Diane Leigh Davison, Esquire

Admitted to Practice: Maryland Bar, 1992; Federal Bar, 1993; U.S. Supreme Court 1999. BV® Distinguished™ as rated by Martindale-Hubbell

The Law Office of Diane Leigh Davison
1222 Glenback Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
(410) 486-0900

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Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1992.
ACTIVITIES: American Bar Association/Law Student Division, Third Circuit Governor (1990-91), Lieutenant Governor of Programs and Competitions & Lieutenant Governor of Bylaws and Resolutions (1989-90), ABA Representative to UMLS (1988-90); Student Bar Association Managing Director (1988-90); Sports, Entertainment and Arts Law Forum, Founder/President (1989-90). Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Raven Newspaper (1989-92)
AWARDS: "Who's Who Among American Law School Students" (1990), American Bar Association/Law Student Division Bronze Key Award (1990).
SCHOLARSHIPS: Andrew D. Levy Scholarship (1989-92); Senatorial Scholarship, State of Maryland (1989-92).

New York Law School, Entertainment Law I & II, Copyright Law, 1991.

Haverford College, B.S., Bachelor of Science, 1988. Major: Mathematics / Concentration: Computer Science.

Goucher College, 1983-84, 1985-86.

Additional College Coursework: Bryn Mawr College; Johns Hopkins University.

Milford Mill High School, 1982.

Baltimore Hebrew High School (Baltimore Hebrew College), 1981.

