Colleen M. Kelley

Colleen Kelley is an entertainment and corporate attorney that represents and counsels clients in a wide array of matters. 

Ms. Kelley’s knowledge and experience includes:

  • Record, film and music licensing negotiation, strategy and settlements. 
  • Negotiating intellectual property licensing & technology agreements. 
  • Negotiating entertainment related agreements, including publishing, producer, management, recording, sponsorship, and licensing agreements.

Education & Credentials


Belmont University

B.B.A., Music Business & B.A., History, 2006
  • Belmont Pre-Law Society, President, 2006-2007
  • Belmont Catholic Community, President, 2004-2005
  • Belmont Service Corps
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Chi
  • magna cum laude
  • Belmont University Dean’s List

Southwestern Law School

J.D., 2010
  • Southwestern Law Review, 2009-2010
  • Moot Court Honors Program Member, 2008-2010
  • Moot Court Board of Governors, 2009-2010
  • Southwestern Entertainment Law Society
  • Women’s Law Association
  • Student Ambassador
  • Cum laude (top 10 percent)
  • Dean’s List and Dean’s Merit Award Scholarship

Bar Admission

  • California2011
  • Tennessee2010

Prominent Assignments

Provide counsel on a wide array of agreements including songwriter agreements, television agreements, producer agreements, event performance contracts, intellectual property licensing & technology agreements, preparation of estate successor agreements, and the like.

Professional Involvement

  • Nashville Bar Association 
  • Tennessee Bar Association 
  • Copyright Society of the South, Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2016


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