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When athletes want the absolute best legal representation, they come to us. Our experience, reputation and results at the Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs are simply unmatched. We provide a voice for athletes and others in all types of disputes, winning cases that set precedents and that have established better and fairer practices.
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Howard L. Jacobs
Howard Jacobs has been identified by leading national and international publications as one of the leading sports lawyers in the world. He is an athlete’s lawyer and not a sports agent. He represents athletes in all types of disputes, with a particular focus on the defense of athletes charged with doping and other disciplinary offenses. He has represented over 300 professional athletes, Olympic athletes and amateur athletes in disputes involving doping, salary issues, team selection issues, SafeSport issues, endorsements, unauthorized use of name and likeness, and other matters. Howard Jacobs has been consistently listed by the Chambers Guide as one of the top ranked lawyers in the United States for athletic disputes. In addition to his law practice, Howard Jacobs is an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, where he teaches sports law.
As an athlete advocate, Howard provides a voice for athletes and others in all types of disputes; he has argued many landmark cases for athletes, winning cases that have set precedents and established better and more fair practices. Because of this, Howard Jacobs is a sought after expert on sports law issues.
Howard graduated from Florida State University and William and Mary Law School. He ran cross country and track & field for Florida State University and competed as a professional triathlete during law school. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife and a garage full of bicycles.
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Before earning her law degree, Katy spent many years competing at the highest levels of intercollegiate and Olympic swimming. Her experiences as a member of USA Swimming’s National Team and first-hand knowledge of the issues elite athletes face served as her introduction to the realm of sports law and, ultimately, led her to attend law school.
Katy first joined the Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs as an intern during the summer of 2014, and was thrilled re-join as an Associate in May 2019.
While in law school, Katy also had the opportunity to intern for the Athlete Ombudsman for the United States Olympic Committee, where she assisted with research and writing in relation to athlete disputes. After graduating from law school, Katy spent two years working in family law as an Associate with the Gill Law Group, P.C. During her time there, she specialized in work on high conflict divorce and child custody matters.
Katy is a California girl through and through, having grown up in Northern California. She is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara (B.A., 2009) and the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D., 2016), where she graduated with a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Despite strong Trojan ties, Katy remains a true, blue-and-gold bleeding Gaucho at heart. She is admitted to practice law in California.
Katy and her husband currently reside in the Los Angeles area with their dog Libby. Katy spends her free time reading, cooking and watching the Dodgers.
Aaron M. Mojarras
Aaron joined the Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs as an intern during the spring of 2021 and never looked back, officially becoming an Associate in May 2021. His practice focuses primarily on representing athletes in arbitrations in disciplinary matters (anti-doping and SafeSport), salary disputes (basketball), and team selection disputes.
As an athlete growing up, Aaron knew he wanted a career in sports well before attending law school. Committed to that goal, Aaron received his B.A. from California State University, Fresno where he played rugby and developed his passion for sports law. Aaron received his J.D. from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, along with a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
While attending law school, Aaron interned for the United States Anti-Doping Agency, where he worked on issues related to anti-doping rule violations for Team USA athletes, support personnel and international mixed marital arts athletes. While at Pepperdine he worked as a member of the NCAA Compliance Department and competed as a member of Pepperdine’s Trial Advocacy team.
Aaron is a California native, growing up in Fresno before moving to the Los Angeles area. When not at the office, he is usually traveling with his fiancé, relaxing with his dog, or keeping his competitive spirit alive by playing softball and basketball. He also enjoys cooking, hiking, and watching the Raiders, Celtics, and Red Sox.
Aaron is admitted to practice law in California. He is also a member of the Sports Lawyer Association.
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