Sports Law


Choosing A California Sports Attorney

Sports Lawyers are called upon by our clients to advise them on issues involving complex sports contracts and negotiations, intellectual property rights, privacy and publicity rights, licensing, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) investigations and compliance, entertainment law, misappropriation of their images in advertising, arbitrations and mediation and much more. Legal issues for the high-powered athlete or sports organization or association arise constantly and demand rapid responses.

Sebastian Gibson has been recognized by Palm Springs Life Magazine as One of the Top Lawyers of 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.  He’s been called “Brilliant” and “A Legend.”  If you want a top lawyer on your side, call Sebastian Gibson.  Call us today at (760) 776-1810.

Because of the years of international experience Sebastian Gibson has had as an attorney in London prior to opening offices in California, we can assist you whether you reside in California or elsewhere, and whether your needs as an athlete are in California or anywhere else in the world as well.

Many firms only specialize in one aspect of sports law.  However, with our background in entertainment law, Sebastian Gibson offers a full range of services for all your sports-related and entertainment law-related needs.  We can assist with complex business deals, a wide variety of sports and entertainment law issues, athlete litigation, sports leagues, sports authorities, corporate sponsors, and a wide range of other industry entities involved in the sporting world.

Whatever size your sports, athlete or entertainment issue is, our law firm can litigate it or resolve it.  Fighting is what we do.  If hundreds of thousands of dollars or millions are at stake, we’ll put together a team of litigation attorneys in California to prosecute the defendant in your case or to defend you with tenacity and with all the experience we’ve gained in over 35 years of practice.

Forceful Litigation, Tenacious Arbitration, And Purposeful Mediation To Resolve Your Sports Or Entertainment Dispute

As a law firm which specializes in sports and athlete matters, you can feel confident we’ll seek the most we can in compensation not only for any damages caused to you or your earnings potential, and we’ll seek to protect your sports future with our negotiations.

For well over a quarter of a century in California, the Law Firm of Sebastian Gibson has been successfully handling entertainment disputes and other civil litigation.  We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients, saved millions more in our defense work,  and as a result, Sebastian Gibson has been chosen one of the Top Lawyers for the past 8 years by Palm Springs Life Magazine for good reason.

California Sports Lawyer Sebastian Gibson

A Uniquely Experienced And Talented Attorney, Ready To Tackle Your Athlete, Sports And Entertainment Representation

With law degrees in both the U.S. and the U.K., Sebastian Gibson has over 35 years of experience in California and in England.  He’s been frequently interviewed on radio and TV for his expertise.  The author of thousands of articles on the internet, Sebastian Gibson has also written for the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal newspapers and is the author of a book published in 2012.

Choosing the right lawyer to handle your case and one who will explain all your options can make all the difference. Sebastian Gibson has been called “Brilliant” and “A Legend.”  He’s known for his wit and humor, and a determination to make sure his clients receive the compensation they deserve.  He has also been named as a “Superb” Lawyer by Avvo, which rates attorneys throughout the U.S.

With multiple offices in California, our entertainment dispute law firm can represent you in any type of entertainment dispute, anywhere in California, both inland, and up and down the coast, from Newport Beach and throughout Orange County to Palm Springs and Palm Desert, from San Diego to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, from Victorville to Los Angeles, and from Hollywood to San Francisco and other major cities throughout California.

Sports, Athlete And Entertainment Figures Can Rely On Us For Protection

Sports, athlete and entertainment disputes in California which require our protection commonly revolve with team disputes, and professional organizations.  When an athlete branches into broadcasting or other entertainment ventures, however, the athlete or sports figure  needs a lawyer who’s also familiar with a wide variety of entertainment contracts, whether it be for film, television or other media, copyright and trademark infringement, cable and broadcast network disputes, defamation, and disputes between the rights of the various parties involved in entertainment ventures the sports figure becomes involved with.

Because so many athletes are also musicians, we also focus on music entertainment law at the Law Firm of Sebastian Gibson.  Music entertainment disputes in the music industry we see in California commonly involve disputes by and against songwriters, performers, music publishers and record labels.  They may involve copyrights, royalties, exploitation issues, and misappropriation of copyrighted music over the internet.

In modeling and in the celebrity field worldwide, we are particularly experienced in disputes between models and their agencies, celebrities and their managers, and the misappropriation of their photos, likeness, images and name to endorse products in advertising, thus damaging their reputation and potential for earnings in the future in violation of their publicity and privacy rights, and entitling them to additional damages for the profits generated by the use of their photos, name, image or likeness.

As a  music writer and former stage performer who performed internationally and on national TV, Sebastian Gibson is also the author of a stage musical and a published book author. He’s not only experienced in the field of music and performing, but also in the field of book publishing and in handling disputes between writers and their agents, disputes involving traditional publishers and self-publishing entities over royalties, and with other book and e-book publishing disputes.

Your Athlete, Sports And Entertainment Issues, Will Be In Experienced Hands

Entertainment and sports disputes involving athletes that also arise in California include fraud, intentional interference and negligent interference with a prospective economic advantage, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of good faith and fair dealing, unfair competition, deceptive business practices, malicious prosecution, and invasion of privacy.

Our law firm specializes in misappropriation of images for advertising, infringement of publicity and privacy rights of a celebrity, interference with contractual relations, interference with employment relationship, breach of confidence, misappropriation of intellectual property and trade secrets, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, defamation and false advertising.

Internationally, as well as in California and across the U.S., we handle a wide variety of legal matters including contract negotiation and disputes involving agreements of every type.  For our athlete and entertainment clients, we specialize in publicity rights and privacy rights litigation for the unauthorized use of our clients’ photos, images, name and voice in advertising of products and services, for damage to their celebrity’s reputation and future potential for earnings, and for violations of their intellectual property rights.

In the entertainment and sports field we can assemble a team of lawyers to assist you with your disputes involving  film or television, music, literary rights, publishing, modeling law, sports law, copyrights, trademarks, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, celebrity representation, licensing disputes, intellectual property disputes, art disputes, fashion and apparel design protection and infringement, and trade secret litigation.

When It Matters Most, Call Attorney Sebastian Gibson For Your Sports And Entertainment Matters

Just call the number at the top of this page to start discussing your needs with Sebastian Gibson.When It Matters Most, Call Attorney Sebastian Gibson For Your Sports And Entertainment Matters

If you’ve been damaged by the actions of another party or simply need a lawyer to protect your rights as an athlete, sports or entertainment figure in California, call California Sports Lawyer Sebastian Gibson at (760) 776-1810 for a free consultation.