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The Law of Sports with Ivan Golde

Saturdays from 9-10 am on KNBR 1050
Criminal, Civil, Personal Injury, Professional Sports


Based on Attorney Ivan W. Golde’s background, experience and reputation, he is considered a leading national expert in the areas of professional sport, the law, criminology, and sociology within the world of professional and college sports.


Golde also lectures to professional clubs about legal issues and obstacles facing professional athletes in today’s society.  He also give similar lectures to college teams on similar social and legal issues facing today’s student athlete.



Golde was a full-time employee of the Oakland Raiders football club for three seasons and worked within all levels of the organization, in particular as an assistant to the Director of Football Operations.


Through these contacts, experience, associations and friendships, Golde has continued to represent and counsel many current and former NFL players, coaches and staff in a variety of contexts and in a variety of various criminal and civil cases.


Some of Golde’s clients include Raiders legend Hall Of Fame cornerback and long-time coach Willie Brown, former Raiders strong safety Mike Davis, former Raiders cornerback and Hall Of Famer Mike Haynes, formers Raider head coach and current Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable, former NFL player and former Raiders secondary coach Darren Perry, former Raiders defensive end Lance Johnstone, former Cal All-American and current Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and current Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Johnson.


Golde also represents major league baseball players in a variety of legal contexts, such as former Oakland A’s great Rickey Henderson, as well as NBA players such as Golden State Warriors legend and Hall of Famer Rick Barry.


Golde’s background and expertise also allows him the opportunity to comment nationally on various television and radio networks on high profile athletes in the news such as Tiger Woods, Michael Vick, O.J. Simpson, former Olympic sprinter Marion Jones, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Isiah Thomas, Rick Pitino and many others.  


On a side note, Golde is a highly regarded golfer, having competed in two California State Amateur Golf Championships, and written two golf instructional books:  “The Fundamentals Of Putting” and “The Fundamentals Of Golf.”  He still plays competitive golf from time to time.


If you have a legal question or would like a free legal consultation on any criminal or personal injury case or family law issue, please visit or call at 1-800-787-1748.


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