Judge Spurgeon is a 1989 graduate of McKeesport Area Senior High School.  He graduated cum laude from Duquesne University in 1993 with a Bachelor's Degree in a double major of Political Science and German.  Spurgeon received his law degree in 1996 from the Duquesne Kline University School of Law, where he competed nationally on the trial moot court team.  In 1998, Spurgeon began his career in public service joining the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office as an assistant district attorney.  As a member of the Domestic Violence Unit, he prosecuted all types of intimate partner violence and helped create the first specialty court of accountability for repeat batterers in PA.  Spurgeon is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and has served on multiple committees within the organization.  In 2016, Spurgeon was nominated by Governor Tom Wolf to fill a vacancy on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.  Judge Spurgeon was unanimously confirmed by the PA State Senate and sworn in on August 1, 2016.   In 2017, Spurgeon was elected to serve a full ten-year term on the Court of Common Pleas.


  • J.D., Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University
  • B.A., Duquesne University


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  • Edward G. O'Connor Fellows Award for Public Service
  • Named Pittsburgh and Allegheny County's Top Public Servants by Champion Enterprises
  • Highly Recommended by the Allegheny County Bar Association Judiciary Committee pertaining to his ability to serve as a Judge
  • Named a Fellow by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Member of the Board of Directors at White Oak Animal Safe Haven - a no kill animal shelter
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center
  • Trustee at the Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation
  • Appeared as a legal expert on COURT TV discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the area of intimate partner violence
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