Introduction: Sparks Family Law is a family-centered law practice. We advise, counsel, strategize and advocate passionately for our clients. Because we focus exclusively on family-related legal issues, we have the expertise and the understanding you need to handle everything from relatively simple matters through complex and high-conflict cases.
A divorce or other family law conflict, by its nature, can be one of the most complicated and stressful events you may ever experience in your life, and can have long-lasting consequences for you, your family, and your children. Sparks Family Law excels at helping you through this difficult experience.
As a divorced father himself, attorney Gary D. Sparks has witnessed the family law legal system from the perspective of a single parent fighting to achieve a fair outcome for himself and for his children, and also from the perspective of an accomplished attorney who has successfully advocated for hundreds of husbands, wives, parents, military service members, and same-sex couples in their divorce and family law matters.
Gary graduated 1st in his class from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, where he was awarded magna cum laude honors for excellence in academic achievement, in addition to numerous other scholarly awards.
He clerked for the Family Law court while in law school and served as the managing editor of the Law Review. As a result of his good standing and academic accomplishments, Gary was certified by the State Bar of California to engage in the limited practice of family law while still only a student. He worked for several years as a student instructor and thereafter as a teaching assistant at the School of Law, and today continues to privately tutor and mentor law students in their studies and in preparation for the bar exam and their future careers.
Prior to founding his own firm in 2009, Gary was a partner at Holmes, Moore & Sparks, a well-known family law firm in Walnut Creek with a rich 25+ year history of successful family law advocacy across the East Bay.
Gary has a reputation in the legal community for being firm, yet fair, in dealing with other parties and attorneys. His time clerking for the court gave him valuable insight and experience into the inner workings of our legal system, flawed as it may be. Gary enjoys legal research and analysis, and is highly skilled at presenting oral argument in court.