practice areas include Civil Litigation; Administrative Law; Appellate Practice; and Real Estate Law.  He occasionally accepts assignments as a mediator and as an expert witness.   

He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisville in 1966 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky in 1969 and was admitted to practice in Kentucky that same year. 

He served as City Attorney, Lebanon, Kentucky from 1974 to 1976, and as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Eleventh Judicial District, from 1976 to 1981.

He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association where he served on the Board of Governors from 1977 to1983.  He has been, since 1988, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers where he served as Kentucky Chair from 2001 to 2003.  He is a member of the Kentucky Defense Counsel where he served as a Director from 1984 to 1987.  Since 1978, he has served on the Board of Directors of Farmers National Bank.  He was admitted to the Georgia Bar Association in 1991.

He was given the distinction of being selected a Kentucky Super Lawyer in 2007 and again in 2008.  The National Law Journal named him as one of Kentucky’s Top Rated Lawyers in Civil Litigation in 2012.  He earned Martindale Hubbell’s AV Rating in 1984 and was awarded, in 2016, that publication’s Preeminent Peer Rating for Highest Level of Professional Excellence. 

Frederick A. Higdon

Frederick A. Higdon has been a partner at Spragens & Higdon, PSC, located in Lebanon, Kentucky since 1978.  His practice areas include Corporate Law, Estate and Financial Planning, Probate Law, Real Estate Law and Taxation Law.  He is a Certified Public Accountant, having earned that distinction in 1976. 

He served as Commissioner of the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control in Frankfort, Kentucky from March, 2013 to March, 2016. 

He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Western Kentucky University in 1972 and his  Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville in 1975.  He was appointed to the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents in July 2009 and is serving his fourth term as Chairman of the Board of Regents.   In August 2008, he was appointed as a Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court.   He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Peoples Bank in Lebanon and as President of the Marion County Industrial Foundation.  He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Marion County Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Western Kentucky University Alumni Association, University of Louisville – School of Law Alumni Association and the Alumni Association of Leadership-Lebanon/Marion County.