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Practice Areas

Agricultural Law

Business Law

Estate Planning and Probate

Litigation

Real Estate


Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado

U.S. District Court, Colorado

U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

RUSSELL J. SPRAGUE

Partner

rsprague@cksllp.com

970.854.2264          303.953.9519

Mr. Sprague's practice focuses on both transactional and litigation matters related to a variety of issues. He has particular expertise in agricultural issues, but also has a broad practice that serves clients in both agricultural and non-agricultrual sectors.


Mr. Sprague's transactional practice focuses on business transactions, business organization and structuring, real estate transactions, estate planning, and probate and trust administration. His litigation practice focuses primarily on commercial/business issues, real estate, employment, franchise/distribution, and probate litigation.


Prior to joining CKS, Mr. Sprague practiced at a national litigation firm, where he focused on complex commercial litigation defending major companies across the United States in trials, administrative hearings, and arbitrations. He also clerked for the Honorable William J. Riley on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.


Mr. Sprague obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law, graduating with highest distinction and being named to the Order of the Coif. He also obtained certificates for Litigation Skills and Agricultural Law and served as the Articles Editor for the Nebraska Law Review.


Before law school, Mr. Sprague graduated with undergraduate and master's degrees in Speech Communication from Colorado State University. At CSU, he was a member of 3 Mountain West Conference championship teams, and also was a four-year letterwinner and 3-time Academic All Mountain West Conference honoree, while playing football.


Mr. Sprague is a Colorado native who was raised on his family's farming operation in Holyoke. He continues involvement with the farming operation and also currently serves as Director and general counsel to Sprague Brothers Transportation, Inc., an interstate livestock hauling company. Mr. Sprague and his wife have three daughters.


Education

University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D.

          Highest Distinction​

         Order of the Coif

Colorado State University, M.A.

          Speech Communication (Emphasis: Rhetorical Studies)

          Lambda Pi Eta

Colorado State University, B.A.

         Speech Communication (Emphasis: Rhetoric)

         Lambda Pi Eta


Other Experience

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

Hon. William J. Riley, U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judicial Clerk


Memberships, Activities and Honors

2016 SuperLawyers Rising Star - Business/Corporate Law

2015 SuperLawyers Rising Star - Business/Corporate Law

2014 SuperLawyers Rising Star - Business/Corporate Law

Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale - Young Guns Committee

Colorado State University Ram Club

​Denver Active 20/30 Children's Foundation

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

​American Bar Association