Music Attorneys

Source: Texas Music Office – Casey J. Monahan, Director

Andrews and Kurth LLP
111 Congress Avenue, Suite 1700, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 320-9200; (512) 320-9201; Fax (512) 320-9292
Rex VanMiddlesworth, Partner; Edward Cavazos, Attorney

Law Office of Craig Barker, P.C.
48 East Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-0777; Fax (512) 236-5252
craig [at]

Attorneys • Music business consultants
Secretary, State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section; Advisory Board, Center for Texas Music History;; Member National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Established: 1991
Craig has 30 years experience in the music industry, the last twenty as an entertainment attorney. Adjunct Professor Digital Media and Business Law, St. Edwards University, and Entertainment Law, Austin Community College. Past 2-term Governor of Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy. Past chair of Entertainment & Sports Law Section of Texas Bar. Negotiated matters in many genres with major and independent record labels, distributors, publishers, agencies, managers, producers, including Warner, Sony, ADA, Sire, A&M, Rounder, Virgin, Chrysalis, Warner-Chappell, Maverick, Almo-Irving, Bug, PolyGram Music/Film, Disney, Monterey Peninsula, William Morris. Has provided entertainment legal services to a diversity of clients, including Ghostland Observatory, Asleep at the Wheel, Eliza Gilkyson, Rick Trevino, Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Earl Keen, Randy Rogers, Don Walser, Ruben Ramos, New West Records, Cedar Creek Recording, Nancy Fly Agency, Pioneer Coach (tour buses), and many others. Manager of Tish Hinojosa 1981-1997. Bass player and road manager on several tours throughout U.S. and Europe.

Barron & Newburger, P.C.
1212 Guadalupe Street, Suite 104, Austin, TX 78701-1837
(512) 476-9103; Fax (512) 476-9253
Barbara M. Barron

Booth, Ahrens & Werkenthin
515 Congress Avenue, Suite 1515, Austin, TX 78701-3503
(512) 478-9506
Michael Booth

Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP
111 Congress Avenue, Suite 2300, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-2148; (361) 765-7178; Fax (512) 479-3948
Attorneys • Music business consultants • Artist management

Cantilo & Bennett LLP
11401 Century Oaks Terrace, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78758
(512) 478-6000; Fax (512) 404-6550
Susan Salch, Partner

Robert R. Carter, Jr., Attorney2
P.O. Box 1441
Austin, TX 78767-1441
(512) 304-5275
RobertRCarterJr [at]

Attorneys • Music business consultants
State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section
Established: 1990
Robert Carter represents musicians, performers and songwriters of every genre, independent record labels, publishers, studios, managers and others in the music industry. He is an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at St. Mary’s School of Law. He is a past Chairman of the Entertainment Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, past President of the Austin Songwriters Group, and has served on the Board of Directors and the Education Committee of Artists’ Legal and Accounting Assistance of Austin and the planning committees of various State Bar seminars on Entertainment Law. Carter is an honors graduate of University of Texas and the University of Texas Law School. A former briefing attorney for the Texas Supreme Court, he has been in private practice since 1982. Rob is a frequent speaker at artist seminars. He is the author of Song Rights: Legal Aspects of Songwriting.

Bryan K. Christner, Attorney at Law
5801 Highland Pass, First Floor, Austin, TX 78731
(323) 962-0366; Fax (323) 962-0367
Country, Rock
Attorneys • Music Administration/Clearance • Music business consultants

Clark, Thomas and Winters PC
P.O. Box 1148, Austin, TX 78767
(512) 472-8800; Fax (512) 474-1129
Mark Strain, Shareholder; Anish Michael, Associate

Daffer McDaniel
700 Lavaca Street, Suite 720, Austin, TX 78701-3119
(512) 476-1400; Fax (512) 703-1250
Jeff A. McDaniel, Attorney; Lisa Heugatter, Legal Specialist

Law Offices of Wofford Denius
700 Lavaca Street, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701-3102
(512) 472-9840; (310) 823-3103; Fax (310) 775-8775
wd4muslaw [at]

Wofford Denius, Attorney at Law
State Bar of California; State Bar of Texas
Established: 1995
Wofford Denius is experienced in entertainment law with a concentration in music law. He is licensed to practice law in California and Texas. California address and phone: 4551 Glencoe Avenue, Suite 300, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-7925; (310) 823-3103 office; (310) 775-8775 fax.

