B.S., Business Administration
(Emphasis on Accounting)
University of Missouri at Columbia
J.D., Memphis State University, 1979

Before opening his own Firm in 2010, Orville Almon spent 31 years contributing to the success of the renowned  ente1iainment  firm Zumwalt,  Almon  & Hayes, PLLC, which he also  co-founded. 

Now with over 36 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Mr. Almon is a noted leader within the field. His exemplary career has been has been recognized through the years by his numerous awards and achievements. He has extensive experience in, and is known for, his drafting skills with regard to difficult-to-define issues, negotiating with record companies, publishing companies and drafting and negotiating "issue-specific" agreements, and his overall knowledge of the music industry. 

Mr. Almon provides legal services on viiiually every aspect of ente1iainment related issues, among them, recording, songwriting and production agreements, executive employment agreements, sponsorship agreements, entity formation, licensing and new media. He represents major and independent artists, songwriters, major and independent publishing and record companies,  managers, industry executives, producers, production companies and more. Mr. Almon has also successfully negotiated high-profile book deals (Chicken Soup for the Country Soul and Kurt Cobain Journals).


RECOGNITION  FOR  ORVILLE ALMON, JR.

2016:

•Almon & McPike, PLLC recognized as one of the "Best Law Firms in Tennessee, First­ Tier Rankings" - US. News & World Report
•Selected for inclusion in US. News and World Report' s edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" ( 2005-2016 ) - Best Lawyers
•Awarded the highest-possible rating, "AV® Preeminent" (1998-2016), by renowned LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings with a perfect rating of 5.0 out of a possible 5.0



2015:
•Almon & McPike, PLLC recognized as one of the "Best Law Firms in Tennessee, Best Law Firm Rankings" - U S. News & World Report
•Selected for inclusion in  "In Charge " issue (2010-2015) -Music Row Magazine
•Selected via peer recognition as one of the "Best Attorneys in Tennessee" - Best Lawyers
•Selected via peer recognition as one of the "Best Lawyers in Nashville" - The Tennessean
•Chosen for listing in 2007-2015  editions of  "Super Lawyers  of the  Mid-South"



2014:
•Almon Law, PLLC recognized as one of the "Best Law Firms in Tennessee, Best Law Firm Rankings" - U S. News & World Report
•Received "Client Distinction Award" (based on client review ratings) - Martindale- Hubbell/Lawyers. com
•Selected "Lawyer of the Year, Entertainn1ent Law-Nashville" - Best Lawyers
•Recognized as one of "Nashville's Top Lawyers" - The Tennessean
•Recognized  as of the "Best Attorneys in Tennessee" -Best Lawyers
•Recognized  as of the "Top Attorneys in Tennessee" -Memphis J..1agazine
•Selected one of "Mid South's Super Lawyers" - Memphis Magazine
 

2013:
•Almon Law, PLLC recognized as one of the "Best Law Firms in Tennessee, Best Law Firm Rankings" - U S. News & World Report
•Selected via peer recognition as one of Nashville's "Top Attorneys" - Nashville Lifestyles

(December/January)

•Recognized as of the "Best Lawyers in Nashville" - The Tennessean
•Selected as one of the "Top Attorneys   in Tennessee"    Memphis Magazine
• Almon Law, PLLC recognized as one of the "Best Law Firms in Tennessee, Best Law Firm Rankings" - US. News & World Report
•Selected one of the "Best Lawyers in Nashville" - Nashville Post (January)
•Selected via peer recognition as one of "Nashville's Best Lawyers" - Best Lawyers
•Selected one of the "Top Attorneys in Tennessee" - Memphis lvfagazine
•Recognized as of the "Top Attorneys in Nashville" - The Tennessean

 
2011:
•Almon Law, PLLC recognized as a Leading Firm in Tennessee, Tennessee Law Firms -
Memphis Business Journal
•Selected for inclusion in  "In Charge" issue (2010-2011) -Nashville  Post one of "America's Most Honored Professionals,  Top  10%"-American Registry
•Selected one of the "Top101 Lawyersin Nashville"(2010-201 l ) -Nashville Post
•Selected by CHAMBERS USA as a "Leading Lawyer in Media and Entertainment" edition of America's  Leading Lawyers for  Business 2011


2010:
•Selected one of the "Top 150 Lawyers in Tennessee" -Business  TN

 
PROFESSIONAL  AFFILIATIONS:

Nashville Bar Association, member Tennessee Bar Association, member American  Bar Association, member Country Music Association, voting member Academy o.f Country Afusic, voting member NARAS, voting member

Leadership Music, Alumni (2008) Copyright Society of the South, member American Entertainment Law, member Entertainment  Lawyers, member

Joel A.  Katz Musk  and Entertainment  Business Program  at Kennesaw  State  University, member

Law  Professionals  Network, member

Music  and Entertainment  Professionals, member

 

Mr. Almon has appeared on numerous CLE panels and at CLE presentations, and has given presentations  at several civic organizations  and universities.


President & CEO

Almon Law, PLLC

1222 16th Avenue South
Suite 26
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: (615) 750-2207
Facsimile: (615) 730-3329
oalmon@almonmcpike.com

Orville Almon, Jr.