Brian S. Faughnan
Name: Brian S. Faughnan
Firm Name: Lewis Thomason
Jurisdiction: USA - Tennessee
Practice Area: Appellate Law

Telephone: (901) 577-6139
Fax: (901) 525-6722

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Brian S. Faughnan as our exclusively recommended Appellate Law expert in the USA – Tennessee. If you wish to get in touch with Brian please use the contact information provided above.

Brian S. Faughnan is a shareholder and practices in the firm’s Memphis office.  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. 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 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” and “Professional Responsibility in Litigation, Second Edition” published by the ABA.

Click here to access Mr. Faughnan’s blog which was a 2018 ABA Journal Web 100 Honoree: Faughnan on Ethics.


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

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Secretary of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers for a term running from 2019-2020
  • Treasurer, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, 2018
  • 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
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2011-2019
  • 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


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

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1998