Daniel D. Sparks
Daniel D. Sparks

Julie Guier


  • University of Georgia, 1981, B.A. (Order of Omega; Gridiron Secret Society; Dean’s List)
  • Samford University Cumberland School of Law, 1985, J.D. (National Mock Trial Team; National Mock Trial Competition, Finalist; Dean’s List)
  • When Dan Sparks was 11 years old, his father took him to the local jail and showed him people behind bars. He vividly remembers the deplorable conditions and the feeling that he never wanted to go to jail again. Then, he became curious about why the men were in jail. He wanted to know what had led them to that place and about the laws that put them there.

    Dan remains curious about the law in his current practice at Christian & Small. He continues to gain first-hand experience and often puts himself in his client’s shoes, knowing that legal issues are as important to clients at midnight as they are during business hours. Dan represents lenders, corporations and individuals in all aspects of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, workouts, asset recovery and foreclosure matters.

    Professional and Community Involvement
    • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI): Member
    • American Bar Association (ABA): Member
    • American Bar Foundation: Fellow
    • Alabama State Bar: Member
    • Birmingham Bar Association: Member
    • State Bar of Georgia: Member
    Awards and Recognition
    • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell*
    • Recognized in Chambers Listing for Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Alabama
    • Selected for inclusion in Alabama Super Lawyers® 2012 – 2014 in the field of bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights
    • Selected for inclusion in Alabama Super Lawyers® 2013 – 2014 Top 50 Attorneys in Alabama
    • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 and 2012 in the fields of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and commercial litigation;  and selected for inclusion 2012-2014 in the fields of commercial litigation, banking and finance and litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights
    • Listed as “Top Attorney” in field of bankruptcy for Birmingham Magazine 2009 – 2013
    • Listed as one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s “Best of the Birmingham Bar”
    *AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
  • Georgia, 1985
  • Alabama, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middles District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • Georgia State Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Civil Appeals