Phone: 1-610-565-3701 x232
Email: [email protected]

Of Counsel (Family Law, Real Estate and Estate Departments)

Don is a lifelong Delaware County resident.  He went to both grade school and high school in Chester where he was a contemporary of Murray Eckell, his future partner.

He attended Drew University, graduating summa cum laude, and, upon graduation from college, married his lovely wife, Ann.  He then attended Duke University School of Law, graduating with his J.D. degree in 1958.  He set about the practice of law in the City of Chester.

After some prodding from his old friend Murray Eckell, Eckell and Sparks was formed in 1964 and has grown consistently ever since.  With a primary emphasis on domestic relations work, Don also practices criminal, labor, real estate and estate law.

He is especially proud of his three sons and grandchildren.  Don is a partner in a prestigious Wilmington, Delaware firm.  Jeffrey is a doctor of internal medicine in North Carolina and Steven is a lawyer representing the Nemours Foundation in Jacksonville, Florida.

Don has the designated title “of counsel” indicating his retirement and transition to part-time work with the firm.

  • “I engaged Eckell Sparks to represent me in my divorce, complicated with business ownership commercial and personal properties. I am very happy to say I could not have hoped for a better outcome.”

  • “When I was sued for a significant amount of money and assets, I retained Eckell Sparks. They developed a comprehensive litigation strategy to give me the best chance of success. They were easy to get a hold of, fair with billing, and kept me regularly informed and up to date on how my case was proceeding. When we were unable to achieve a fair settlement, my lawyer was confident in taking the case to trial. In the courtroom, they were strong, articulate and persuasive. After two days of trial, we achieved a very favorable verdict and made out even better than our last settlement offer.”

  • “I could not be happier with the experience I had with Eckell Sparks. My attorney walked me through the process of my discrimination suit step by step and held my hand the whole time. I had no prior experience with anything like this and they answered every one of my questions without all the fancy legal jargon. They were always accessible to me whenever I had concerns or thought of something that could be useful. From our first meeting to the last hearing, they were absolutely wonderful. This firm helped me through an awful experience with my previous employer and fought for me and what I deserved to the end. They talked me through every aspect in a way that was comfortable and like talking to an old friend. If I had to do the entire lawsuit over again, I would go with this firm.”

  • “I would feel very confident with this firm’s representation should I have any future matter, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for strong, quality representation.”

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Areas of Practice

Admitted to Practice

  • Pennsylvania


  • Drew University, B.A.
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1958

Professional Memberships

  • Delaware County Bar Association