Athletes Lawyer

Keeping You In The Game

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Katy Freeman

Practice Areas

  • Doping
  • Endorsement and Salary Disputes
  • Team Selection Disputes
  • SafeSport
  • Sports-Related Civil Litigation


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.


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2016
    • Honors: Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • University of California Santa Barbara
    • B.A. - 2009

Bar Admission

  • California

Past Positions

  • Athlete Ombudsman, United States Olympic Committee, Intern
  • Gill Law Group, P.C., Associate