Brian S. Faughnan - Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.

Brian S. Faughnan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 901-525-8721

    Brian practices with the Tennessee law firm of Lewis Thomason, resident in its Memphis office.  In addition to the area of lawyer ethics and professional responsibility, Brian maintains a civil litigation practice focused on business and commercial litigation, and appellate litigation.  Brian 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,” the second edition of which is scheduled for publication by the ABA in April of this year.  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 is the Eighth District Governor of the TBA Board of Governors.

Rhodes CollegeBA 1995The University of MemphisJ.D. 1998

Office Location

40 South Main Street, Suite 2900
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Practice of the Memphis Metro Area
Brian S. Faughnan has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Litigation - First Amendment