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David Raybin - Nashville, TN

424 Church St Suite 2120 Nashville, TN 37219

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Updated: 01/06/2020

Nashville Criminal Defense Representation Lawyer

Overview

EDUCATION:

  • University of Tennessee, College of Law, J.D. Degree, December 1973
    • Law School Activities:
      • Member, Tennessee Law Review
      • Order of the Coif
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (B.A. Degree 1971)

  • Augusta Military Academy (Science, High School Degree, 1967)

CASES IN THE NEWS:

2008

Capital Punishment: Like anything else, you get the system you pay for, 10/16/08

About David Raybin

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense Representation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure, 1982 - 1988 (Chair)
  • Tennessee Sentencing Commission, 1986 - 1995 (Member, Chaired Criminal Code Revision Subcommittee)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Tennessee Rules of Post Conviction Procedures, 1991 - 1995 (Member)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure, 1996 - 2000 (Adjunct Member)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Tennessee Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2001 - Present (Member)
  • Governor's Task Force on the Use of Enhancement Factors in Criminal Sentencing, 2004 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Nashville Bar Association (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Tennessee Bar Association (Member)
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (Member)

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, December, 1973
    J.D.
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: Tennessee Law Review, Member
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, 1971
    B.A.

Past Positions

  • Office of the Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, Assistant Attorney General, 1974 - 1977
  • Office of the Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, Senior Assistant Attorney General, 1977 - 1984
  • Office of the District Attorney, Nashville, Tennessee, 1977 - 1984

Classes and Seminars

  • Ethics Workshop, Board of Professional Responsibility, August 12, 2005
  • Blakely v. Washington legislation, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, June 17, 2005
  • Corporate Criminal Law, Tennessee Bar Association, April 29, 2005
  • Criminal Law Sentencing Since Blakely v. Washington, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, December 4, 2004
  • Criminal Law Sentencing Since Blakely v. Washington, Tennessee Bar Association Federal/State Judicial Conference, September 30, 2004
  • Ethics Workshop, Board of Professional Responsibility, August 20, 2004
  • Criminal Law Sentencing Since Blakely v. Washington, Tennessee Bar Association, July 27, 2004
  • Clarence Darrow, Nashville Bar Association, December 11, 2003
  • Immigration Seminar, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November 7, 2003
  • Legal Ethics for New Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, November 5, 2003
  • Ethics and Professionalism, Nashville Bar Association, September 25, 2003
  • Ethics Workshop, Board of Professional Responsibility, August 4, 2003
  • DUI Cases, Lorman Education Services, July 11, 2003
  • Ethics Workshop, Board of Professional Responsibility, November 27, 2002
  • Legal Ethics for New Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, November 6, 2002
  • American Criminal Law Presentation to Caen, France Attorneys, Nashville Bar Association, October 28, 2002
