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  • If you want somebody that cares and will fight for you, David is your guy.
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    “ I got arrested for my first dui a few months back and naturally I was very nervous. David put my mind at ease during the consultation but it wasn't until we got to court that I really knew I hired the right lawyer. From the minute he walked into the courtroom, he demanded respect from everyone in the room including the judge. Within a few minutes of talking with the DA, he struck a deal to get my charge reduced to reckless driving and negotiated the terms that I wanted. If you want somebody that cares and will fight for you, David is your guy.”

    Paul

  • We couldn't have asked for a better outcome in our case and are so thankful for his help.
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    “We reviewed and talked with several lawyers before hiring David. He was the only one that seemed thorough and intelligent, without being arrogant and insensitive. He treated our son with respect, communicated with us every step of the way and comforted us even when we felt like there was no hope for justice. We couldn't have asked for a better outcome in our case and are so thankful for his help. We hope to never be in this situation again, but if we were - we'd call on David's expertise, without question.”

    Jay

  • 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.
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    “First of all let me say that David Ridings is a legal rockstar and a class act! He had the wisdom, knowledge and experience to help me get out of my case. Whatever the circumstances he was always confident and persistent in resolving my case. The outcome was way better than expected. He has the focus and knowledge to get things done, through this process he kept me informed almost everyday and answered any questions at anytime. He genuinely cares... 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. My family and I thank you so very much!”

    Tim

  • He helped me believe that bad things and mistakes happen and that there is a way to move on from them, both legally and emotionally.
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    “ Mr. Ridings could not have been kinder to me from the moment I first contacted him. He is compassionate, highly competent, and intelligent about the law. He was able to get the best possible outcome from the most horrible experience of my life. What he set out to do to help me was what he helped make happen. He helped me believe that bad things and mistakes happen and that there is a way to move on from them, both legally and emotionally. I would highly recommend his services to a loved one in need.”

    Former Client

  • I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best representation.
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    “I hired Mr. Ridings for a BUI case and he was extremely helpful walking me through each step along the way. He made me feel extremely confident and comfortable throughout the process. Luckily he was able to have it expunged from my record through his hard work. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best representation.”

    Former Client

  • Mr. Ridings is a stand up guy and an excellent attorney.
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    “I was recently charged with a DUI, second offense. It was actually my third offense (not sure why I was only charged with second). I was horrified of what my punishment was going to be. I just knew it was going to be significant causing me to loose my job, possibly my house. I talked to a few different lawyers and decided to hire Mr. Ridings, and am sure glad I did. He somehow managed to get my charged reduced to an enhanced DUI one. This came with a punishment, but I was able to keep my job. I was very pleased with this outcome. Mr. Ridings is a stand up guy and an excellent attorney.”

    Brandon

  • He helped alleviate our fears through the process and we thrilled with he outcome.
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    “I hired David to help get my boyfriend out of a bad situation that occurred due to his mental health issues. David worked with prosecutors to get him the best possible deal and i would recommend him to anyone. He helped alleviate our fears through the process and we thrilled with he outcome. We would recommend him to anyone.”

    Former Client

  • David was able to get 3 of 4 charges dropped completely
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    “David was able to get 3 of 4 charges dropped completely and I only got probation on the 4th charge. Great job getting me a really good deal! I would recommend him to anyone that needs representation.”

    Former Client

  • Mr. Ridings has been the best lawyer I have ever had the pleasure of doing business with.
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    “ Mr. Ridings has been the best lawyer I have ever had the pleasure of doing business with. The level of professionalism, the knowledge of the law, and the timely responses to any questions I had make him the go to lawyer anywhere in or around the Nashville area. I truly believe that his background in law enforcement sets him apart from any other lawyer because he knows the verbiage and the tactics law enforcement can and will use to get what they desire. Mr. Ridings does not accept that and fights for what is right, every time. Even when my case looked like it wasn't going to go my way, he fought for what was right and never backed down and got everything not only dismissed but expunged as well. I would never recommend any other lawyer and feel as confident as I would with Mr. Ridings. A+++”

    Matt

  • He went above and beyond for my family, and he is very ,very intelligent!
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    “Best Attorney in the states! He went above and beyond for my family, and he is very ,very intelligent! He knows the laws ! He will be our attorney FOREVER! He will also keep you and your family at ease through your difficult time. He keeps in contact with you ,as well as his cell phone is on his website! You don't get a secretary, you get David !! This man is a blessing in our life and will forever be grateful! Thank you David Ridings for all you have done!”

    Larry

  • The outcome was MUCH better than I anticipated.
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    “Mr. Ridings was a great lawyer to work with. He was very professional and very easy to talk with about my case. The outcome was MUCH better than I anticipated. I would definitely use him again.”

