Sports Lawyer Salary

The average salary for a Sports Lawyer is $82,836 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$40,000 - $156,349
MEDIAN: $82,836

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$48,479 - $206,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Sports Lawyer

A sports lawyer is a specialized attorney who represents professional athletes, teams, and even coaches. While most work with contracts and some even serve as agents for players, not all in this position are actually licensed attorneys/lawyers. Sports lawyers generally help to establish contractual provisions and make recommendations to their clients, and they may also be called upon to represent a player or team in matters of disagreement over an existing contract. They may also serve as the first point of contact for a player or coach who encounters legal difficulties or represent a player's or team's labor interests in the event of sanctioned disciplinary action separate from a court system.


Sports Lawyer Tasks

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
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14 %
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%