Jamie Sparks

Ms. Sparks began her legal career working for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. Ms. Sparks not only sought her law degree, but also earned a Masters in Public Administration while attending the University of Arizona.  Ms. Sparks now represents the criminally accused in death penalty cases, major felony cases and misdemeanor cases.   Ms. Sparks has a solid background in family and personal injury law as well. After working as a prosecutor, she worked in an exclusive family law firm that concentrated in the area of family law. In addition, she has expanded her practice area by representing individuals and successfully negotiating wrongful death actions and serious injury accidents.  Ms. Sparks is also currently a Judge Pro Tem at the Maricopa County Superior Court.

 

JUDGE PRO TEM

  • Maricopa County Superior Court 2011-Present

Former Prosecutor
 

  • Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Phoenix, Arizona, from 2003-2006

Litigation Percentage
 

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Education

 

  • University of Arizona, College of Law, Tucson, Arizona

      Juris Doctorate Degree – 2002

 

  • University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona

      Masters in Public Administration - 2002
 

  • University of Arizona, Arizona

      B.S. – 1998 (Magna cum laude)
 

Professional Associations and Memberships
 

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Association
  • Arizona Law Journal
  • Capital Representation Project

Herman Alcantar

Herman Alcantar, Jr., is well known and respected in Phoenix and throughout Arizona as a criminal defense attorney. He has successfully defended clients in both state and federal court since 1981. He is one of the exclusive criminal defense attorneys in the area who is certified to represent clients in death penalty cases. In fact, Mr. Alcantar was the first attorney in Maricopa County to receive a life verdict after the Ring decision.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Death Penalty Certified, Arizona

Education

  • California Western School of Law, California

      Juris Doctorate Degree – 1979

  • Arizona State University, Arizona

      B.S. - 1976

 

  • University of San Francisco, Spain & Mexico

      1972-1974

 

Professional Associations and Memberships
 

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Capital Representation Project

Anna Ruiz


Mrs. Ruiz is Bilingual, has over 20 years of legal experience and has been an employee with Alcantar & Associates for over 19 years.

Melissa Medina

Ms. Medina is Bilingual, has over 8 years of legal experience and has been an employee with Alcantar & Associates for over 3 years.

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