Givens Givens Sparks

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At Givens Givens Sparks, we’ve made it our mission to provide justice and peace of mind for each client in every family law case we handle. We vow to fight for your family’s rights as if you were our own.

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HOW OUR ACCOLADES BENEFIT YOU

  • BEST LAW FIRMS BY U.S. NEWS Our firm was voted into Best Law Firms by U.S. News in the area of family law.
  • BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA Attorney Stann W. Givens was voted by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of family law.
  • US TOP 10 VERDICTS Givens Givens Sparks was included in the list of Top 10 Personal Injury Verdicts in Florida for securing a $30 million verdict in the case Ming v. Gerelco Traffic Controls, Inc.
  • LAW JOURNAL TOP VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS Our firm was selected to this list after securing a $30 million jury verdict for an injured client.
  • SUPER LAWYERS Many of our attorneys have been voted to the list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Less than 5% of lawyers in each practice area and location receive this honor.
  • EXPERTISE Givens Givens Sparks has been featured on the list of the Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa for 2018 by Expertise.
  • TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS Attorney Robert Sparks was selected to the list of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.
  • THE NATIONAL BLACK LAWYERS Chris Codling has been recognized by The National Black Lawyers – Top 100.
  • TOP 40 UNDER 40 Attorney Robert Sparks was selected to the list of Top 40 Under 40.
  • TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS Partner Robert Sparks has been a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators since 2017.
  • MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM Givens Givens Sparks is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in the United States.
  • BOARD CERTIFIED IN FAMILY LAW The firm is led by attorneys who are Board Certified as specialists in martial and family law, designating them experts in their field.
  • 10 BEST FAMILY LAW FIRMS Our firm was selected to the 2017-2019 list of 10 Best Family Law Firms by the American Institute of Family Law attorneys (AIOFLA) in Florida.
  • AV PREEMINENT RATED Attorney Stann Givens is AV rated as Preeminent™, the highest honor awarded by Martindale-Hubbell®.
  • LAWYERS OF DISTINCTION Partner Robert Sparks is a member of the Lawyers of Distinction.
  • #1 VERDICT IN FLORIDA Attorneys Robert D. Sparks and Christopher D. Codling secured the single largest Brain Injury verdict in Florida in 2017.
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Our Philosophy

We have a philosophy about how we approach all types of family law cases. We understand that this could be one of the most difficult and traumatic times in your life and your family's life - and we are here to offer the support, attention, and consideration you deserve. Not only has our dedicated legal team worked with thousands of clients, every family law and divorce lawyer at our firm is either board-certified by the Florida Bar or supervised by a board-certified attorney. The experience we offer is invaluable, and our complete devotion to our clients is second to none.

You need an experienced advocate on your side whether you are dealing with a contested divorce, collaborative divorce, or other family law related issues, including child custody, alimony or paternity. We are deeply committed to providing our clients with confident, informed counsel every step of the way in order to streamline the process and mitigate anxiety.

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Whatever situation you face, we encourage you to consult with our firm. Our in-depth understanding of family law allows us to provide personalized and supportive guidance when you need it most. The knowledge and experience of our attorneys will maximize your chances of receiving the type of outcome that you desire in your Tampa divorce or family law case.

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Stann Givens, Best Lawyers in America

Givens Givens Sparks is led by attorneys who are Board Certified in marital and family law, meaning they are experts in their field. Founding attorney Stann Givens has been selected by his peers to be listed in Best Lawyers in America, and the firm has received the honor of being listed as one of the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News. Our office is conveniently located in Downtown Tampa, close to the Westshore Area and Brandon.

What Sets Our Firm Apart

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    Our family firm has over 135 years of collective experience.
  • Super Lawyers
    Our attorneys have been rated by Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America.
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    We aim to achieve a fair and timely resolution of your family law issues.
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    We are dedicated to our clients and support them like family.

Meet The Attorneys

With more than 135 years of combined professional experience, the first priority of the attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks is to give our clients our complete devotion - and our service is second to none.
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Client Testimonials

  • "I feel exceptionally fortunate having been referred to you."

  • "I would recommend them 200% to anyone who has to go through a divorce."

  • "I truly appreciate your brilliant legal minds and your professional protection of my desires and interests as pertaining to my home."

  • "Stann is an intellectually gifted, highly motivated, knowledgeable attorney. He was truly a 'master negotiator.'"

  • "I appreciate you both always taking the time to answer all of my questions"

  • "Your guidance and wisdom has truly guided me through this difficult process that I can now put behind me. "

  • "His research, preparation and professionalism is noteworthy in every aspect. You have a brilliant attorney on your team."

