East Memphis
6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38119

  • Bio
  • Education
  • Admissions
  • Accolades

Brett Hughes prides himself on being extremely thorough and analyzing all aspects of a case to arrive at the best possible solutions for his clients. In his practice, Brett primarily works with businesses, including as an outside corporate counsel, to assist them with their commercial litigation, transactional, contract, employment, non-competition, and insurance issues. He also frequently represents hospitals, health care professionals, lawyers, architects, and engineers defending professional negligence claims, and assists individuals with their contract and personal injury matters.

Brett is the managing member of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC. Before joining the firm in 1998, he served as an assistant district attorney general for Shelby County.

Brett enjoys spending time with his family and participating in all outdoor activities. He also coaches youth basketball, football, baseball, and soccer and is an avid tennis player and music lover.

  • Samford University Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • University of Tennessee, B.A. with honors, 1993

Admitted to Practice

  • Tennessee, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1996

Awards and Recognition

  • Memphis Business Journal “Best of the Bar (Large Firm)” Finalist, 2017
  • Memphis Business Quarterly Power Player – Personal Injury Law 2013 and 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell rating
  • AVVO rating: Superb

Professional Organizations and Awards

  • Lawyers Journal Club of Memphis
  • Memphis Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Advisory Board for Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy
  • Member of Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal Church


  • “Stormy times for a SLAPP-ed Actress: A review of Conflicts of Law, Erie Doctrine, and anti-SLAPP laws in Tennessee” [Lawyers Journal Club of Memphis]
  • “Developments in Tortious Interference, Noncompetition, and Related Insurance Coverage Issues under Tennessee Law” [Lawyers Journal Club of Memphis]
  • “The Economic Loss Doctrine in Tennessee” [TBA CLE presentation]
  • “How to Get Your Brother in Law Out of Jail and DUI Developments” [MBA CLE presentation]