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Jef Feibelman



130 North Court Ave
Memphis TN 38103
Tel: 901.524.5109
Fax: 901.524.5024

Admitted to Practice

Tennessee, 1969

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association

Jef Feibelman


Jef Feibelman engages principally in the litigation, arbitration or mediation of complex commercial matters. He has litigated substantial claims involving fraud, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-compete and confidentiality agreements, shareholder and partnership disputes, and business dissolution and valuation controversies. He has also been retained or appointed in numerous matters of public interest involving state and federal constitutional law and statutory interpretation. Mr. Feibelman regularly counsels boards and governing bodies of corporations on fiduciary issues, director/officer liability, and corporate governance/ethics. An experienced trial lawyer with extensive jury and bench trial experience in both federal and state courts, he is the Tennessee State Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He, with Joel Porter, served as lead counsel for the plaintiffs in one of the largest commercial recoveries in state history. He serves as Special Master by court appointment on pending litigation and as a special litigation committee in corporate disputes. He also regularly serves as a mediator or arbitrator in complex commercial and business disputes. In 2006, he was awarded the Lawyer’s Lawyer Award by the Memphis Bar Association, its highest honor. Mr. Feibelman is ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Band 1 of General Commercial Litigators in Tennessee (2014), one of only two lawyers in Memphis and nine in Tennessee to have such a ranking. Mr. Feibelman began his law practice in 1970 after a clerkship with Hon. Bailey Brown, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He joined the firm as a member in 1977 and served as its managing partner from 2007-2010.


  • Yale University (J.D., 1969)
  • Yale University (B.A., 1966)

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Band 1 in the area of General Commercial Litigators in Tennessee (2014)
  • State Chair, American College of Trial Lawyers Tennessee State Committee (2014- )
  • Named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Bet-the-Company Litigation in the Memphis area (2011, 2012, and 2013)
  • Named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Banking & Finance in the Memphis area (2014)
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America® list in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Litigation - Securities (1995- 2015)
  • Named to the "Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers" list (2007- 2014)
  • Named to the "Top 50 Memphis Super Lawyers" list (2007- 2014)
  • Named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list in the area of Business Litigation (2007-2014)
  • Recognized in the area of Litigation in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009- present)
  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation and Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Rules, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission (Tennessee Bar Association Representative) (2002- 2008)
  • Member, Board of Professional Responsibility Advisory Committee (Tennessee Supreme Court Appointment)
  • Member, Federal Court Local Rules Revision Committee
  • Director, Memphis Bar Association (1981-1983, 1992-1994)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis Law School (1980-1988, 1992-1994)
  • Adjunct Professor, Rhodes College (1973-1974, 1977-1978)
  • Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Bailey Brown (1969-1970)

Publications and Presentations of Note

  • Presenter, "Developments in Ethics,” Memphis Bar Association (2014)
  • Presenter, Charter School Leadership Institute, Nashville, Tennessee (2006)
  • Presenter, Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers, Ethics Seminar (June 2006)
  • Presenter, “Practice and Procedure Before the Board of Professional Responsibility,” Memphis Bar Association (February 2006)
  • Presenter, “Mediation,” Memphis Bar Association (December 2005)
  • Presenter, “Public Trust & Confidence in the Legal System,” Memphis Bar Association (November 2005)
  • Presenter, “Fun with Ethics - An Oxymoron,” Memphis Bar Association (September 2005)
  • Presenter with U.S. Magistrate Judge Tu Pham, Memphis Bar Association Young Leaders Institute (2005)
  • Presenter, Seminar on Legal Ethics, U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Education (October 2004)
  • Presenter, “21st Century Law, Technology & Ethics,” Memphis Bar Association (October 2004 and October 2012)
  • Presenter, Federal Practice Seminar, Memphis Bar Association (September 2004)
  • Presenter, American Inns of Court, Leo Bearman, Sr. Inn, Board of Professional Responsibility (September 2004)
  • Presenter, “Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Review,” Memphis Bar Association (December 2003)