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Experts on Sports Law

Eldon L. Ham has represented scores of athletes and agents in negotiating and crafting contracts, endorsements, charitable foundations, and business deals.

He also performs as an expert consultant and witness for other lawyers on such sports related matters as divorce and marital property, personal injury damages, athlete disability issues, and other sports law cases.

He was the first lawyer to change the NFL drug policy in court (Richard Dent v. NFL); his athlete disability case is still cited in sports law textbooks (Knapp v. Northwestern University); and he was a principal in a federal trade secret case involving licensed properties of the NFL , MLB, and NBA (Zucker, et al. v. American Greetings).

Eldon is an adjunct professor of Sports, Law & Society at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, a tier one national law school, where he won the Distinguished Service Award in 2010. He is the legal analyst for WSCR Sports Radio Chicago; the author of five books on sports history; and is a past owner and counsel to Hoosier Bat Company supplying wooden bats to dozens of major league players.

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