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 250 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, two children, a gentle giant of a ridgeback mix, an aussiedoodle puppy 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 California and the State of Washington.

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.


Lauren Brock

Before earning her law degree, Lauren spent 13 years traveling the world, working in casting and production for reality tv juggernauts “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race.” It was because of all of the complex legal and logistical issues of producing multinational television shows that she decided to go to law school, earning her law degree in just two years through Southwestern Law School’s accelerated SCALE J.D. program and graduating cum laude.

At Southwestern, Lauren mentored fellow students as an Executive Deans Fellow and teaching assistant for torts and civil procedure. She assisted documentary filmmakers and low budget production companies as a law clerk for the Entertainment and the Arts Legal Clinic, and interned with Lionsgate Entertainment.  After Lionsgate, Lauren shifted her focus towards sports law and landed an internship with Wasserman Media Group in the team sports division.

Lauren joined the Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs in August 2018 after taking the Bar Exam, and is presently an Associate. She is admitted to practice law in California.

Lauren is originally from Buffalo, NY and graduated from the University of Rochester, and is a lifelong suffering Buffalo Bills fan. She and her daughter currently reside in Los Angeles, CA, where the weather is decidedly better than Buffalo.


Katy Freeman

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.

Katy and her fiancé recently relocated from Orange County to the Los Angeles area. Katy spends her free time reading, cooking and watching the Dodgers.