Meet Attorney Thomas


Dayna Thomas, Esq. is a trusted and influential entertainment and entrepreneurship attorney and author in the Atlanta area and nationwide. She thrives on helping people build their lives, careers, and businesses with the support of the law. She focuses her practice on assisting entrepreneurs and entertainers in reaching their goals, protecting their businesses, and building strong personal and professional brands. 


Early into her career, Dayna acknowledged her true passion for entrepreneurship. After college, Dayna founded a business consulting company where she helped entrepreneurs establish their business entities and develop strategies to monetize their ideas and passions. A few years later, Dayna chose the non-traditional route of starting her own law firm right out of law school, and since then, she has been involved in deals for television shows on major networks such as FOX, HBO, MTV, VH1, BET, E!, A&E, and WE tv, for shows such as "Love and Hip Hop," "My Super Sweet 16," "Love and Marriage:Huntsville," "Married at First Flight," "WAGS" and "MasterChef." She has negotiated deals for Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artists, as well as platinum music producers, literary authors, screenplay writers, and film producers. Dayna has also worked closely with over 200 entrepreneurs and small businesses, all before her business’s two-year anniversary.


Not only has her faith and preparation led to inspirational success, such as being named in The National Black Lawyers – Top 100 and a Legal Elite by Georgia Trend, and being honored with the Trailblazer Award by The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Dayna also uses her journey and expertise to educate and inspire other entrepreneurs along the way.

In addition to providing legal services, Dayna also develops online courses for entrepreneurs and has been featured in over 50 publications and events to educate and empower aspiring and new entrepreneurs, and teach them how to develop a winning entrepreneurial mindset. 


Dayna is also the author of "Entrepreneur’s Guide To Building A Solid Legal Foundation", in which she exposes entrepreneurs to the fundamentals of business law so that they can build a business that they love, the right way. Her book is currently the required text for students in the Digital Entrepreneurship MBA program at Strayer University.


Certified in transactions, Dayna received her Doctor of Law from Emory University School of Law, a legal journey that began with a very interesting and inspiring story. Her participation in the Transactional Law Certificate Program allowed her to focus her studies on contract drafting and negotiation, particularly in the areas of intellectual property and business law. Dayna also gained significant exposure to business litigation as a clerk for two judges in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she reviewed filings for breach of contract and other business disputes and made recommendations for the judges’ ruling. 



Georgia Supreme Court

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Superior Court

U.S. District Court - Northern Dist. of GA


State Bar of Georgia

American Bar Association Member & Honoree

Emory University School of Law, Doctor of Law

Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, B.B.A. 

Business Transactions Certified

Prior to attending law school, Dayna graduated magna cum laude and in the top 3% of her class at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She has also been named as a 2019 honoree for Georgia State University’s 40 Under 40.


Dayna’s life motto is “believe and act as if it were impossible to fail,” which is instrumental to her work and value as a legal professional. Her commitment to her community has been nationally recognized as she received President Barack Obama's Volunteer Service Award for her dedication to education, income, health, and homelessness initiatives in the city of Atlanta. In her daily grind, Dayna is dedicated to helping aspiring and current entrepreneurs make more money and live more fulfilled lives. In her free time, Dayna enjoys traveling, eating at exotic restaurants, and going to her favorite artists’ concerts.       

Speaking Engagements & Features


  • The Outlet Community Church – "Faith in Business" – June 2021

  • Trademark That – Keynote Speaker - "Building a Law Firm that You Love" – April 2021

  • Atlanta Small Business Network – "Branding Mistakes from a Legal Perspective" – March 2021

  • Sky Level Media – "Emerging Entrepreneurs" – March 2021

  • The Power 100 – "Forming the Correct Business Entity" – January 2021

  • PowerHouse Retreat – "Protecting Your Business and Brand" – January 2020

  • Georgia State University – "Building a Solid Legal Foundation" – October 2019

  • University of Georgia – "Sports and Entertainment Law" – October 2019

  • Georgia State University – "Journey with Blue" – September 2019

  • Real Estate Staging Association – "Legally Protecting Your Business" – August 2019

