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John T. Sparks, Sr.


John is a versatile trial lawyer with broad experience in complex commercial and tort litigation. He has also acted as an adviser to out-of-state lawyers with respect to the scope and effect of Georgia's Products Liability Law. He has wide-ranging experience in construction litigation and arbitration representing general contractors, material suppliers, and owners. John also has extensive experience in specific areas of employment law, including State law issues regarding restrictive covenants, ancillary to employment agreements and Federal law issues regarding discrimination and wage & hour disputes.

John has been married for twenty-six years. Although he no longer conducts or participates in any archeological excavations, John reads extensively and pursues his interest in South and Central American, pre-Columbian archeology.


J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, 1987
Cum Laude Law Journal: Mississippi Law Journal, Comments Editor, 1986 - 1987
Law Journal: Journal of Space Law, Co-Editor, 1986

M.A., University of Mississippi, Mississippi, 1984
Major: Archeology

B.A., University of Mississippi, Mississippi, 1980
Majors: English, Anthropology, and History

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Member Since: 1987

U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
Member Since: 1993

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
Member Since: 1991

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
Member Since: 1987

Georgia Court of Appeals
Member Since: 1987

Supreme Court of Georgia
Member Since: 1987

Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Litigation Section

State Bar of Georgia

Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Published Works

Products Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium, The Defense Research Institute, Inc., Georgia Chapter, 1992, 2001, 2007


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Birth Information

1958, Sparta, Georgia, United States of America