Eldon L. Ham, P.C.: Private practice of law (since 1976) emphasizing commercial legal matters, sports, entertainment, and publishing. Clients include individuals, small and medium size businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.
  • CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW, Adjunct Professor of Sports Law.
  • WSCR-RADIO, CHICAGO: Sports Legal Analyst.
  • SPORTS IS EDUCATION FOUNDATION, Co-Founder. A non-profit organization devoted to the educational integration of sports, academics, and emerging school and sports laws (2004-2008).
  • JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL, visiting adjunct Professor of Sports Law (Summer sessions: 2005-2006).


  • HOOSIER BAT COMPANY, Co-Owner. Manufacturer of Major League Baseball bats.


  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Kellogg School of Management (Stedman Graham, Professor), guest lecturer, Sports Marketing.


  • GAMEPLAN, INC., Co-Founder. A game publishing company with highly visible trademark properties in national distribution including Toys-R-Us: licensed and marketed numerous property rights such as Turner/CNN, NFL, Major League Baseball, Caesar's Palace, and others.


  • ZUCKER, HAM & MANDELL, LTD., Co-founder and Managing Partner. National practice in sports and entertainment law; legal representation of numerous high profile professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball.


  • ZUCKER SPORTS MANAGEMENT GROUP, Chief Operating Officer. A nationally recognized sports agent and sports management firm.


  • HAM & PAWLAN, LTD., Attorneys at Law, Chicago, Illinois (1984-89), Founding and Managing Partner. Sophisticated corporate practice; civil litigation.
  • MARCUS, ESSES, HAM & ASSOCIATES, LTD., Attorneys at Law, Chicago, Illinois (1976-84), Partner. Special emphasis on commodities law, corporation law, partnerships, and trusts.
  • PALMER, BLACKMAN & MANCINI, P.C., Attorneys at Law, Associate Attorney. Business law and litigation.

1976 Juris Doctor

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law.

1973 Bachelor of Science

  • Finance, University of Illinois-Urbana; James Scholar; Phi Eta Sigma Honors Fraternity.