Ramona P. DeSalvo concentrates her practice in copyright, trademark, and entertainment law at DeSalvo Law Firm PLLC, in Nashville, Tennessee. She also lectures at Nashville School of Law, teaching intellectual property and entertainment law. Previously, Ms. DeSalvo was an assistant professor in Middle Tennessee State University’s Recording Industry Department, where she taught copyright and legal issues in the recording industry. She earned her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. degree from University of Cincinnati College of Law. Ms. DeSalvo is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Ohio, and California. She also is admitted in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee, and the Southern District of Ohio. After practicing for years on Music Row, she joined a Nashville firm handling complex copyright litigation (In Re Napster, Bridgeport Music Litigation and Eight Mile Style/F.B.T. Productions). In 2011, she returned to private practice full time.
Ms. DeSalvo is an American Bar Fellow, a Nashville Bar Fellow, and a member of NARAS, Copyright Society of the South, American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Lawyers’ Association of Women (Immediate Past President), the State Bar of California, and Music Row Administrators Group.