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Joseph A. Stallone

Phone: (512) 469-9800

Austin attorney Joe Stallone practices in the areas of entertainment law, litigation and general business law. As one of the music industry’s leading legal advisors, he represents a large number of music clients, including Grammy-winning artists, record labels, recording studios, producers, managers and agents. In his practice, he guides his clients through complex litigation and advises his clients on various legal and business matters including management, agency, production, publishing, touring, recording, funding, “do it yourself” business models, compensation, business formation, licensing and protection of intellectual property rights.

In addition, he maintains a diverse civil litigation practice, representing a number of individuals and businesses (including Fortune 500 companies) in complex litigation. Along with his music expertise, he has particular litigation experience in commercial and contractual disputes, employment law, trade secret protection (including the enforcement of non-competition agreements), premises liability litigation, and personal injury litigation. His work encompasses all aspects of state and federal litigation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

He is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics related to his practice, such as the creation and retention of an artist team, the protection of sound recordings and musical compositions, copyright and trademark law, and the business of music. He is also a professor of Legal Aspects of the Music Industry at the Austin Community College for Music Business.


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Baylor University School of Law, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, with distinction, Penn State University, 1993

Professional Licenses and Admissions to Practice

  • Attorney at Law, Texas, 1996
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Professional Experience

  • Oaks, Hartline & Daly, L.L.P., Partner, 2009 - Present
  • Bracewell & Guiliani, LLP, Of Counsel, 1999-2009
  • Strausburger & Price, LLP, Associate, 1998-1999
  • Honorable Chief Justice Robert Seerden, 13th District Court of Appeals, Corpus Christi, Briefing Attorney, 1996-1998

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Entertainment Law Initiative (The GRAMMY Foundation)
  • The Recording Academy
    Board of Governors, Texas Chapter
    Advocacy Committee, Chairperson


  • Telly Award for Saving Evan White, Use of Music, Legal Counsel, 2009
  • Austin Under Forty: Arts and Entertainment, 2009; Legal, 2007
  • Selected to Texas Lawyer Rising Star list, 2010, 2009 and 2007

Community Involvement

  • Grounded in Music, Founder and President
  • Boys and Girls Club Capital Area, Vice President of Operations