Being charged with any criminal offense is a frightening experience. Whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges involving drug crimes, DUI, domestic violence, sex crimes, juvenile crimes, property crimes, murder, etc., Ridings Law Group, P.C. is a criminal defense firm that will help you understand your rights under the law and act to protect them immediately – before memories fade, evidence is lost, or witnesses disappear. Don’t delay in getting help from our Nashville Criminal Defense lawyers. The longer your attorney has before trial, the better and stronger your defense can be.

Perhaps more than any other area of law, experience is crucial for a Nashville criminal defense attorney representing individuals in criminal cases. That is because the penalties for incompetence in a criminal defense case may be particularly devastating to the client. Leading one of the top Nashville criminal law firms, David Ridings offers his unique experience of over two decades working in various roles throughout the criminal justice system.

Nashville Criminal Lawyer’s Experience

At Ridings Law Group, P.C., we have vast experience on all sides of the criminal justice system. Lead Attorney David Ridings served in the law enforcement field, both as a uniformed police officer, as well as undercover police officer for more than a decade. His understanding of the law from this perspective serves as an invaluable aid in helping you understand not only your rights as it relates to the current case, but also how to deal with police contact in the future. He helps you understand the many variables that are relevant to your case in building a solid defense. Under a thorough consultation you will understand all possible options before entering the courtroom the first time. There is no substitute for experience when your future depends on the strongest possible defense. That’s exactly what we provide our clients from the first consultation through the final disposition of your case. Don’t trust the outcome of your case to cheap representation that lacks the knowledge and experience necessary to give you the strongest possible defense. You can be confident that you will get strong, solid representation with our Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Law Enforcement Experience

Attorney David Ridings career spans over ten years of service and experience gained in the criminal justice system as a police officer in Middle Tennessee. Starting as an intern with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on the Governor’s Task Force on Marijuana Eradication, Attorney David Ridings traveled across the state investigating the Marijuana production trade. Then, he enlisted with the Murfreesboro Police Department as a patrol officer in the late 1980’s. He later served with the Metro Nashville Police Department for almost a decade. During his Master’s studies, Mr. Ridings interned at the Tennessee Board of Parole. There, Mr. Ridings was able to widen his knowledge base concerning the criminal justice system. With this experience Mr. Ridings has developed the way he investigates his cases, which has ultimately proven invaluable to his client’s defense. The invaluable relationships that have been built along the way still prove useful in his practice, even today.

District Attorney’s Office Experience

After leaving the Police Department during which time he earned his Law degree, Mr. Ridings worked within the Nashville District Attorney’s office. This internship proved useful at rounding out the base of knowledge he had already gained in the Law Enforcement field, and ultimately led him to open his own practice. Then in 1998 he established his private practice as a Criminal Defense Attorney. The variety of his career experience, knowledge and insight has become one of Ridings Law Group’s most valuable assets for those needing assistance with their criminal defense.

Criminal Defense Experience

No matter what crime you’ve been charged with whether a felony, misdemeanor, or juvenile crimes, Attorney David Ridings has been defending cases with solid defense strategies and impeccable ethics since 1998. If you or someone close to you has been charged with a criminal offense Ridings Law Group, P.C. can advise and represent you and ensure your full rights are protected. It’s essential when dealing with criminal cases to have the kind of representation that only an experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer at Ridings Law Group, P.C. will provide. Having worked within the legal system from the street to prosecution and now defense, our representation will use its vast experience to build a sound defense for your particular case.

No matter what the accusations and charges, your right to a competent and solid defense is essential, and having an experienced law firm that understands every aspect of the justice system makes Ridings Law Group, P.C.. the best choice for your criminal defense. Attorney David Ridings has over 24 years of real life, hands on experience in every part of the system. From that experience as a Police Officer, to working within the office of the District Attorney, and closing the loop as a Criminal Defense Lawyer, Mr. Ridings brings a unique understanding of the system to the practice of criminal defense as an accomplished attorney. Attorney David Ridings will defend you with experience you can’t get from a book. And, let’s face it… THAT is the kind of representation you deserve.


When you have hired an attorney for your defense you want to make sure that there is a good line of communication and accessibility. Ridings Law Group, P.C. consists of Nashville criminal defense attorneys who are responsive and will work to keep you informed as your case proceeds. Yes, we actually call our clients back to answer their concerns and questions. When you retain Attorney David Ridings, you will receive his personal cell phone number. If you have an urgent question or an emergency of any kind, your call will be answered promptly… even after normal business hours and on the weekend, if your call is an emergency. What other Attorney offers you that? It’s comforting to know that your attorney stands with you… ready to advise and inform you throughout the proceedings.

There is a level of professional and personal service that you won’t find in other law firms. When tied up in court, or spending time with a client necessitates that you leave a message, Attorney David Ridings will return your call promptly—in most cases within the same day…. but in any event within 24 hours. He updates his outgoing voicemail message daily and includes his calendar for the day to help you know his schedule and when he will be checking messages. This helps you, as a client, to know when you might receive a call back.

Attorney David Ridings and his staff can also be reached through text messaging, emails, and even on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NashvilleCriminalAttorney. We want to make ourselves as accessible as possible with different forms of communication so that you are never left feeling alone during this stressful time of your life.


Another aspect which sets Ridings Law Group, P.C. apart from other firms is the dedication to our clients. Whatever you may have been charged with be it DUI, domestic assault, murder, property crimes, sex crimes, juvenile crimes, etc., you will get personal attention for your defense in the care and attention of Attorney David Ridings during the entire defense process. This way, you are assured of competent legal defense every step of the way.

Contact Our Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyers

When you or someone you love is charged with a crime in Nashville, Tennessee, you deserve solid legal representation. Ridings Law Group, P.C. stands ready to take your case and use the vast criminal defense experience of Attorney David Ridings to give you the best legal defense to help prove your innocence of the charges against you, and ultimately get your record expunged. We have the experience, accessibility, and dedication it takes to help you exercise all your rights in regard to any criminal proceedings. You can rest assured that you will receive the most ardent defense possible. Contact our Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyers for a consultation to discuss your case and to understand the best strategy that relates to your case.

Call 615-851-1888 today for the solid criminal defense you need!