Brian S. Faughnan
Memphis
(901) 525-8721 VCARD

Education

Rhodes College, B.A., 1995
University of Memphis, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998

Faughnan

Brian S. Faughnan is a shareholder and practices in the firm’s Memphis office.  In addition to handling business litigation and appellate litigation, his practice focus involves solving problems for lawyers.  Over the years, Brian has represented lawyers and law firms in disciplinary matters, litigation and other matters involving professional liability.  Brian also serves as Lewis Thomason’s Associate General Counsel and works in conjunction with the firm’s president in all ethics and professional responsibility matters within the firm.  He has also served as an expert witness in matters in federal and state courts in Tennessee.  Brian is a frequent author and ...

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Brian S. Faughnan is a shareholder and practices in the firm’s Memphis office.  In addition to handling business litigation and appellate litigation, his practice focus involves solving problems for lawyers.  Over the years, Brian has represented lawyers and law firms in disciplinary matters, litigation and other matters involving professional liability.  Brian also serves as Lewis Thomason’s Associate General Counsel and works in conjunction with the firm’s president in all ethics and professional responsibility matters within the firm.  He has also served as an expert witness in matters in federal and state courts in Tennessee.  Brian is a frequent author and speaker on ethics and professional responsibility issues.  He is a co-author of the book “Professional Responsibility in Litigation” which is now in its Third Edition published by the American Bar Association in 2021.  He shares his thoughts on legal ethics, professional responsibility, and other aspects of the law of lawyering at www.faughnanonethics.com.

 AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

 PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • President, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, 2021-2022
  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation, 2021
  • President Elect, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, 2020-2021
  • Former Treasurer, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, 2018-2019
  • Selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as Elite Lawyer of the South (2017)
  • Best Lawyers ® 2017 Appellate Practice “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis
  • Inducted by the Tennessee Bar Foundation as a Fellow 2014
  • Received the highest rating, AV, from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Appellate Practice, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law and First Amendment Litigation
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2011-2020
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2010
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2009 – 2015
  • Leadership Memphis – Fast Track, Fall, 2008
  • “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal, 2007


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