David K. Sparr

David K. Sparr

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Dave Sparr is a long time resident of Oshkosh. He attended Oshkosh High School (now Oshkosh West) and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh before obtaining his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Dave has been practicing law in Oshkosh since 1978. He and his wife, Diane, live in Oshkosh.  Their two children, Eric, who also graduated from law school at UW-Madison, and Jessica, who is a business analyst in Minneapolis also grew up in Oshkosh. This is a law firm with strong connections to the local community.

I fell in love with Madison while attending grad school and law school. My wife and I came to Madison many weekends over the years for activities, such as the Great Taste of the Midwest, arts events, sports events, and the Saturday Farmers market, for restaurants, and for bicycling on Madison's great bike trails. We purchased a condo in 2009 so we could spend more time in Madison versus traveling to other cities for bike trips and entertainment and eventually opened our Madison law office in 2010.

My firm consists of a team of lawyers and assistants who are dedicated to the principle of people helping people. Unlike many trial law firms, I do not represent insurance companies. My firm is always available to provide information and advice to clients.

I serve as an arbitrator in personal injury cases and am a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the City of Oshkosh Business Improvement District, the Wisconsin Association for Justice, the National Education Association and the Wisconsin Education Association Council Attorney Referral program. I have testified as an expert in farm accident and legal malpractice cases.

Our motto of WE CAN HELP is taken seriously by all firm members. Contact my office to speak with a law firm that genuinely cares about you. We look forward to helping!

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1978


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Anthropology
    • Major: Sociology
  • Attended UW-Madison Ph D program in Anthropology prior to law school

Representative Clients

  • National Education Assn. Lawyer Referral Program Member, 1987-Present


  • Tort Seminar, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1992
  • Personal Injury Class Lectures, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member, 1981 - 2006
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Director, 1988 - 1998
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Litigation Section, 1988 - Present
  • Downtown Oshkosh Business Improvement District, Chairman, 2000 - Present
  • Oshkosh Arts, Board Member, 2001 - 2007
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1998 - 2007
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member, 1978 - Present
  • Winnebago County Criminal Defense Association, Member, 2004 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Wisconsin, Dept of Consumer Protection, 1976 - 1978

Pro Bono Activities

  • Oshkosh Arts Assn. & Gallery Walks, 1998 - Present
  • Oshkosh Business Improvement District, 2000 - Present
  • Crime Stoppers, 1994 - 2002

Ancillary Businesses

  • Rental Property Management-Advice to Property Owners
  • Works as Arbitrator for Attorneys on Personal Injury Claims