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Robert Denson Sparks

Personal injury Attorney at Tampa, FL

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%

  2. Car accident
    20%
    Civil Litigation Representing Victims of Auto Accidents and Personal Injury Claims.

  3. Medical malpractice
    20%

  4. Trucking accident
    20%

  5. Family
    10%
    Domestic Litigation Representing Clients In All Areas of Family Law Including; Divorce, Child Custody, Alimony, Equitable Distribution, Domestic Violence, Paternity Actions, Enforcement Actions, and Attorney Fees Claims.

Robert Sparks obtained the largest jury verdict in a pedestrian injury case in Hillsborough County history – an award of $30 million for his client who suffered permanent and debilitating brain damage after she was hit by a vehicle while walking on the side of the road. The case began with an opening offer of merely $3,500 by the plaintiff, and progressed into the complex investigation of a hit and run incident that was never pursued by the police department. Mr. Sparks’ litigation included acquiring GPS data from the vehicle involved to prove the driver’s fault and disregard for liability at the scene of the incident, and the search for the vehicle’s driver who had moved out of state, in order to obtain witness testimony to fact that the liable company had covered up any involvement in the incident.

Lead trial attorney for the personal injury division, Mr. Sparks has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients for cases involving wrongful death, negligence, medical malpractice, truck and auto accidents, and more. In response to his successful litigation practices, Mr. Sparks is recognized among the top 1% of attorneys in the country by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is included on the lists of Super Lawyers, The National Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Expertise’s Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa, and Lawyers of Distinction.

Under Mr. Sparks' leadership, his team of personal injury trial attorneys has received recognition for Top Verdicts & Settlements by The National Law Journal (#62 Ming v. Gerelco Traffic Controls), The National Black Lawyers Top 100, Top Verdict's Number 1 Verdicts in Florida (Brain Injury), Number 2 Verdicts in Florida (Pedestrian Accident), Top 20 Verdicts in Florida (#11), Top 10 Car Accident Verdicts in Florida, Top 10 Personal Injury Verdicts in Florida, and Top 10 Brain Injury Verdicts in Florida.

 

Location

Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC
Fifth Third Center
201 E. Kennedy Blvd Suite 1400
Tampa, FL, 33602

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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
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His paralegal states that this firm does NOT accept Personal Injury or medical negligence cases. A mutual colleague highly recommended him. She's adamant this firm only handles Family Law. Big disappointment because the other reviews are good. He should remove that section of his website.
Posted by Gregory | May 2, 2013
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Robert Sparks is a sorry excuse for an attorney. He was fired immediately after our first hearing. At this hearing he cost me lots of precious time with my child due to his lack of concern for the importance of the custody case I entrusted him with. His response was always late and in confirmed cases, ill informed. His lack of experience in Family Law was a HUGE disadvantage to me in my case. The only thing that came on time was the horrendous bill from his firms partner Stan Givens. I spoke with Mr. Given's to let him know of my displeasure and he could not be bothered with my complaint or my suggestions as to what might be done to correct the problems I had put fourth in great detail. At this point I was forced to change firms (also at great expense.) Main issues were lack of knowledge (bad legal advice), poor communication and over charging for their services.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Givens Law Group, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Hillsborough County State Attorney Office
  • 2005 - 2007

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • 2005
  • Saint Leo University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stephanie Ming v. Gerelco Traffic Controls, Inc., a Florida corporation, No. 14-CA-011138
  • The jury determined that Cox’s negligence, for which Gerelco was admittedly responsible, was the legal cause of Ming’s injuries, and that those injuries were permanent. The jury also found that Ming’s damages totaled $30,185,488.89.

Associations

  • Florida Justice Association
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Family Law Executive Committee
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • N/A
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Lawyers
  • N/A
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Tampa Personal injury Lawyer Robert Denson Sparks
Robert Denson Sparks
Personal injury Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 18 years