Tampa, Florida

Robert D. Sparks

Robert D. Sparks, Esq.

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Born and raised in Tampa, Robert Sparks attended Saint Leo University, where he earned a degree in Business Administration while playing collegiate baseball.

A relentless work ethic and competitive edge attracted Robert to become interested in a law career, and he pursued that calling at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. While at Nova, Robert was selected to the Moot Court Honor Society, one of the most prestigious and active societies of the Shepard Broad Law Center, which honors students in trial and appellate level advocacy.

Trial Experience on Both Sides of the Courtroom

After graduating from law school, Robert served as an Assistant State Attorney, where he prosecuted criminal cases for the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office. As a prosecutor, Robert honed his trial skills trying over 30 jury trials and countless non-jury trials.

Robert’s litigation skill was quickly noticed and he was hired by one of Florida's largest insurance defense firms, where he gained a wide array of experience in civil trial law. His caseload included representing insurance companies in causes of actions related to nursing home abuse, personal injury, premises liability and first-party insurance disputes.

Rapid Growth in Many Types of Trial Law

With a variety of legal cases on his resume, Robert partnered with his friend, Chris Givens, and his mentor, Stann Givens, to form Givens, Givens & Sparks. The Givens Givens Sparks team of ATTORNEYS focuses on insurance claims and disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, product liability, premises liability, and matrimonial litigation. Robert is the lead trial attorney for the personal injury division, which has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of its clients in both state and federal courts.

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Quick Facts About Robert Sparks

Education

  • Saint Leo University — Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center — Juris Doctorate

Experience & Advocacy

  • Givens Divorce Law Group (now Givens Givens Sparks)
  • Former Assistant State Attorney, Hillsborough County State ATTORNEYS’ Office
  • Former Associate at Insurance Defense Law Firm, Cole, Scott, Kissane, P.A.
  • Over 25 Jury Trials
  • Countless Non-Jury Trials
  • Countless Substantive Motion Hearings
  • Mediations

Selected Honors & Memberships

  • Super Lawyers (2016)
  • Moot Court Honor Society; Honored for Academic and Trial Advocacy
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association; Family Law and Criminal Sections
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
  • Member of Hillsborough County Family Law Executive Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • State Courts of Florida
  • Federal Middle District Court of Florida

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Family Law

Testimonials

  • The personal attention given to the needs of our family's case has always been timely, professional, and accurate. I have gratitude for each person in the firm, but especially Mr. Sparks and Paula Bland.

  • Robert Sparks and his personal injury team fought with great effort to get the most out of my case. I appreciate all of your hard work guys, keep it up!

  • Robert, I would not have expected anyone less, of your expertise, from my chosen lawyer! You have been both extremely competent and personable throughout your part of these proceedings, and I don’t believe anyone could have done a better job!

  • Rob, thank you again for your counsel and care over the past few months. It has been a pleasure working with you. Please extend my appreciation to Paula and Arely as well for their work and process expedition.

  • Rob, I wanted to say THANK YOU for all of the time, effort and hard work you put into my case! Without your assistance and support, I would not be where I am now.

  • Rob, Chris and Paula, just a note to personally thank each of you for your time, expertise, knowledge and guidance through this long, and at times grueling process. We truly appreciate your due diligence through this process and your experts were a pleasur

  • Good job today, Rob – thanks for the help!

  • I am very appreciative of the work Rob and his team put out for my case. And as I already said, he knows his stuff for sure. Please extend my thanks again to the whole firm for all of their help no matter how small it may have been.

  • Rob, thank you so much for helping with all of this and know that I hold you and your staff in the highest professional esteem. No matter what was thrown at us, you had an answer that countered. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and more importan

  • Dear Rob, Kelly and Anita, I cannot express my gratitude enough to all of you for your hard work in reaching a successful outcome in my case. You made every step of this difficult process much more bearable through your attentiveness, timely communication

  • Rob, thanks for the great, very professional job.