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Sports Law

Sports Representation, NIL endorsement agreements, Arbitration & Litigation Practice.  Athlete discipline cases, golf law, athlete representation, celebrity endorsement Call (877) 276-5084.

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Sports Law Overview

Steve Vondran is a California and Arizona sports lawyer.  He is a member of the Fresno State baseball hall of fame and is a former professional baseball player (Cincinnati Reds organization).  We can help the following types of athletes, men and women, with professional sports agency representation including name, image, likeness contracts ("NIL" attorney):

1.  Baseball and softball players (click here to read Steve Vondran Baseball Story)

2.  Tennis players

3.  Golfers

4.  Extreme sports (martial arts, car racing, motorcycling)

5.  Reality television sports

6.  Lacrosse players

7.  Soccer players

8.  Coaches

9.  Sports broadcasters

10.  Olympic athletes

11.  Cheerleader injuries

12.  Motocross law

13.  Karate

14.  Basketball players

15.  Trainers including fitness trainers

16. Football players

For other sports not listed above, please fill out the contact form below.  For other men's and women's sports, call us at (877) 276-5084.

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10 Things a student athlete can do NOW to prepare for a potentially lucrative future in Name, Image and Likeness sports marketing

Here is a great blog I wrote on how to improve your chances to get a NIL sports marketing deal from a brand.

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Resolution of Sports Disputes (Arbitration, Mediation, Litigation)

In addition to sports representation, we also can assist with the following types of sports arbitration and litigation in both California and Arizona, and in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and in the International Counsel for Arbitration of Sport (ICAS):

1.  NCAA eligibility disputes (NIL, college discipline, rape allegations, due process, cheating, Covid-19 suspensions)

2.  Title IX legal issues (gender discrimination)

3.  Drug testing & anti-doping law

4.  Sports injuries (sports torts outside normal game rules)

5.  Injuries at stadium

6.  Sports contract disputes involving agents

7.  Sports merchandising licensing disputes

8.  Sports-related domain name disputes (UDRP)

9.  Athlete right of publicity lawsuits

10.  Representation of sports brands and properties

11.  Cheerleader injuries

12.  Personal trainer negligence

13.  Right of publicity cases

14.  Arbitration of sports disputes (including Women's Tennis Association (“WTA”), United World Wrestling (“UWW”), IAAF, ISAF sailing, International Cricket Association (“ICA”), UEFA, FIFA, World Karate Federation, International Tennis Federation (“ITF”), sports clubs and more).

15.  First amendment on campus (silencing of free speech and association)

16.  Censorship of student newspapers

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Contact a Sports Arbitration and Litigation Attorney

Contact one of our sports lawyers to discuss your case.  If you are being drafted and need legal representation, contact us at (877) 276-5084.  Why hire a sports agent when you can hire a sports lawyer? Please fill out the form below to have one of our lawyers call you back.  We have been in civil litigation since 2004.  In that time, we have taken on some of the biggest companies and their BIGLAW firms.  We are battle-tested and have litigated over 500 cases in federal court.  We also handle NIL endorsement contracts in Arizona and California.

Please note that some of the above types of cases may require association with local counsel.  We look forward to working with you.  You can also send us an email through our form submission, and we will call you back.  Please make sure to leave your phone number and the general nature of the case.

Contact us for an initial consultation!

For more information, or to discuss your case or our experience and qualifications please contact us at (877) 276-5084. Please note that our firm does not represent you unless and until a written retainer agreement is signed, and any applicable legal fees are paid. All initial conversations are general in nature. Free consultations are limited to time and availability of counsel and will depend on the type of case you are calling about (no free consultations for other lawyers). All users and potential clients are bound by our Terms of Use Policies. We look forward to working with you!
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