Kevin Levine


Kevin Levine is an Assistant Professor in the Lewis College of Business Department of Marketing, MIS, and Entrepreneurship and the Marshall University School of Music.  Professor Levine has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship, legal environment, marketing, management, commercial music, and music history.

Professor Levine received his BBA in Marketing from Marshall University, his MBA from Marshall University, and his JD from the West Virginia University College of Law, where he was a published member and Executive Research Editor of the West Virginia Law Review, the fourth oldest law review in the United States.  Professor Levine also holds a Specialist Certificate in Music Business from the Berklee College of Music Extension School.

As the founder of L. Kevin Levine, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee, Professor Levine also maintains a legal practice concentrated in entertainment, copyright, trademark, brand development and protection, and business law.  Professor Levine is also recognized by the West Virginia State Bar as a trained mediator.

A native of Huntington, West Virginia and second generation Marshall University graduate, Professor Levine feels a close connection to the Huntington and Marshall communities.  Before law school, Professor Levine served as Director of Sales and Marketing for The Pied Piper, Inc., a musical instrument and audio-video retailer founded by his father and uncle, which in 1991, Music Trades magazine ranked the third largest full-line music retailer in the United States. Professor Levine is also an active musician (primarily drums and percussion).

JD, West Virginia University College of Law, 2002
MBA, Marshall University College of Business, 1996
BBA (Marketing), Marshall University College of Business, 1993
Specialist Certificate, Berklee College of Music Extension School, 2005
ENT 360: Intro to Entrepreneurship
LE 380: Tourism and Hospitality Law
LE 366: Entrepreneurial Law & Ethics
MGT 461: New Venture Dynamics
MKT 340: Principles of Marketing
MKT 511: Marketing and Management
MUS 227: History of Popular Music
MUS 327: Music Business I
MUS 427: Music Business II
Music business, Entrepreneurship, Small business dynamics, Copyright, Trademark, Branding psychology, Alternative dispute resolution.
Assistant Professor, Marshall University Lewis College of Business, August 2022 to Present
Assistant Professor, Marshall University School of Music, August 2022 to Present
Member, L. Kevin Levine, PLLC, January 2016 to Present
Adjunct Professor, Marshall University Lewis College of Business, January 2018 to August 2022
Adjunct Professor, Marshall University School of Music, January 2020 to August 2022
Member, DeSalvo & Levine, PLLC, March 2013 to January 2016
Special Counsel/Chair of Entertainment Practice Group, Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC, August 2002 to March 2013
Teaching Assistant, West Virginia University College of Law Legal Research and Writing Department, 2000-2002
Member, LKL Properties Unlimited, LLC, 1994 to 2003
Director of Sales and Marketing, The Pied Piper, Inc., May 1993 to August 1999
Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2022 to present
Ex Officio Advisory Board Member, Marshall University Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (iCenter), 2019 to Present
Trustee, B’nai Sholom Congregation, 2013 to 2015
Trustee, American Federation of Musicians (Local 136), 2009 to 2013
Chapter Coordinator, Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), 2008 to 2013