Austen Adams Joins Crownover, Blevins

Austen Adams

Derek Crownover and Allen Blevins, shareholders in Crownover, Blevins, P.C., recently welcomed entertainment and intellectual property attorney Austen Adams to the firm.

Adams, who is also an adjunct professor at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, has been working in the Nashville music industry since 2003. He was an attorney at Lyon and Phillips, and later opened his own practice where he worked as a contract lawyer with Crownover Blevins. Adams merged his practice with Crownover Blevins earlier this year. Prior to that, he worked in artist management, including stints with Monty Hitchcock, Bert Stein at Gold Mountain Entertainment, and Faith Quesenberry at Curiosita Entertainment.

“I have always tried to take a pro-active approach to representing clients by looking forward instead of reacting to the past,” said Adams. “It has been a blessing to find other lawyers like Derek and Allen who share that belief and put it into practice every day. I think we all make a great team.”

“I have respected Austen’s work for quite a while,” Crownover said. “His experience and knowledge not only as a dealmaker but as a previous litigator gives us more capacity and upper level service for our niche and growing client base.”

After obtaining his J.D. from the Louisiana State University School of Law in 1999, Adams worked as a federal law clerk and then as an associate with the Baton Rouge law firm Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Phillips.

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