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Ryan C. Davis

Criminal defense Attorney at Nashville, TN

4.8   19 reviews

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Overcome a criminal charge with Attorney Ryan C. Davis. He is an aggressive advocate in the Middle Tennessee area defending those accused of crimes. If you want knowledgeable and detailed representation, call him today and stop worrying.

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Deciding to part ways from your spouse isn’t an easy decision. You need to work with a lawyer who acknowledges that and can provide empathetic family law services in Nashville, TN. Stop worrying, call Attorney Ryan C. Davis today.

  3. DUI and DWI
    15%
    Don’t let a DUI charge haunt you forever. Hire an experienced and aggressive defense attorney to help you fight your rights. Attorney Ryan C. Davis works hard on behalf of his clients to fight DUI charges in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

  4. Domestic violence
    15%
    There are two sides to every story. A domestic violence or assault conviction can make it hard for your voice to be heard. If you’re facing a domestic violence, assault charge, or an order of protection, you need an experienced defense attorney.

  5. Child custody
    10%

  6. Estate planning
    10%
    Would your family know how to deal with your estate if you died suddenly? Don't leave your estate's future in question.

  7. Sex crime
    10%
    It is easier than one might think to end up with a sexual offense charge. There is always more to the story when someone is accused of rape, sexual assault, or crimes against children.

Ryan is a long-time middle tennessee resident, focused on Criminal Defense, DUI Law, and Family Law. His is committed to providing his clients with zealous representation, prompt communication, and favorable results.

A graduate of the Nashville School of Law and Middle Tennessee State University, Ryan is committed to helping individuals in Nashville and Middle Tennessee when the going gets tough. No one wants to need a criminal defense, DUI, or divorce attorney. But sometimes good people find themselves in bad situations. In those times, you want someone in your corner who is empathetic, passionate, and can vigorously advocate on your behalf. Ryan embodies these characteristics, and strives not only for favorable outcomes, but also to make the entire legal process as painless as possible.

Ryan Davis is a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, the Nashville Bar Association, and the Tennessee Bar Association.

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Licensed for 7 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Ryan

