Bret Larson Hendricks
Bret first worked for Hendricks Sports Management on arbitration and collusion cases in the 90's and has worked for the firm in various capacities over the years. He joined the firm full time in 2005. Now a partner in the firm, Bret serves as general counsel for HSM on a wide variety of matters from playing contracts, to endorsements. He also negotiates the contracts for HSM’s salary arbitration eligible clients and prepares cases for salary arbitration.
A recognized top national debater and state champion in high school, Bret received his law degree from the University of Houston, where he won several national and school awards for his advocacy and litigation skills in mediation, appellate brief writing and appellate argument. His success earned him admission to the Order of the Barristers, a distinction reserved for the top advocates in law school.
After law school Bret worked as a defense attorney in civil litigation for a prominent firm in Houston for several years before rejoining HSM. He has practiced in both state and federal court as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
In 2006, Bret was a panelist at the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, speaking on the subject of endorsement contracts for athletes.
Bret graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He also received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston.
Bret resides in Houston with his wife, Rebecca, and their two sons.