Joy L. Sparling


Joy Sparling is a partner at Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel in the firm’s Illinois office. Joy heads up the Asbestos Litigation Intake Department, and in addition to asbestos has a special interest in complex product liability cases. A native of Davenport, Iowa, Joy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois. She was awarded a Juris Doctor degree with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was a Baker & McKenzie International Law Scholar. Joy was admitted to the State Bar of Illinois in 1987. She is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Rock Island County Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.

Joy Sparling

Joy L. Sparling

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Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Toxic Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Devices

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1987


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D. with honors, 1985
  • Trinity College, Deerfield, Illinois, B.A., 1982

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Baker & McKenzie International Law Scholarship, 1983-1985

Other Appointments

  • Chair Qualified, Cook County, Illinois Mandatory Arbitration Program, 1990-present

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