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Stephanie Collett Sparks


Stephanie Collett Sparks is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Litigation practice area in the Dallas office.

Ms. Sparks focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, health care, and energy transactional and regulatory matters. She has successfully represented clients in all facets of litigation, trial, and arbitration. She also represents and counsels clients on complex transactional and regulatory matters in the energy and health care industries.

Ms. Sparks’ extensive finance and complex commercial litigation experience includes representing clients in contract disputes, financial services lawsuits, class actions, securities suits, fraud, theft of trade secrets, and business torts.

She has substantial experience as lead counsel in both energy litigation and regulatory matters representing utilities, investors, retail electric providers (REPs), power developers, owners of conventional and renewable generation, and other banking and financial clients in breach of contract suits; business litigation; utility service disputes; energy project transactions; and regulatory proceedings and contested cases before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). She has broad experience interpreting and complying with the complex regulatory requirements that govern energy developers, REPs and utilities’ operations within the PUCT and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

Ms. Sparks also represents health care clients in litigation and corporate consulting, with particular emphasis on breach of contract, prompt pay, ERISA-related disputes, health care compliance issues, and negotiating and drafting contracts.

Ms. Sparks was named a Super Lawyer – Rising Star by Thomson Reuters from 2013 – 2020 and was recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) category in Texas in 2021. She was also ranked by Chambers USA for the Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation - Electricity (Texas) category in 2022 and 2023.

Stephanie Collett Sparks



  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2005, with honors
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2002, with honors

Stephanie Collett Sparks


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2005

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


Executive Committee Member, University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association, 2017-2021

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Member, University of Texas Friar Society

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Member, Young Professionals of Greater Dallas Chamber

Stephanie Collett Sparks