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Courageous individuals often break through employment comfort zones to seek completely different challenges. Sometimes these career changes are influenced by education gains from years past – but employment in that specific field escaped the individual for whatever reason. If you are considering a career transition to law, use this resume sample for some guidance.

Thomas Conley
1832 Traders Alley, Overland Park, MO 64110 – (777) 777-7777 – tconley@bca.org


Professional seeks to capitalize on a seven-year successful sports management career transitioning to sports-related law practice. Job seeker is interested in obtaining the position of Chief Counsel for a major sports organization.


Extremely successful professional sports management professional with highly-honed communication and negotiation skills. Capable for always placing the best interests of clients first when negotiating player employment contracts. Professional understands labor laws with respect to unique athlete to team relationships. Successfully negotiated free agency contracts for nine separate clients. Always takes advantage of law education to personally design client-oriented beneficial employment arrangements as well as examining, analyzing and recommending endorsement and investment opportunities for athlete clients.

Professional Experience

Conley Sports Management, Overland Park, MO 2003 - Present
Sports Agent

• Meet with coaches, managers, team owners and athlete clients whenever necessary in group or individually.
• Create employment contracts, settlement offer negotiations while guiding and advising athlete clients toward the best possible options for both short and long-term financial gains.
• Examining the risk and financial analysis for several salary offers or contracts and then presenting this information to the athlete client in timely fashion.
• Travel to various locations representing the athlete clients’ financial interests.
• Keeping current with new sports trends.
• Recruit and promote management services to other athletes in all sports or organizations increasing client base.
• Soliciting off-the-field financial opportunities endorsing commercial products or making profitable financial investments.
• Work diligently promoting and protecting athlete client brand.

Infinity Sports and Entertainment Management, Shelby Township, MI 1999 - 2002
Sports Agent

• One of several employee sports agents working for an international management group.
• Provided employment contract advice to four company sports clients.
• Negotiated employment requirements.
• Created employment contract documents.
• Reviewed employer supplied contract documents making recommendations to client.


Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA
Juris Doctor, 1999

• Member, Stanford Entertainment and Sports Law Association (SELSA)
• Member, International Law Society
• Law Association
• Research Assistant in Sports Law; conducted research, composed chapters for research publications, prepared documents for speeches and white paper deliveries at Sports law conference in San Francisco.

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
BS in Business Management, 1996

• Graduated in Top 10 percent
• Dean's List Student; Merit Scholar
• Member Alpha Lambda Delta


Missouri State Bar licensed
Kansas State Bar licensed
Michigan State Bar licensed
California State Bar licensed
Ohio State Bar licensed
Illinois State Bar licensed

Professional Organizations

• Missouri State Bar Association (Member, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law)
• North American Society for Sports Management
• Association of Professional Sports Agents
• Sports Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

• Pro bono work for Boys Clubs if America


• Fluent in Spanish; Conversational in Russian, Ukrainian

Technical Skills

• Microsoft Office
• WebCT – Sports Management software

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