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Dayna Whitney Thomas

Entertainment Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   1 review

also known as Dayna W. Thomas


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About Dayna

Learn Dayna’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    50%
    The Law Office of Dayna Thomas is passionate about assisting people achieve their entrepreneurial goals and working with current small business owners to maintain a profitable business. Starting and maintaining a successful business takes hard work, good decision-making, a lot of faith, and the right team to understand your vision and help you create it.

    7 years

  2. Entertainment
    50%
    The business of entertainment is generally structured around deals to collaborate or for the use of one’s work and/or likeness. Our office takes the time to understand your position in order to draft and negotiate simple or complex deals in a way that provides the most benefit to you, while accurately reflecting the expectations of all parties. Whether you’re in the music, film, television, fashion, or Instagram model industry, Attorney Thomas can assist you with your business and legal needs.

    7 years

Atlanta business and entertainment lawyer with a passion for helping people build their lives, careers, and businesses with the support of the law. My practice includes both transactions and litigation.
I help people build a foundation for success in entrepreneurship through educating and advising clients on the appropriate corporate entity structure, copyright and trademark protection, licensing, brand management, contracts, business strategy, and so much more. Entertainers are inherently entrepreneurs because they are their business! 
I am thrilled when clients come across a business opportunity that would help them reach their goals in entrepreneurship and/or entertainment. It is my goal to assist you in successfully negotiating those deals and making strategic decisions to create a better business, build a bigger brand, and protect your rights!
Entertainers have so many rights to protect! It's important to make sure your business and paperwork are in order as you perform and perfect your craft. Your intellectual property is your money! Protect it.
My life motto is "believe and act as if it were impossible to fail," which is instrumental to my work and value as a legal professional. 
If you're interested in working with me, please give me a call.
Licensed for 7 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Dayna

The Law Office of Dayna Thomas, LLC
201 17th Street
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, 30363

Reviews

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Posted by Terrence | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
I have known Dayna for some time and she has been tremendous to work with. I feel that she truly cares about me as a client and has a vested interest in my company's success. I would absolutely recommend her!

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney/Founder
  • The Law Office of Dayna Thomas, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hooper & Honoré, LLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Judicial Law Clerk Intern
  • Eighth Judicial District Court Of Nevada
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Assistant
  • Hooper & Honoré, LLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Legal Assistant
  • R. Gary Spencer, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Assistant
  • Law Office of Evita G. Kaigler
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Georgia State University
  • BBA - Bachelor's of Business Administration
  • 2011

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
  • Georgia Section Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member - Business Law Section
  • 2014 - Present
  • Future Music Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Emory Law - Sports & Entertainment Law Society
  • VP of Entertainment
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
  • 2015
  • Judicial Clerkship Scholar
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Georgia - Sports and Entertainment Law Society
  • Pursuing Entertainment Law
  • 2015
  • Atlanta's John Marshall Law School - Sports & Entertainment Law Society
  • Contract Drafting in Entertainment Law
  • 2015
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha - ASCEND
  • Careers in the Entertainment Industry
  • 2015
  • Emory - Sports & Entertainment Law Society
  • Securing Jobs/Internships Through Networking
  • 2015
  • Georgia State University - Pre Law Club
  • Getting Into Law School
  • 2013
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Creating and Using Business Cards Effectively
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Dayna
Business Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dayna is very committed to the integrity of the law and her clients. She is very skilled at creating and developing businesses and contractual matters (IP, business, and general civil litigation). Additionally, her personality makes it a pleasure to work with her as an attorney in the community."
Entertainment Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Atlanta Entertainment Lawyer Dayna Whitney Thomas
Dayna Whitney Thomas
Entertainment Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 7 years