State Bar Number: 24046451
Amy E. Mitchell, PLLC
Metro Area: Austin Area
Concentration: Music, Film
State Admission(s): Texas
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Clients of the firm include producers, bands, songwriters, authors, publishers, managers, documentarians, record labels, graphic artists, publicists, recording studios, digital distributors, filmmakers, composers, directors, music festivals, web designers, actors, merchandisers, music supervisors, photographers, game companies, music teachers, videographers, live music venues, and more.
Amy earned her B.A. in Spanish and Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2004. During law school, she attended the University College London in London, England, to study international and comparative law. Amy served as a staff editor of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal and the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law. Amy served as President of Women's Law Caucus, Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, and a Teaching Quizmaster. She also arranged for and directed UT Law's a cappella group.
Prior to attending law school, Amy served as Office Manager of the Texas Music Office, a state agency within the Texas Governor's Office. Amy was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2004 and immediately opened her own entertainment law practice. From 2007 to 2012, Amy also worked with Christian L. Castle, Attorneys on music industry talent representation, online retailers, digital distribution, content licensing, and public policy matters. In 2009, Amy was elected to serve on the Council of the State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section and currently holds the Treasurer and Webmaster positions. In 2011, Amy expanded her film and television practice to include production counsel services; she is currently of counsel to Deena Kalai, PLLC. In 2013, Amy successfully spearheaded efforts to charter an entertainment law section for the Austin Bar Association, which she chaired for the first two years. In addition, Amy writes frequently on entertainment law topics and maintains the educational site AskaMusicLawyer.com, which receives thousands of visitors each month.
When she is not practicing law, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons. She also performs as a vocalist and/or keyboardist in several Austin ensembles.