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Sawnie Robertson Aldredge

Sawnie Robertson Aldredge

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property, Business, Copyright Infringement

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Entertainment: 50%
    32 years
  2. Business: 15%
    32 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 15%
    32 years
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    32 years
  5. Copyright Infringement: 5%
    32 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Barry Neil Shrum

    "Trip," as I know him, and I have worked several matters together, most often on opposite sides of the table. Trip is fair, honest and reliable. I endorse him whole-heartedly as a fellow lawyer and all around good guy!


    Barry Shrum Entertainment Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Aldredge Law

4322 Harding Pike., Suite. 417 (37205)
P.O. Box 120713
Nashville, TN, 37212-0713




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorTrevecca Nazarene University1996 - Present
Sole practionerSawnie R. Aldredge Attorney at Law1993 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Leadership Musicalumni2014 - Present
Copyright Society of The Southmember2009 - Present
Nashville Bar Associationmember1984 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Walthal v. Rusk 172 F3d 481judgment for Plaintiffs affirming right to terminate an oral recording license agreement

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Publication NameTitleDate
BillboardHow To Hire a Business Manager2011
Billboard"Right of Publicity" Causes Avoidable Headaches2011
BillboardConfusion Emerges Over the right to Terminate U.S. Copyright Grants2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University N/AN/AN/A
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law LawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Tenth Circuit Law Student DivisionEntertainment Law2015
Killer Nashville 2014The Letter of the Law: What Does Every Writer Need to Know About Copyright, Intellectual Property and Rights & Permissions2014
Trevecca Nazarene UniversityTaking the Pulse of the Music Industry2011
Americana Music Festival and ConferenceProtecting Your Intellectual Property in the World of Indie Labels and Publishers2010
South by Southwest, CMJ, Georgia Bar Entertainment and Sprts Law Sectionentertainment law-various presentatonsN/A