Casey Handy-Smith is the founder and managing attorney of C. Handy Law, a business, entertainment, and intellectual property law firm that partners with creatives and entrepreneurs to protect their legacy, build a solid legal foundation, and negotiate their worth.

Growing up in a musical family as a classically trained pianist, Casey went on to study music business in college and began her legal career representing clients in the music industry. Casey’s experience representing multi-faceted recording artists and songwriters, led her to recognize the needs of a larger creator community. Particularly those utilizing digital media and the online space to build platforms, create engaged communities, and establish successful businesses online.

Casey has had the opportunity to serve as general counsel to 7 and 8-figure online businesses and negotiate lucrative contracts with companies, including Meta, Universal Music Group, Proctor & Gamble, Paramount Pictures, Coca-Cola, and HarperCollins, among others, on behalf of clients.

Casey’s work has been recognized among peers, naming her a “2023 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star” for her work in entertainment law. She is also recognized as a “Top 40 under 40” lawyer by The National Black Lawyers.

Casey is a proud member of Diverse Representation, an organization geared towards increasing the number of African-American agents, attorneys, managers, and publicists who work in the sports and entertainment industry. Casey also provides pro-bono legal services through her membership with TALA (Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts).

Casey is a graduate of Thurgood Marshall School of Law (J.D. 2014), where she served as Symposium Editor of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review. Casey received her undergraduate degree from Alabama State University (B.A. 2011), and holds a certification in Global Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London (2012).

Beyond her professional pursuits, Casey enjoys playing the piano and traveling with her husband and toddler son, Caleb.


Meet the Founder

snack : popcorn

outing: comedy shows

podcast: the basement with tim ross

hobby: piano

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