Ryan C Davis Law, PLLC
1224 2nd Ave S
Suite 102
Nashville, TN, 37210

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Demonte' Johnson | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI HElP!!!
If you want a Lawyer that is straightforward, look no further. I called Ryan frantic on a Sunday Knowing that this is not a typical working day for professionals, but Mr. Davis called me back promptly and listened to my story. By the end of the conversation, we had set a time to meet the following week. It was about 24 hours from the time he and I had spoken. He was very nice, honest, but stern. He shared his personal life which made me feel more comfortable talking to him. His parting words to me were, " Take care of your personal life and let me handle the legalities." So, I did just that and by the end of our business endeavors, he was able to get me a favorable verdict for my first-time offense DUI. The awesome this is he never promised anything but he stayed true and optimistic, at the end of it all he was able to accomplish what he always aspires to do, and that's to have a happy client.
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Posted by Myra | October 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience with Ryan Davis ESQ.
I was fortunate enough to have attorney, Ryan Davis, handle my legal matter. He did everything he promised in representing me in court. I, in fact, did not even have to appear. He was able to get everything dropped that had been charged against me. I am so very grateful to Mr. Davis. If you ever need legal representation, this is the man you want in your corner. Sincerely, Myra L Williams BS RDMS RVT
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Professional and knowledgeable
I can’t say enough positive things about my experience with Ryan Davis. Being a foreign national, and dealing only with Ryan by phone, he still managed to expertly explain the system and process to me. All correspondence was answered quickly and honestly. He kept my expectations in check but in the end managed to get all charges dropped. To be clear, this would not have been possible had I not hired him and followed his expert advice. One of the best calls I’ve ever made.
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Posted by Jordan | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Genuine
Do you want someone to fight for you rights as hard as one possibly can? Well I would defiantly count of Ryan doing so. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable in the study of law. Not only is he the one I’d trust in any criminal circumstances, but he is also a very genuine caring person. I’ve met other really known lawyers, and still chose Ryan to defend me as he simply made me feel so secure in him representing my case. I was looking at a Felony class D theft. With me having a healthcare degree, that felony would of ruined my career and life. Ryan got the felony dropped down to a misdemeanor under diversion, which after 11 months of probation, the charge will be completely off my record. I would really recommend Ryan to defend your case, I promise you will be in great hands!
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Response from Ryan Davis June 5, 2018
Thank you for your kind review, Jordan. It was a pleasure representing you, and I’m glad we were able to reach a favorable result.
Posted by jane | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
awesome guy
Ryan was very great to work with he was very smart , and helpful, he assisted me through my situation until the end he was always on time and concerned.
Response from Ryan Davis March 27, 2018
Thank you for your positive review. It was a pleasure to represent you, and I'm pleased we were able to reach a favorable outcome.
Posted by Briley | February 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PROFESSIONAL/HONEST/ NOT in it for the money
He took my case in when my court ddate was 2 weeks away! I showed up to court and sat down for 15 mins and he had everything expunged and cleared from my record. Nice / patient /genuine /affordable
Response from Ryan Davis February 27, 2018
Thank you for your positive feedback, Briley. I’m pleased we were able to have your case dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Savvy Professional. Good to work with.
I had a house mate lie to the police that I assaulted him physically after I had recently moved to the Nashville area for a job contract in Brentwood, bringing a class A Domestic Violence charge against me all of a sudden which the state was adamant on pursuing. At my arraignment, I met Attorney Davis and he agreed to represent me. We went through the details together and he was diligent in collecting all possible evidence, even taking pictures of text message exchanges, between myself and the accuser, from my phone screen, because I had a dated phone without significant screenshot functionality. I felt comfortable around his ability to be rational and take a logical approach to everything -- what was disclosed to him and what he could deduce. He's an all round competent lawyer with a sharp mind and an ability to connect all the dots, easily. While my case could have gone into criminal court, it never went past General Sessions because of Attorney Davis's hard work to make sure the truth was known by any means possible. He was able to corner my accuser in the court room and show him to be a liar with little to no effort and creative cornering tactics. A great asset to have..
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Response from Ryan Davis February 23, 2018
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure representing you, and I’m pleased we were able to get your case dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Game and Fish law
Ryan Davis was the consummate professional and was a great advocate. Not being familiar with the court system, he made it easy for me to know what to expect and understand how the system worked. He did his research and negotiated well no my behalf. I am very grateful for his service and support.
Response from Ryan Davis December 19, 2017
Thank you for your feedback. It was a pleasure to represent you, and I'm glad we were able to reach a favorable outcome.
Posted by Evan | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hardworking
Mr. Davis is one of the most hardworking professionals I have ever met. Not only did Mr. Davis provide thorough information about my case, he also followed through after the case was closed to ensure the best possible outcome for me. I recommend him 100 percent and will refer to him on any legal issues I may have in the future.
Response from Ryan Davis October 12, 2017
Thank you for your feedback, Evan. It was my pleasure to represent you.
Posted by James | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My review of Ryan C. Davis....
Ryan is awesome! He was well prepared and extremely professional. He is a very genuine, honest person which I immediately liked. He helped to minimize or void everything about my case. I consider the outcome an absolute, 100% WIN because I hired, Ryan. Ryan was always on point in or out of the courtroom. Friendly at all times while remaining very professional. Great knowledge about my case as we talked during our initial consultation. I immediately knew that I wanted to hire, Ryan, about midway through that same consultation. (Fantastic decision I might add. Lol.) I had a domestic case with an order of protection against me. He (Ryan) got the order of protection dismissed and the domestic was retired (six month stay or something.) So in six months, Ryan said that he'll help to have that completely expunged off of my record. I'm very thankful for the job that Ryan did and how much he made my case mean to him. He really showed that he cared and again, he always maintained professionalism. This was the first time (and last time) that anything like this has ever happened to me. I didn't know what to expect or what was going to happen. After my initial consultation with Ryan, I just had a feeling that all is well and everything was going to be okay. In the end, it was.
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Response from Ryan Davis June 1, 2017
Thank you, James. I appreciate the kind words, and I'm glad we were able to reach a favorable result in your case.
Posted by Donna | May 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Attorney!!
Ryan, was super! He was on top of everything and kept us informed of all. He was professional and compassionate all at the same time. Our first consultation was a no brainer, we were retaining him! He did all his homework and much research, so that at the second meeting we were confident our case was going to go well and it did. I would recommend him in a second!! We were blessed to be pointed in his direction.
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Response from Ryan Davis June 1, 2017
Thank you for the kind words, Donna. I appreciate the opportunity to work with you.
Posted by Travaris | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happily satisfied
One of the best lawyers I've had thus far ! And I'm overly satisfied with him and his work ! Need a lawyer? This the gentleman to hire he gets the job done !
Response from Ryan Davis June 1, 2017
Thank you for such a positive review. I'm glad I was able to help.
Posted by Charlie | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Respectful, and Timely.
Ryan helped me with a case involving my HOA. Although it wasn't his line of work he still helped in any way he could. I completely trusted the process because of Ryan's openness, knowledge, and clear communication regarding the scenario of the case. His "gut" feeling was exactly the course of what happened which shows he understands the process. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer. I would also trust anyone who he referred me to. Ryan is a very hard working and loyal man.
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Posted by Austin | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work
Great attorney, with good advice. I was able to get my charge expunged. Nothing really more to say.
Response from Ryan Davis February 1, 2018
Thank you, Austin. It was a pleasure to represent you and I'm glad we were able to reach such a favorable result.
Posted by Alexander | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
outstanding performer in the courtroom and super professional outside it
I had a few guys staying with me and they pulled a low down and dirty move by squatting me and then issuing orders of protection (falsely in order to squat) over the christmas holiday. I could not even get most lawyers on the phone (bc it was the week of Christmas when it happened) but Ryan was not only willing to meet but immediately went to work for me...BEFORE I EVEN HIRED HIM! He took notes and was very thorough with getting the story--I had to hire him! He cut his Christmas out of town holiday a day short because of my time crunch. He never gave me any false hope nor did he have any doubts about getting the job done. I am a yoga teacher and one of my students is a public defender who witnessed our first (of two) dates and immediately came over and said how great a job he did questioning and cross examining. We crushed them on the stand. I would not only recommend Ryan to anyone who needs help but there is no doubt in my mind that he will be one of Nashville's top lawyer for years to come. He is just a winner.
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Posted by Christopher | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis was very professional and persistent on getting me the best result possible. I was very fortunate to have Ryan represent me in court and I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal guidance.
Posted by Samantha | October 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Ryan represented me in a criminal case that could have cost me a great deal of what I have worked for. I had my baby early and couldn't meet him when we scheduled but he still worked with me and I appreciated that a lot. I consulted with him and he broke down the specifics I was so uncertain and scared before the consult but after I felt great going foward. He was so professional. He made sure I understood everything and took his time with me. I have never been so pleased to be represented by such a great man especially with it being criminal. Once it was said and done EVERYTHING he said he would do was done no questions asked and by the way we won the case!
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Posted by Randy | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Help!
Ryan and his office did a fantastic job with my case. He was prompt and kept me informed throughout the process. The end result was all that I had hoped.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
terrible attorney
This attorney refused to represent me in court for a temporary custody order and left me with an awful temporary parenting plan. He did not care about me as a client, just my money.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ryan C. Davis Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Advanced Cross-Examination College
  • 2017
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Tennessee Criminal Defense College
  • 2016
  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Bachelor of Music
  • 2005
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Legal Cases

