Experienced Criminal Defense in Nashville
Office: 615.412.0222 David’s Cell Phone: 615.422.4008
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Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney

Over Three Decades of Experience on All Sides of the Law

If you or someone you care about has been accused of a crime in Tennessee, it is absolutely crucial that you speak to an experienced Nashville criminal defense lawyer right away. All types of criminal charges should be taken very seriously as, in many cases, the prosecution will seek the maximum penalties possible for alleged offenders. Regardless of the specific charges you are facing, your freedom and your future could be at stake.

At Ridings Law Group, P.C., we offer personalized and aggressive legal representation for individuals facing a wide variety of criminal matters. Attorney David Ridings has more than 33 years of legal experience, as well as over a decade of prior experience working in law enforcement and years spent as a prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office. Due to this extensive and varied experience, he has a unique and thorough understanding of the law from all angles. Our firm can use this experience to help you construct a solid defense for even the most grave of criminal accusations.

Reach out to our team today for a completely free and confidential consultation; call (615) 412-0222 or submit an online contact form to get started.

Why Should I Hire a Private Defense Attorney?

You should hire a private defense attorney for two reasons: You may not be offered a public defender, but if you are, any defender would be too overburdened to give your case focused attention.

Public defenders are attorneys employed by the government to represent indigent clients. If the judge thinks you can afford private counsel, you may be denied the free services of a public defender. That said, you might find that you’re actually more comfortable hiring your own representation. When you do, your private counsel can offer personalized legal guidance that a public defender overwhelmed by their caseload can’t.

The outcome of your legal situation may hinge on how much time your attorney has to dedicate to your defense strategy. When you choose Ridings Law Group, P.C., you’re choosing an advocate who can form your defense around the details of your situation, which can increase your odds of a better outcome.

Were You Arrested? Here’s What You Need to Do.

If you were just arrested or believe you may soon be arrested, it’s important to remain silent except to invoke your right to legal counsel. This means that you shouldn’t speak with anyone about the accusations against you or what you may know about a certain situation. The only thing you should communicate to the authorities is that you want to speak to your attorney.

At this point, feel free to reach out to Ridings Law Group, P.C. for help. If we can take you on as our client, we can provide the legal advice you need to get through this difficult time. Our continued representation can also help you defend against most kinds of misdemeanors and felonies. Don’t hesitate – reach out to our capable and experienced criminal defense lawyer in Nashville to learn more.

Recent Victories

Helping You Achieve the Best Result
  • Acquitted of 1st Degree and 2nd Degree Murder First Degree Murder
  • Not Guilty. Acquitted at Trial. Domestic Assault
  • Case Dismissed DUI
  • Case Dismissed Felony Possession of Marijuana
  • Reduced to Reckless Endangerment DUI
  • Case Dismissed DUI
  • Not Guilty DUI Second Offense
  • Case Dismissed and Expunged DUI
  • Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing Identity Theft, Forgery
  • No Conviction Unlawful Photography

Charged with a Crime?

We Will Fight For You

Led by Attorney David Ridings, our firm has been successful in defending clients charged with all types of crimes, ranging from misdemeanors to capital felonies. Our firm has handled cases in which our clients were accused of serious theft crimes, white collar offenses, drug crimes, and murder. We have also assisted those facing DUI charges—as Nashville DUI Lawyers we have represented individuals through their first, second, third, and fourth DUI offenses—as well as many other types of violent and non-violent crimes. If you are facing any type of criminal charge, contact our firm as soon as possible for a free consultation.

With You Every Step of the Way

Read Stories from Our Former Clients
  • “David knows the system and will get you the best deal possible.”


  • “Mr. Ridings is a stand up guy and an excellent attorney.”


  • “You will not be disappointed.”


  • “This outcome far exceeded my most optimistic expectations.”

    Former Client

  • “We couldn't have asked for a better outcome in our case and are so thankful for his help.”


  • “ I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best representation.”

    Former Client

  • “Best attorney I've ever known.”

    Former Client

  • “The outcome was MUCH better than I anticipated. ”

    Former Client

  • “First class attorney!”


  • “David is an outstanding attorney and helped me successfully navigate through the most chaotic event ever in my life. What a blessing to have hired David.”


  • “David was able to get 3 of 4 charges dropped completely”

    Former Client

  • “Fantastic Representation”

    Former Client

  • “ I could not have been anymore happier and relieved.”

    Former Client

  • “A miracle worker.”


  • “He went above and beyond for my family, and he is very ,very intelligent! ”


Meet Attorney David Ridings

Attorney David Ridings is an accomplished Nashville criminal defense attorney with more than three decades of legal experience under his belt. In addition to his extensive legal practice, Attorney Ridings spent 10 years serving as a police officer, most of which was spent with the Metro Nashville Police Department, and worked with the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. Now, he uses this experience to aggressively defend his clients’ rights. While he has previously handled numerous areas of law—including family law, business organization, and employment law—he now focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense.

Attorney Ridings understands the law, as well as common law enforcement mistakes and prosecution tactics. He uses this experience to build solid defense strategies for his clients, all while offering personalized and empathetic legal guidance. The criminal justice system is often overwhelming for those accused of serious crimes; let Attorney Ridings serve as the aggressive advocate you need. Contact him today!

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