Dow, Golub, Remels, and Beverly, LLP
100 Congress Avenue, Suite 2000, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 370-5266; Fax (512) 532-6123
Sanford L. Dow; Keith M. Remels, Partner

Dubois Bryant Campbell and Schwartz
700 Lavaca, Suite 1300, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 381-8028; Fax (512) 404-3520
William D. Wiese, Partner

Law Office of Hodgson G. Eckel
3005 South Lamar Blvd., Building D-109, Box 406, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 779-2341; (512) 708-9814; Fax (512) 306-0094
Hodgson G. Eckel, Attorney at Law
Country, Folk/Acoustic, Pop, Rock

Entertainment and Sports Law Section • State Bar of Texas2
1114 Lost Creek Blvd., Suite 420, Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-8930 ; Fax (512) 327-2665
D’Lesli Davis, Chair
Attorneys • Organizations/Associations

Escamilla and Poneck, Inc.
106 East Sixth Street, Suite 900, Austin, TX 78701
(210) 225-0001; (210) 225-0041
Marty DeLeon

Edward Z. Fair, Attorney at Law
3532 Bee Caves Road, Suite 115
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 329-9802; Fax (512) 329-9804
ezflaw [at]

Attorneys • Music business consultants
California State Bar Association; State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section; Tennessee Bar Association
Established: 1993
Edward Z. Fair is licensed to practice law in Texas, California and Tennessee. He began practicing law in Los Angeles and has practiced entertainment law for 25 years. His practice is concentrated in music law, particularly the drafting of music-related agreements. Present and past clients include Grammy-winning and double-platinum selling artists, Los Lonely Boys; Carrie Rodriguez; Kelly Willis; Belleville Outfit; platinum artist, Chamillionaire; James Cotton; Conspirare; the Gourds; Eric Johnson; the Steps; producer Frenchie Smith; Bluewater Music; Dope House Records; Shawn Sahm and the Tex-Mex Experience; the estate of Doug Sahm; Joe King Carrasco; Calvin Russell and Van Wilks. Other activities include serving as adjunct professor at the University of Texas of Austin; serving as a speaker at the Entertainment Law Institute; and serving as an expert witness in music litigation matters.

Falkin & Sachse PLLC
4107 Medical Parkway, Suite 207, Austin, TX 78756
(512) 560-4950; (214) 327-2669; Fax (512) 532-6063
Mark Falkin, Attorney at Law; Deck Sachse, Attorney

Fleckman & McGlynn, PLLC
515 Congress Avenue, Suite 1800, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-7900; Fax (512) 476-7644
Steve Fleckman

Florey, Keel and Nassour
1800 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 479-8600; Fax (512) 479-0635
Ben Florey

Fortkort & Houston P.C.
9442 Capital of Texas Highway, Arboretum Plaza One, Suite 500, Austin, TX 78759-7262
(512) 343-4528; Fax (512) 343-4530
Randolph B. Houston, Jr., Principal; John A. Fortkort
R&B, Rap/Hip Hop
Attorneys • Artist management

Fritz, Byrne, Head, & Harrison LLP
98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 2000, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-2020; Fax (512) 477-5267
Bruce Perkins, Partner; Lisa C. Fancher, Partner

Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P. Technology & Emerging Companies Dept.
600 Congress Avenue, Suite 2400, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-5201; (512) 536-3046; Fax (512) 536-4598
C. Ashley Callahan; Mark Wilson, Attorney; C.J. Brandt, Esq.

George & Brothers, L.L.P.
114 West Seventh Street, Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 495-1400; Fax (512) 499-0094
R. James George, Jr., Partner

Daniel Grant, Attorney • Maverick Records
3355 Bee Caves Road, Suite 103, Austin, TX 78746
(512) 328-1594; Fax (512) 328-9141
Attorneys • Record labels

Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, P.C.
401 Congress Avenue, Suite 2200, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 480-5600; (512) 480-5633; Fax (512) 480-5883
Rick Triplett, Esq.; Peter Kennedy, Esq.; Karen Holmes, Legal Assistant
Blues, Latin Pop

Sean Gregor, PLLC Attorney At Law
9442 Capital of Texas Highway North, Arboretum Plaza One, Suite 500, Austin, TX 78759
(512) 428-6875; Fax (512) 428-6537

Gary M. Grossenbacher, Attorney
402 Vale Street, Austin, TX 78746-5731
(512) 699-5436; Fax (512) 514-0001

Ron Habitzreiter, Attorney
1208 West Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-2315
Doug Bender

Jackson Walker L.L.P.
100 Congress Avenue, Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78701-2443
(512) 236-2222; Fax (512) 236-2002
Larry Waks, Partner; Jeff Johnson, Partner; Daniel Scardino, Partner; Emilio Nicolas, Associate

