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Benjamin Kraft Raybin

Criminal defense Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   190 reviews

also known as Ben Raybin

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

A Nashville native, Ben began his legal career with Raybin & Weissman after graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2010, where he was an editor on the Law Review. Prior to law school, Ben attended the University of Chicago—graduating with honors.

In his practice at the firm, Ben has defended hundreds of clients against arrests and citations for various offenses, 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. 

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.

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Location

Raybin & Weissman, P.C.
424 Church Street
Suite 2120
Nashville, TN, 37219-2374

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Charge decreased from DUI to reckless endangerment
Ben did his research well. Explored all the options and gave excellent advice. He was very confident and professional. He made us feel like we were in good hands. He went to bat for us and helped to get the sentence decreased to a best case scenario. We was very responsive to emails and always available to answer any questions we had. We highly recommend Ben !!!
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Posted by Katie | November 17, 2023
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Misdemeanor Marijuana Charge
My son was charged with a misdemeanor for marijuana possession with another person. Ben walked us through all our options, made recommendations. He was thorough, kind, knowledgeable, and kept us up to date on next steps. Ben made a very stressful process so much easier to go through. We knew what to do, where to go, how to dress. When we got to court we knew what to expect and in the end had a far better outcome then we thought we could. Something that could have been so much worse came out better than we ever thought it would. Thank you Ben for all you and your team did for us.
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Posted by Joe Naymick | November 17, 2023
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Top Notch Lawyer
Ben Raybin was up front professional and followed through with everything he said he would do. No surprises and he walked me through the process step by step and explained things in terms I could understand. I would not hesitate to procure his services again or recommend him to others.
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Case was expunged
Ben was amazing he got my case resembled and expunged he was amazing! He communicated with me very well. Kept in touch with me through the entire process.
Posted by Makiah | October 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
My experience with Ben
Ben was extremely helpful through my entire process. He took time to make sure I knew what was goin on and how he would help me through it all. I truly appreciate him for all of his hard work and generosity!
Posted by Frederick | October 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Greatest in The City!
The man is a smooth operator and now I can continue my life and career with nothing in my way! Thank you Mr. Raybin.
Posted by Scarlett | September 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I reached out to Ben after months and months of a very complicated frustrating case and he was able to fix my situation is less than 24 hours. He was very prompt with communication and realistic with option we had. I am so thankful I had this help and would 100% recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2023
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Best For DUIs in Nashville
I'm very happy that I hired Mr. Raybin to represent me for my DUI arrest. His explanations of all aspects of the legal proceedings and what to expect once a deal was reached were great. He was patient with all of my questions, was timely with his responses and represented me in the manner in which I wanted to be. I credit his relationships and history with the court as the 2 reasons that I had the best possible outcome. I would highly recommend hiring him.
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Posted by Tony | August 14, 2023
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Great communication
Mr Raybin and Colleen were very caring with my case. They were diligent and found a problem that 2 other lawyers could not or would not try IDK. They had to do a lot of searching in my case to find old records and in the end my record was expunged which I didn’t know was even possible. Thank you Colleen and Mr Raybin for caring enough to get my record where it should’ve been.
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Posted by Jim | July 14, 2023
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Very impressed by Ben!
Ben represented my son in a DUI matter. The arrest was in late March and my son’s hearing was not until July. During that time, Ben was always very responsive with returning emails, calls, etc. He also did an excellent job in keeping both myself and my son informed about developments in the case. I could not have been happier!
Posted by Nate | July 11, 2023
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Great Service
Ben was great. I contacted him from another state as I had received a citation while in Nashville but do not live there. He was prompt in his replies, explained from start to finish how the process would go, gave me recommendations for traveling to ensure I was present at court, and how to navigate the courthouse once I arrived. He consulted with the District Attorney and was able to get my case dismissed!
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2023
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Awesome Lawyer
Ben was awesome. He communicated with me every step of the way and made me feel like he was taking my case personal while trying to help me. He was able to get the results we wanted and was worth every penny.
Posted by Mark | May 8, 2023
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5 stars for excellence
