ABOUT

Barker Nashville, PLLC was founded in 2012 by Nashville area attorney Christian Barker, with a focus on entertainment, copyright, and trademark law. Christian embarked on the journey to open his own practice after feeling that underrepresented songwriters, artists, entertainers, and small business owners do not connect with the corporate philosophy of many big entertainment and intellectual property practitioners in the area. The philosophy of Barker Nashville is to work with clients in a manner that delivers professional and intelligent service while maintaining a strong attorney-client bond. In the entertainment and intellectual property arena, this trust is more important than ever.

IMG_8336Attorney Christian Barker

A future-oriented music industry professional possessing a comprehensive business and legal acumen, Christian is a practicing attorney with Barker Nashville PLLC, the Nashville-based entertainment, copyright and trademark law firm he founded in 2012.

In addition to his firm, Christian Barker is co-founder and current co-owner of three music industry start-ups: Capri Nashville, an artist management firm currently representing American Idol’s Matt Giraud; Tour Solutions & Agency, a national talent agency for touring musicians; and DiMe Collective, a digital media production company specializing in podcasts, live streaming video, and interactive web platforms, including the pilot Surviving the Music Industry Podcast project, of which he is the Executive Producer.

Outside of Nashville, Christian regularly provides court-appointed guardian ad litem and criminal defense representation to clients in rural Marshall County, Tennessee and serves as adjunct professor of Business Administration and Music Business at Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tennessee.

Educational Background

Stetson University College of Law—Saint Petersburg, Florida
          Juris Doctor (2012) | William Blews Service Award
University of New Hampshire School of Law—Concord, New Hampshire
          Intellectual Property Exchange Program (2011)
Vermont Law School—South Royalton, Vermont
          Master of Environmental Law and Policy (2011) | Cum Laude
Stetson University—DeLand, Florida
          Master of Business Administration (2009) | Gordon and Jean Wells Scholar
The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, Tennessee
          Bachelor of Arts in English (2005) | University Trustees Scholar

Admissions

Tennessee (2012)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee (2016)
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee (2016)

Professional Associations, Organizational Leadership, & Community Involvement

Tennessee Bar Association [TBA], since 2011
          + TBA Young Lawyers Division
                    - 2018-2019 President
                    - 2017-2018 President Elect
                    - 2016-2017 Vice President, Publications Committee Liaison
                              *Q1 Star of the Quarter, Organizational Social Media Policy Initiatives
                    - 2015-2016 Middle Tennessee Governor, Public Service Chair, Publications Committee Liaison
                              *Q2 Star of the Quarter, Wills for Heroes Publicity Initiatives
                              *President’s Special Recognition Award
                              *ABA Award of Achievement, 1st Place in Service to the Public
                                        **Public Service Committee’s “Access to Justice” Initiative
                    - 2014-2015 Public Service Vice Chair
                    - 2013-2014 Tennessee State Mock Trial Competition Committee Member, Problem Author
                    - 2012-2013 Tennessee State Mock Trial Competition Volunteer
          + TBA Emerging Legal Markets Committee
Nashville Bar Association [NBA], since 2012
          + NBA Community Relations Committee
                    - 2013-2014 Author of “Aspiring Lawyer” Publication
American Bar Association [ABA], since 2012
          + ABA Young Lawyers Division
                    - 2016-2017 Content Editor of the ABA YLD Law Practice Committee
Music Row Administrators Group, since 2013
Tennessee Bar Foundation Grant Review Committee, since 2016

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