Our Team

Everhart Law Firm can guide you in protecting the execution of your bright idea, whether the result is a business or product name, a creative work, an Internet presence, or a career in the entertainment industry.

Amy J. Everhart

Amy Everhart Headshot colorAmy J. Everhart founded her law firm to counsel individuals and organizations in the creative industries, entrepreneurs, inventors, business owners, and others with legal needs in the areas of trademark, copyright, entertainment, and the internet.

Ms. Everhart has devoted her law practice to the representation of creative and entrepreneurial clients, guiding them from the initial protection of their “lightbulb moment” to implementation and then policing and defending it. Ms. Everhart has extensive experience handling intellectual property and entertainment disputes in federal and state court. She played a significant role in coordinating the joint defense of hundreds of rap-sampling copyright-infringement lawsuits brought simultaneously against major record companies and music publishers in the landmark Bridgeport Music, Inc. litigation in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. A co-author of the Tennessee Protection of Minor Performers Act, Ms. Everhart has unique knowledge of legal issues affecting minors in the entertainment industries.

From 1998 to 2009, Ms. Everhart practiced with Nashville law firm Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC, where she focused her practice on commercial litigation, entertainment, copyright, trademark, internet, and other intellectual-property matters. She was named a member of the firm in 2008.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tennessee

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Law 1998

  • Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Executive Student Writing Editor
  • Dean’s List
  • Best Legal Writing Award Recipient

University of North Dakota 1994, summa cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Outstanding Graduate of School of Communication

Community & Memberships

Tennessee Bar Association Entertainment & Sports Law Section

  • Chair 2008-2009
  • Executive Council Member 2008-2010

Tennessee Bar Association Intellectual Property Section

  • Founding Newsletter Editor
  • Executive Council Member 2009-2010

Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2008

Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court, Founding Member

Harry Phillips American Inn of Court Alumna

American Bar Association

  • Women’s Advocacy Committee, Newsletter Contributor

Nashville Bar Association

  • Solo and Small-Practice Committee, Founding Co-Chair
  • Drafting Committee Member, Tennessee Protection of Minor Performers Act

Country Music Association

Women’s Music Business Association

Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women

  • Middle Tennessee Director
  • Technology Committee Chair

Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter

  • Newsletter Contributor

Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts

University of Tennessee Law School and Belmont University, Guest-Lecturer

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America (Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Trademark Law)
  • Super Lawyers (2013, 2014)
  • Best of the Bar, Nashville Business Journal (2014)
  • “IP Star” in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Handbook (2013, 2014)