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With more than 40 years of experience, David Raybin heads the criminal defense section of our firm, which includes criminal trials, criminal appeals, parole hearings, and civil rights litigation.


David has been named the Best Criminal Lawyer in Nashville in criminal general practice and white collar defense by Best Lawyers in America, and listed among the Best Criminal Lawyers in TN by Tennessee Business magazine.


A regular commentator on local legal subjects, David often deals with prominent cases you may have read about in the news. In addition to cases in the trial courts, David has successfully handled significant criminal appeals throughout Tennessee.


A prolific writer, David has authored numerous articles and publications. He wrote the book Tennessee Criminal Law, which has been cited hundreds of times by Tennessee courts and relied on by judges and attorneys throughout the state.


David’s criminal defense representation includes cases concerning murder and other homicides, sexual assault, drugs, domestic violence, white-collar fraud, and computer sexual image cases. David also handles cases involving students arrested at local universities—such as Vanderbilt, MTSU, Fisk, Lipscomb, Belmont and TSU.



  • J.D., University of Tennessee, College of Law, 1973
  • B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1971



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(615) 256-6666



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David Raybin - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Criminal Law - Tennessee

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