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Shawnassey Howell Brooks

Entertainment Attorney at Mobile, AL

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Shawnassey Howell Brooks is an entertainment attorney who has represented a variety of clients, including multi-million dollar independent record labels, multi-platinum recording artists, Grammy award winning recording studios and songwriters, independent book publishers, authors and screenwriters, reality television performers, film and television production companies, magazines, advertising agencies, and more. In addition, Shawnassey practices in the areas of intellectual property and corporate law. She has assisted in all aspects of many projects, including book launches, major concerts, music videos and independent films, from concept, budgeting, funding, and implementation to subsequent commercial release, retail distribution and backend accounting. Her practice has given her the opportunity to represent and interact with some of the most recognizable personalities and media outlets in the world.

Shawnassey received her B.A. from the University of South Alabama and her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law.

She co-authored “Entertainment Law for the General Practitioner," published by American Bar Assoc. Publishing. She served as panelist for Oxford Film Festival (2012-“Financing Your Independent Film”), Crossroads Film Festival (2008-“Legal and Business Issues for Independent Filmmakers”), Mississippi Film Summit (2011-“Developing and Funding Your Film”), and Women’s Business Center (2012-“Art as Business”) and frequently teaches seminars on book publishing, entertainment law and intellectual property. She has also taught courses in Entertainment Law and Counseling and Negotiations at Mississippi College School of Law.

Shawnassey Howell Brooks is licensed to practice in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi and works in Mobile, Alabama.

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Licensed for 23 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/11/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/23/2022
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/03/2022

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Frascogna Courtney PLLC
Po Box 850191
Mobile, AL, 36685-0191
Fracogna Courtney, PLLC
Po Box 850191
Mobile, AL, 36685-0191
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Delta State University
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Frascogna Courtney, PLLC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Mississippi College School Of Law
  • 2001 - 2014


  • University of South Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Yahoo! Voices
  • The Dos and Donts of Self-Published Book Promotion
  • 2013
  • Yahoo! Voices
  • Funding Basics for the Independent Filmmaker
  • 2013
  • Yahoo! Voices
  • How to Sell a Million Records and Still Owe the Record Company Money
  • 2013
  • ABA publication
  • Entertainment Law for the General Practitioner
  • 2011
  • Billboard Publications, Inc.
  • This Business of Internet Law
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oxford Film Festival
  • Financing Your Independent Film
  • 2012
  • Entertainment Law for the General Practitioner
  • Entertainment Law for Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Art as Business
  • Business Considerations for Artists
  • 2012
  • Mississippi Film Summit
  • Developing and Funding Your Film
  • 2011
  • Entertainment Law for the General Practitioner
  • Entertainment Law for Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Law of Publishing, Entertainment and Sports
  • Entertainment Law
  • 2010
  • Crossroads Film Festival
  • Legal and Business Issues for Independent Filmmakers
  • 2008
  • Advanced Issues in Legal Technology for the Mississippi Paralegal
  • Legal Technology
  • 2002
  • Internet Basics for the Mississippi Attorney
  • Internet Law
  • 2000
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Mobile Entertainment Lawyer Shawnassey Howell Brooks
Shawnassey Howell Brooks
Entertainment Attorney
Mobile, AL
Licensed for 23 years