Law + ArtWorks

Law + ArtWorks is a group of lawyers who care about the Triangle’s arts community and are working to determine the unmet legal needs of this community and to serve these needs.  The lawyers work with the community to conduct monthly practical legal workshops and generally serve as a Legal Resource Group for the Triangle arts business community. Online educational videos are in the works; sign up for the mailing list to be the first to know.

Get in touch if you are an artist or part of an artist group who would like a member of our legal team to host a workshop on a specific legal topic, or if you are an art-enthusiast lawyer who would like to join the team in supporting the Triangle Area’s creative community.

Want to get involved? Shoot us an email!

Law + ArtWorks Programs:


Legal Practicum Monthly Series – Law + ArtWorks upholds the mission of Triangle Artworks by educating artists and arts organizations in various aspects of the law relevant to art and business. Throughout the year, Law + ArtWorks hosts workshops on topics ranging from Fair Use and contracts to estate planning and taxes.  At these workshops, attendees gain valuable practical experience that allows them to apply skills and knowledge directly to their art business.  While Law + ArtWorks presents its own regular programs, it also partners with regional discipline groups in area such as film, dance and photography, on some monthly programs.

Does your arts organization or arts business have a general legal issue it needs to understand? Law + ArtWorks can also help you find a local lawyer to lead a workshop for your group or business on any topic. Just contact us!

Legal Resource for Triangle Artists & Arts Organizations – Law + ArtWorks oversees the Legal Resources of the Triangle ArtWorks website, which provides artists with resources on legal issues relevant to artists and their businesses.  Law + ArtWorks is also getting ready to launch an educational online video program.  Although Law + ArtWorks cannot provide direct legal representation or answer questions about individual legal issues, we can connect you to an attorney who can help.  If you need a speaker for your group on a legal issue, or have a general question about a broad issue affecting Triangle artists, contact us

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts – Law + ArtWorks is in the beginning stages of exploring how to create a volunteer lawyers for the arts program in the Triangle.  We are researching community needs and available resources, as well as talking to possible partners in this effort.  Have some information that can help this process?  Want to joint the effort?  Let us know.



Chair:  Brandon Huffman – Odin Law & Media
Will Blackton
Pam Chestak – Chestak Legal
Kevin Cleys – Womble Carlyle
Alison Cohan – Williams Mullen
Mavis Gragg – The Gragg Law Firm
Leo John – NC Secretary of State’s Office
Lyle Gravatt – NK Patent Law
Sheila Huggins – Shelia A. Huggins, PLLC
Vedia Jones-Richardson – Olive and Olive
Brian Phillips – K&L Gates
Erica B. E. Rogers – Ward & Smith
Eric Roehrig
Whitney Stanley – Duke School of Medicine/Site Based Research
Brian Sullivan – Wyrick, Robbins, Yeats & Ponton, LLP
Mike Tadych – Stevens, Martin, Vaughn & Tadych
Ed Timberlake – Forrest Law Firm


Jenny Lee – Duke University School of Law
Sabrina Heck – UNC School of Law