Susan Spurgeon is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Business Litigation practice group.

Susan focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on real property issues, title and boundary disputes, eminent domain and agricultural law. With over 35 years of experience, she represents businesses and individuals from a wide range of industries in real property litigation, including disputes involving easements, right of access, quiet title, survey retracement, adverse possession, partition, and ejectment. 

Susan has extensive experience in environmental law, representing clients in Superfund litigation, as well as environmental permitting and enforcement matters.  In addition to defending and pursuing complex commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts, she has also practiced administrative law before federal, state and local agencies.

Her experience also extends to assisting with commercial transactions, specifically with regard to analysis of title and boundary issues, closing troubled transactions, sinkholes, leasing, lending and finance, condominium terminations and association law.



  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • University of St. Francis, B.A., Magna cum Laude, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional and Civic

  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
      • Executive Council
        • Problems Study Committee (Vice-Chair 2018 – present)
        • Real Property Litigation Committee (Chair 2014 – 2018)
        • Title Insurance and Title Insurance Liaison Committee
        • Legislation Editor for Real Property Division
      • Environmental and Land Use Section
      • Eminent Domain Committee
  • Former Member, Florida Land Title Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • Tampa Theatre
  • South Seminole Heights Community Association
  • Seminole Heights Bike Club

News & Insights

Practice Areas

Industry Focus


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law, 2024

Jump to Page

Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 270 lawyers located in eight offices across Florida.

By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.