Tampa, Florida

Robert D. Sparks

Robert D. Sparks, Esq.


Robert Sparks - Givens Givens Sparks

Robert Sparks and trial partner, Chris Codling, obtained the largest jury verdict in a pedestrian injury case in Hillsborough County history – an award of $30 million which was recognized as one of the largest verdicts in America in 2017. This record-setting verdict came on the heels of various other million dollar litigation and settlements, marking Robert as one of the youngest top trial attorneys in the nation to obtain such an accomplishment.

Millions Recovered for the Injured in Florida

As the lead trial attorney for the personal injury division, Robert has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients for cases involving wrongful death, negligence, medical malpractice, truck and auto accidents, insurance disputes, and commercial litigation. Robert also leads a team of family law attorneys and staff in the litigation of all facets of matrimonial and family law cases, including the representation of celebrities, athletes, business leaders, and other local community leaders.

In response to his successful litigation practices, Robert 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, Lawyers of Distinction and 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Under Rob's 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.

Robert consistently represents clients against insurance companies that wrongfully deny or underpay insurance claims. He works tirelessly for his clients and has been successful in helping families and businesses recover against the insurance giants who would have otherwise denied or refused to take responsibility for their actions. As a result of this track record, Robert is acknowledged as one of the best up and coming trial lawyers.

A Tampa native, Robert attended King High School and then Saint Leo University on a baseball scholarship. Following his collegiate career, Robert graduated from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center where he was honored for trial advocacy. Robert is licensed to practice in Florida, the Supreme Court of Florida, and the Federal Middle District Court of Florida.

He and his wife Dana, along with their children, reside in the Tampa Bay area and are involved in various civic and athletic organizations as sponsors and donors, as well as their local church.


  • I was very happy with the service provided by the team at Givens Givens Sparks! Rob and Ivan were extremely helpful and responsive throughout the process. They were always happy to provide updates on the status of the case and walked me through things step by step. I couldn’t have asked for a better overall experience with a less than ideal situation.

  • Rob Sparks is a great attorney, and even better person. Paula Bland is as good as it gets.

  • 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 pleasure to work with.

  • 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 importantly, your patience at all times.

  • 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 and professionalism. I could not have asked for a better team!

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