  • You have been wonderfully amazing. Thank you for everything. So grateful.

  • Mr. Givens performed 1000 percent beyond expectation, and I received excellent results. Stann is a true Rain Maker.

  • Chris Givens provided excellent advice and went to great effort to meet my unique scheduling needs.

  • I have endured a very complex and exhausting legal experience. If not for the help of the Givens Law Group family I do not know that I would have been able to overcome such a nightmare.

  • The entire firm extended a personal interest in my case from the beginning to the end.

  • I have worked with attorneys my entire professional career. My experience with the Givens Law Group was the best, by far.

  • Although I have been very active with the legal community over my career, I have never been through anything like a divorce.

  • Givens Law Group will be my first thought if anyone ever asks about a referral to an attorney.

  • I just want to take a minute to tell you how amazing you are at your job!

  • Stann, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I appreciate the hard work by the attorneys in your firm.

  • Stann, thank you doesn’t seem like enough. You are truly a master negotiator.

Case Results

  • Family Law Case - Child Custody

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which a child was nearly removed from her mother’s custody and given to the child’s alleged father, although the father had not yet established paternity. Candela filed a written response on behalf of her client (the mother) alleging fraud by the father and had the pick-up order set aside before custody was transferred to the father. The practical result was to allow the mother and child stay in their home state (not Florida) pending the resolution of the case. The Court agreed and granted Candela’s client custody.

  • Family Law Case - Child Custody

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which her client filed a Petition to Establish Paternity, and the mother was served. After being served, the mother fled the state with the child. Candela filed an Emergency Motion for the immediate return of the child, and at that hearing, which was granted on an emergency basis, the mother was forced to turn the child over to the father, giving the father sole custody of the child pending the ultimate resolution of the case.

  • Family Law Case - Relocation

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which her client (the father) accused his child’s mother of relocating the child out of state without the consent of the child’s father. Candela was able to obtain a court order to return the child to the state of Florida and to remain in her client’s care while establishing permanent custody and timesharing plans. After Candela’s successful litigation of the case, the Court ruled that the mother’s Petition for Relocation was denied, and that the child shall live primarily with Candela’s client in Florida, with summer and school break schedules allotted to the mother.

  • Family Law Case - Timesharing Violation

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which her client was accused of violating a timesharing schedule agreed upon by both parental parties at the time the couple was divorced. The client’s child’s mother claimed that Candela’s client did not return the child for holiday timesharing at both Christmas and Easter. Candela had sent formal correspondence to the child’s mother regarding the dispute over the interpretation of the timesharing schedule, and when she did not agree, the father kept the child. The Court agreed with Candela’s interpretation of the timesharing schedule and found that her client was not in contempt for either holiday.

  • Family Law Case - Unilateral Medical-Related Decisions

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which she filed a Motion for Contempt on behalf of her client against the mother of his child for making unilateral medical-related decisions for the minor child without his knowledge. The Court agreed that the mother was in violation of the final judgment of their dissolution of marriage and held her in indirect civil contempt. The Court also ordered that the treatment in question cease immediately and that the mother be solely responsible for any and all costs related to that treatment. Furthermore, the Court ordered that the mother was not to make any unilateral decisions in the future and was to notify the father of any future appointments so that he could be present either over the phone or in person.

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Case Resolution

Our goal is to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. We always attempt to work cooperatively with those on the other side of your case to achieve a fair and timely resolution of the legal issues in your case. If, however, an out-of-court settlement is not possible, with our vast depth of experience in litigation, we are fully prepared to forcefully present your case at trial. Our goal is to guide you through the family law process with the full protection of your legal rights, the least amount of delay and the most conservative use of funds possible.
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Tampa Divorce Law Firm

The events leading to the litigation of a family law matter are, for many, the most difficult of their lives. For example, the strong emotions accompanying the end of a relationship, coupled with uncertainty over the welfare of your children and your financial future, may have a devastating effect on your ability to function in your everyday life. We believe you deserve close attention to your individual legal needs during this time from an experienced and dedicated team.

With years of experience, the attorneys in our firm have proven themselves to be leaders among family lawyers in Florida. Our support staff is trained to listen carefully to your concerns and to assist you in the vigorous advocacy of your rights.

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At Givens Givens Sparks, your family is our family. As such, we promise to fight for each client and voraciously protect their best interests. Facing a family law issue? Get in touch with us to learn how we can help!

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