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Carolyn E. Wright

Carolyn E. Wright

The Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC

Atlanta, GA, USA


Carolyn E. Wright's legal practice is aimed squarely at the needs of photographers. A professional photographer herself, Carolyn understands the special issues that confront both professional and amateur photographers alike.

Known as the "Photo Attorney®," Carolyn previously practiced in Atlanta with King & Spalding and Neely & Player representing Fortune 500 clients in multimillion dollar litigation, but now helps photographers to protect their rights. Carolyn is the author of the successful "Photographer's Legal Guide" book, is a regular speaker to photography organizations, and provides free legal information for photographers on her blog at www.photoattorney.com.

Carolyn also keeps ties with the photographic community through her wildlife photography business and photography workshops. Her photos are included in the photo book, "Captivating Wildlife - Images from the Top 10 Emerging Wildlife Photographers," and she is working on a photo book documenting the beauty and behavior of wolves.

Education and Honors

Carolyn was graduated from Emory University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. She earned an American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing, Research and Advocacy and was awarded second place in the Nathan Burkham Legal Writing Competition on Copyright at Emory. She was the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Executive Candidacy Editor for the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, and was selected the "most outstanding female law student" by the faculty.

Carolyn also was graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Masters of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor's of Science degree in music. She was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa (national leadership honor society) and was awarded a full music scholarship.

Areas of Practice

Intellectual property, including copyright and trademark law, rights of privacy and publicity, contracts and licensing, general business and commercial law, and commercial and tort litigation.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

North American Nature Photographers Association, Editorial Photographers, Women in Photography International (Charter Member), Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) (Advisory Council), American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) (Associate Member), and the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

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