Barry Axelrod

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Barry Axelrod
Barry Evan Axelrod

(1946-08-21) August 21, 1946 (age 73)
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles (AB, JD)[2]
Occupationlawyer, agent

Barry Evan Axelrod[2] (born August 21, 1946)[3][1] is an American sports agent and lawyer who specializes in sports, entertainment and business law.


He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in History[4] in 1968[2] and from UCLA School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1971.[2]

Legal career[edit]

Pre-legal career[edit]

While attending UCLA, he spent more than five years working part-time for a sports team physician, making friendships with many sports athletes who moved on to professional careers.[4]

Legal career[edit]

After three years in the general practice of law in a small firm, he joined the firm of Steinberg & Demoff as a partner and helped create the firm's Sports and Entertainment practice. Within two years, the firm represented approximately 100 athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, women's tennis, women's golf, auto racing and rodeo.[4]

He left the firm in 1978 and became a sole practitioner with a focus on Sports and Entertainment Law.[4]

He has operated his own law firm in Encinitas, California since 1979.[4]

He is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and taught Sports Law at Pepperdine University Law School in 1994 to 1995.[4]

Notable clients[edit]

He has a large client list that includes: Jake Peavy, Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Matt Morris, Matt Clement, Phil Nevin, as well as Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers, broadcasters Rick Sutcliffe, Mark Grace and Wally Joyner, actors Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber, and lastly professional figure skater Michelle Kwan.[5]

Other activities[edit]

He served on the Board of Directors of the United States Anti-Doping Agency from 2000 to 2011.[4][6]


  1. ^ a b California Birth Index
  2. ^ a b c d Martindale-Hubbell Law Profile
  3. ^ Hubbell, Martindale (April 2008). Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory: California (Volume 2 - 2008). Martindale-Hubbell. ISBN 9781561607891.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Barry Axelrod - Special Assistant to the General Manager (Archived bio)
  5. ^
  6. ^ USADA Names New Board Chair and Welcomes New Members

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