Brian Faughnan
Lewis Thomason
40 S Main St #2900
Memphis, TN 38103
Work Phone: (901)577-6139
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Brian practices with the statewide law firm of Lewis Thomason, resident in its Memphis office. In addition to the area of lawyer ethics and professional responsibility, Brian’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, appellate litigation, and media law. Brian is a Litigation Counsel of America Fellow, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Appellate Law and Litigation-First Amendment), listed as a “Super Lawyer” by Mid-South Super Lawyers, and has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. 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” published by the ABA. He writes a recurring column entitled “Faughnan on Ethics” for Memphis Lawyer magazine and also shares his thoughts on legal ethics, professional responsibility, and other aspects of the law of lawyering at He is the Chair of the TBA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and a member of the TBA Board of Governors. Contact Brian at

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2015 - 2016
Legal Education: Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Year Licensed: 1998
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 1998
Section Membership(s): Leadership Law Alumni, Litigation Section, Appellate Practice Section, Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Board of Governors, YLD Fellows, Transition Subcommittee, Leadership Law Class of 2005, TBA Members, Special Committee on Law Practice by Foreign Lawyers, TBA Section, Division and Committee Leaders
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Appellate Practice, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Litigation - Commercial