  • Melanated Moves Industry Mixer – "Protecting Your Entertainment Business" – July 2019

  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys – "Building a Thriving Law Practice" – May 2019

  • Atlanta Technical College – "Pursuing Entrepreneurship" – March 2019

  • Practicing While Black – "The Path to Building a Law Practice" – January 2019

  • Burdell School of Entrepreneurship – Keynote - "Building a Brand that Sells" – October 2018

  • Sleep is 4 Suckers – "Earning Digital Income" – July 2018

  • Real Estate Staging Association – "Legally Protecting Your Business" – June 2018

  • My Atlanta Small Business Network – "The Small Business Show" – April 2018

  • The Path to Purpose – "Transitioning from Entertainer to Entrepreneur " – January 2018

  • Georgia Assoc. of Black Women Attorneys – "Solo/Small Firm Symposium" – September 2017

  • Sleepless Knights – "Legally Protecting your Business and Brand" – August 2017

  • Grindnation – "Protecting Your Business and Brand" – August 2017

  • SheisDope – "OMG...She is Dope: Dayna Thomas, Esq." – June 2017

  • HERBrand – "The Secrets of Marketing & Your Target Audience" – June 2017

  • Alpha Kappa Psi – The Diary - "The Business of Entertainment" Issue – May 2017

  • Miller on the Mic Radio Show – "Mind Your Own Business Hour" – May 2017

  • Alpha Kappa Psi – "Women in Business" – April 2017

  • Q.U.E.E.N.S. – "A Career in Entertainment & Entrepreneurship Law" – March 2017

  • Transforming Women Entrepreneurs – "Millennial Entrepreneurship" – March 2017 

  • The Gathering Spot – "Entrepreneurship Law 101" – March 2017

  • Georgia State University – "Act Like A Student, Think Like An Entrepreneur" – February 2017

  • Starts with a Vision – "Entrepreneurship and the Law" – December 2016

  • Love & Money Podcast – "Journey to Entrepreneurship Law" – December 2016

  • The Black Burdell School of Entrepreneurship – "That's Law!" – November 2016

  • #Goals: The Podcast – "Becoming an Entrepreneurship Attorney" – November 2016

  • Expert League – "Entrepreneur's Guide To Building A Solid Legal Foundation" – November 2016

  • Young Millionaire’s Mind – “Legal Aspects of Business” – October 2016

  • Powerful Interviews – with Arthur Robinson, Jr. – October 2016

  • Dayna Thomas Law & Georgia Lawyers for the Arts – "Entrepreneurship in the Entertainment Industry" – October 2016

  • Miller on the Mic Radio Show – October 2016

  • Georgia Assoc. of Black Women Attorneys – “Successes, Failures, and Lessons Learned” - September 2016

  • Emory Law School – "Diversity and Inclusion" Lecture – September 2016

  • College Girls Rock – "The Executive Touch" – September 2016

  • Bosses Link Up – "Business, Beauty, and Hair " – September 2016

  • The Young and the Wise | Radio Show – "Being a Female Boss " – September 2016

  • Smart Money Network – "Christians in Business" – June 2016

  • Saint Smyrna Baptist Church – "The College Experience" –April 2016

  • Emory University School of Law – Future Music Attorneys: “Launching a Music Law Career” – January 2016

  • University of Georgia School of Law – “Pursuing Entertainment Law” – November 2015

  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School – “Contract Drafting in Entertainment Law” – September 2015

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha’s ASCEND program – “Careers in the Entertainment Industry” – March 2015

  • Emory Law School, Sports & Entertainment Law Society – “Securing Jobs/Internships by Networking” – January 2015

  • Georgia State University’s Pre-Law Club – “Getting into Law School” – January 2013

  • MoLo In The City – “Entertainment and Entrepreneurship Law” – March 2016

  • Alpha Kappa Psi, Pi Chapter – “Creating and Using Business Cards Effectively” – September 2011

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