Randy M. Grossman ‘94 is a Sports Agent, a Criminal Defense Attorney and an Adjunct Professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he has taught Sports Law since 2000 and also teaches Trial Practice. Additionally, he is a member of the TJSL Board of Trustees.
Professor Grossman is certified as a player agent by the Major League Baseball Players Association and represents former players such as Hall of Famer Dave Winfield and 7-time All-Star Tim Raines. During the course of his career, he has worked with players ranging from Hank Aaron to Willie Mays.
“What I do is something that I love,” said Professor Grossman. “I love the practice of law, representing players and teaching students.”
During a career in sports that spans more than 25 years, Professor Grossman began as a sportscaster for an NBC television affiliate on the nightly news. From there, he went to work for former L.A. Dodger and San Diego Padre Steve Garvey, who had a sports marketing company, where Professor Grossman was exposed to the world of corporate marketing and endorsements for professional athletes. During this period, he worked with clients such as Magic Johnson, Tony Gwynn and Robin Ventura, pairing them with companies such as Canon, Xerox and Rawlings. “Going into law school, my idea was to move from marketing of baseball players to the representation of baseball players,” explains Professor Grossman.
Professor Grossman is also the TJSL faculty advisor for the Sports Law Society, the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition, PAD Mock Trial Competitions in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. and the National Baseball Arbitration Competition held at Tulane University Law School, which Thomas Jefferson School of Law was crowned as the National Champions in 2012.
He practices law in the areas of contract litigation and criminal defense, where he has tried many high profile cases ranging from bank theft to murder. Professor Grossman is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of California, the United States District Court for the Southern District and the United States Supreme Court.
Professor Grossman has traveled to Africa and China on Major League Baseball goodwill tours. He has attended Major League Baseball games at 29 of the 30 current stadiums. “I’ve been very fortunate to travel the world,” said Professor Grossman. “I’ve been to the white house to meet the President of the United States in the Oval Office with Dave Winfield. It’s really about the relationships you build with your clients. They become more than just clients; they become a part of your everyday life. Dave Winfield was the best man at my wedding,” said Professor Grossman.
To those students who have recently graduated, Professor Grossman’s advice is, “Get out there and engage with people, this is especially true in the legal world. It is all about relationships and your clients.”