NORMAN B. GILLIS, ESQ.
NORMAN B. GILLIS, ESQ.
Norman B. Gillis is the Senior Attorney and principal of Music Row Law. Norman's practice includes the areas of entertainment law, entertainment contracts, music law, intellectual property, copyright, trademark, and business and commercial contracts. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Mississippi. He is on the faculty of the National Business Institute, presenting seminars for attorneys in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property law, and has presented on extraordinary remedies in trademark protection for the Nashville Bar Association. Norman is a member of the Mississippi, Nashville, and Tennessee Bar Associations. He is on the Professional Advisory Board for AFTRA, has served on the Faculty Advisory Committee for the International Academy of Design and Technology, is on the legal team for the Artists Music Guild, and is a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Attorney for his professionalism and ethics.
For the past 25 years of his 30-year legal career, Norman has practiced on Music Row in Nashville. His clients have included Brooks & Dunn, Charlie Daniels Band/Blue Hat Records, Creative Artists Agency, Tim McGraw, Bonnie Bramlett, Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick), Truth Records (Dallas Buyers Club), Pam Tillis, Gary Paxton (Monster Mash), Big & Rich/Muzik Mafia, The Righteous Brothers, Duane Eddy, Leo Lyons (Ten Years After), Barry Beckett, Bill Monroe Estate, Ronnie Dunn, Bela Fleck, R. Gary Patterson, Kathy Mattea, OmniSound Studios, Bekka Bramlett, Exile, Pablo Cruise, Kix Brooks, Chuck Howard, Richie McDonald, Jamie Oldaker’s Mad Dogs & Okies (Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, J.J. Cale, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Ray Benson, Taj Mahal, Willis Alan Ramsay, Concord Records), and many more.
In addition to his passion for law, church and community activities are equally important to Norman. He has assisted with mission trips to Honduras and the Lacota Sioux Reservation in South Dakota through the Episcopal Church, and worked on a Rotary International project for mentally and physically challenged children in Jamaica. He is past Rotary club president, past Sr. Warden of his church, and is in the St. David's Episcopal Choir in addition to being a Licensed Eucharistic Minister for the Dioceses of Tennessee and Mississippi. Norman is admitted to practice law in Tennessee, Mississippi, the Northern and Southern U.S. District Courts of Mississippi, and the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Photo credit: Norman B. Gillis. J.C. Richardson/Richardson Carroll Productions; Daddy Issues. Emily Quirk; Charlie Daniels Band. MetroLyrics; bonniebramlett.com; Richie McDonald. Google; Bonnie Bramlett with Delaney Bramlett and Duane Allman. Matt Wake; Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Bekka Bramlett, and Billy Burnette. Rich Saputo; Duane Eddy. Rock Hall
Library and Archive; Diarrhea Planet. SXSW.com; Pam Tillis. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images; Tulsa People. Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, and Jimi Hendrix. Pinterest; Cheap Trick.
Allan Tannenbaum/Getty; Daddy Issues. Jake Giles Netter; George Harrison, Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett, and Eric Clapton, 1969. thateventuality.tumblr.com; Pablo Cruise. marinij.com; Dave Gibson. Kimberly Hill