  • Training Seminar, Tennessee Public Defenders Conference, October 24, 2002
  • DUI Appeals, Lorman Education Services, July 12, 2002
  • Legal Ethics for New Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, November 7, 2001
  • Legal Ethics, Nashville School of Law, October 10, 2001
  • Legal Ethics, Clarksville Bar Association, September 5, 2001
  • Criminal Law & Legislative Update, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, June 29, 2001
  • Bench and Bar Relations, Tennessee Judicial Conference, June 6, 2001
  • Criminal Law Ethics, Nashville School of Law, January 1, 2001
  • Lesser Included Crimes, Tennessee Judicial Conference, April 5, 2000
  • Battered Woman Defense, Tennessee Bar Association, February 25, 2000
  • Diminished Capacity, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, January 28, 2000
  • Legal Ethics, Tennessee Bar Association. Young Lawyer's Division, December 15, 1998 - December 12, 1998
  • Ethics and Professionalism, Nashville Bar Association, September 15, 1998
  • Ethics of Effective Counsel, Tennessee Public Defenders Association, October 23, 1997
  • Parallel Criminal & Civil Cases, Tennessee Bar Association, Health Law Forum, October 10, 1997
  • Domestic Violence, National Association of Legal Secretaries, July 27, 1996
  • The Insanity Defense, Changes in the Law, Tennessee Association Dept. of Mental Health, July 17, 1996
  • Training Seminar for the Russian Criminal Defense Bar, Moscow, Russia, Southeastern Institute of Law and Commerce, June 21, 1995 - June 30, 1995
  • Recent Developments in the Defense of Rape Cases, Tennessee Bar Association, June 14, 1995
  • Criminal Law Ethics, Nashville Bar Association, November 15, 1994
  • D.U.I. Tests, Nashville Bar Association, April 20, 1994
  • Criminal Law Ethics, Nashville Bar Association, November 16, 1993
  • Guide to Appeals, A.B.A., Young Lawyers Division, April 2, 1993
  • Recent Court Decisions, Tennessee Legislature Judiciary Committee, January 11, 1993
  • Legal Ethics, Nashville Bar Association, July 16, 1992
  • Criminal Appeals, Montgomery County Bar, June 19, 1992
  • Self-defense for Battered Women, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, July 20, 1991
  • Legal Review of Recent Cases, Continual Learning Institute, March 1, 1991
  • Evidence in Trial Practice, National Business Institute, January 15, 1991
  • Criminal Law for Civil Lawyers, Continual Learning Institute, December 27, 1990
  • Criminal Appeals, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, August 25, 1990
  • Tennessee Sentencing Reform Act, Tennessee Judicial Conference, February 19, 1990
  • The 1989 Penal Code Reform Act, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, June 24, 1989
  • The Rules of Evidence, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, April 28, 1989
  • Appellate Practice, Tennessee Bar Association, February 24, 1989
  • Trial Advocacy, Tennessee Bar Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, December 9, 1988
  • Criminal Appeals, Rutherford County Bar Association, December 2, 1988
  • Sentencing Reform, Tennessee Sentencing Commission, October 26, 1988
  • Opening and Closing Arguments, Nashville Bar Association, April 27, 1988
  • Proposed Criminal Code, Tennessee Judicial Conference, April 13, 1988
  • Cross-Examination, Nashville Bar Association, September 16, 1987
  • Criminal Sentencing, Nashville Bar Association, July 15, 1987
  • Criminal Sentencing, Tennessee CLE, Inc., April 27, 1987
  • Criminal Sentencing, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, April 10, 1987

