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Lewis Thomason Names New Shareholders

Lewis Thomason congratulates Brian Faughnan, J. Wallace Irvin, Whitney Henry Kimerling and Christoper B. Sullivan on being named shareholders.

Brian Faughnan is a shareholder and practices in the firm’s Memphis office.  In addition to the area of lawyer ethics and professional responsibility, Mr. Faughnan’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, appellate litigation, and media law.  Mr. Faughnan is a frequent author and speaker on ethics and professional responsibility issues.  He writes a recurring column entitled “Faughnan on Ethics” for Memphis Lawyer magazine and is a co-author of the book “Professional Responsibility in Litigation” and “Professional Responsibility in Litigation, Second Edition” published by the ABA.

J. Wallace Irvin  is a shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office, where he focuses his practice on construction law with an emphasis on the representation of architects and engineers against professional liability allegations.  Mr. Irvin also represents contractors in a wide variety of business matters, including contract negotiations, project administration, closeout, construction defect defense and payment disputes, including the assertion and enforcement of mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens and performance and payment bond claims.

Whitney Henry Kimerling is a shareholder in the Nashville office of Lewis Thomason.  Ms. Kimerling’s civil litigation practice focuses on the defense of manufacturers in product liability claims pending in Tennessee and throughout the United States.  Her practice areas also include medical malpractice, premises liability, and transportation litigation.  She regularly represents clients in complex, high-exposure federal and state court matters.

Christopher B. Sullivan a shareholder, practices in the Memphis office of Lewis Thomason. His practice encompasses many aspect of civil litigation, including medical malpractice defense, healthcare liability and fraud, transportation and personal injury. Mr. Sullivan also has an active criminal practice focused primarily in federal court.  Before joining Lewis Thomason Mr. Sullivan served as an assistant district attorney general and assistant city attorney in Memphis and Shelby County.