Jagmo, Nels Jacobson, Attorney, Graphic Artist
1301 East 28th Street, Austin, TX 78722
(512) 220-7687; (248) 885-8475
Gary Meyer, Agent; Nels Jacobson
Attorneys • Art/Creative studios

Law Firm of Francés J. Jones
815-A Brazos Street, Suite 111
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-8999; Fax (888) 476-8939
fjones [at]

Francés J. Jones, Esq.; Sandra K. Silas, Office Administrator
Attorneys • Music business consultants • Artist management • Record producers
Mexican American Cultural Center; Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association; Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts, Inc.; National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
Established: 1985
The Law Firm of Francés Jones is “a select company where soul matters™”. Francés Jones is licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Texas, with principal offices in Austin, TX. A graduate of New York University School of Law, Attorney Jones has over 20 years of domestic and international experience working with major Wall Street law firms and international entertainment and media companies. The law firm handles all genres of entertainment, arts, media, copyright, trademark, advertising, technology, corporate, business, contracts, non-profits, environmental, and international. Francés began her career in corporate & securities law on Wall Street at Cahill Gordon, and was Regional Director of Client Services & Business Affairs for Univision Communications and its Texas radio properties, Legal Affairs Counsel for PolyGram Records, Director of Business Affairs for Zomba/BMG, and Assistant General Counsel for Green Mountain Energy. Intermediate Spanish, some Mandarin. Please see listing under Soul MattersTM Media Group International.

Law Office of Henry W. (Hank) Jones, III • Intersect Technology Consulting
2002 Mountain View Road, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 695-4673
Attorneys • Music business consultants

The Law Office of Joshua G. Jones
401 Congress Avenue, Suite 1540, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 687-6221

Deena Kalai, Attorney
2203 East Fifth Street, Austin, TX 78702
(512) 542-9054; (212) 842-9792; Fax (512) 233-2305
Deena Kalai, Owner

Mary Frances Maher, Attorney
8308 Doe Meadow Drive, Austin, TX 78749
(512) 288-0148

Law Offices of Philip K. Maxwell
1717 West Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 457-1111; (888) 457-4111; Fax (512) 692-9524

Brown McCarroll L.L.P.
111 Congress Avenue, Suite 1400, Austin,TX 78701
(512) 472-5456; (512) 479-9750
Jody Richardson

Law Office of Buck McKinney
P.O. Box 6231
Austin, TX 78762-6231
(512) 236-0150; Fax (512) 444-1879
mckinney [at]

Attorneys • Music business consultants
State Bar of Texas, Sports/Entertainment Section; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Established: 1998
Buck McKinney maintains an entertainment law practice with a focus on music industry matters. As in-house for A&M Records in Los Angeles, McKinney also served as business and legal affairs representative for related Polygram companies including Polydor Records, Rocket Records, 1500 Records and Perspective Records. McKinney has spoken on copyright law and related issues at conventions and seminars around the country; served as adjunct professor of music law at Austin Community College, and written several published articles on copyright law. Past and present clients include Alpha Rev (Hollywood Records); theRevolution (entertainment company/Julian Lennon); Jessica Harp (the Wreckers/Maverick Records); Robert Earl Keen (Koch); Grupo Fantasma (Aire Sol); Wayne Hancock (Bloodshot); Brandon Rhyder (Dogwood Hill Records); Patrice Pike (Dualtone); Damnations, TX (London-Sire); Ruben Ramos (Virgin); Planetary Group (indie radio promotion); Groupie Tunes (ringtones); Eye Rock (online distribution); De Haske Publications and Amstel BV.

Amy E. Mitchell, Attorney & Counselor at Law
401 Congress Avenue, Suite 1540, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 970-3223; Fax (512) 366-9915
Attorneys • Music business consultants

Montgomery Law
100 Congress, Suite 210, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-8176; (512) 485-3044; Fax (512) 462-6037
Duncan Montgomery

Mueller Law Offices
404 West 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701
(800) 324-5879; (512) 478-1236

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
600 Congress Avenue, Suite 2900, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 391-6100; (214) 880-7659; Fax (512) 391-6149
Jenna Lewis Butler, Marketing Manager; Mishell Kneeland

William Nix, Attorney • Lone Star Entertainment Ventures
300 West Sixth Street, Suite 1500, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 703-1140; (512) 499-6200; Fax (512) 499-6290
William Nix, CEO