    Former Client

  • Fantastic Representation
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    “Mr. Ridings did a very thorough job in representing me in my case. He was very patient with me and made sure to carefully explain each step of the process. In the end, the result he was able to negotiate for my case was very favorable.”

    Former Client

  • A miracle worker.
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    “Mr. Ridings is a miracle worker. He knows the people. He knows the system. And he knows the best plays. He was accessible throughout the process (very unusual, I've found) and if our experience is any indicator you will not be disappointed with his service. His expertise, insight, and caring nature make him the person you want on your team.”

    Jimmy

  • David took care of my situation easier then ever!
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    “It was nearly possible for me to give my trust to any lawyer, but David Ridings earned my trust while I was on vacation. I couldn't be anymore satisfied! I was on vacation for 5 months and had a court date I couldn't make it, literally a day before my court date I found David on google with great reviews, and contacted him explained my situation he understood and said don't worry we will take care of it all with no hesitation. Therefore he rescheduled my court date, until I got back. We were both presentable to court I took a responsibility class therefore David took care of my situation easier then ever!! He took loads of heaviness off my shoulders. David Ridings is very easy to communicate with, respectful and very TRUSTWORTHY! I recommend this lawyer to anyone and everyone, never I thought I could gain trust in any matter. Thank you David Ridings you truly are the best.”

    Former Client

  • Best DUI lawyer in Nashville
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    “I was charged with a DUI back in Jan 2017 in Davidson County and blew a .16 (double the legal limit). This was my first offense. I met with about 6-8 attorneys in Nashville and unlike all of the others, Ridings told me from the first phone call that I would be "fine". My charge was reduced from a DUI to a reckless endangerment with no jail time, no community service, and no restricted license. David was confident, re-assuring and extremely well-respected in the court room.”

    Former Client

  • David was confident, re-assuring and extremely well-respected in the court room.
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    “I was charged with a DUI back in Jan 2017 in Davidson County and blew a .16 (double the legal limit). This was my first offense. I met with about 6-8 attorneys in Nashville and unlike all of the others, Ridings told me from the first phone call that I would be "fine". My charge was reduced from a DUI to a reckless endangerment with no jail time, no community service, and no restricted license. David was confident, re-assuring and extremely well-respected in the court room.”

    Former Client

  • Professional & Knowledgeable
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    “ Mr. Ridings was extremely helpful throughout the process of my case. I was from out of state visiting family, and Mr. Ridings was able to walk me through all the proceedings. He was able to get my charges reduced and possibly expunged. I could not be any happier with the result!”

    Former Client

  • This outcome far exceeded my most optimistic expectations.
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    “ I could not have had a better person to guide me through the Davidson County legal system that David Ridings. My problems began while on business travel through Nashville and had me sleepless for weeks as a conviction would have brought significant pain (personally and professionally). After some quick research I built a list of 5 attorneys to contact about my situation and determined that I would call David first to hear his thoughts. I didn’t make another call. He said everything he could to assure me that this could be resolved and followed through with the charges being dropped at my first court appearance. This outcome far exceeded my most optimistic expectations.”

    Former Client

  • I could not have been anymore happier and relieved.
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    “ I found Mr. David Ridings online as I was looking for representation of a DUI charge. I had never been in trouble before, but had found myself in a situation that was mentally about to tear me apart. I had no idea where to start to look for an attorney, but when I looked up online David Ridings was one of the only ones that popped up that had amazing reviews! I called him right away and was able to speak with him 2 days after being arrested. He spoke with me over the phone for awhile about what had happened, and right away he took stress off me, by assuring me he could help. I called David back a few nights later to ask for representation, and he said yes right away. I met with him the very next day! Again he asked questions to get to know me and what had happened. I had my first court day soon after our meeting, and before I even arrived to court he had already made a deal with the D.A. My charge was dropped down to a reckless driving. I could not have been anymore happier and relieved. I highly recommend David Ridings for anyone that needs a criminal defense lawyer. He is very personable and will do what has to be done. He always answers his messages and he is easy to get a hold of. He makes you feel like a person and not just another client or a troublesome person!”

    Former Client

  • Incredibly helpful and understanding.
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    “Mr. Ridings was incredibly helpful and understanding during what proved to be a difficult time. He met with me immediately, took my calls at all hours and worked my case in a professional manner, explaining to me what was going on all the way. He got me a good deal where I was able to keep my license. I highly recommend him.”

