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J Steven Sparks

J Steven Sparks

Practice areas:

Insurance, Personal Injury, Education, Employment & Labor, Mesothelioma & Asbestos

About Me

I am a trial lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona and have been associated with the law firm of Sanders & Parks since 1995.  My practice focuses on personal injury litigation, contract disputes, education law and insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.  My firm represents a wide variety of clients, including large companies, school districts, small businesses and individuals.  I am proud to serve as an aggressive and honest advocate on behalf of my clients and I always endeavor to do so in the most efficient manner possible. 


 


When I'm away from the office, I enjoy spending time outdoors playing sports, mountain biking and hiking.  I also enjoy spending time with friends and family and I love traveling to various locations in the United States and abroad.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Education: 24%
    21 years, 100 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 24%
    21 years, 100 cases
  3. Insurance: 24%
    21 years, 100 cases
  4. Employment & Labor: 23%
    21 years, 100 cases
  5. Mesothelioma & Asbestos: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Winn L Sammons

    I endorse Steve without hesitation. He is a creative problem solver who attends conscientiously to matters entrusted to him.

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    Winn Sammons Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Kris Leonhardt

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Kris Leonhardt Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Sanders & Parks, Professional Corporation

3030 North Third Street
Suite 1300
Phoenix, AZ, 85012-3099

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 199406/10/2015
CAActive199305/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Valley's Top Lawyers - Insurance LawNorth Valley Magazine2014
Top AttorneysNational Law Journal2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Valley's Top Lawyers - Insurance LawNorth Valley Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top AttorneysNational Law Journal2012
Top AttorneysNational Law Journal2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
American Jurisprudence Award - Advanced TortsAmerican Jurisprudence1993
American Jurisprudence - Federal Income TaxAmerican Jurisprudence1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/Shareholder/Director/Vice-PresidentSanders & Parks, Professional Corporation1995 - Present
AttorneyLewis D'Amato Brisbois & Bisgaard1993 - 1995

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Association of Defense CounselMember1995 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1995 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1994 - Present
Maricopa County Bar FoundationMember1994 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Collette v. Tolleson Union High School DistrictSummary Judgment Granted for School District - Affirmed on Appeal
Ramirez v. Glendale Union High School DistrictSummary Judgment Granted for School District - Affirmed on Appeal
Techniquex v. DomCom EnterprisesSettled for de minimis amount.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Northern Arizona UniversityBusiness Administration - FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
In-House PresentationsInsurance Coverage Basics in Arizona - Damron/Morris, Insurance Bad Faith and Reservation of Rights2011
Healthcare Providers ConferenceEmployer Sanctions Laws2008
USAA In-House TrainingUninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage2000
USAA In-House TrainingTrying the Wrongful Death Case1999