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Autumn Witt Boyd, Attorney and Founder

Meet Autumn, the award-winning intellectual property lawyer and AWB Firm founder who helps online business owners protect their brand, content, and business.

Autumn helps online influencers including Amy Porterfield, Chalene Johnson's 131 Method, Corinne Crabtree of the Losing 100 Lbs podcast, and many more, avoid costly legal mistakes while scaling their businesses.

When it comes to intellectual property and business strategies, Autumn is known as a thought leader in the online business community, frequently speaking at conferences, seminars, workshops, and appearing as a guest on podcasts hosted by other experts and business owners.

Autumn has been named a “Best Lawyer” in the area of Litigation-Intellectual Property, and a “Super Lawyer” for four consecutive years in the category of Top-Rated Intellectual Property Lawyer, Rising Star, by her peers.

Autumn is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and focuses her practice primarily in intellectual property and business matters for entrepreneurs.  

Education and Experience

Autumn graduated in the top 10% of her class from Vanderbilt University Law School (a Top 20 law school) in 2004 on an academic scholarship, receiving awards for the highest grade in her Entertainment Law and Criminal Law classes.

Autumn studied Journalism and English at Indiana University in Bloomington and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in 2001.  She studied English literature during her junior year abroad in an elite exchange program at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.

Background

Prior to opening her own firm in 2015, Autumn was the senior associate attorney with Harmon & Seidman LLC, the premier copyright litigation law firm for photographers and stock photography agencies.  

Autumn also worked for Chattanooga law firm Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., helping businesses and individuals who had been sued over business deals or industrial products, or who needed to file lawsuits to protect their own patents or copyrights.

Autumn began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Curtis L. Collier for two years, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the federal court in Chattanooga.

Professional & Public Service

Autumn serves on the executive committee of the Intellectual Property section of the Tennessee Bar Association and is active in the Brock Cooper American Inn of Court, Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts, and Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women.

Autumn also dedicates time to serving the nonprofit community, currently serving on the board of the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute and as past-president of Chattanooga Friends, a service organization for young professionals.  She is a sustaining member of Junior League of Chattanooga and sits on the Sustainer Advisory Council.

The AWB Firm has provided pro bono services for Songbirds Foundation, Homes and Havens, A Step Ahead Chattanooga, Common Cents Financial Literacy, Chattanooga Kids on the Block, and other local nonprofits.

Personal

Autumn is mom to twin boys, Sam and Tyson, and daughter Vivian.  Her husband David is also an entrepreneur — he runs a construction estimating company, Quantify, LLC, and is a partner in a real estate and development services firm, Peak Partners LLC.  She definitely knows a thing or two about juggling.

Autumn loves to socialize (she’d love to meet you for coffee, or better yet, a glass of champagne!), read a good novel, monogram and put glitter on anything that stays still long enough, travel to new places, finish half marathons, and spend time outdoors.