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J Steven Sparks

Personal injury Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Steve Sparks, James Sparks

  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 29 years
    California - CA 30 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About J

Learn J’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    25%
    Mr. Sparks has extensive experience in the area of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

    30 years, 100 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Mr. Sparks has extensive experience in handling personal injury claims on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.

    30 years, 100 cases

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    20%
    Mr. Sparks represents manufacturers of products in claims arising out of personal injury and allegations of product defect.

    30 years, 100 cases

  4. Employment and labor
    10%
    Mr. Sparks has significant experience in representing employers in wrongful termination and discrimination claims, including sexual harassment claims.

    30 years, 100 cases

  5. Mesothelioma and asbestos
    10%
    Mr. Sparks represents manufacturers and distributors of asbestos-containing products in litigation arising out of the alleged exposure to such products and the alleged development of mesothelioma and other diseases.

    22 years, 100 cases

  6. Other
    10%

I am an experienced 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, product liability litigation, commercial disputes, and insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.  My firm represents a wide variety of clients, including large companies, small businesses, and individuals.  I am proud to serve as a tenacious 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, my passion is traveling and exploring the world. I love learning about different cultures, getting to know the people in different countries, and enjoying the local cuisine.  In addition to traveling (and when the Arizona weather allows), I spend most of my time outdoors hiking, mountain biking, and practicing hot yoga.

Location

Sanders & Parks, Professional Corporation
3030 North Third Street
Suite 1300
Phoenix, AZ, 85012-3099

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Reviews

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Posted by Irene | February 27, 2014
J Steven Sparks
Steven and his team was fast acting in response to getting my questions answered and diligent on keeping me up to date of the progress of the case. I appreciated his proactive approach and efficiency of getting things accomplished. I would highly recommend Steven and found him and his company to be very knowledgeable & proficient, professional and courteous.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2011
Disputed deposit refunded
Steve assisted us when my wife's parents moved out of a retirement home due to being unhappy with the food. This was a "purchase" type of unit, where they paid $200,000 when they moved in but were promised 90% of that would be returned to them if they moved out. After moving out they were told that they would not get their money until their unit was sold and occupied. Sure enough, buried in the legalese of the contract was that provision. With the housing market down in Phoenix, that could be years. We found that the retirement home owners had subsequently changed the contract such that that provision had to be initialed because others had complained of being misled. Steve filed suit and successfully negotiated the refund of the deposit.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2009
A highly gifted, intelligent trial attorney who works extremely hard and does his homework well. Highly recommended.
Steve Sparks educated himself so well with our case that he learned more about our products performance than we even knew. He knew nothing about the paint industry and water vapor transmission before he started but became so knowlegeable through his investigation and research that he was able to discount the claims against our products performance. Steve worked extremely hard and he and does his homework. We found him to be a very intelligent, fair and honest attorney. He kept us well informed throughout the ordeal with his findings of the false claims against our products performance which gave us hope that things would go our way. We were more than satisfied and highly recommend him. We would definitely use him again should the need arise.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2009
I wholeheartedly recommend Steve Sparks. He is a highly gifted trial attorney who works very hard for his clients.
Steve thoroughly researched our case and made himself an expert on the technical details of a very complex situation. He conducted many interviews and made an extra effort to locate all potential witnesses. Steve was very well organized and presented the information to us in a manner so that we could easily understand all aspects of the case. Steve is a very good listener and took the time to let us voice all of our concerns and facts. I greatly appreciated his friendly manner and easy going personality. He is very highly recommended and will not disappoint !
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2009
Steve Sparks saw me through a very difficult real estate lawsuit.
Let me first say that Steve and I have been friends and colleagues for many years and know him to be a very bright and competent litigator. We both work at Sanders & Parks in Phoenix, Arizona. When I found myself dealing with an unscrupulous, intransigent investor who tried to cancel our real estate contract without cause, I initially asked Steve to help me reason with him. Unfortunately, the individual we were dealing with could not have cared less about moral or legal principles. When we filed suit to enforce the contract, we had no idea how long and difficult the case would turn out to be ... Steve stuck it out through two years of litigation and our opponent's frequent firing and hiring of attorneys. The case finally settled on the first day of trial. Steve provided thoughtful, excellent legal service while always maintaining his professional demeanor ~ regardless of the truly onerous behavior and tactics of the other side. I am delighted to recommend Steve without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2009
An excellent Attorney
I've relied on Steven J. Sparks for numerous legal actions spanning multiple areas of law. He has proven to be knowledgeable and completely capable in all aspects. He comes with the highest of my recommendations. -J. Maltas
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Shareholder/Director/Vice-President
  • Sanders & Parks, Professional Corporation
  • 1995 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lewis D'Amato Brisbois & Bisgaard
  • 1993 - 1995

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Northern Arizona University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gagnon Asbestos Matter
  • Settled for de minimis amount
  • W Hotel Coverage Litigation Matter
  • Facilitated a favorable resolution for all insureds and protected carrier against bad faith claims.
  • Techniquex v. DomCom Enterprises
  • Settled for de minimis amount.
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Associations

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Law Journal
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Valley's Top Lawyers - Insurance
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Valley's Top Lawyers - Insurance Law
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Law Journal
  • 2014
  • Valley's Top Lawyers - Insurance Law
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Law Journal
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Law Journal
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Advanced Torts
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1993
  • American Jurisprudence - Federal Income Tax
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1992
  • Top Lawyer
  • North Valley Magazine
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Arizona Insurance Claims Associates - Regional Meeting
  • When the Dog Bites – An Overview of Liability and Coverage Issues
  • 2018
  • CLM Arizona Chapter Education & Networking Event
  • Liquor Liability: From Opening to Last Call
  • 2017
  • In-house Presentation
  • Unique Aspects of Arizona Insurance Coverage Law
  • 2015
  • In-House Presentations
  • Insurance Coverage Basics in Arizona - Damron/Morris, Insurance Bad Faith and Reservation of Rights
  • 2011
  • Healthcare Providers Conference
  • Employer Sanctions Laws
  • 2008
  • USAA In-House Training
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage
  • 2000
  • USAA In-House Training
  • Trying the Wrongful Death Case
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is an exceptional lawyer and a credit to the profession. He is always a pleasure to work with and zealously but professionally pursues his client's interests. I highly recommend him."
Insurance Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Steve without hesitation. He is a creative problem solver who attends conscientiously to matters entrusted to him."
Insurance Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on insurance coverage related cases with Steve in the past. He is an exceptional attorney. I would not hesitate to refer him clients and cases."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a very intelligent, very talented litigation attorney. He is approachable, likeable, and juries find him very appealing. He will work hard to get you the most favorable result possible."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve has a brilliant legal mind and is a skilled lawyer. He has strong court room skills and is gifted litigator. He consistently obtains superior results for his clients."
Licensing Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve has extensive experience working with insurance carriers and representing public entites. Great lawyer."
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