About Us

When athletes want the absolute best legal representation, they come to us.  Our experience, our reputation, and our results 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 more fair practices.


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 200 professional athletes, Olympic athletes and amateur athletes in disputes involving doping, salary issues, team selection 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, two children, two running dogs and a garage full of bicycles.

For more information, please click here to read this September 19, 2006 USA Today profile.



Lindsay S. Brandon

A native Seattleite, Lindsay spent many years as an advocate for social justice before her legal career intersected with sports in 2014. At that time, she became a part-time journalist, focusing on legal issues plaguing U.S. sports.  She ultimately decided to attend St. John’s University School of Law’s LL.M. program in International Sports Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Lindsay defended indigent youth in King County, Washington, assisted with discovery on the Deepwater Horizon and Cobell class action settlements, and served as regional director for a non-profit lobbying to bring sustainable solutions to impoverished parts of the globe.

She joined the Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs in February 2016 as an intern and was hired as an associate in June 2016.

Lindsay is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College (B.A., 2007), Seattle University School of Law (J.D., 2012) and St. John’s University School of Law (LL.M., 2016 with Honors).  She is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington, and recently sat for the California Bar.

A former soccer and tennis athlete, Lindsay now spends her free time hiking with her dog, shooting trap, watching the Seahawks, scuba diving, and traveling whenever she can find the time.