  • State of TN v. P.S. (Resisting Arrest, Public Intox., Trespass)
  • All Charges Dismissed
  • State of TN v. D.R. (DUI)
  • Plead down to Reckless Driving with 6 months of probation. No loss of license. Can be expunged.
  • State of TN v. S.R. (Felony Agg. Assault)
  • Case dismissed
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Workhorse Award
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Leadership Forum Class of 2020
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Stars of Light, for exemplary leadership and zeal
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator for TACDL Best Business Practices CLE
  • Best Practices and Digital Marketing Tips
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (24)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney in court. He is very hard working and always puts his clients first. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an excellent attorney. He is member of Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL). He stays on top of new case law and relevant information. He does his homework and is well prepared for court. He achieves excellent results and his clients are in good hands. I gladly endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ryan is an advocate for his clients and an attorney who is not afraid to put in the hard work. I know Ryan will go the extra mile on cases and that he is a true officer of the court. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is intelligent, compassionate, thoughtful and thorough. Excellent work."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan Davis is diligent, hard-working, and always fully prepared for every case he handles. His reputation among other attorneys is unblemished."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer! Very thorough, conscientious and strives to get the best result possible for each and every client. Highly recommend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is a very thorough and dedicated attorney who does a great job representing his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan's representation is defined by his hard-working personality and his legal, and practical, knowledge that brings to every case he handles. He is a great advocate who knows how to fight for his clients and their rights."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is committed to providing excellent representation to his clients. I recommend him to those looking for criminal defense or family law representation in Nashville."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a dedicated, passionate, zealous defender of your constitutional rights. He is always willing to help out people from all walks of life. Need justice? Ryan can help you find it."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ryan Davis is a true professional. He works very hard to see that justice prevails for his clients. He is nonjudgemental and has a way of connecting with his clients that many attorneys lack. Beyond his inate ability to connect with his clients, he is incredibly knowledgeable attorney. The highest compliment a person can give is that of their business and I have worked together with Mr. Davis a cocouncil on matters related toy own close family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a criminal defense attorney in an adjoining county and highly recommend Mr. Davis if you are charged with a crime in Davidson county. He truly cares about the people he represents and will do what is needed for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is one of the smartest lawyers I know and he never stops looking for answers to the hard questions. I highly recommend!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ryan for several years. He is a dedicated and motivated attorney. I have watched him many times, in criminal court, zealously argue for his clients!! I highly recommend Ryan."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very effective & honest attorney. I have referred him client matters outside the scope of my practice and he has handled each matter with the utmost of care and professionalism. Highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He has an excellent knowledge of the law."
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Nashville Criminal defense Lawyer Ryan C. Davis
Ryan C. Davis
Criminal defense Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 7 years
Free Consultation