Mark Sparks has spent his legal career representing and fighting for those who have been wronged or taken advantage of. He refuses to accept that “might is right,” and continues to champion the rights of all. Mark is a board-certified injury attorney serving clients for the last 18 years. Board certification is an accomplishment that less than 2% of attorneys in Texas receive. Mark focuses not only on personal injury, commercial, and insurance cases, but also complex oil and gas litigation representing royalty owners, operators, and lessors. In addition to being admitted to the Texas bar, he earned admission to the California bar while working on class actions and mass torts in California state and federal courts. Recently, Mark lead a team of lawyers who obtained several hundred million dollars in settlements after concluding complex litigation filed in multiple jurisdictions. Additionally, Mark represented hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims in New York federal courts, exposing deceptive practices that insurance companies used to deny claims. He also holds noteworthy verdicts including a ‘Texas Top 100 Verdict’ in 2015.
Mark graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University, then cum laude from the University of Texas Law School. After graduation, he was a federal law clerk for two years to the Honorable Thad Heartfield in the Eastern District of Texas, where he drafted opinions related to complex class actions and patent litigation. Martindale-Hubbell, the legal profession’s gold standard, rates Mr. Sparks as AV Preeminent indicating the “Highest Level of Professional Excellence” and he also carries the highest ethical rating endorsed by that organization.
In 2014, Mark was recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, a distinction he continues to hold. He has been named as a Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2013. Prior to that, and on multiple occasions, Mark was named as a Texas Super Lawyer ‘Rising Star’. In both 2017 and 2018, Mr. Sparks was recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” Of all his awards, however, his favorite award is the 2013 Jefferson County Mickey F. Mehaffy Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, for his volunteer legal work in his hometown. This is a commitment which continues to this day. Mark has also served at length as either a director or officer for the Jefferson County Bar Association, and actively serves on the Jefferson County Bar Journal editorial committee. He is also a director for the Jefferson County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Jefferson County Bar Association.