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