Chris Meazell

Chris Meazell

Professor of Practice

Chris Meazell brings a broad background to Wake Forest School of Law. Once a professional musician, Chris went on to become a partner at one of the largest and most diverse media and communications law practices in the United States, with expertise in areas such as intellectual property litigation, media and First Amendment, risk management and regulatory matters. Chris' work at Wake Forest is focused on the evolving nature of the media and the legal profession. Chris also continues to actively practice law in Washington, D.C.


  • JD, cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, 2001
  • BA, Florida State University, 1989



  • The Business of Contemporary Law Practices (Aspen 2021).


  • The False Claims Act, Whistleblowers and the Fight Against Fraud, Waste and Abuse of Taxpayer Dollars, 82 Oklahoma Bar Journal 5 (2011).
  • Georgia Court of Appeals Dismisses Defamation Suits Against Employee Whistleblower and Private Citizen, Media Law Resource Center MediaLawLetter 45 (2005).
  • Georgia Supreme Court Confirms That Anti-SLAPP Statue Contains Both Substantive and Procedural Protections, Media Law Resource Center MediaLawLetter 23 (2005).
  • Georgia Court of Appeals Dismisses Humane Society's SLAPP Suit Against Whistleblower, Media Law Resource Center MediaLawLetter 30 (2003).
  • Libel Case Against Eagle Scout Taken From Jury, Media Law Resource Center MediaLawLetter 15 (2003).
  • Note, Being and Embeddedness: The Abandoned Shipwreck Act's Historical Proxy is All at Sea, 34 Georgia Law Review 1743 (2000).
Chris Meazell
Contact Information

Worrell 3136
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Entertainment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law & Technology
  • Media Law