With more than 35 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 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 a number of 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.
Licensed since 1974
Hourly ($285-500/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
Check, Credit Card
David Raybin is an excellent lawyer. He is the author of "Tennessee Practice: Criminal Practice and Procedure" , an invaluable resource for the criminal defense practitioner in Tennessee. He has written extensively for other publications. His treatise is cited often by the appellate courts in Tennessee. He is a frequent lecturer at seminars throughout the state of Tennessee and elsewhere.
Randall Reagan Criminal Defense Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Listed||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Listed||Best Lawyers in Tennessee||2014|
|Justice Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing||Tennessee Bar Association||2005|
|Best 100 Lawyers in Tennessee||Business Tennessee magazine||2004|
|Justice Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing||Tennessee Bar Association||1983|
|Assistant District Attorney||Office of the District Attorney||1974 - 1985|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Nashville Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||1986 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1985 - Present|
|Tennessee Association for Justice||Member||1983 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1974 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Journal||Expungement of Arrest Records||2008|
|Tennessee Bar Journal||State v. Gomez: Tennessee Sentencing Law Violates Sixth Amendment||2007|
|Tennessee Bar Association Journal||Who's there? The parameters of police 'knock and talk' tactics||2007|
|Tennessee Bar Association Journal||The Blakely Fix||2005|
|Tennessee Bar Journal||Stick to Your Guns: Restoration of Firearm Rights||2003|
|Tennessee Bar Journal||Instructing the Jury in Murder Cases||2002|
|Tennessee Bar Journal||Obtaining Medical Records For Mental Health Evaluations||2001|
|Tennessee Bar Journal||Mrs. Burns’ Lesser Included Offense Pyramid||1999|
|Tennessee Bar Association Journal||Thirteen Tips For Improving Client Relations||1986|
|Tennessee Law Review||Note, The Abolition of Anonymity||1973|
|University of Tennessee College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Zealous Advocacy||2006|
|Board of Professional Responsibility||Ethics Workshop||2006|
|American Inns of Court||Internet Technology for the Legal Professional||2006|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Corporate Criminal Law||2005|
|Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Blakely v. Washington legislation||2005|
|Lorman Education Services||Psychological and Psychiatric Evaluations Used During the Trial Process||2005|
|John Marshall American Inn of Court||Secrets of Successful Negotiations||2005|
|Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Criminal Law Sentencing Since Blakely v. Washington||2004|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Legal Ethics for New Lawyers||2003|
|Nashville Bar Association||Ethics and Professionalism||2003|