- Civil Litigation
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- Catastrophic Injury Litigation
- Fiduciary Litigation
Faison Middleton manages a civil trial and litigation practice focused on business disputes and commercial litigation, fiduciary litigation involving estates, trusts, and privately held corporations, as well as the representation of product manufacturers and distributors, agribusinesses, medical practices, and hospitals. Faison handles cases in state and federal courts and has handled post-trial appeals in the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Faison has significant jury trial and arbitration experience as lead counsel in state and federal courts, including hundreds of pre-trial and post-trial hearings involving all conceivable aspects of complex tort and business litigation.
Faison is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Dougherty Circuit Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He has presented at numerous CLEs, including the Product Liability Seminar put on by that section of the State Bar, the Product Liability Seminar sponsored by DRI, and the Trial Tactics Seminar sponsored by the Dougherty Bar Association.
Mr. Middleton formerly chaired numerous committees for the Atlanta Bar Association, including the Law Day Committee, and served as the Regional Coordinator of the High School Mock Trial Competition in the Atlanta Region for many years. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers and a former member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.
After earning a B.A. from Emory University in 1992, Faison graduated cum laude in 1995 from Georgia State University College of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Georgia State University Law Review. Faison began his law career with three Atlanta law firms. In late 2003, he left the partnership of McKenna, Long & Aldridge to move back to his hometown of Albany and joined the partnership of Watson, Spence, Lowe and Chambless LLP, now known as Watson Spence LLP.
Faison has been active in his local and statewide communities, having served for many years as the President of the non-profit Lily Pad center in Albany and on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. Faison has worked passionately for the Flint Riverquarium and Environmental Education Center, situated in the heart of downtown Albany. Faison proudly serves on the Board of Directors of AB&T National Bank. In 2010, Middleton was appointed by then Governor Sonny Perdue to serve on the Georgia Student Finance Commission as the representative from the Second Congressional District. He continues to represent the second district in this capacity, having been re-appointed by Governor Deal. From 2008 through 2010, he served on the Board of Trustees of Leadership Georgia. Faison is a graduate of the 2005-06 class of Leadership Albany and a graduate of the 2007 Class of Leadership Georgia. In recent years, Faison has served the Board of Trustees of the Albany Museum of Art; the Board of Directors of First Tee of Albany; and the Corporate Gifts Committee of Albany Community Hospice Campaign.
Faison and his wife, Kari, are the parents of two sons and attend St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Albany.