|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10 Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||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|
|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|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers- DC||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer - DC||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Client's Choice award||AVVO||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers - DC||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer - DC||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers - DC||National Trial Lawyers||2011|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers - DC||National Trial Lawyers||2010|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers - DC||National Trial Lawyers||2009|
|Best of DC||Washington City Paper||2008|
|Super Lawyer - DC||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Partner||Sparks & Associates, PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Sparks & Silber, LLP||2005 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||N/A||N/A||1979|
|Litigating Against Local Governments||Municipal Liability||2008|
|Advanced Deposition Techniques||Deposition Tips||2006|
|Suing The Government||Municipal Liability||2005|
|Presenter: Public Service Award (Colbert King, Pulitzer Prize Winner)||Outstanding Public Service||2005|
|Presenter: Public Service Award (Kathy Patterson, DC Council)||Outstanding Public Service||2004|
|Premises Liability: Key Tips From Top Practitioners||Investigating and Identifying Defendants||2004|
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Sparks is the most awsome lawyer you can ever hire!! He was able to settle my personal injury case with ease and set up a structured settlement on my daughters behalf which will accumulate 10,000 extra dollars towrads her settlement portion by the time she is 18. This was at no extra cost to me or my daughter and he handled it perosnally. Doug really cares about his clients by showing compassion and empathy and does everything in his power to get the maximum amount of money for his clients. I would definitely recommend Douglas Sparks to anyone!!
Posted by anonymous
I was rear-ended by a pickup truck and suffered serious back and neck injuries. Unfortunately, the driver that hit me had a relatively low liability insurance policy. But Mr. Sparks got that insurance company to settle for the driver’s maximum limits. Then, he got my insurance company to pay a lot more because I had a much higher underinsured policy coverage limit. I was very happy with the final outcome.
My family and I suffered a lot in the accident’s aftermath, and Mr. Sparks stood by me every step of the way. He is an incredibly detailed, skilled and accessible lawyer … and a really good human being too.
Posted by anonymous
Just speaking with Mr. Sparks will restore your confidence in humanity and what a real attorney should be. THANK YOU!! Mr. Sparks took the time to make our situation a priority, we got emails and phone calls right away, he is available when you need him!! He is extremely professional and takes his role very seriously and can be trusted to the utmost degree. He does not make you feel like you are a hassle for asking questions or that you are just a paycheck like many, many others we spoke to. I would recommend Mr. Sparks to anyone that has even the slightest doubt that they may need representation, there is no one I would want or trust more to have in my corner.
Demetry Pikrallidas, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Doug Sparks is one of the most tenacious lawyers I have ever worked with. He is also detailed, methodical, passionate and knowledgeable in the field of injury law. Anyone who hires Doug has one of the best in their corner.
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
I worked for Douglas Sparks for 4 years, and everything I learned about the practice of law I learned from him. Doug is the kind of lawyer that should teach a course in civil litigation. He could write the manual on how to succeed as a Plaintiff's attorney. Using the best practices I learned from him has put me miles ahead of other lawyers, even those with much more experience. Doug is one of the few lawyers who actually reads every word of every legal document exchanged in a lawsuit. He makes no assumptions and methodically makes reference to every pertinent rule and examines every case the defense cites. Before a Defendant serves discovery, Doug already has a shelf full of indexed binders; he is always 3 steps ahead of his opponents. He never, ever gives up; he never for one moment believes he can't find a solution to any legal dilemma. You would be hard pressed to find a lawyer who is smarter, more ingenious, tenacious, harder working, or who cares more about his clients.