Achievements

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Included on the 2023 Mid-South list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Mid-South Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Best Lawyers in Tennessee, 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best 100 Lawyers in Tennessee, Business Tennessee Magazine, 2004 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association Justice Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing, 1983 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association Justice Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing, 2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Rating: AV)
  • FindLaw
  • Jack Norman Sr. Award for excellence in Criminal Law, Nashville Bar Association, 2014

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Office Information

Address

424 Church St Suite 2120 Nashville, TN 37219

Fax

  • 615-254-4254

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

8:30am-5:30pm

Publication

Articles

  • Capital Punishment: Like anything else, you get the system you pay for, October 16, 2008
  • The Blakely Fix, 41 Tennessee Bar Association Journal 14, July, 2005
  • What is the Impact of Blakely v. Washington on Sentencing in Tennessee?, Tenn. Bar Journal, August, 2004
  • Thirteen Tips For Improving Client Relations, Tenn. Bar Journal, Nov., 2002
  • Stick to Your Guns: Restoration of Firearm Rights, Tenn. Bar Journal, March, 2003
  • Mrs. Burns' Lesser Included Offense Pyramid, Tenn. Bar Association, Nov., 1999
  • Instructing the Jury in Murder Cases, Tenn. Bar Journal, July, 2002
  • Obtaining Medical Records For Mental Health Evaluations, Tenn. Bar Journal, July, 2001
  • Advocacy In DUI Cases
  • Battered Woman Defense
  • Ethics in Criminal Cases
  • Tennessee Sentencing Practices 1790-1999
  • Tennessee Criminal Practice and Procedure, West Publishing Company, 1984
  • The Tennessee Sentencing Reform Act of 1982, 18 Tenn. Bar J. 36, Aug., 1982
  • The Class X Felony Law of 1979, 14 Tenn. Bar J. 25, Aug., 1979
  • Commentary on Tennessee Death Penalty Law, Vol. 4, No. 2 Judicial Newsletter 3, May, 1977
  • The Proposed Criminal Code, 41 Tenn. L. Rev. 131, 1973
  • Note, The Abolition of Anonymity, 40 Tenn. L. Rev. 301, 1973
  • Three Volume Set, Tennessee Criminal Practice and Procedure, West Publishing Company, 1984 – present (this work has been cited as authority in over one hundred appellate opinions)
  • The Tennessee Sentencing Reform Act of 1982, 18 Tenn. Bar J. 36 (Aug. 1982)
  • The Class X Felony Law of 1979, 14 Tenn. Bar J. 25 (Aug. 1979)
  • The Proposed Criminal Code, 41 Tenn. L. Rev. 131 (1973)
  • Note, The Abolition of Anonymity, 40 Tenn. L. Rev. 301 (1973)
  • “Preserving Appellate Issues at Trial – First Steps”– TBA Appellate Practice Section March 2018
  • Lawyer for the Condemned: I Witnessed What Should be the Last Electric Chair Execution
  • Search and Seizure; “Knock and Talk” Doctrine (brief)
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide (Brief)
  • Expungement of Arrest Records Tennessee Bar Journal, February, 2008
  • State v. Gomez: Tennessee Sentencing Law Violates Sixth Amendment, Tenn. Bar Journal, December, 2007
  • Appellate Retroactivity Rules: The Pipeline Doctrine
  • Consecutive Sentences Violate the Sixth Amendment (Brief)
  • Civil Rights Complaint (False Arrest)
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Who’s there? The parameters of police ‘knock and talk’ tactics, 43 Tennessee Bar Association Journal 3, March, 2007
  • Motion to Suppress Search of Dwelling
  • Sentencing Memorandum (Possession of Machine Gun)
  • Change of Venue (Motion)
  • Child Sex Offenses (Brief)
  • Lawsuit claims life sentences miscalculated
  • Kentucky Clerk Not Issuing Marriage Licenses Jailed
  • Corporate Crime (Speech)
  • Criminal Mental Health Issues (Speech)
  • Deportation because of Criminal Conviction (Speech)
  • Double Jeopardy (Brief)
  • Driving under the Influence (Brief)
  • Evading Arrest (Brief)
  • Insanity Defense (Brief)
  • Mental State Jury Instructions (Brief)
  • Mistaken Identity (Brief)
  • Setting Aside Guilty Plea (Brief)
  • 37. The Anticipated Resolution of the Blakely Split of Authority in the States, 18 Federal Sentencing Reporter, October, 2005
  • Weapon Offense (Federal Sentencing Memo)
  • The Blakely Fix, 41 Tennessee Bar Association Journal 14 (July 2005)
  • Sumner County Detective Resigns Amid Investigation
  • 4. A lawsuit with large potential ramifications challenges Tennessee’s handling of life sentences with chance of parole
  • 4 Nashville criminal cases overturned in 35 days
  • Lindsey Lowe, who killed newborn twins, seeks new trial
  • Defense lawyers say sentencing task force one-sided
  • Lawyers: Beck case falls in gray area of DUI law
  • Lindsey Lowe Convicted of Killing Twin Babies Seeks New Trial
  • Mother Convicted of Smothering Twins Seeks New Trial
  • Lindsey Lowe Seeks A New Trial
  • Blackwell v Haslam, Brief (Pardon and Second Amendment)
  • Improving Attorney-Client Communications: Fifty Tips

