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Shay M. Lawson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Roswell, GA

Law Firm of Lawson McKinley
1425 Market Blvd, Suite 530-211
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 678-661-2544
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports
Attorney Profile

Representing clients in the Atlanta, Georgia, metropolitan area, Shay M. Lawson is a trademark, intellectual property and entertainment lawyer. As the managing attorney at the Law Firm of Lawson McKinley, where has negotiated millions in client deals in connection with brands such as Nike, Bravo TV, ABC, Discovery Channel, iHeartMedia and Microsoft.

Admitted to practice in the state of Georgia since 2010, Ms. Lawson is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. In 2009, she earned her Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University after graduating from Hampton University with an undergraduate degree in political science. As she has protected her clients throughout her career, she has been featured by many organizations, including the following: Essence, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Hollywood Reporter, Rolling Stone and Black Enterprise.

Well-known in the music industry, Ms. Lawson has represented producers, engineers, songwriters and GRAMMY-winning artists. A member of the State Bar of Georgia, she is involved with the Sport and Entertainment Section and the Intellectual Property Section. The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter named her Advocacy Co-Chair in 2019, and she was re-elected to the Board of Governors the same year after originally being elected in 2017.

Ms. Lawson is a board member of the Songwriters of North America and a member of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association. Working extensively with those in the television, social media and music industries, she has been recognized as part of the top 2.5% Georgia attorneys who practice intellectual property law.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Intellectual Property
  • 50%Entertainment & Sports
Focus Areas

Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020

About Shay M. Lawson

First Admitted: 2010, Georgia

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Advocacy Co-Chair + Re-Elected Board of Governors for Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter, 2019
  • Member of Intellectual Property Section of State Bar of Georgia, 2018
  • Elected Board of Governors for Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter, 2017
  • Member of Sport and Entertainment Section of State Bar of Georgia, 2017

Industry Groups

  • Music
  • Social Media
  • Television
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Office Location for Shay M. Lawson

1425 Market Blvd
Suite 530-211
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-661-2544

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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