Casey Handy-Smith is the founder and managing attorney of C. Handy Law; a virtual entertainment and digital media law firm serving influencers, thought leaders, and creators in negotiating pivotal contracts.
Growing up in a creative, musically inclined family, Casey’s mind was initially set on becoming a professional songwriter. It wasn’t until going to college where she started taking courses in music business, that she soon realized her passion for the business side of the industry. Casey knew then, that she wanted to do something different with her skills, and serve to safeguard the talents of those around her. On a mission to protect the rights and interests of often exploited minority talent and influencers, Casey went on to pursue a legal career in the entertainment industry.
Casey’s experience representing multi-faceted artists, led her to recognize the needs of other influencers and creatives. Particularly those utilizing the online space to create community, build a platform, and leverage opportunities. Casey prides herself on prioritizing her client’s interests and protecting their most valuable assets as they pursue new endeavors.
Prior to starting her own law practice, Casey gained valuable legal experience working with a LA and Houston based entertainment law firm, interning with the legal department of General Electric and clerking for both State and Federal Judges. Casey graduated from Alabama State University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Recording Industry. Casey earned her J.D. with honors from Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she served as the Symposium Editor of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review. Casey also holds a Certification in Mediation and Global Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London.
When Casey isn’t serving her clients, she enjoys volunteering with Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA), playing the piano, traveling to various sports venues with her husband, and highlighting the stories of successful influencers and creators on her podcast, Unspoken Terms.
snack : crackers
cocktail: lemon drop martini
hot drink: green tea