Adam M. Sparks


A native of Watkinsville, Georgia, and an experienced litigator and politico, Adam graduated from the University of Georgia, magna cum laude, (Phi Beta Kappa/Blue Key/Student Government Association President) before earning his J.D. from Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) and a graduate degree in politics from Teachers College. Adam practiced law at a Global 50 law firm in Washington, D.C. before heading home to offer legal and policy assistance to statewide political campaigns and to clerk for federal judges.

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  • Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY, J.D., 2009
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Hamilton Fellow
    • Articles Editor, Columbia Journal of Law & Social Problems
    • Stone Moot Court – Best Oral Advocate
    • Treasurer, Student Senate
    • Director, Columbia Law Revue
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, M.A. (Politics & Education), 2009
  • The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, B.A. (Drama), B.A. (Political Science), magna cum laude, 2005
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Blue Key Honor Society
    • Foundation Fellow
    • President, Student Government Association


  • Georgia, 2014
  • New York, 2010

Community Activities

  • UGA Honors Program Young Alumni Board
  • Young Professionals for Education Equity (Member)
  • Red Clay Democrats, Board of Governors
  • East Atlanta Community Association

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Constitution Society, Georgia Lawyers Chapter, Executive Committee (Co-Chair)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Member)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Litigation Section Member)
  • Cooper Inn of Court (Barrister)
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter (Member)
  • Atlanta Lawyers Club (Member)
  • Zell Miller Leadership Institute, Class of 2020


Experience trying cases running the gamut from voting rights and constitutional violations to complex commercial liability to landlord/tenant issues enables Adam to represent his clients with confidence and precision. He conducts a diverse practice to aid clients with difficult problems through a wide array of solutions– from a simple telephone call or demand letter to public policy analysis all the way through trials and appeals. Examples of areas in which he has litigated or intervened include:

  • Business Torts and Contract Disputes
  • Consumer Lending (such as RESPA, TILA, FCRA, and TCPA)
  • Election Law
  • Political Law (including campaign finance and ethics disputes)
  • False Claims Act, FIRREA Violations, and Whistleblower Actions
  • Federal, Section 1983, and State Civil Rights Actions
  • State Regulatory Disputes
  • Arbitration, Mediation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions

Adam earned degrees in drama and political science from the Honors College at the University of Georgia, where he served as student body president. He then headed to Columbia University to earn a law degree, graduating as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a master’s of arts in Politics and Education. Adam clerked for several judges at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Adam serves on several boards and committees aimed at improving life in Georgia, including the American Constitution Society Georgia Lawyers Chapter and the UGA Honors College. When not strengthening his practice and serving clients, he spends time with his wife, children, and rescue mutt, and takes in the performing arts, Atlanta soccer, and his beloved Dawgs when the moment arises.