Jason Setchen:

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

Part of Jason’s practice is advocating for student-athletes in high school and college administrative proceedings. Jason has handled many high-profile cases on behalf of athletes concerning disputes including colleges and universities, the NCAA and the FHSAA.

Jason has advised and advocated for student-athletes in an array of matters including team suspension and dismissal, administrative appeals, drug testing appeals, transfer disputes, scholarship reduction, and withdrawals, and a compendium of other issues. Jason is also experienced and well versed in NCAA waiver cases involving student-athlete eligibility. To learn more about Jason’s work with student-athletes and the NCAA, click here.

In the family law context, Jason has served clients for over 20 years. Jason has worked on countless matters involving high profile athletes and entertainers. Over the years, Jason has been counsel on several highly publicized family law cases involving well-known celebrities and professional athletes.


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

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 1998
  • Washington, D.C., 1999
  • U.S. District Court,  Southern District of Florida, 2012

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)

Speaking Engagements:

  2020, Panelist, Wake Forest University, Intellectual Property and Business Review, NCAA Athletes as Employees, Winston-Salem, North Carolina


  2019, Moderator, Nova School of Law, Sports Law Conference, Entertainment and Sports Law Society, Current Topics in Amateur Sports, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


  2019, Invited Participant, NCAA Headquarters, NCAA Infractions Program Practitioners’ Summit, Indianapolis, Indiana


  2018, Panelist, Chapman College of Law, Sports Law Symposium, NCAA Amateurism Model and Pay for Play, Orange County, California


  2016, Panelist, University of Miami School of Law, Entertainment and Sports Law Society Symposium, Special Topics in NCAA Environment, Coral Gables, Florida


  2014, Panelist, National Basketball Retired Players Association, Legends of Sports Conference, Paternity and Child Support Issues facing Transitioning and Retired Players, Cancun, Mexico