Our Attorneys

Goldsberry & Associates believes the way best way to represent our clients is to get to know them, and for them to get to know us, so we can form a true partnership. To that end, we invite you to read our profiles to learn a little more about our legal credentials as well as our personal backgrounds. As always, feel free to call us at 281-533-3030.


Shari Goldsberry

Senior Managing Partner

Shari Goldsberry’s career is dedicated to providing effective legal counsel to clients at a reasonable cost. Her practice areas include civil litigation, family law, appellate practice and mediation services. She believes in treating clients as individuals with respect for their legal and financial situation. Ms. Goldsberry works aggressively for fair resolutions, while striving to limit the costs associated with litigation.
Complementing her excellent skills as a legal advocate and business manager, Ms. Goldsberry has served as the editor of two publications, trained as a mediator and provided pro bono legal services to the underprivileged.
Ms. Goldsberry was born and raised in Houston, Texas where her family has run a machine shop for over 40 years. Ms. Goldsberry began her career managing this business, taking its annual sales from less than $100,000 to more than $2.2 million. Ms. Goldsberry's business experience also occasioned daily interactions with a diverse group of customers and vendors increasing her ability to resolve problems with people from all walks of life.
While managing the family business, Ms. Goldsberry was also going to school. After earning an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Houston, she earned her law degree from South Texas College of Law. In law school, Ms. Goldsberry was part of the Trial Advocacy Program that was awarded its first ever #1 ranking in U.S. News and World Report. She was also named to the prestigious Who's Who Among Law Students.
Following law school, Ms. Goldsberry clerked for a former appellate court chief justice at the prestigious downtown firm of Burrow & Parrott, LLP. During this clerkship, she obtained valuable insight into complex areas of litigation and appellate advocacy. 
Since hanging her own shingle in 2005, Ms. Goldsberry has achieved impressive results for her clients in a several disciplines of the law, including:
  • Acting as trial counsel on jury trials, bench trials and private arbitrations.
  • Handling complex civil litigation involving property disputes and personal injury, concurrently managed a seven attorney law firm, 
  • Writing appellate briefs in more than a dozen cases—including four Writs of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court; 
  • Representing appellate clients in oral arguments before the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; 
  • Being selected as an amicus to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 
  • Supervising more than twenty law clerks, 
  • Acting as a third party mediator, 
Ms. Goldsberry's practice also includes work for Child Protective Services. With a deep passion for protecting at-risk children, she's grateful for the opportunity to serve these little ones, whose voice may not otherwise be heard. 

Jessica Sparkman

Jessica is truly a rising star in the family law field. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Jessica graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Journalism. She got her law degree from Capital University in Columbus Ohio with a concentration in Family Law and Child Welfare and Adoption Law.

 While in still in Law School, Jessica interned with the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy. She took an active role in an on-going effort to enact legislation and modify current laws making the adoption process safer and more effective for the children being adopted.

 Jessica handles all Family Law cases such as divorce, custody, child support and C.P.S. as well as adoptions. She is building her practice with a focus on advocating for children.

 Jessica relocated from Ohio with her husband, Ian who works for Marathon Petroleum Company in Texas City. She is pleased to be representing clients and children on the Texas Gulf Coast where families play such an important role in the culture and community.



Emily Foster

Emily graduated Cum Laude from New York University, receiving her baccalaureate in individualized studies with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies and Women's Studies. She attended law school at Tulane University where she participated in the juvenile defense clinic and volunteered with Associated Catholic Charities in immigration law. She practices primarily immigration law and civil and criminal appellate law and is an outstanding research attorney and brief writer.

 Emily is licensed in Texas and Maryland and is temporarily residing in England.  Thanks to technology, Emily can work from any location and was able to accept this opportunity to reside in England for a time period.


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