Creative Lawyer for the Creative Community. Do you need a lawyer who can speak your language?I help artists, musicians, fashion designers, authors, turn their passion into a business.I draft agreements to protect my client's interests using terms that they understand NOT legaleseCreative individuals need a lawyer that knows hot to protect their intellectual property rights.Joan has extensive trademark experience in clearance, filing, prosecution, licensing.
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2003||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Clients Choice-Entertainment Law||Avvo||2013|
|Managing Partner||Schroder Davis PLC||2015 - Present|
|Lawyer||Schroder Fidlow, PLC||2008 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||South University||2012 - 2013|
|Law Clerk Harry L. Carrico||Supreme Court of Virginia||2003 - 2006|
|Law Clerk-Chief Staff Attorney's Office||Supreme Court of Virginia||2001 - 2003|
|Law Clerk||Fowler White Boggs Banker||1998 - 2001|
|Licensed Mediator||Mediation Council of Virginia||1994 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Model Alliance||Member||2012 - Present|
|AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION||MEMBER||2011 - Present|
|Fredericksburg Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar, Intellectual Property Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Fashion Group International||Executive Member||N/A|
|Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|International Association of Entertainment Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Bar Association Lawyers for the Arts Committee||Member||N/A|
|New York Lawyers for the Arts||Member||N/A|
|Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts||Member||N/A|
|Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||N/A|
|Grid Magazine||Does Fashion Protection Exist?||2011|
|A Novel||Feng Shui Love||2009|
|Fordham University School of Law||Fashion Law Institute||Summer Intensive||2013|
|University of Richmond||Law||Transient Student||2001|
|Barry University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Stetson University College of Law||Concentration in International Business Transactions||N/A||2001|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Criminal Justice||Master of Science Degree||1994|
|Tennessee Bar Entertainment and Sports Forum||Fashion Law||2016|
|Schroder Davis Educational Series||Fashion Law in Film||2016|
|Lunch N Learn CLE||Fashion Law Primer||2016|
|Entertainment and Law Society||Fashion Law||2016|
|Virginia Fashion Week||Legal Seminar for New Fashion Designers||2012|
|International Fashion Expo||Trademarks For Designers||2012|
|VCU School of Design||Fashion Related Legal Issues||2011|
|James River Writers Conference||Legal Issues for Authors||2010|
|Virginia Equine Artists Association||Art Law||2009|
|BonAir Artists Association||Art Law Copyright Issues||2009|
Posted by Hunter
Ms. Davis helped me with a contract involving co-ownership of a copyright on a creative work. In all ways, her work was highly professional. She was able to perform the task quickly and efficiently. I strongly recommend her.
Posted by Yvonne
Joan Bellefield Davis is a highly skilled professional who sincerely cares about the well-being of her clients. She possesses the ability to communicate effectively with her clients, which enables her to clearly explain legal matters in layman's terms. She always responds promptly to all of my questions and concerns and pragmatically weighs the pros and cons of each situation. Her fees are reasonable, and I highly recommend her.
Posted by Gloria
I met with Joan Davis initially to discuss some art licensing questions that I was unfamiliar with. She was warm and personable while still being extremely professional. It was obvious after speaking with her that Joan knows the law and how it pertains to "the arts" , which is unusual as many attorneys I have dealt with in the past are not familiar with "the arts" issues. I would highly recommend Joan Davis to anyone needing an excellent attorney as I found her to be extremely well informed and highly professional.
Posted by Inyah
I'm in the process of starting my own business and was referred to Ms. Davis for her extensive knowledge in the matter. Joan was very fair to me, she gave me tips and essential information necessary to help start my business. Prior to meeting with her, I didn't have a clear direction as where to start. She answered all my questions, and even referred me to other professionals who could help me in other areas that she couldn't. I am grateful, and would highly recommend her services.
Posted by Chris
I saw Joan after I found out she donated a few hours a month to help out struggling artists and musicians like myself who couldn't afford regular legal fees. She was gracious with her time and her demeanor, was very knowledgable of the topic at hand, and was more than willing to work with me and help me get where I wanted to go. Personally, we both love Bon Jovi's music which was the icing on the cake. Smart legalese + great tunes = win!
Posted by Kris
Legal matters can be intimidating, but Joan made the process dramatically less so. Thorough in her questions and preparations, clear in her communications, and extremely knowledgeable in her specialties, Joan is a valuable resource for professionals in a creative/artistic field.
Posted by Sarah G Wiley
A friend recommended me to Joan. I was clueless when it comes to what I need to do to make my business more official, if you will. Joan met me for coffee and we very informally talked about what I need to do and what she can do for me and what is not necessary for me to do at all! Joan is easy to talk to and really knows the business. She had many scenarios as examples which made it easier for me to understand.
Posted by Nicholas
Joan has been a real pleasure to work with. She explains things in a very detailed, granular manner, though can speak in layman's terms as well for those unfamiliar with trademark law (me). Another benefit I've enjoyed while working with Joan is that she is very clear and open with her billings; I've always had the option to opt in or out of certain services based on fees which is new to me (and much appreciated). Joan Davis is extremely professional and I would recommend her to any and everyone!
Mark Malek, Patent application Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joan for years and have come to appreciate her expertise in Entertainment law, business law and on other intellectual property matters. I highly recommend Joan for your legal needs.
Bennett Fidlow, Entertainment Attorney
Joan is a lawyer who really cares deeply about her clients and the artistic community as a whole. She is constantly learning about new areas of the law & working to improve herself so she can better represent her clients. She approaches everything she does with a ton of energy & enthusiasm and she is extremely dependable & trustworthy. I highly endorse this lawyer.
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