About Legal Write Publications
We provide comprehensive yet easy-to-understand legal reference guides for writers. Each publication is written by an experienced literary law and intellectual property attorney and designed with writers and other creative people in mind.
With decades of experience, we’ve listened intently to writers’ most pressing questions and concerns. We publish reference guides that provide the answers, as well as all of the essential legal information that writers need to understand, protect, and maximize the value of their intellectual property rights.
About Susan Borden Evans, Esq.
Susan Borden Evans graduated from Howard University with a major in chemistry. She received her Juris Doctor and Masters in Education from Temple University. Ms. Evans has extensive experience in intellectual property, publishing law and corporate law and vast public and private sector experience. She has also lectured nationally in the areas of publishing law, patent law, corporate law and contract law. Ms. Evans is also Co-Founder of Legal Write Publications.
Ms. Evans has served as a Registered Patent Attorney for the Rohm and Haas Company and DuPont Corporation. She is a former president of the Barristers Association of Philadelphia and recipient of the prestigious J. Austin Norris Award. She also served as chair of the intellectual property committee, and was a member of the executive committee of the business law section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
About Professor Tonya M. Evans
Tonya M. Evans, is an Associate Professor of Law at Widener University Commonwealth Law School and an attorney specializing primarily in the areas of entertainment law (literary, music and film), intellectual property (copyright and trademark), and trusts & estates. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (Dean’s List) and Howard University School of Law (cum laude). Professor Evans also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Howard Law Journal (1997-1998).
After graduating with honors, Professor Evans clerked for the Honorable Theodore A. McKee in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for one year and thereafter worked at two national firms in Philadelphia until establishing a family-owned firm in 2002. During that time, she also co-founded Legal Write Publications.
Professor Evans is a nationally recognized speaker who presents to various audiences regularly on publishing and intellectual property law issues. She is a former Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Sports, Entertainment and Art Law Committee, and has served as an adjunct professor of copyright, publishing and licensing at York College of Pennsylvania.
Known affectionately as “Lawyer by Day, Poet by Night”, Professor Evans is also a performance poet, singer and writer, and the author of numerous books, including Contracts Companion for Writers, Copyright Companion for Writers, Literary Law Guide for Authors: Copyright, Trademark, and Contracts in Plain Language, Seasons of Her and SHINE! Her short story, Not Tonight, appears in an anthology titled Proverbs for the People, published by Kensington.