Oaks, Hartline & Daly, LLP2
609 Castle Ridge Road, Suite 450, Austin, TX 78746
(512) 469-9800; (512) 228-7547
Joseph A. Stallone, Partner

P.M. Wilson & Associates, PLLC
815 Brazos Street, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 708-9814; Fax (512) 306-0094
Philip M. Wilson, Attorney At Law

Kenneth W. Pajak • The Bannerot Law Firm
1114 Lost Creek Blvd., Suite 420, Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-8930; Fax (512) 327-8904
Kenneth W. Pajak
Country, Folk/Acoustic
Attorneys • Music Administration/Clearance • Music business consultants

F. Richard Pappas, Attorney
2705 Wooldridge Drive, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5434; Fax (512) 477-5474

Pirkey Barber LLP2
600 Congress Avenue, Suite 2120, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-5235
Shannon Vale, Partner

Law Offices of Latius R. Prikryl
P.O. Box 2143, Austin, TX 78768-2143
(512) 476-9990 ext. 139; Fax (512) 476-9991
Chi Y. Reece, Attorney

ProLink Sports and Entertainment, LP
4212 Lakeway Blvd., Austin, TX 78734-5000
(512) 656-5108; Fax (830) 693-1458
Trevor Hance, Vice President / General Counsel
Artist management • Attorneys

Sheree L. Rabe, Attorney
PMB 218 – 3267 Bee Caves Road, No. 107, Austin, TX 78746
(512) 328-5400
Sheree Rabe
Blues, Country

The Reyes Law Firm, P.C.
P.O. Box 160430, Austin, TX 78716
(512) 495-9380
Arnie Reyes, Entertainment Law

Fish & Richardson
111 Congress Avenue, Suite 810, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 226-8130; (512) 226-8166; Fax (512) 320-8935
Edward Cavazos, Principal; Andrew Gajkowski, Associate

Law Office of Charlie Roadman
1307 Nueces Street, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-1113
Charlie Roadman, Attorney

Law Offices of Michael Norman Saleman
100 Congress Avenue, 11th Floor, Austin, TX 78701-4099
(512) 263-5932; (888) 222-8959 toll free; Fax (512) 263-5929
Michael Saleman, Attorney

Savrick, Schumann, Johnson, McGarr, Kaminski & Shirley, LLP
4330 South Mopac, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78735
(512) 347-1604; Fax (512) 347-1676
Mitchell D. Savrick, Attorney

Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold2
919 Congress Avenue, Suite 1250
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 481-8400; Fax (512) 481-8444
laura.prather [at]

Laura Lee Prather, Partner; Catherine Robb, Special Counsel; Sheri Hunter, Special Counsel; Brian Callhoun, Special Counsel
Established: 2006
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP is an international litigation and business law firm that provides counseling, risk management, litigation management, trial, appellate and transactional legal services to sophisticated corporate clients. Founded in 1933, Sedgwick now has more than 400 attorneys in offices around the world. Sedgwick’s collective experience spans the globe and virtually every industry. Sedgwick’s Media, Entertainment & Sports law practice is led by experienced and respected attorneys who handle all substantive areas of entertainment business and media law. Our attorneys represent clients in a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters including First Amendment defense, all manners of communications, entertainment content issues, newsgathering concerns, licensing, intellectual property rights, new and existing technologies, distribution, and constitutional law. We represent clients in deals and disputes arising from all types of entertainment and media matters, including print/literary, music, motion picture, broadcast and cable television, radio, advertisement/branding, and digital technologies.

Shaffer & Culbertson
1114 Lost Creek Blvd., Suite 420, Austin, TX 78746-6370
(512) 327-8932; Fax (512) 327-2665
J. Nevin Shaffer, Jr., Partner; Russell D. Culbertson, Partner; Bruce E. Garlick, Associate

Bobby Earl Smith, Attorney
1108 Nueces Street, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-7373

Soul Matters Media Group International
815-A Brazos Street, Suite 111
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-8999; Fax (888) 476-8939
fjones [at]

Francés J. Jones, Esq.; Sandra K. Silas, Office Administrator
Attorneys • Music business consultants • Artist management • Record producers
Mexican American Cultural Center; Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association; Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts, Inc.; National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
Established: 1985
Soul Matters(TM) Media Group International is “a select company where soul matters(TM)”. We provide production, distribution, and marketing for digital media, music, film, arts, literary publishing, theater, gaming, and special events for media companies, corporate sponsors, and advertising agencies. Ms. Jones was formerly Regional Director of Client Services & Business Affairs for Univision Communications, executive Legal Counsel for PolyGram Records, a Wall Street Corporate Attorney, and Director of Business Affairs for Zomba Recording/ BMG in NYC. She has handled contracts, trademarks, copyrights, digital media, advertising, technology, distribution, financing, recording, publishing, film, soundtracks, licensing, literary, merchandising, and marketing, involving companies such as Miramax Films, Simon & Schuster, Showtime, HBO, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Will Smith, Nancy Wilson, Bon Jovi, Leo Burnett Advertising, Latino Comedy Festival, Sony, MTV, ABC, etc. Licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Texas. Please see listing under Law Firm of Francés Jones.

