Carolyn E. Wright
Carolyn E. Wright is a full-time attorney whose practice is aimed squarely at the legal needs of photographers. Carolyn understands the special issues that confront both professional and amateur photographers alike.
A professional photographer herself, Carolyn has the legal credentials and the experience to protect your rights. Carolyn practiced law with King & Spalding, one of the top 50 firms in the nation, and other law firms for more than 15 years. She has represented Fortune 500 clients in multimillion dollar litigation and now helps photographers to protect their work. Carolyn wrote the book, the “Photographer’s Legal Guide,” which was first published in 2006 and updated in 2010.
While her legal credentials are among the best in the business, Carolyn also keeps ties with the photographic community. She maintains an active wildlife photography business and is represented by the Picade stock agency.
Carolyn also enjoys teaching, writing and speaking about photography. She is a regular leader of photography workshops, and is a moderator and columnist for www.Naturescapes.net (an online resource for nature photographers).
Education and Honors: Carolyn was graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1992 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 was graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Masters of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in music education and music therapy. 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, privacy law, contracts, licensing, general business and commercial law, and commercial and tort litigation.
Professional Associations and Memberships: North American Nature Photographers Association, American Photographic Artists (APA), Women in Photography International (Charter Member), American Society of Media Photographers (Affiliate Member); Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) (Advisory Council), and The Copyright Society of the USA