Representative Cases

  • State v. Filauro, 2004 WL 840084 (Tenn.Crim.App 2004)
  • State v. Ogundiya, 2004 WL 315138 (Tenn. Crim. App. 2004)
  • State v. Sheppard, 2003 WL 21997737 (Tenn.Crim. App. 2003)
  • State v. Kimbrell, 2003 WL 1877094 (Tenn. Crim. App. 2003)
  • State v. Nevens, 2001 WL 430602 (Tenn.Crim.App. 2001)
  • State v. Kelly, 1998 WL 712268 (Tenn.Crim.App. 1998)
  • State v. Ward, 1996 WL 38867 (Tenn.Crim.App. 1996)
  • State v. Flake, 88 S.W 3d 540 (Tenn. 2000)
  • State v. Page, 81 S.W.3d 781 (Tenn. Crim. App. 2002)
  • State v. Bowers, 77 S.W. 3d 776 (Tenn. Crim. App. 2001)
  • State v. Ducker, 27 S.W.3d 889 (Tenn. 2000)
  • State v Burns, 6 S.W.3rd 453 (Tenn. 1999)
  • Wilson v. Wilson, 984 S.W.2d 898 (Tenn. 1999)
  • State v. Lewis, 978 S.W.2d 558 (Tenn Crim. App. 1998)
  • State v. Woodcock, 922 S.W.2d 904 (Tenn. Cr. App. 1995)
  • State v. Forbes, 918 S.W. 2d 431 (Tenn. Cr. App. 1995)
  • State v. Blouvett, 904 S.W. 2d 111 (Tenn. 1995)
  • State v. Tizard, 897 S.W.2d 732 (Tenn. Cr. App. 1994)
  • McIntyre v. Traughber, 884 S.W.2d 134 (Tenn. App. 1994)
  • Ezell v. Cockrell, 902 S.W.2d 394 (Tenn. 1995)
  • Ghem, Inc. v. Mapco Petroleum, Inc., 850 S.W.2d 447 (Tenn. 1993)
  • State v. Barone, 852 S.W.2d 216 (Tenn. 1993)
  • Slagle v. Reynolds, 845 S.W.2d 167 (Tenn. 1992)
  • State v. Zimmerman, 823 S.W.2d 220 (Tenn. Cr. App. 1991)
  • State v. Bilbrey, 816 S.W.2d 71 (Tenn. Cr. App. 1991)
  • State v. Bryant, 805 S.W.2d 762 (Tenn. 1991)
  • State v. McMullin, 801 S.W.2d 826 (Tenn. Cr. App. 1990)
  • State v. Perry, 740 S.W.2d 723 (Tenn. Cr. App. 1987)
  • State v. Landers, 723 S.W.2d 950 (Tenn. 1987)
  • State v. Moss, 727 S.W.2d 229 (Tenn. 1986)
  • Martin v. State, 584 S.W.2d 830 (Tenn. Cr. App. 1979)
  • Dearborne v. State, 575 S.W.2d 259, 4 A.L.R.4th 138 (Tenn. 1978)
  • Pace v. State, 566 S.W.2d 861 (Tenn. 1978)
  • State v. Gaddis, 530 S.W.2d 64 (Tenn. 1975)
  • State ex rel. Gillard v. Cook, 528 S.W.2d 545 (Tenn. 1975)
  • Lillard v. State, 8 S.W.2d 207, 81 A.L.R.3d 1217 (Tenn. Cr. App. 1975)
  • State v. Banks, 564 S.W.2d 947 (Tenn. 1978)
  • Forbes v. State, 559 S.W.2d 318 (Tenn. 1977)
  • State v. Stacey, 556 S.W.2d 552 (Tenn. Cr. App. 1977)
  • Smith v. State, 547 S.W.2d 925 (Tenn. 1977)
  • Graham v. State, 547 S.W.2d 531 (Tenn. 1977)
  • Collins v. State, 550 S.W.2d 643 (Tenn. 1977)
  • State v. Wert, 550 S.W.2d 1 (Tenn. Cr. App. 1977)
  • State v Wilson Tenn.Crim. App. 2011 (suppression of blood test in DUI case)
  • Bernard v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee, Tenn. App. 2010 (police officer retirement benefits).
  • State v. Mims , (Tenn. Crim. App.2010) (pretrial diversion for attorney)
  • Atkinson v. State, Tenn. App. 2010 (prisoner suicide)
  • Brown v. State, Tenn. Crim. App. 2010 (ineffective assistance of counsel)
  • State v. Trusty Tenn. Crim. App. 2010 (proof of venue)
  • State v. Talley ,(Tenn. Sp Ct. 2010)
  • Rountree v. State, Tenn. Crim. App. (2009)
  • State v. Headley ,(Tenn.Crim. App. 2009)
  • State v. Stewart ,(Tenn.Crim. App. 2008)
  • State v. Geiculescu ,(Tenn.Crim. App. 2008)
  • Hendricks vs Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission ,(Davidson County Chancery Court 2008)
  • Bernard v. Metropolitan Government, 2007 WL 935722 (Tenn.App. 2007)
  • State v. Strickland, 2007 WL 1028535 (Tenn.Crim App 2007)
  • State v. Schiefelbein, 2007 WL 465151 (Tenn.Crim.App 2007)
  • State v. Neese, 2006 WL 3831387 (Tenn.Crim.App 2006)
  • State v. Guartos, 2006 WL 163633 (Tenn.Crim.App 2006)
  • State v. Hood, 2006 WL 3455211 (Tenn.Civ.App 2006)
  • Moore v. Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole, 2005 WL 1025763 (Tenn.Civ.App 2005)

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