Casey Summar
Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212
Work Phone: (615)460-8274
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Casey Gill Summar is the Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council, where she oversees the organization including the Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts program. Casey co-founded this program as the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (TNVLA) in 2006, serving as its Executive Director until merging TNVLA with the Arts & Business Council in 2009. She has also served as an adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School since 2010, and Belmont University School of Law since 2013. Casey received her J.D. with honors from Vanderbilt University Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University with a B.F.A in Photography. She is admitted to the bar of Tennessee, and previously clerked with the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and various entertainment law firms in Nashville, TN. Before beginning her legal career, Casey worked as a letterpress printmaker for seven years at the historic Hatch Show Print in downtown Nashville. An alumna of the Young Leaders Council, Casey is active in the Nashville arts and legal communities and currently serves on the board of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services and the Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Entertainment & Sports Law Section. She is also a member of the Pro Bono Advisory Committee of the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission. In her spare time, Casey and her husband, Trent, enjoy spoiling their dog, working in their frontyard vegetable garden, and being passionate ambassadors for their Edgehill neighborhood.

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: Vanderbilt Law School
Year Licensed: 2006
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 2006
Section Membership(s): Young Lawyers Division, Entertainment and Sports Law Section, Intellectual Property Section, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Intellectual Property Law, Taxation - Corp. & Business, Entertainment & Sports Law