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Robert D. Sparks

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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 deathnegligencemedical malpracticetruck 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.

Education
  • J.D. Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center - Graduate School
  • Bachelors Saint Leo University - University
  • High School King High School - High School
Memberships
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • Expertise’s Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa
    Expertise’s Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    The National Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
    The National Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Lawyers of Distinction
    Lawyers of Distinction
  • Best Personal Injury Attorney by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Awards
  • #1 Verdict in Florida (largest brain injury verdict in florida) Attorneys Robert D. Sparks and Christopher D. Codling secured the single largest Brain Injury verdict in Florida in 2017.
    #1 Verdict in Florida (largest brain injury verdict in florida)
  • Lawyers of Distinction Partner Robert Sparks is a member of the Lawyers of Distinction.
    Lawyers of Distinction
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Attorney Robert Sparks was selected to the list of Top 40 Under 40.
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Personal Robert Sparks was selected to the 2019 list of 10 Best Attorney by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIPIA) in Florida.
    American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Personal