Law Offices of Michael A. Spinks
812 San Antonio, Suite 304, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-0078; Fax (512) 476-4622
Michael A. Spinks

Steinco, LLC
4108 Firstview Drive, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 797-6892
Bradley Jacob Stein
Attorneys • Artist management

Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
600 Congress Avenue, Suite 1600, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-3600; Fax (512) 499-3660
Robert M. O’Boyle, Partner; Lee Tolson, Partner

Stephen Owen Summer, PC
3930 Bee Cave Road, Suite G
Austin, TX 78746-6949
(512) 327-3399; Fax (512) 532-6189
ssummer [at]

Stephen Summer, Attorney
Attorneys • Music business consultants
Established: 2002
Stephen Summer has been involved in the music industry for over 35 years. He began his career as a drummer/percussionist performing and recording with artists such as: Kirk Whalum, Bob James, Andy Williams, Tish Hinojosa, The Brew, Tony Campisi and most recently – Beto y los Fairlanes. In addition to his performance career, Stephen has been practicing law since 2000 and represents a variety of folks in the music industry. His unique position, as both a performer and lawyer, allows for an unrestricted point of view when dealing with music industry related issues. He is currently president of Austin Jazz Society; a non profit dedicated to memorializing jazz artists who, during their lifetime lived and performed in the Austin area.

Tabor Law Firm
1608 Hartford Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78703-3314
(512) 708-8584; Fax (512) 708-8766
Catherine Tabor, Attorney
Blues, Jazz

Taylor Law Firm
2106 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78702
(512) 474-6600; Fax (512) 474-6700
Walter L. Taylor
Country, Folk/Acoustic

Law Offices of Robert O. Thomas – Chez Bob-e
6012 Tasajillo Trail, Austin, TX 78739
(512) 301-2105; (512) 217-5746; Fax (512) 301-5401
Bobby Thomas
Attorneys • Record producers • Artist management

Brian K. Tillman, Attorney At Law
1307 Nueces Street, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-0505; Fax (512) 472-6569

Mike Tolleson and Associates
2106 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 480-8822; Fax (512) 479-6212
mike [at]

Mike Tolleson, Attorney; Sue Sikes, Paralegal
Attorneys • Music Administration/Clearance
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section
Established: 1969
Mike Tolleson has been a Texas based entertainment attorney for more than 30 years specializing in the music, film, television and digital media industries. During that time, his activities have included being a co-founder of the Armadillo World Headquarters and Austin Community Television (ACTV), coproducer of the first Willie Nelson Picnic, consultant on the first Austin City Limits series, state president of the Texas Music Association, member of the Texas Music Commission, chairman of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and executive producer of various feature-length motion pictures. He is Director of the annual State Bar Entertainment Law Institute. He provides legal and consulting services to musicians, record companies, songwriters, film and television producers, software developers and others, regarding all aspects of financing, producing and marketing entertainment properties.

Van Osselaer, Cronin & Buchanan L.L.P.
9600 Great Hills Trail, Suite 300 West, Austin, TX 78759
(512) 225-2829; Fax (512) 225-2801
Blair Dancy

Law Office of David C. Wells, P.C.
P.O. Box 1907, Austin, TX 78767
(512) 448-4330; Fax (512) 448-4330
David C. Wells
Attorneys • Music business consultants

White & Measells LLP
P.O. Box 512, Austin, TX 78767
(512) 369-3737; (512) 921-2369; Fax (512) 369-3718
John Michael Measells, Attorney / Producer
Country, Rock
Attorneys • Music publishers • Record producers • Music Administration/Clearance

Ron Wilson & Associates
316 West 12th Street, Suite 307, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 322-9992
Ron Wilson, Attorney
R&B, Rap/Hip Hop

Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
900 South Capitol of Texas Highway, Las Cimas IV, Suite 500 (Fifth Floor), Austin, TX 78746
(512) 338-5400; Fax (512) 338-5499
Ben Singer, Attorney