Corby W. Jones

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Corby Jones has worked for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on various matters, including cases involving student-athlete eligibility, amateurism, student-athlete health and welfare, and civil rights. Additionally, Corby has served as counsel to the NCAA on legislative and governance matters and assisted in the development and implementation of amendments to the Division I enforcement program. He has also represented individual amateur sports clients in matters involving Title IX compliance.

Prior to his intercollegiate and amateur sports representation, Corby served as a National Football League Players Association certified contract advisor and negotiated both endorsement and player contracts with NFL teams and apparel and training companies.

Corby has substantial experience defending premises liability, general tort liability and personal injury claims, and representing developers and investors in all phases of acquisition, ownership, operation and disposition of real property, as well as the foregoing.  He is also a panelist on the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators.

Before earning his law degree, Corby was an NCAA Division I student-athlete at the University of Missouri, where he was an all-conference selection at quarterback, as well as a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete. He played professionally in both the NFL and Canadian Football League and was inducted into the University of Missouri – Columbia Intercollegiate Hall of Fame in 2003. Corby subsequently worked as a college football analyst for the Fox Sports Networks.


Speaker, Title IX Risks, Park University Athletic Department, Aug. 14, 2016.
Panelist, College Sports Under Siege: The Legal Challenges Facing Amateur Collegiate Athletics, YLS Sporting KC Event, May 21, 2016.
Panelist, College Athlete Compensation and Unionization and The Impact of Concussion Litigation, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Hot Topics in Sports Law CLE, Apr. 20, 2016.
Panelist, Concussions: It’s a Hard Knock Life, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association's Sports and Entertainment Law Summit, Apr. 9, 2016.
Presenter, Defending the New Wave of C.T.E. Litigation, University of Missouri-Kansas City Film and the Law Series: Concussion, Mar. 23, 2016.
Panelist, Is It Rougher On the Field or in the Courtroom?, Lawyers for Civil Justice Membership Meeting, Dec. 3, 2015.
Panelist, Show Me the Money: Reality vs. Myth of a Sports and Entertainment Law Practice, American Bar Association Spring Meeting, May 16, 2015.

Distinction selection information 

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association - Appointed as 2018 Vice Chair of the Sports and Entertainment Law Committee
University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, 2003
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, 2016