After 27 years, 15 of which were squarely aimed at the legal needs of photographers, Carolyn E. Wright has retired from the practice of law. Carolyn addressed the special issues that confront both professional and amateur photographers alike. Carolyn continues to report on the legal issues for photographers here on this blog and on Twitter.
In addition to her years of being a professional photographer, Carolyn also practiced law with King & Spalding, one of the top 50 firms in the nation, and other law firms for more than 12 years. There, she represented Fortune 500 clients in multi-million dollar litigation before starting her own practice to help photographers with protecting their work. Carolyn wrote the book, the “Photographer’s Legal Guide,” which was first published in 2006 and updated in 2010.
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.