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About me

I have been a practicing DUI and criminal defense attorney for over a decade and have represented thousands of clients in the Middle Tennessee area.  Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, I attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston and, upon graduating in the top 10 percent of my class, moved to Knoxville to attend law school at the University of Tennessee College of Law.  In late 2002 I moved to Nashville and started a solo practice focusing on criminal defense and DUI law.  I have handled almost every type of criminal case from parking tickets to criminal homicide.  While most of my practice is concentrated around DUI law, I routinely handle drug cases, thefts, domestic assaults, sex crimes, and various other violent crimes.  I enjoy practicing law and being able to help those in need.  Please feel free to contact me at (615) 783-1680 or on my cell at (615) 337-7617 should you have any questions about your case. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    1 thousand cases


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  • Kurt W. Bartlett

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    I endorse Ryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

The Law Office of Ryan C. Caldwell

3200 West End Ave Ste 500
Nashville, TN, 37203


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2004 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. E.G., Davidson CountyN/A
State v. J.S., Davidson County, TNDUI DISMISSED
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana Tech UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
David Lipscomb Career DayCriminal Defense LawN/A