Jason A. Setchen Welcome to Athlete Defender


Jason Setchen:

Jason Setchen is an attorney based in Miami, Florida who has worked with athletes at all levels. Jason is not a sports agent.

Part of Jason’s practice is the representation and advocacy of student athletes. Jason has handled many high-profile amateur athletes in NCAA and FHSAA administrative matters concerning an array of issues ranging from reduction in scholarship funds and team dismissal to securing transfer releases. To learn more about Jason's work with NCAA and FHSAA matters, please click this link.

In the family law context, Jason has worked on cases with and against high profile athletes and entertainers.  Jason has been counsel on several highly publicized family law cases involving well known celebrities and athletes such as Pitbull, Scott Storch, Mario Chalmers (NBA), Landon Collins (NFL), and many others.


  • Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law
  • B.A. (Criminal Justice), University of Miami

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. District Court,  Southern District of Florida

Honors and Awards:

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee, Former Chairman (11N)
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers Selection (Family Law)
  • Super Lawyers, Top Lawyers Selection (Family Law)
  • UM Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium, Miami, Florida, Panelist
  • NBRPA Legends in Sports Symposium, Cancun Mexico, Panelist