Roy Kessel has extensive experience in many areas of business, law, sports and philanthropy.

You can read more details about his involvement in:

  • SPORTS [link]
  • PHILANTHROPY [link]
  • JEWISH COMMUNITY [link]
  • PERSONAL [link]
  • PROFESSIONAL–LAW/BUSINESS/REAL ESTATE (link)

Roy graduated from the University of Wisconsin, with majors in finance and marketing. During college he was involved with many campus organizations and he participated in many intramural sports leagues (and even managed to win a couple).

Roy then continued his education at the Northwestern School of Law where he was a Note and Comment Editor for the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business.

He worked in small law firms for his first seven years as an attorney before launching his own practice in 1998 so that he could focus on representing athletes and entrepreneurs. He was certified by the National Football League Players Association to represent NFL players in 2001.

He was Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Sports Law Committee for many years inviting numerous speakers to present to his committee and hosting seminars on current sports law topics.

Roy taught in Northwestern’s graduate Sports Management Program (MSA) in the School of Professional Studies and served as the Program Director during that time. He has been invited to speak at multiple law schools including Northwestern, Marquette and Florida Coastal School of Law.

He continued with his own practice until 2011 when he launched Sports Brain, in order to address the concussion crisis and help educate the community, schools and leagues about the dangers of concussions. Sports Brain worked to implement concussion management programs for high schools and youth sports organizations and is also implementing programs with several colleges.

Roy has recently launched Right Brain Solutions in order to address the needs of the larger business community to get a better understanding of their brains, their cognitive functions and the weaknesses that hold them back from succeeding in their business.

Roy continues to work with many non-profit organizations assisting them with event management and fundraising efforts.

Roy is working on several books and more details about each will be posted as they become available.

Roy continues to be available to speak on a whole variety of issues. More details are available on the Roy Kessel Speaker Page [link]