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Benjamin Kraft Raybin

Benjamin Kraft Raybin

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Appeals

About Me

A Nashville native, Ben began his legal career with Hollins, Raybin & Weissman after graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2010.

In his practice at the firm, Ben has defended hundreds of clients against misdemeanor citations as well as misdemeanor and felony arrests, and has also worked on several civil cases involving personal injury and civil rights matters.  He has briefed and argued cases before the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Ben has appeared multiple times in both television and print news giving interviews on trending legal cases and issues.

From 2011 to 2012, Ben took a one-year hiatus from the firm to serve as a law clerk for Judges Jane B. Stranch and Gilbert S. Merritt, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. As a law clerk, Ben assisted the judges with dozens of cases in several areas of law—such as criminal (state and federal), civil rights, personal injury, employment, contracts and constitutional.

While at Vanderbilt, Ben was Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review, in which he published a Note on federal criminal law: “Objection: Your Honor is Being Unreasonable!” Law and Policy Opposing the Federal Sentencing Order Objection Requirement, 63 Vand. L. Rev. 235 (2010). The article has been cited by two federal courts and in more than a dozen briefs.

Prior to law school, Ben attended the University of Chicago—graduating with honors. He is a graduate of the TBI, Metro Police, and Tennessee Highway Patrol Citizens Academies, in which participants learn firsthand about law enforcement procedures, structure, and investigation. Outside of work, Ben enjoys coaching the USN mock trial team, cheering the Tennessee Titans to victory, attending art shows featuring the work of his talented sister Jaime Raybin, and traveling with his wife Sarah. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the Nashville Temple.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. Appeals: 10%
  3. Civil Rights: 10%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Kurt W. Bartlett

    I endorse this lawyer. Ben is extremely knowledgeable and works tirelessly for his clients - I Highly Recommend!!!!


    Kurt Bartlett DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

424 Church St Ste 2200
Nashville, TN, 37219-2374



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Scholastic Excellence AwardVanderbilt University Law School2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateHollins, Raybin & Weissman2012 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkU.S. Court Of Appeals, Sixth Circuit2011 - 2012
AssociateHollins, Raybin & Weissman2010 - 2011

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tennessee Association for JusticeN/A2010 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Nashville Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. SprungerSupreme Court vacated forfeiture and returned money to client.
Blackwell v HaslamCourt found firearm prohibition unconstitutional

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Publication NameTitleDate
Vanderbilt Law Review“Objection: Your Honor is Being Unreasonable!”2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of ChicagoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007