The daughter of a Hall of Fame football coach (Ron McBride), Jill McBride Baxter was born into a sports family. She’s turned a love for the game and combined it with a passion for the law to become a leading sports agent and attorney. She’s been representing professional football players, coaches and college athletic administrators for nearly 25 years.
Jill spent her childhood on the football practice fields and in and around coaches’ offices. She’s married to a highly successful college coach, USC assistant John Baxter. Needless to say, her network in NFL and college football is second to none.
She’s an aggressive negotiator for her clients. Her core values are: Protection, Advocacy and Trust. She aligns herself with like-minded clients, which makes it easy to fight for the best interests. Through accurate research, resources, integrity, determination, and experience, Baxter knows how to negotiation and get the best deal for her clients. She provides support and counsel for her clients in a unique and personal manner. Her clients quickly become family.
“Jill Baxter has been one of the most critical support systems in my NFL career. She has been in my corner since day one. Not just helping me with football related issues but as well as the obstacles that life has thrown me,” Cleveland Browns Receiver Marlon Moore.
She was worked with general managers, player personnel directors, head and position coaches, and scouts from all 32 NFL teams, as well as many CFL, UFL, and Arena League teams. Those contacts are essential in representation and negotiation sessions. As a practicing attorney, she is well versed in contract negotiations, the sports and media industry, and employment law.
Baxter is completely familiar with the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and uses it to protect her clients in times of injury or crisis situations.
Jill is married to John Baxter, USC assistant coach, and they have two daughters, Kelly and McKenzie. She is a graduate of the University of Utah and earned her Law Degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. She is certified as an agent by the NFLPA and has passed the bar and can practice law in Arizona, Maryland and Utah.