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

Staff Information:

Judicial Assistant Phone:
(512) 916-5230
Judicial Assistant Email:
Courtroom Deputy:
Ms. Alexis Montgomery
Courtroom Deputy Phone:
(512) 916-5896, ext. 8708
Courtroom Deputy Email:
Assigned Court Reporter:
Fact Sheet for U.S. District Judge Sparks

Biographical Information:

Year Service Began:
Appointed By:
President George H. W. Bush
  • 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
  • Judicial Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • President, El Paso Bar Association (1989-90)
  • Selected as one of four “Living Legends” of Austin ISD (2006)