The Law Office of
Carolyn E. Wright, LLC

Office: 775.588.5147
Cell: 678.592.8025


Carolyn E. Wright is an attorney whose practice is aimed squarely at the needs of photographers.  Carolyn understands the special issues that confront both professional and amateur photographers alike.

A professional photographer herself, Carolyn has the credentials and the experience to protect your rights. Carolyn practiced law with the Atlanta law firms of King & Spalding, one of the top 50 firms in the nation, and Neely & Player for more than 10 years. She has represented major clients in multimillion dollar litigation, but wants to help photographers with their careers. When you turn to Carolyn for legal help, you are literally turning to the person who wrote the book on photography law. “Photographer's Legal Guide," written by Carolyn, was released in December 2006. Carolyn also provides legal info rmation for photographers for free on her weekly blog:

While her legal credentials are among the best in the business, Carolyn thinks it is important to keep ties with the photographic community. That’s why she maintains an active wildlife business at Her photos are included in the recent photo book, "Captivating Wildlife - Images from the Top 10 Emerging Wildlife Photographers," by Scott Bourne and David Middleton . You may order an autographed copy directly from Carolyn. In addition, she is working on a photo book documenting the beauty and strength of wolves.

Carolyn also enjoys teaching, writing and speaking about photography. She is a regular leader of photography workshops, a moderator and columnist for (an online resource for nature photographers), and on the Advisory Council for the Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) (, a worldwide coalition to define and standardize the core aspects of image licensing and its management.

Education and Honors:  Carolyn 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. 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.”

Carolyn also 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), was an Outstanding Young Woman of America and was awarded a four-year music scholarship.

Areas of Practice:  Intellectual property, including copyright and trademark law, contracts, licensing, general business and commercial law, and commercial and tort litigation.

Professional Associations and Memberships:  American Bar Association, North American Nature Photographers Association, Editorial Photographers, Women in Photography International (Charter Member), Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) (Advisory Council), the Copyright Society of the USA




East Coast:
2970 Clairmont Rd NE
Suite 1010
Atlanta, GA 30329

West Coast:
PO Box 430
Glenbrook, NV 89413


Areas of Practice:

Registration & Prosecution

Registration & Prosecution

Drafting & Review

Model Releases

Formation & Guidance

That Affect the Photographer