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The Agency

Willis Sports Agents was founded to offer dedicated representation to athletes who are serious about taking their game to the next level. As former athletes and coaches themselves, our agents know how difficult it is to make it to the big time. Having an agent who is highly trained in representing and advocating for the best interests of his client should be the most important factor you consider as you look to trust someone with your talent.

We make no excuses for our focus on ethical representation in this arena of lucrative money, constant media attention, and cut-throat competition.

We are here to guide you in navigating your career to avoid the pitfalls that have sabotaged so many talented players. When you trust us with your career, you can be confident that we will provide honest and trustworthy advice that is in your best interest. We consider you one of the family and will treat you like it.​

Our agency is backed by one of the fastest-growing law firms in West Michigan, Willis Law. We know how to help you achieve your goals on the field because we have achieved the highest awards and accolades in our field. Willis Law was included in the Best Law Firms list published by U.S. News & World Report and has numerous Super Lawyers® in its lineup of attorneys. In addition, Willis Law has been ranked as a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, and our attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers in America® and the Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers. If you want to be the best in your sport, you need help from the best in our business.

Athletes We Serve

At Willis Sports Agents, we provide representation for major league baseball (MLB) players, collegiate players, and minor league teams all over the country. We are able to help you navigate the draft process and provide reliable direction for collegiate and minor-league baseball players hoping to go pro, as well as team owners and coaches who want to increase their team’s rate of matriculation into the major league.

We also offer legal services for professional gamers and e-sport competitors. Gaming may look different from other sports, but competitors have similar legal needs when it comes to endorsements, advertising, investments, and other matters involving contractual agreements and large monetary incentives. We may also be able help gamers seeking to advance to more elite leagues achieve a higher level of visibility among recruiters and in major tournaments.

Our Partner Agency: Diakon Baseball Group

Our partner agency, Diakon Baseball Group is headquartered on the east coast and has represented players on the game’s brightest stage. Agent Dave Pasti, one of the co-founders of Diakon, has represented Major League players throughout the last 20 years and serves as an of-counsel consultant to our agency. Together, our agencies can provide nationwide representation while remaining closely invested in each of our players and coaches.

Our Team

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    Sam Gilbertson

    Agent and Advisor

    A former college player and coach, Sam now represents professional baseball players from all over the nation. He also provides pre-draft advising to student-athletes who are pursuing professional baseball careers. He is a licensed attorney in Michigan and Indiana. Sam earned his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law. While at Regent, he was mentored by a veteran MLB agent who has advised and represented a Cy Young Award recipient and several players in the All-Star Game and the World Series. Sam is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and lives in Portage, Michigan with his wife, Anna, and their son.

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    Shaun Willis

    Partner

    Shaun specializes in negotiation and has been named as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He received his Juris Doctor from Thomas Cooley Law School and is also a licensed commercial pilot. He cultivates marketing and endorsement relationships for the clients with his connections in the industry. Shaun and his wife, Corrina, reside in Vicksburg, Michigan with their seven children.

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    Michael Willis

    Partner

    Registered as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois, Michael oversees asset protection, wealth preservation, and estate planning for our clients. He is a licensed attorney in Florida and Michigan and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Superlawyers. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from University of Notre Dame and received his Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School. He remains an avid Notre Dame fan. Michael lives in Vicksburg, Michigan with his wife, Susan, and their six children.

Our Clients

Nick Hutchins

Cody Piechocki

Greg Lambert

Nick Yarnall

Connor Kopach

Bismarck Larks

Kalamazoo Growlers

Battle Creek Bombers

To learn more about Willis Sports Agents and how we are prepared to advance your professional sports career, contact us at (800) 610-6938.

Helping You Achieve the Best Possible Outcome

  • Roots from a Judge

    Sons of former judges, our firm’s co-founders are deeply rooted in our community and have been exposed to the law from a young age.

  • Service to Others

    We demonstrate compassion and consideration for others, putting your needs or desires ahead of our own to treat you the way you appreciate being treated.

  • Integrity, Honesty, & Accountability

    Willis Law adheres to a code of moral and ethical standards, is truthful in all things, and takes responsibility for our actions.

  • Empathy & Kindness

    We are considerate to exemplify good work ethics. Our lawyers strive to actively participate and engage in your feelings or ideas.

  • Excellence

    Our results and behavior represent the standard to which others should strive. We conduct ourselves to the highest standards in everything we do.

  • Dependability

    We are dependable, adhere to scheduled work hours, are considerate of needs in planning time off, consistently follow policies and procedures, and exemplify good work ethics.

  • Professionalism

    We demonstrate a professional attitude, appearance, and approach, seek personal and professional improvement, and initiate opportunities to improve contributions to the firm.

  • Commitment, Dedication, & Loyalty

    We demonstrate an allegiance and faithfulness with a determination toward a common goal of attaining excellence in service. We actively promote the firm and its values.

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