410.659.1300
Lawyers

Lisa D. Sparks

Of Counsel

Lisa D. Sparks

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Surety & Fidelity

Recognitions

Avvo Rated 8.0

Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers, 2015

Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyers, 2015

The Daily Record's Leading Women, 2014

Maryland Super Lawyer®, 2014-2015

Maryland Super Lawyer® Rising Stars, 2013 

Education

University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 2007, summa cum laude)

University of Baltimore (B.A. 2005, summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions

Maryland

Virginia

District of Columbia

United States District Court for the District of Maryland

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

United States Tax Court

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States Supreme Court

Lisa Sparks had already established an accomplished legal career by the time most people get started.

Sparks graduated from law school with honors at the young age of 22. She worked at two other law firms with strong practice areas in corporate and construction law before becoming a staple of the WC&S team.

Ms. Sparks had already been named a Rising Star in 2013 by Maryland Super Lawyers and elevated to Super Lawyer status by Maryland Super Lawyers the following year in 2014. Ms. Sparks has a broad range of experience in commercial litigation and in representing construction industry clients in all aspects of business. She represents insurers, owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, insurers and sureties in contract review and negotiation, litigation, mediation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings. Her background also includes advising clients on government contracting, employment, advertising, real estate, and other business matters.

Ms. Sparks is a proud lifelong resident of Baltimore. She has become recognized around the local community for her extensive work on a variety of committees and professional organizations, especially within the construction industry. She is a LEED accredited professional, which is a rarity for attorneys.

Outside of work, Ms. Sparks is also a Practitioner in Residence at the University of Baltimore School of Law, teaching Commercial Law, Sales and Leases and Construction Law.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)

- Baltimore Chapter, Chair of the Women’s Committee (2015 -16)

Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA)

- Board Member, Construction Law Section (July 2016 – June 30, 2017)

Baltimore County Bar Association

LEED AP, BD+C

EXPERIENCE

Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP (2013 – Present)

University of Baltimore Law School, Commercial Law, Sales and Leases, Construction Law (2011 – Present)

- Practitioner in Residence (2015 – Present)

- Adjunct Professor (2011 – 2015)

Bowie & Jensen, LLC (2011 – 2012)

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP (2008 – 2011)

Judicial Law Clerk, Maryland Court of Special Appeals (2007 – 2008)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

The Riveter
Lisa Sparks opens doors to the law for underprivileged girls
Published in 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers — January 2017 by Beth Taylor

Co-presenter, “Ethical and Other Considerations When Settling or Pursuing Your Principal’s Claims”, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association (May 2014)

Author, “Government Balances Costs of Sustainability,” Bar Bulletin, Maryland State Bar Association (April 2012).

Presenter, “Green Construction Contracting Issues,” National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Regional Forum (April 2011).

Co-author, “Is it Public or is it Not? How Privately Financed Construction on Privately Owned Land for Private Uses is Public While Publicly Financed Construction on Publicly Owned Land for Public Uses is Private!” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (2010), discussing practical issues impacting construction in the private/public overlap, including sovereign immunity, contract disputes, remedies, debarment and suspension.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Co-founder, Rosey the Lawyer, a collaboration of WCS and College Abound to motivate an empower young ladies to enter the field of law.  

Member, Towson Elks Lodge #469.

Red Shoe Crew, a young professionals´ networking and service group affiliated with the Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore.