Farris Bobango PLC


John M. Farris
Memphis/Nashville Office
(901) 259-7100 (voice)
(901) 259-7150 (fax)
jfarris@farris-law.com
Areas of Practice
Government Relations/Lobbying
Administrative Law
Taxation
Telecommunications
Wealth Planning/Probate
Bar Admissions
Tennessee, 1983

Florida, 1985
Education
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1984
    LL.M. in Taxation

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, 1983
    J.D.

University of Memphis, 1980
    B.B.A.
Published Works
"Tennessee Probate: Beyond the Basics" (Co-Author), 1992

"Legal and Ethical Rules for Lobbying State and Local Officials", 2002
Honors and Awards
Listed in Who's Who in American Law, 1996

Listed by Best Lawyers in the fields of Government Relations, 2008 - Present.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Memphis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1985 - 1986
Member, Board of Directors

Memphis Bar Association, 1987 - 1988
Chair, Lawyer Referral Advisory Committee

American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
Past Member

The Florida Bar
Member
 
Tennessee Bar Association
Member
John M. Farris

Mr. Farris’ practice is concentrated in the areas of governmental relations, tax law, health care law, estate planning, and telecommunications law. He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree (1980) and his Juris Doctor degree (1983) from the University of Memphis, and his Master of Laws in Taxation (1984) from Frederic G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Mr. Farris was a Delinquent Tax Attorney for Shelby County from 1988 to 1990, member of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission from 1994 to 1995, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Insurance Trust Fund from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Farris served on the Tennessee Board of Regents and University of Memphis Board of Visitors from 2008-2014. He currently serves on the Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation’s Board of Trustees and is Chairman of the Riverfront Development Corporation Board of Directors. He is a member of the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations, and the Florida Bar. He is a fellow of the Memphis and Shelby County Bar Foundation. Mr. Farris has published legal articles and conducted seminars dealing with legal and ethical rules in lobbying state and local officials, and is a member of the TN Lobbyist Association. Mr. Farris has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law (1996) and has been recognized by his peers in being listed in the Best Lawyers in America – Government Relations (2008-Present).

 
 
Farris Bobango PLC was recently named in Southern Political Report and ranked as a top government affairs firm.
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