Kristen Sparks


Since graduating from Washington University School of Law in 2015, I have concentrated my practice in the areas of Family Law, Probate, Orders of Protection, Adoption and Estate Planning. I am a certified Guardian ad Litem in the State of Missouri. I am also a trained Family Law Mediator and have served as an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law.

While at Washington University, I was active in student government as a member of the Student Bar Association for three years and the executive board for two years. I was a member of the executive boards of the Student Law Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Global Studies Law Review, and was President of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, one of the largest student groups on campus.

I am proud to call St. Louis home and am committed to serving my community.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading and concerts, and spending time with my rescue dog.

I was born in Madison, Wisconsin, grew up in Chesterfield, Missouri, and now live in the City of St. Louis.

Awards and Achievements:

  • 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Family Law

Professional Commitment:

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Young Lawyer's Division, Social Chair 2017-2018, 2018-2019, Vice-Chair 2019-2020
  • Missouri AFCC
    • Lunch & Learn Committee Co-Chair, Nov. 2019-Present
  • Missouri Bar Family Law Section
  • Professional Women's Alliance
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • St. Charles County Bar Association
  • The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

Community Involvement:

  • Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law - Fall 2018
  • Young Friends of Project, Inc.
    • President and Founding Member, 2017-2019
  • Board Member, Project, Inc., 2018-2019


Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 2015

Truman State University, B.S. - Psychology, 2012, B.S. - Justice Systems, 2012


Madison, WI

Kristen Sparks

Garnholz Sparks
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
The Sevens Building
7777 Bonhomme Ave., Suite 1910
St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105
p: 314.725.5430
f: 314.725.5161