Amy E. Mitchell is a transactional entertainment lawyer dedicated to protecting the rights of creators and their intellectual property in various entertainment fields. Clients include photographers, producers, bands, songwriters, authors, publishers, managers, documentarians, record labels, graphic artists, publicists, recording studios, digital distributors, filmmakers, composers, directors, music festivals, merchandisers, music supervisors, game companies, music teachers, videographers, etc.
Amy E. Mitchell is a transactional lawyer based in Austin, Texas, who practices entertainment law with a focus on music and film law issues. She has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2004 and represents emerging artists and entrepreneurs as well as established professionals.
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. Prior to attending law school, Amy served as Office Manager of the Texas Music Office, a state agency within the Texas Governor’s Office. 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 both the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal and the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law; 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 that performed during the annual law school production Assault & Flattery.
In 2007, Amy joined Christian L. Castle, Attorneys to focus 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 practice to include production counsel services; she is currently of counsel to Deena Kalai, PLLC. Amy writes frequently on entertainment law topics and maintains the educational site AskaMusicLawyer.com, which receives hundreds of visitors each week.
When she is not practicing law, Amy performs as a vocalist and keyboardist in several Austin ensembles. She has also performed, written, and/or recorded with numerous indie rock bands.