Professional & Amateur Sports
Medical Board Discipline
Pro & College Sports Law
Based on my background, experience and reputation, I am considered a leading national expert in the areas of professional sport, the law, criminology, and sociology. As a lawyer, I have represented many professional and college athletes in all sports as well professional coaches over the years in my practice. I also lecture to professional clubs about various legal issues and obstacles facing professional athletes in today's society. I give similar lectures to college teams on issues facing today's student athletes. I am perhaps the only lawyer in the country to have worked for a professional club, to have represented former players and coaches in a variety of legal contexts, and to lecture professional and college teams on many legal and social issues that are so common in the world of professional and college sports.
Ivan Golde with friend, Oakland Native and
To watch a video clip of me lecturing Raider players , click here.To watch a video clip of me lecturing to the Cal Berkeley football team, click here.
I was a full time employee of the Oakland Raiders football club for three seasons and worked within all levels of the organization. Through these contacts, experience, associations and friendships, I have continued to represent and counsel many former and current NFL players and coaches in a variety of civil and criminal cases as well as other situations that come up. Some of my clients include Raider Assistant Coach and Former NFL Player Darren Perry and Raider Legend, Hall of Famer and current NFL Coach Willie Brown. To see a team photo of the Raiders with me in it, during the time when I worked with the Raiders, click here. I also represent major league baseball players in a variety of legal contexts, such as former Oakland A's great and Oakland native Rickey Henderson, as well as NBA basketball players such as Hall of Fame player and former Warrior Rick Barry.
To view testimonials of some of my other clients in the professional sports world, athletes, coaches and management personnel please click here.
My reputation as an experienced lawyer who has dealt directly with many professional athletes in all sorts of cases and who has worked within the confines of a professional club, as well as having friendships and associations with many former and current ballplayers gives me an area of expertise that is extremely rare. This background and expertise provides me the opportunity to comment nationally on many high profile athletes and the law in legal cases such as Tiger Woods, Michael Vick, Isiah Thomas, OJ Simpson's criminal case in Las Vegas, former olympic sprinter Marion Jones, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and many major league baseball players within the Mitchell Report relating to major league baseball. To view video clips from some of these nationally televised appearances, please scroll through the following playlist:
To watch some of my other television appearances, please visit my Video Clips page.
I've also written articles pertaining to professional athletes and the law. Many of these articles have been published in numerous periodicals. I am perhaps the only lawyer in the country to have worked for a professional ball club, lectured to professional and college athletes, and represented former and current players in a variety of criminal and civil cases. No one else has such extensive experience in the culture and law of professional and college sports.