Braden W. Sparks, PC
12222 Merit Dr
Suite 800 Dallas, TX 75251-3226
(214) 750-3372 www.sparkslaw.com
During his 43 years of practicing law, Brady Sparks has tried over 300 jury trials - both civil and criminal - and has been appointed by state and federal courts as mediator in over 450 cases.
He single-handedly won the appeal of his first federal case in the U. S. Supreme Court, reversing the Fifth Circuit and the trial court (Hon. A. Joe Fish).
Brady is rated "AV- Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell , is Board Certified in Civil Trials by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a Texas "Super Lawyer," and is a former Chief Felony Prosecutor.
He has strong affiliations with national, state and local bar associations, but practices primarily in North Texas.
Brady and Christie, his wife of 37 years, have four children and three grand-children.
Colorado College (1966-1970) B.S. Southern Methodist University (1970-1973) J.D. L EGAL EXPERIENCE
Intern, Fort Worth Regional Office, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (1972) Prosecutor, Dallas County District Attorney's Office (Henry Wade) (1974-9) Board Certified - Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1994) Rated "AV - Preeminent" by Martindale Hubble Law Directory Licensed Mediator; extensive mediation experience (over 475 mediations); appointed by numerous courts
COURTS WHERE ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
United States Supreme Court United States Courts of Appeals - 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 10th Circuits Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas All State Courts in Texas
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS [PAST AND PRESENT]
Master, Judge Paul Brown American Inn of Court Dallas County Bar Association Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas Bar Associations Federal Bar Association Dallas Bar Association Co-Chair, Judiciary Committee ('98) Chair, Sub-Committee on A/V and Electronics ('97) Co-Chair, Courthouse Committee ('96) State Bar of Texas American Bar Association Association of Attorney Mediators (N. Texas Chapter) State Bar of Texas
AUTHORSHIPS, INSTITUTES, SEMINARS AND LECTURES
Author, Speaker: "Parallel Proceedings in Broker-Theft Cases," 19th Annual Meeting, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (2010)
An evening on the Internet: The Wired Courthouse, Dallas Bar Ass'n., August 27, 1997.
Sex, Lies, Videotape, And Advocacy: Common Ethics Problems In Mediation, Dallas Bar Ass'n., February 29, 1996 and July 25, 1997.
Basic Mediator Training, American Academy of Attorney-Mediators (1996).
Basic Mediator Training, American Academy of Attorney-Mediators (1992).
Court-Annexed Mediation under the Texas ADR Statute, Wichita County Bar Association (1992).
Principal author, Brief of The Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association ("PIABA") as Amicus Curiae, UBS Financial Services, Inc., and UBS Securities, LLC, v. West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc., et al., U. S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, No. 11-0235-CV, filed on behalf ofAppellees on April 4, 2011 (affirmed) Download brief
Co-Author, with Seth E. Lipner, "Ex-Employees of Respondents Should Not Serve as Arbitrators," Vol. 17, No. 4, PIABA BAR JOURNAL (2010) Download file
THE QUESTION BOOK: WHAT 90 EXPERTS RECOMMEND YOU ASK BEFORE YOU..., Chapter 47, Whether to File Suit. (Nelson,1993).
Co-author, with Hon. Nathan Hecht, ChiefJustice, Texas Supreme Court, Pre-Trial Motion Practice, Pre-Trial Orders and Scheduling Principles [sub-section on mediation], State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Short Course (1990).
Federal Perjury Laws, Dallas Bar Ass'n Headnotes (1999)
State Perjury Laws, Dallas Bar Ass'n Headnotes (1999)
Boston Marathon '91; 5 other marathons Marathon PR, 3:18 [Dallas White Rock, '90]. Other equally foolish endurance sports Active in Civic, Church, and Charitable Organizations
Citigroup Global Markets v. Bacon, 562 F.3d 349 (5th Cir. 2009).Download appeal
Vetco Sales, Inc. v. Vinar, et al., 98 Fed.Appx. 264, 2004 WL 179379, 5th Cir. (2004)
Jenevein v. Friedman, 114 S.W.3d 743 (Tex.App. Dallas 2003)
Viazis v. American Ass'n of Orthodontists, 314 F.3d 758, 2002-2 Trade Cases P73,907, 60 Fed.R.Evid.Serv. 428, 5th Cir. [Tex] (2002)
Viazis v. American Ass'n of Orthodontists, 182 F.Supp.2d 552, 2001-2 Trade Cases P73,455, E.D. Tex. (2001)
Edison v. Beta Financial Corp., 994 S.W.2d 827, Tex.App.-Eastland (1999)
Boggan v. Data Systems Network Corp., 969 F.2d 149 (5th Cir. [E.D.Tex.] 1992);
Pinter v. Dahl, 486 U.S. 622, 108 S.Ct. 2063, (U.S. [Tex.] 1988);
Pinter v. Dahl, 787 F.2d 985 (5th Cir. [Tex.] 1986);
Pinter v. Dahl, 794 F.2d 1016 (5th Cir. [Tex.] 1986);
Harris Data Communications, Inc. V. Dellana, 680 S.W.2d 641 (Tex.Civ.App. 1984).
Garrett v. U.S., 533 U.S. 917, 121 S.Ct. 2523 (2001)
U.S. v. Garrett, 250 F.3d 745 (5th Cir. [Tex] (2001)
U.S. v. Garrett, 238 F.3d 293 (5th Cir. [Tex] (2000)
Turner v. U.S., 1 F.3d 901 (10th Cir. [Kan.] 1995);
U.S. v. Turner, 44 F.3d 900, 10th Cir. [Kan.] (1995)
U.S. v. Turner, 1994 WL 409632, D.Kan. (1994)
Smith v. State, 772 S.W.2d 946 (Tex.App. - Dallas 1989);
Taylor v. State, 599 S.W.2d 831 (Tex.Cr.App. 1980);
Todd v. State, 598 S.W.2d 286; (Tex.Civ. App. 1980);
Wrenn v. State, 597 S.W.2d 369 (Tex.Cr.App. 1980);
Rogers v. State, 550 S.W.2d 78 (Tex.Cr.App., 1977);
Williams v. State, 547 S.W.2d 18 (Tex.Cr.App. 1977);
Powell v. State, 541 S.W.2d 432 (Tex.Cr.App. 1976).
300 + Jury Trials 450 + Mediations Successful Appellant, U.S. Supreme Court - first federal trial, first appeal (1988) Chief Felony Prosecutor under Henry Wade (1977-79) Law Intern, U.S. Securities & Exch. Comm'n., (Ft. Worth) (1972)