Matt Cottingham

Co-Managing Partner

Matt Cottingham is the Co-Managing Partner in the Nashville office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Entertainment, Media, & Sports Practice.

Matt Cottingham joined Lewis Brisbois in 2022 as a partner in the firm’s Entertainment Group in Nashville, specializing in entertainment, intellectual property and business law. Matt represents individuals and companies in the entertainment industry and provides experienced guidance to recording artists, songwriters, record producers, independent music publishers, new media companies and independent record labels. Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Matt practiced with a boutique entertainment firm in Nashville, TN.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Entertainment, Media & Sports

Additional Experience


  • International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA), Board Counsel
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Awards & Honors

2022 Billboard Top Music Lawyer


University of Memphis School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2009

Middle Tennessee State University


Representative Matters

Notable clients:

  • Wyatt Flores
  • Tucker Wetmore
  • Brittney Spencer
  • Ashley Cooke
  • Lily Rose

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts