BEAUMONT- October 4, 2013: Mark Sparks, a Board Certified personal injury trial lawyer has been honored by the Jefferson County Bar
Association as lawyer of the year for his tireless work on behalf of clients with the Bar's pro bono program.
Sparks will be presented with his award at the "Celebrate Pro Bono" luncheon Monday, October 23.
The Pro Bono Program is partially funded by a grant from IOLTA. These funds exist in order to help those in need of legal services who are unable to pay for them.The Jefferson County Bar Association Pro Bono Program's goal is to provide legal representation to residents of Jefferson County who cannot afford to hire an attorney. The program relies entirely on local attorney volunteers to perform these services without pay. Mark Sparks is also a member of the Pro Bono Committee.
Mark Sparks is a veteran trial lawyer with more than 14 years of civil litigation experience on behalf of plaintiffs and foreign citizens against domestic and international chemical and transnational companies involved in major products liability disputes, general negligence, aviation accidents, corporate fraud, conversion, judgment enforcement, judgment collection, and foreign litigation in jurisdictions including Asia, Europe, North America, Central America and South America.
Sparks completed his juris doctoral degree cum laude at The University of Texas School of Law and is undergraduate degree summa cum laude at Baylor University. For six years he has volunteered as a High School Mock Trial Coach. Mark Sparks was recently elected Treasurer of the Jefferson County Bar Association and has served multiple terms on the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association board of directors. His memberships include a the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and the Inter-American Bar Association.
For over forty years, Provost *Umphrey's mission has remained to seek justice for those most in need- those who have suffered a personal injury or death due to the wrongful conduct of others. Provost Umphrey attorneys fight for clients nationwide in Beaumont and Houston, Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee. Provost Umphrey is Hard-Working Lawyers for Hard-Working People.