Douglas R Sparks, Lawyer
  • Lawyer
  • Personal Injury · Brain Injury

Douglas R Sparks

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  • Titles & Designations: …

  • First Admitted: 1979

  • Position: Member

  • Born in: …

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Plaintiff's lead counsel in serious auto accidents, slip and fall, premise liability, inadequate security cases. Successful via settlement or trial in over 95% of cases.
Num cases
1500
Percent of cases
55%
Years practiced
38

Brain Injury

Num cases
40
Percent of cases
15%
Years practiced
38

Sexual Harassment

Counsel for victims of sexual abuse in schools, ambulances, hotels, apartment and condo buildings
Num cases
50
Percent of cases
15%
Years practiced
38

Wrongful Death

Plaintiff's lead counsel in over 60 wrongful death cases. Over 95% success rate via settlement or trial verdict.
Num cases
60
Percent of cases
15%
Years practiced
38

Civil Rights

Criminal Defense

About

  • No Misconduct

Licenses & Admissions

License

District of Columbia

1979

Active

Admission

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Admission

1979, District of Columbia

Languages

English, Spanish

About Douglas R Sparks

Please visit my website at www.sparkslaw.net for a detailed bio. Click on media coverage for high profile cases.

Education

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

1979

St. Francis University, B.A., 1976

University

University of Notre Dame Law School, London Centre of Legal Studies, 1977-1978

Law School

Catholic University of America, J.D., 1979

Law School

Experience

Partner

Sparks & Associates, PLLC

2010 - Present

Partner

Sparks & Silber, LLP

2005 - 2010

Cases

Unspecified

Memberships & Associations

Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Membership Committee

Chair

2008 - 2009

Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Education Committee

Member

2005 - 2007

Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Board of Governors

2005 - 2012

DC Prisoners' Legal Services Project

Board of Directors

2003 - 2005

DC Prisoners' Legal Services Project

Chair - Legal Affairs Committee

2003 - 2005

Awards

Top 10 Client Satisfaction Award

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

2016

Superb Rated

Avvo

2016

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

National Trial Lawyers

2016

Top 10 Client Satisfaction Award

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

2015

AV Preeminent Rated

Martindale-Hubbell

2015

Super Lawyer - DC

Super Lawyers

2015

Superb Rated

Avvo

2015

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

National Trial Lawyers

2015

Top 10 Client Satisfaction Award

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

2014

Top 100 Trial Lawyers - DC

National Trial Lawyers

2014

Super Lawyer -- DC

Super Lawyers

2014

Superb Rated

Avvo

2014

Superb Rated

AVVO

2013

Top 100 Trial Lawyers- DC

National Trial Lawyers

2013

Super Lawyer - DC

Super Lawyers

2013

Client's Choice award

AVVO

2012

Superb Rated

AVVO

2012

Top 100 Trial Lawyers - DC

National Trial Lawyers

2012

Super Lawyer - DC

Super Lawyers

2012

Superb Rated

AVVO

2011

Top 100 Trial Lawyers - DC

National Trial Lawyers

2011

Top 100 Trial Lawyers - DC

National Trial Lawyers

2010

Superb Rated

AVVO

2010

Superb Rated

AVVO

2009

Top 100 Trial Lawyers - DC

National Trial Lawyers

2009

Best of DC

Washington City Paper

2008

Super Lawyer - DC

Super Lawyers

2007

AV Preeminent

Publications

Unspecified

Speaking Engagements

Municipal Liability

Litigating Against Local Governments

2008

Deposition Tips

Advanced Deposition Techniques

2006

Municipal Liability

Suing The Government

2005

Outstanding Public Service

Presenter: Public Service Award (Colbert King, Pulitzer Prize Winner)

2005

Outstanding Public Service

Presenter: Public Service Award (Kathy Patterson, DC Council)

2004

Investigating and Identifying Defendants

Premises Liability: Key Tips From Top Practitioners

2004

Hobbies & Interests

Unspecified

Associated Firms

Sparks & Associates, PLLC

Law Firm

Ratings & Reviews

Average Rating

Based on 11 reviews

5.0

Douglas R Sparks

5.0 11