    Ben

  • Best attorney I've ever known.
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    “ David helped me get through a couple different charges in both Davidson County and Wilson County. The charges I had against me could have ruined me both from a job prospect perspective and a financial perspective. David skillfully maneuvered through these charges and the ultimate outcome was well beyond better than I could have imagined. If anyone needs a criminal defense lawyer David is unquestionably the best lawyer in the mid TN area. I highly recommend hiring this man if you should ever find yourself in dark times and need a light at the end of the tunnel.”

    Former Client

  • First class attorney!
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    “I live 700 miles from Nashville,TN and was arrested during a weekend stay. Upon my release I called Mr. Ridings. He was very professional, helpful, easy to work with, and eager to answer any questions from the minute I called him. He made the entire process as easy and worry free as possible, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I would hire him again in a second.”

    Richard

  • David is the most kind wonderful attorney!
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    “David helped me get some serious charges knocked down and they will be off my record as soon as I complete the compliance requirements. He is So kind and genuinely cares about his clients!”

    Former Client

  • Excellent Help Out Of State
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    “ I am not from TN and was on vacation, having a great time in Nashville...until I wasn't. I was arrested for Domestic and needed a criminal defense attorney. I found attorney David Ridings and he was incredible. He knew immediately what I needed to do, and because I live out out state, he managed and worked my case so I didn't have to continue trekking to TN for court appearances. He was very accessible, and responded promptly at all times when I called or sent a text with any questions I had for him. My case was dismissed and expunged from my record, thanks to Attorney Ridings experience and ultimate professionalism. I highly recommend him.”

    Former Client

  • Better Than I Could Have Hoped.
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    “In April of 2018, while visiting a friend in Nashville, I was involved in a physical altercation that led to my arrest for assault. Given my job, I could not have a conviction on my record. I had previously never been charged with a crime, so I was completely oblivious as to how the system works. David was great throughout the course of my case. He answered (or returned) my phone calls, responded to my emails (even the ones in which I was just venting my frustration with the process) and was prepared for court. Thanks to David, my case was effectively dropped, a result that was much better than I expected. I'm hoping that my days as a defendant in the TN criminal justice system are over, but were I in a similar situation again, I would absolutely hope to have David on my side.”

    Former Client

  • You will not be disappointed.
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    “This was my first experience with ANYTHING beyond a traffic ticket, and my case wasn’t an easy one. From the first moment I met David, he was not only professional, but helped calm my fears and navigate the justice system with ease. He kept fighting until we got the best outcome. I hope to never need his services again (ha) but wouldn’t hesitate a second before hiring him again if I needed. I feel like he treats his clients like a friend from the get go. I’m incredibly grateful for his knowledge of the law & willingness to fight for me.”

    Maryanne

  • Savior!
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    “I was extremely irresponsible and careless one night and ended up with a DUI. It was my first offense and I was terrified of the negative stigma that comes with being arrested and having a record. I searched around for a lawyer and thank God I found Mr. Ridings. From the first consultation, he let me know that everything was going to be okay and that I just need to concentrate on learning from my mistake and changing. I listened to his every instruction and not only was my case dismissed I learned a ton about myself. He really helped me realize the error in my ways and provided a solid foundation for me to leave the situation a better person. He knows all the district attorneys and officers and has a great understanding of how the court system works. Don't walk, run to Mr. Ridings if you need any help.”

    Former Client

  • The Best Attorney
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    “I was pulled over for going 38 in a 30 and subsequently charged with a DUI. Needless to say I was overwhelmed with stress about what penalties I would be facing. After hours of research looking for the right attorney I made the decision to hire Mr. Ridings. This was the first and last time I would be arrested for anything. I didn't get in an accident thankfully, but drinking and driving was a very bad decision. Hiring Mr. Ridings was the best decision I could have made regarding my case. He was able to calm me down as much as possible and explain to me what I was facing. When we got to court for my first court date I could tell right away that Mr. Ridings was the attorney that had the most respect from everyone in the courtroom and that he was going to fight for the best outcome I could get. Mr. Ridings was able to get my DUI reduced to reckless endangerment even though the arresting officer and 2 assistant DA's wanted to convict me with DUI. Mr. Ridings also made sure the probation officer helped me with my probation in a positive way. Im thankful that I had Mr. Ridings representing me.”

    Former Client

  • David knows the system and will get you the best deal possible.
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    “After I got in trouble I was referred to David, then I checked his reviews and I thought they were great. After meeting with him I knew he was the man for the job. He gave me full confidence that the case would be taken care of. It was my first time offense but I had cops come to my door and come in and find about 3 lbs of weed and 300 grams of wax on paper. The cops weighed it all in packages and it came out to approx 8 lbs. David knows the system and will get you the best deal possible. I got 24 hours of community service followed by my case being dismissed I highly recommend David for any defense cases involving drugs.”

    Addison

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