Athletes Lawyer

Keeping You In The Game

Attorney Howard L. Jacobs

Howard L. Jacobs

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

Biography

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 400 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, Who’s Who Legal, and other attorney guides as one of the top ranked lawyers in the United States and globally for athletic disputes. In addition to his law practice, Howard is an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, where he teaches sports law.


Howard has spent for athletes and coaches in all types of disputes; he has handled numerous landmark cases making him the go-to lawyer for athletes around the world.


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, two hilarious dogs, and a garage full of bicycles.

Education

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Florida State University

Practice Areas

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

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Sports Law, Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990

Honors

  • Top Ranked Lawyers, Chambers Guide