Our Team Provides Experienced Representation

Sport Agent Lawyer

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.

Look at the Numbers: Willis Law Stands Apart

Why choose Willis Law for your case? Our guys are savvy, knowledgeable, and experienced, with defining characteristics that set us apart:

  • Experience – We have decades of combined experience as attorneys. When it comes to the legal field, those are the numbers that matter. You can’t substitute anything for cold, hard experience.
  • Team mentality – Our lawyers work together as a team because that’s the best way to serve our clients. When we collectively dedicate our years of experience, our wide-ranging abilities, and our unique individual perspectives and talents to your representation, the outcome can only be good.
  • Accolades & achievements – As a law firm, you simply don’t display the kind of dedication or success our firm has without being acknowledged in the industry. Our team has a long list of accolades and awards such as inclusion in the “Best Law Firms” list for 2016 by U.S. News & World Report, inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers®, inclusion in BestLawyer – The World’s Premier Guide, membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, and inclusion in the list of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, just to name a few.

Our Team

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    Sam Gilbertson


    A former college basketball player and coach, Sam now represents professional baseball players. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Indiana. He earned his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law, where he graduated as a member of the Honors division, competed in national trial competitions, and received Regent Law's award for the highest grade in Negotiations. Sam is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and coaches high school basketball. He lives in Portage, Michigan with his wife, Anna.

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    Shaun Willis


    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


    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

Kalamazoo Growlers

Cody Piechocki

Bismarck Larks

Battle Creek Bombers

Learn more about one of the fastest growing law firms in Michigan and how we are prepared to represent your interests with success: Contact Willis Law at (888) 461-7744 for a free consultation.

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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