Spinning circle Big letter B

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 www.faughnanonethics.com. 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.

Contact & Links


  • 40 South Main Street, Suite 2900
    Memphis, TN 38103


  • Rhodes College, graduated 1995
  • The University of Memphis , graduated 1998

Federal Clerkships

  • Magistrate Judicial Clerkships

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Appellate Practice

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Appellate Practice, Memphis (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Special Focus

  • Complex

Your browser is not fully compatible with our automatic printer friendly formatting.

Please use the print button to print this profile page.

Spinning circle Big letter B