Brian S. Faughnan, shareholder in the Memphis office of Lewis Thomason, was recently elected the President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. His term will run from August 2021 to August 2022. He served as Treasurer from August 2018-2019, Secretary from August 2019-2020, and President-Elect from August 2020-2021.
The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers is comprised of more than 400 lawyers, law professors and judges holding an interest in lawyers’ professional responsibility, legal ethics, legal malpractice, and the evolving law of lawyering, primarily through the application of the rules of lawyer ethics to the practice of law. APRL was founded in 1990.
Faughnan 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. In addition to the area of lawyer ethics and professional responsibility, Faughnan’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, appellate litigation, and media law.
A frequent author and speaker on ethics and professional responsibility issues, he shares his thoughts on ethics and lawyering at his blog, Faughnan on Ethics. He is a co-author of the book “Professional Responsibility in Litigation,” which is now in its Third Edition published by the ABA in 2021.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Memphis Bar Association, and is a Fellow of the American Bar, Tennessee Bar, and Memphis Bar Foundations. Faughnan earned his J.D. at the University of Memphis, magna cum laude. He holds a B.A. from Rhodes College.