Jim Jesse has been an attorney for 25 years, and has been a full-time Music Law presenter since 2013.  He is the former General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THE COOL TV), which is a 24-hour-a-day music video television network.  Previously, he was in private practice.  He has founded Rock N Roll Law, and his passion is spreading music law through his seminars.  Thousands of attorneys have taken his courses, and he has conducted his music law course now in many states (see below).  He is also a member of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).

He is also a singer/songwriter who has released two albums: Down on the South Side and Better Late Than Never.  Mr. Jesse is a member of BMI and has run his own record label distributing his music.  He has written songs for more than 30 years, and has more than 200 songs he has never released.  He has studied music history for years.

He is also the author of The Music Copyright Law Manual and the forthcoming The Musician’s Guide to Music Copyright Law.  

Mr. Jesse consults and practices in areas regarding intellectual property, licensing and music law.

Some of the Cities he’s conducted CLE’s in:  Portland, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Kansas City, St. Louis, Omaha, Des Moines, Tulsa, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Denver, Wichita, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

His programs have been approved in the following states: AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IA, KS, LA, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, Nm, Nv, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, WA, and WI.

Education and Bars Admitted:  Jim Jesse has a Bachelor of Science in Business and a minor in Political Science from the University of Kansas in 1983; he earned his J.D. in 1992 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; he is admitted to practice and a member in good standing in Kansas.

He has spoken and worked with the following bar associations:  Ohio State Bar Association; Minnesota CLE; Oklahoma Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Wisconsin Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Foundation, and Nebraska State Bar Association

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Contact Info:

Rock N Roll Law

4609 Trail Rd.

Lawrence, KS 66049


Phone:  785-550-9346