There are a lot of law firms out there who offer services from personal injury and workers’ compensation, but there are not a lot of firms that specialize in protecting professional athletes’ rights. NBO Law specializes ONLY in sports law and workers’ compensation for professional athletes, which means we are experts at what we do. We understand you, your needs, and the needs of retired professional athletes not only because we are experts in our field, but because one of NBO Law’s founding partners is a retired professional athlete.

Mel Owens was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1st Round of the 1981 Draft and played for them for 10 years. With inside knowledge of how the NFL works and the challenges professional athletes face after retirement, Mel has dedicated his career to helping other professional athletes navigate the complex system of workers’ comp so they can get the benefits they so rightly deserve. NBO Law is dedicated to providing you expert legal representation and quality results. We will aggressively fight to protect your rights, with an unmatched diligence and attention to detail.


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http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-x-ray-image-man-s-head-graphics-communication-background-image40301112 NFL’s REQUEST FOR MOTION TO DISMISS LAWSUIT HELD 10/30/14 - NFL’s REQUEST FOR MOTION TO DISMISS LAWSUIT HELD 10/30/14 The NFL’s Motion To Dismiss hearing was held on 10/30/14. Judge Alsup questioned each side extensively regarding preemption of the lawsuit due to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). It maintains the Plaintiff’s position that the NFLPA does not represent retired players. Also, the allegations contained in [...]
Brain Damage Can Now Be Connected to Concussions Thanks to New Technique - Of interest to our clients in the NFL and NHL concussion lawsuits and many others is news that a new imaging technique can now identify concussion-related brain damage in living patients. This represents a key advance and will play a key role in identifying the source of brain damage. This technique works thanks to a [...]
EXCLUSIVE: DEA Investigates Prescription Drug Abuse in NFL Locker Rooms - EXCLUSIVE: DEA Investigates Prescription Drug Abuse in NFL Locker Rooms A probe into the use of painkillers, sleeping pills and other prescription drugs illegally provided by the NFL to 1,300 retirees is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration after attorneys’ for the retired players filed a lawsuit. This is the second major allegation in [...]
The Brian Oxman Show Radio Interview with Mel Owens - Mel Owens was recently interviewed about the NFL Prescription Drug lawsuit on the Brian Oxman Show. The show was really interesting and reviews this key issue for both the NFL and its players. If you would like, you can listen to the radio interview.
Amended Complaint Released In Drug Lawsuit Against NFL - Amended Complaint Released In Drug Lawsuit Against NFL In the most recent development in the case against the NFL, the law firms of NBO Law and STSW have released an amended complaint that names an additional plaintiff and increases the number of total retained plaintiffs. Lake Forest: June 4, 2014 -Namanny, Byrne and Owens of Lake [...]
NFL Prescription Drug Lawsuit Press Release - Class Action Law Suit Filed Against NFL Alleges Prescription Drug Abuse The law firm of Namanny, Byrne, and Owens, in conjunction with Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin, and White, has filed a class action lawsuit against the NFL. The lawsuit alleges the NFL supported an environment in which prescription drugs and controlled substances were illegally distributed by [...]
Former 49ers Player Jeremy Newberry Addresses NFL Drug Lawsuit - Former 49ers Player Jeremy Newberry Addresses NFL Drug Lawsuit Jeremy Newberry, retired Pro Bowl center for the 49ers, is one of many former NFL players filing a class action lawsuit against the league. The lawsuit alleges that the NFL fostered an environment that encouraged misuse of prescription drugs and controlled substances. The lawsuit additionally alleges [...]
Welcome To The New NBOLaw.com - NBO Law is proud to unveil our brand new site! Our new site design ensures users are able to easily find needed information and contact NBO Law. Although the site has changed, our unwavering commitment to aggressively negotiating and litigating on behalf of former professional athletes is as strong as ever. Browse around the new [...]