Givens Givens Sparks’ attorney Robert Sparks was named a ‘Top 40 Under 40’ trial attorney by The National Trial Lawyers organization for the second consecutive award year. To be eligible for consideration, an attorney must have achieved a successful outcome in a significant legal case and be under the age of 40.
As managing partner and lead trial attorney for the personal injury division of his firm, Sparks has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients in both state and federal courts. On the heels of a $30 million jury verdict in 2017 on behalf of his client, Stephanie Ming, who suffered permanent and debilitating brain damage after she was hit by a vehicle while walking on the side of the road, Sparks has continued to litigate other high-profile injury cases in the Tampa area.
In 2018, Sparks recovered a confidential settlement for an elderly woman who was severely injured on the property of an entertainment venue. The settlement was reached the Friday before a jury trial was set to begin, and after Sparks and his co-counsel, Christopher Codling, had litigated the negligence case for more than three years while the venue ownership fought the victim’s claims.
Also last year, Sparks litigated confidential policy limit insurance settlements for two clients who were injured when the car they were passengers in was hit by a driver who ran a red light. Both passengers suffered multiple injuries in the incident, including brain injuries, neck, back and shoulder injuries.
This year, Sparks will continue to pursue a pedestrian injury case in which his client suffered a closed head brain injury after being hit by a vehicle as she attempted to cross an intersection at a crosswalk in the south shore area of Hillsborough county.
In addition to the Top 40 Under 40 recognition, Sparks and his team have been recognized by several organizations, including: Expertise.com Best Personal Injury Firm in Tampa, Lawyers of Distinction, Super Lawyers®, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Firms®, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Attorneys, National Black Trial Lawyers Top 100, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.