I needed an attorney in Tennessee that could help me with an old legal issue in TN. I am from out of state and I searched online and comtacted his office. I got very lucky. I made the right pick. Mr Raybins assistant took my information and Mr Rabin did the research and called me back. He was very knowledgeable and he clearly explaining my options and really made me feel at ease. I hired him and he did the rest. He kept me updated on the progress and was always very quick to reply to my emails. He filed to have my record expunged and once it was completed sent me paperwork with instructions. I am from out of state. I wish he practiced in my state!
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Posted by Zachary | April 18, 2023
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Great person even better lawyer
There for any and everything I needed. Highly recommend! Hope I don’t have to, but I would use him again if need be!
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2023
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Ben got my charges dropped
Ben was great to work with - he listened to me, explained everything clearly and was communicative, and kept me updated in the process every step of the way. Ben is a very effective lawyer, he went above and beyond, and got my charges dropped. I would highly recommend Ben for a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2023
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Felony Expungement
Mr Ben Raybin and his office was a pleasure to work with on getting my cases expunged and very affordable. He was extremely patient as i had to have an out of state case handled as well. If youre looking for a wonderful Attorney and staff for your needs, Look no further as he is who you need on your team. Thank you Mr Ben Raybin and staff. You all are awesome
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Posted by Shane | February 3, 2023
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Life Saver, Literally
Hiring the right lawyer is one of the most important things you can do and I’m forever grateful that Ben Raybin took my case. Working with Ben has been such a pleasure. The challenges of the legal system can be both confusing and intimidating, and Ben was constantly in contact and kept me informed, and I felt like I had someone fighting for me through every step of the process. Ben’s hard work and attention to detail ultimately lead to an outcome that was nothing short of life changing. Ben’s expertise lead to a complete dismissal of all charges - I am forever grateful to Ben and his amazing firm for all the work and support they did for me and could never thank Ben enough. The highest recommendation I could possibly give is that the Ben Raybin and his firm would be the one and only call I’d ever make if I, or a loved one, were ever in need of legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2023
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Highly Recommend!
Ben helped me through a difficult time. He's a knowledgeable and conservative attorney. I would recommend him to a friend. My experience with him is that he will always get back to you and will entertain your ideas and questions. Many attorneys take your retainer and never call you back. He's much better than that - you'll get good communication. I believe Ben paints a conversation picture to his clients of what might happen because you can never be sure how the courts will react to a charge. But, he will fight for you and get you the best deal possible. He comes from a long line of attorneys, so he also has a great network. My personal situation ended up better than expected with Ben's assistance. And...he's a pleasant person as well.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2023
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Responsive and Quick
Ben understood that my issue was time sensitive and did everything he could to ensure it was dealt with in the time I needed it done by. Throughout the process, to ease my concerns, he was incredibly communicative. I would definitely recommend Ben to others.
Posted by Mareio | December 15, 2022
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Tribulation
These are great genuine people. Handled my case with delicacy. Benjamin did a even better job communicating and reassuring me what’s going to happen next in the legal process and always stayed on top of things. I was very pleased.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Raybin & Weissman
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Hollins, Raybin & Weissman
  • 2012 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Hollins, Raybin & Weissman
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Sprunger
  • Supreme Court vacated forfeiture and returned money to client.
  • Blackwell v Haslam
  • Court found firearm prohibition unconstitutional

Associations

  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Legislative Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Justice Joseph W. Henry Award
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Scholastic Excellence Award
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • The Central Park Five
  • The Central Park Five
  • 2019
  • Legislative Review and Case Law Update
  • 2017 Legislative Update
  • 2017
  • Legislative Update and Case Review
  • Criminal Defense Legislation - Legislation that Passed, Failed & What We Might See Again
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Ben. He is smart, honest, and a fantastic attorney. I respect him greatly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is one of the smartest guys I know, and has an in-depth understanding of the law. He stands on his own accomplishments, and works hard for every one of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a top-notch attorney. He is effective, professional and carries the respect of his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben fights for his clients and is active in general sessions, criminal, and appellate court."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is extremely knowledgeable and works tirelessly for his clients - I Highly Recommend!!!!"
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Nashville Criminal defense Lawyer Benjamin Kraft Raybin
Benjamin Kraft Raybin
Criminal defense Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 14 years