Kristen Sparks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Garnholz Sparks
 | 7777 Bonhomme Ave, Suite 1910
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-934-2694
Fax: 314-725-5161
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Kristen Sparks is a partner with Garnholz Sparks law firm in St. Louis, Missouri. A top-rated lawyer and emerging leader in her field, Ms. Sparks provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater St. Louis metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    · Family law

    · Divorce

    · Adoptions

    · Guardian ad Litem

    · Mediation and collaborative law

    · Estate planning and probate

    Well-versed in mediation and collaborative law, Ms. Sparks prefers to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, stressful and time-consuming court battles. However, she will not hesitate to take her clients' matters to court when necessary to help them achieve the positive results they seek, and she routinely serves as certified Guardian ad Litem in contentious custody situations.

    Drawing upon her extensive legal knowledge, Ms. Sparks has served as adjunct law professor at Washington University School of Law. She has also served as been the social chair, vice-chair, and co-chair of trivia night of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis's Young Lawyer's Division as well as co-chair of the Lunch & Learn Committee sponsored by the Missouri Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. 

    Among her other professional affiliations, Ms. Sparks is a member of The Missouri Bar and its Family Law Section as well as the Professional Women's Alliance, the St. Louis County Bar Association, the St. Charles County Bar Association and the Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis. She is also founder and former president of Young Friends of Project, Inc.

    A 2012 graduate of Truman State University, Ms. Sparks obtained her Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in 2015. While there, she was a member of the Student Bar Association and the Global Studies Law Review as well as president of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Family Law
    • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

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    About Kristen Sparks

    Admitted: 2015, Missouri

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Family Law, 2019 - 2020

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Guardian ad Litem for the State of Missouri

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Young Lawyer's Division, Trivia Night Co-Chair, 2020
    • St. Louis County Bar Association
    • St. Charles County Bar Association
    • Professional Women's Alliance
    • Missouri Bar Family Law Section
    • Vice-Chair of the Young Lawyers' Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2019 - 2020
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Young Lawyer's Division, Social Chair 2017 - 2019
    • Student Law Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member of the Executive Boards
    • Washington University School of Law, Student Bar Association, Member
    • Co-Chair of the Lunch & Learn Committee of the Missouri AFCC's St. Louis Chapter, 2019 - Present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Project, Inc., Board Member, 2018 - 2019
    • Young Friends of Project, Inc., President and Founding Member, 2017 - 2019
    • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, President
    • Candidate for the Man & Woman of the Year Competition benefiting the Gateway Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society., 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Washington University School of Law, Global Studies Law Review
    • Adjunct Professor, Washington University School of Law, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • BS in Psychology and BS in Justice Systems from Truman State University, 2012
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    Office Location for Kristen Sparks

    7777 Bonhomme Ave
    Suite 1910
    St. Louis, MO 63105

    Phone: 314-934-2694

    Fax: 314-725-5161

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    Last Updated: 1/11/2021

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