American University Washington Semester Summer Scholars Program, Washington, DC, Summer, 1981.
Current Positions:
The Law Office of Diane Leigh Davison, Baltimore, MD.
Boutique law practice with concentrations in entertainment law, intellectual property, corporate and business law, and medical marijuana law in Maryland (1993-present).
Great Talk, Inc, Baltimore, MD.
Founding board member and vice president of 501(c)(3) nonprofit (2016-present).
Pikesville Garden Club, Inc, Baltimore, MD.
Founding board member and president of 501(c)(3) nonprofit (2012-present).
Copyright Terminations Services Corp.
President of business that provides copyright termination, negotiation, and licensing services.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation.
Board Member and Attorney (2009-present).
Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Association, University of Maryland School of Law.
Alumni Advisor.
Haverford College.
Alumni Association Executive Council; Board Council For Women; Alumni Regional Representative, Baltimore.
Milford Mill High School Class of 1982.
Reunion Chair (1987-present).
Past Positions:
Baltimore Jewish Film Festival & CineFest.
Legal Consultant (1995-2010); Webmaster (2007-2010).
The Daily Record, Baltimore, MD.
Arts & Entertainment Reviewer. (2005-2006).
Engel & Engel, P.A., Baltimore, MD.
General law practice. Exclusive work on all cases in intellectual property & entertainment law, corporate, and collections. (2004-2005).
University of Baltimore School of Law, Adjunct Law Professor.
Entertainment Law (1996-2004). Originated the first entertainment law course at a Maryland based law school.
Entertainment & Sports Law Committee, Maryland State Bar Association.
Founder & Chair (2002-2004).
The Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, Inc., Baltimore, MD.
Executive Director, 1989-1992. President, 2000.
The Law Office of Rick Glushakow, Baltimore, MD.
Partner, 1992-1993; Law Clerk, 1991-1992.
Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon, New York, NY.
Law Clerk for the Entertainment Law Group, 1990.
Cohen & Glushakow, Baltimore, MD.
Law Clerk, 1990-1991.
WHRC Radio, Haverford, PA.
General Manager of college radio station serving Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges and the local community. Other positions included DJ, Program Manager, Music Director and Business Manager (1982-1988); President, Haverford-Bryn Mawr Broadcasting, Inc. (1986-1988).
Shapiro & Olander, Baltimore, MD.
Intern for Ronald M. Shapiro, Esquire, 1988.
Abell Communications, Baltimore, MD.
Computer Programmer/Analyst for WMAR-TV & WMAR-FM and all East Coast Radio Operations, 1985.
"Stagestruck", Baltimore, MD.
Production Manager for feature film, 1982.
Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office, Baltimore, MD.
Intern for Deputy State's Attorney Howard Merker, 1982.
Governor's Youth Advisory Council, State of Maryland.
Gubernatorial Appointee, (3 terms) 1979-1982.
Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation Leadership Seminar, Maryland
School Representative - Outstanding Sophomore, Milford Mill High School 1980.
Organizations / Affiliations / Memberships (Current in Boldface):
Women In Film & Video of Maryland, Inc - Member; Vice President. ABA Entertainment Law Forum - Member. American Bar Association - Law Practice Mangement Section - Commitee Member. Washington Area Lawyers For The Arts, Inc - Panel Attorney Baltimore City Bar Association/Young Lawyers Section - Member at Large & Co-Chair Public Education Committee. Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, Inc. - Board of Directors & Panel Attorney. Maryland Music Alliance, Inc - Founding Board Member. Maryland State Bar Association - Member. Baltimore County Bar Association - Member. Federal Bar Association - Member. Producers Club of Maryland, Inc - Member.
Lectures / Presentations / Speaking Engagements:
  • Panelist, Big Traps and Fine Print, American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law Annual Meeting, October 2015.
  • Panelist/Guest Lecturer, Behind the Scenes: A Film Making Workshop, Haverford College, January 2008.
  • Panelist/Guest Lecturer, Haverford in Hollywood, Haverford College, November 2007;
  • Interview Expert, WBAL-TV (NBC), WBFF-TV (Fox).
  • Guest Lecturer, Leading Edge Writers' Studios Workshop, Columbia, MD, Summer 2006.
  • Guest Lecturer, Goucher College, Towson, MD, "Administration and Fiscal Responsibility in the Arts", Spring, 2005.
  • Guest Lecturer, Howard County Community College, "The Business of Music" Columbia, MD, Spring 2004 - 2015.
  • Panelist, DC Independent Film Festival, Film Festival & Seminars: Legal Clinic, March 2004.
  • Symposium Speaker, University of MD School of Law, "A Look at the DMCA: Art & Music Meet the Digital Age" May 13, 2003.
  • Guest Lecturer, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, "Copyright & Contracts for the Visual Arts," 2001, 2002.
  • Featured Speaker, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, Rockville, MD, "Record Contracts," May 10, 2000.
  • Guest Lecturer, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, "Copyright & Contracts for the Visual Arts," March 6, 2000.
  • Featured Speaker, Actiontrack's Careers In Music Workshop, John Tyler Community College, Richmond, VA, Record Contracts & Music Management, 12/1999.
  • Guest Lecturer, Mass Media Law, Univ of Balto Law School, Fall, 1995.
  • "Law Specialties in the 90's" University of Baltimore Alumni Assoc. & Career Svcs Center of the Univ. of Baltimore Law School. 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.
  • "Intro To the Internet for Lawyers" Milton Talkin Lecture Series, Baltimore City Bar Association. Series of 4 lectures. 1996-1997.
  • UMLS Career Symposium, 1995.
  • Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Forum, UBLS. "How to Practice Entertainment Law" Fall, 1995.
  • "Legal Issues In Film Making Seminar" Maryland Lawyers for the Arts and Women In Film & Video. Fall, 1994.
  • "Collections in Maryland" Milton Talkin Lecture Series, Batimore City Bar Association. Spring, 1995, 1996.
  • "Is the Bubble Zone Constitutional?" Debate for the AJC. Spring, 1992.
Political Positions:
  • Martin O'Malley for Mayor, Baltimore City
    Primary & General Election Day Coordinator, 1999.
  • J. Joseph "Max" Curran III for Delegate, Maryland
    Campaign Finance Chair, 1998.
  • J. Joseph Curran, Jr. for Attorney General, Maryland
    Precinct Coordinator & Volunteer, 1990's.
The Angels® - Love, The Angels. CD Design & Layout (2008).
The Angels®. Website design; Webmaster (1995-2008).
Interests & Hobbies:
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