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Douglas R Sparks

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  1. Personal injury case by Doug Sparks

    Posted by a Car Accident client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
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    Responsive
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    Knowledgeable
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Douglas Sparks.
    • I hired Douglas 1-3 years ago.
    • Douglas handled my Car / Auto Accident matter.

    I had a personal injury case that many other lawyers would not even have taken as I had had been given a jaywalking ticket after being struck by a car. Doug Sparks was introduced to me by a friend, also a lawyer, and he took the case and with all its vulnerabilities negotiated a generous settlement with the other party's insurance company. He helped me find appropriate medical care without pushing for anyone. He has a long experience with similar cases and his knowledge of the medical issues was extremely helpful in my case. He followed closely the progress in my recovery and made useful suggestions as to what to discuss with my doctor, what kind of questions to ask etc.

    I interacted with Doug only by phone and email until the very last stage. I found this to be a very effective way to get things done without having to spend time going to and from his office. He emailed any relevant documents to me immediately when he got them and was very proactive in keeping me informed of developments and requesting information. He often got back to me after hours or even on weekends.

    I have never worked with personal injury lawyers before, so don't have a point of comparison, but I have been very happy with Doug's knowledge and assistance as well as of course the actual settlement outcome.

  2. Doug helped us get our life back.

    Posted by a Employment client,
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Douglas Sparks.
    • I hired Douglas 1-3 years ago.
    • Douglas handled my Employment / Labor matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Doug Sparks, or “Super Attorney” as I refer to him, has been my trusted lawyer, legal advisor, and friend for over 20 years. I have dealt with several lawyers in my lifetime, and none is better. It is truly rare to find an attorney who is out solely for YOUR best interest. But this is Doug. I have worked with him on three big cases, and we won every time. This man has never let me down.

    Most recently, I struggled financially, mentally, and emotionally for almost a year because of false felony charges brought by an arrogant and dangerous prosecutor against me and my wife. Doug helped us take back our lives. He spent day and night committed to our case and our overall well-being. He sat with me many times to answer questions at each step. He was always responsive. Doug’s compassion and confidence gave us strength to fight through this nightmare.

    I was floored by the sheer amount of evidence Doug compiled and analyzed. He had impeccable attention to detail and was more organized than the prosecutor or even the judge. It was truly amazing. In the courtroom, Doug dominated. He is extremely knowledgeable, skillful, and an expert in what he does. It comes natural to him.

    Our four day trial ended with the judge belittling the prosecutor for bringing the charges in the first place. The case didn’t even go to the jury. In the middle of trial, the judge granted a motion for acquittal. I will forever thank Doug for fighting for my family to be together, for our freedom, and for bringing life back to normal. I 100% recommend Doug Sparks and always have done so. No lawyer is more perseverant or works harder.

  3. "A Light at the end of a Dark Tunnel"

    Posted by a Wrongful Death client,
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Douglas Sparks.
    • I hired Douglas more than 3 years ago.
    • Douglas handled my Wrongful Death matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    After interviews with many other lawyers, Mr. sparks was the only one that was symphathetic and had the most legal knowledge of the function or should I say the non-function of the Department Of Corrections, in the District of Columbia. He was there for me during the most darkest days of my legal struggles with the District of Columbia Correctional System. He was never reluctant to confront those involved in my case; from the Mayor ,to the City Council, to the Head of Corrections. He worked with me and for me to establish new Laws and bring to focus things that were never put in place that should have been. He helped me to help others so that they would not have to face the challenges and personal pain that I did..
    Thru his legal knowlege and help, I was able to see a brighter day ,mentally physically and financially.I thank God every day for sending Mr. Sparks into my life, and for fighting for the Civil Rights of my Son,

  4. A Stellar Lawyer with an Impeccable Record -- Don't Hesitate.

    Posted by a Personal Injury client,
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    • I recommend Douglas Sparks.
    • I hired Douglas more than 3 years ago.
    • Douglas handled my Personal Injury matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I met Douglas Sparks at likely the most vulnerable time in my life. I had been assaulted by a man who broke into my building. The building management had been aware of numerous security issues, but hadn't informed the tenants. Doug immediately made me and my family feel confident that we were in good hands, and that, even after a harrowing experience like that one, we could count on him to fight for us and, by extension, the rights of all the tenants in our building. He came prepared, as he always does, and his work, even before we'd met, spoke for itself.

    Our case was very successful thanks to Doug's hard work and care. His attention to every detail was superb, and he left no corner of the case undiscovered. Through the process of the case, we had so much to manage -- emotionally, mentally, and professionally. Moving forward in a healthy way often seemed impossible. But Doug and his excellent team allowed me to place my focus where it was required -- to the healing process -- instead of the process of the case. Of course, he spent time answering my questions, no matter how trivial. He prepared me for the case, informed me of my options, but didn't burden me with too much information.

    I recommend Doug without hesitation and with great enthusiasm. He knows the avenues to success and doesn't shy from using them for the good of his clients. He has a directness and savvy that you want on your side. His expertise makes a level playing field out of what often seems like an unfair and drawn-out system. And he is a kind, compassionate person -- which, above all else, is why his clients trust him, and have faith in him, long after their cases are done.

    Hire Doug Sparks. You'll be happy you did.

  5. Perseverant to the bones, he does not give up.

    Posted by Norma C., a Car Accident client,
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    Knowledgeable
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Douglas Sparks.
    • I hired Douglas more than 3 years ago.
    • Douglas handled my Car / Auto Accident matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    I was annoyed with the first lawyer for my automobile accident case. When it looked like the case would go to court, he gave up. Fortunately, he handed me Douglas Sparks’ name and phone number.

    I am from a modest Latino family, and was afraid that Mr. Sparks would also turn down my case. What a surprise, after meeting Doug I felt confident and welcome. He had a great attitude towards me and explained all the details of the court process. Even though he made no promises of winning, I was convinced he would fight all the way for me. I was impressed by his work and perseverance. Doug actually had an investigator meet me at the scene of the accident at 6:30 a.m. (exact accident time) and video light sequences at the intersection.

    After going to court all the way through the pre trial, the insurance company finally offered a generous settlement. Doug wouldn’t settle earlier for an amount he thought wasn’t fair. I was impressed by Doug’s intelligence, fast thinking, and attention to every detail.
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    I always refer friends and family to him when they need a lawyer.

  6. You Need This Lawyer on Your Side!

    Posted by Meiko, a Employment client,
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    Responsive
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    Knowledgeable
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Douglas Sparks.
    • I hired Douglas more than 3 years ago.
    • Douglas handled my Employment / Labor matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    I feel honored to post this review.

    After being unfairly terminated from my job in the summer of 2010, a close friend suggested I call Doug. Upon looking him up on the Internet, I learned he was a well-known attorney who had won highly publicized cases. I was intimidated to call, thinking a big-name attorney like Doug would not take a case like mine. After all, I was a little person up against a large system.

    To my surprise, Doug immediately responded to my first email which briefly described the sequence of events leading to my termination. I have worked with several attorneys as part of my job, but none of them is half as analytical and perceptive, yet warm and approachable. Doug holds himself to tremendously high professional and ethical standards. I found him completely trustworthy: he did exactly what he said he would do - provide savvy analysis and guidance. He was always many steps ahead of me and everyone else involved in my case. I quickly learned to always follow his advice. Never once was he wrong.

    I am extremely grateful to have met Doug. Not only did I get my job back, I was offered a better position - thanks to him. Along the way, Doug cheered me up and reminded me to have faith in myself. It was an extremely difficult time, and it was indeed comforting and empowering to have Doug on my side.