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Address: 501 West 5th Street, Suite 4120, Austin, TX 78701
Judicial Assistant: Linda Mizell
Chambers Phone No.: (512) 916-5230

Staff Information

Courtroom Deputy:
Ms. Annette French
Courtroom Deputy Phone:
(512) 916-5896, ext. 8706
Courtroom Deputy Email:
Annette_French@txwd.uscourts.gov
Assigned Court Reporter:
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Policy:
Fact Sheet for U.S. District Judge Sparks

Biographical Information:

Year Service Began:
1991
Appointed By:
President George H. W. Bush
Education:
  • University of Texas, 1961, BA
  • University of Texas, 1963, LLB
Legal Practice:
  • Law Clerk to Judge Homer Thornberry, 1963-65
  • Hardie, Grambling, Sims & Galatzan, 1965-91
Other:

Judicial Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers and American Board of Trial Advocates