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Malcolm Futhey

Litigation Attorney at Memphis, TN

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Malcolm Brown Futhey III

  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 19 years
    Illinois - IL 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2003
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Malcolm

Learn Malcolm’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    The firm has overseen and handled complex lawsuits and class actions regarding toxic torts, products liability, and financial transactions as well as other complex cases involving commercial litigation and personal injury. Call now to discuss.

  2. Business
    Attorney Futhey handles business law matters ranging from litigation involving breaches of contract, landlord/tenant disputes, and employment matters to transactions related to contract preparation and the formation and transfer of businesses.

  3. Car accident
    if you've been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to someone else's negligence, you will want Attorney Futhey by your side to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Call him today for a case evaluation.

  4. Personal injury
    When injured due to someone else's negligence and through no fault of your own, it is paramount you talk to a smart and experienced personal injury lawyer. Stop worrying, let Attorney Futhey take charge of your case while you recover. Call now.

  5. Class action
    The Futhey Law Firm has prosecuted and defended class actions involving a variety of matters including toxic torts, consumer rights, products liability, banking issues, and health care matters in multiple jurisdictions.

  6. Intellectual property
    The Futhey Law Firm handles matters relating to copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property matters.

  7. Wrongful death
    The Futhey Law Firm handles wrongful death claims. If you've lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you're going to need aggressive representation while you grieve.

  8. Entertainment

  9. Brain injury
    Cases where your spinal cord have been injured are all unique and need extremely close detail because injuries to your brain could last a lifetime. Call now and stop worrying.

  10. Defective and dangerous products
    Attorney Futhey can handle cases that involve injury due to defective or dangerous products. Call Attorney Futhey to discuss your case further.

  11. Medical malpractice
    If you've been injured due to the negligence of a medical official, you'll need to call Attorney Futhey to figure out what actions you can take against them.

  12. Motorcycle accident
    Motorcycle accidents can be more deadly than other types of vehicular collisions. Call now to discuss your case.

  13. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    If a loved one has been injured or abused in a nursing home, call the Futhey Law Firm today.

  14. Slip and fall accident
    If you've been injured by falling on someone's property and being injured, call Attorney Futhey to talk about your case.

  15. Spinal cord injury
    Cases where your spinal cord have been injured are all unique and need extremely close detail because injuries to your spine could last a lifetime.

  16. Trucking accident
    When colliding with a semi or tractor trailer, your automobile probably won't hold up well. Trucking accidents, unfortunately, are pretty common because truckers work long hours. Call now.

Malcolm Brown Futhey III’s practice focuses on business litigation, personal injury, entertainment law, and complex litigation.  During his career, he has handled a wide array of complex matters regarding business law, computer and technology litigation, class actions, bankruptcy, real property, wrongful death, personal injury, constitutional law, RICO, labor and employment, ERISA and Health Care Law, intellectual property, government law, administrative law, and probate and estate law.

Malcolm graduated from Wake Forest School of Law where he served as Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal and research assistant to Constitutional and Public Law Professor Michael Kent Curtis.  Before law school, he obtained his bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.  Malcolm Futhey clerked for United States District Court Judge David R. Herndon in the Southern District of Illinois following law school.


The Futhey Law Firm PLC provides general legal counsel with a focus on business litigation, personal injury, entertainment law, class actions, and general litigation.  Prior to establishing the firm, Malcolm B. Futhey III worked as an attorney with large, prominent Tennessee law firms and clerked for a United States District Court Judge.  He established the firm to provide his clients with focused, responsive litigation services with a focus on researching and solving complex problems.  The firm utilizes its research and technological abilities to provide the most efficient and economical legal counsel available.  The firm ensures accessibility to its clients.  The firm prides itself on its dedication to obtaining the best results for its clients. 

The Futhey Law Firm PLC is located in midtown Memphis and represents national and international clients as well as individuals and small companies.

Licensed in: Tennessee, Illinois, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Eastern District of Arkansas, Western District of Arkansas, Northern District of Indiana, Southern District of Indiana, Eastern District of Tennessee, Middle District of Tennessee, Western District of Tennessee 


Futhey Law Firm PLC
1440 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN, 38104

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Posted by Stella | January 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Malcolm is reliable, wise and courteous. He is the best attorney Memphis has to offer.
Malcolm represented me in a consumer protection case in mid 2015. He was very understandable and listened to my concerns carefully and gave the most honest recommendations including- the best or worse possible outcomes from the case. He did not pressure me to make any decisions, rather would advice and give me enough time to make my own decisions in accordance to what I was comfortable with. His communication skills were excellent. He literally informed me about every new finding and details about the case as soon as he can- through email, text or phone call. If Malcolm were running late for a meeting, he would call and inform me about it and even give the reason as to why he is late. Malcolm is kind. For services that I could not afford, he referred me to the Memphis Area Legal Organization to aid me with some form of assistance. He also provided me with invoice documentation of every cost of his excellent services. Prior to my case, his good heart was also shown when he donated his car to benefit an organization I was working for as an intern- the Church Health Center, a clinic providing coverage for the working uninsured poor in Memphis. He is a fast thinker, calculates his opponents’ thoughts wisely and makes a smart moves based on that. Due to his demands, the company I was suing was willing to drop the case even before heading to court and reimbursed me with enough money to recover my property. And with wonderful twists to the story, it was also featured on the commercial appeal newspaper. Malcolm is an excellent lawyer. I would highly recommend him for all your legal services matters.
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Posted by Matthew | July 14, 2015
Best lawyer in Memphis.
Mr. Futhey has helped our company and personally on many occasions. His response time and willingness to take care of our problems is A-Plus. I recommend him to anyone needing his services.


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Payment methods
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Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Futhey Law Firm PLC
  • 2013 - Present


  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Reed College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Black & Decker v. Smith


  • Memphis Music Foundation
  • Legal Volunteer
  • 2008 - Present
  • Wake Forest Alumni Association - Memphis
  • Organizer
  • 2006 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Sustainable Shelby County Commission, Neighborhood Rebirth
  • Subcommittee member
  • 2008 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Power Player
  • Memphis Business Quarterly
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Power Player
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2012
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  • Memphis Business Journal
  • Several Factors to Consider When Navigating the Non-Compete Landscape
  • 2011
  • Subrogator
  • Medicare Subrogation Rights
  • 2009
  • Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure
  • The Burden of Knowledge: An Assessment of Conflicting Notice Rules under Tenn. Code Ann. Sec. 20-1-119
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Shoot & Splice
  • Entertainment Law
  • 2015
  • Rights of Usage
  • Music Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Malcolm
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Malcolm and I have several cases together and I have found his legal skills to be excellent. He really understands the needs of his clients and genuinely cares about them."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Malcolm is an excellent lawyer and a true professional."

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Memphis Litigation Lawyer Malcolm Futhey
Malcolm Futhey
Litigation Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 20 years
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