Dave was extremely professional but more importantly I was treated as a person not a case. He always returned calls and emails in a very timely manner. I would definitely recommend Dave to help with legal needs! -Jennifer S.

As someone who never had a lawyer, David made everything as simple as possible. He is very easy to communicate with and provides all the answers and support you will ever need. If I ever need a lawyer again, David will be my first choice to contact. -Andrew

I was falsely accused of something and had an order filed against me. Ben represented me during court and successfully had the order dismissed. He also went above and beyond to make sure it would not show up on my record. – Brittany.

Home » Attorneys » Ben Raybin

Ben Raybin

Ben was courteous and straightforward. He listened, explained, offered options, gave us a timeline, and followed through in a timely matter. Ben looked comfortable in the courtroom and completed the process with the best possible outcome. -Doug
Not only did he keep me out of jail but had all charges dropped for minimal community service. -Ricky
I am a true believer in Ben Raybin and his firm. He has represented me in both a criminal (Assault) and the civil case that resulted. On both occasions, the number one quality that stands out to me is Ben’s honesty.-David


Dedicated Nashville criminal defense lawyer

A Nashville native, Ben began his legal career with Raybin & Weissman after graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2010.

In his practice at the firm, Ben has defended hundreds of clients against various misdemeanor and felony charges, 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, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, 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. As a law clerk, Ben assisted the judges with dozens of cases in several areas of law—such as criminal (state and federal), civil rights, personal injury, employment, contracts and constitutional.

While at Vanderbilt, Ben was Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review, in which he published a Note on federal criminal law: “Objection: Your Honor is Being Unreasonable!” Law and Policy Opposing the Federal Sentencing Order Objection Requirement, 63 Vand. L. Rev. 235 (2010). The article has been cited by two federal courts and in more than a dozen briefs.

Prior to law school, Ben attended the University of Chicago, graduating with honors. He is a graduate of the TBI, TDOC, Metro Police, and Tennessee Highway Patrol Citizens Academies, in which participants learn firsthand about law enforcement procedures, structure, and investigation. He has presented at numerous continuing education programs for attorneys, is an active member of TACDL (Tennessee Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys), and is the co-chair of the Nashville Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee. Ben has completed the Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum Program and is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Nashville Temple. Outside of work, Ben enjoys coaching the USN high school mock trial team, cheering the Titans to victory, and spending time with wife Sarah, daughter, and two black cats.


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2010
  • B.A., The University of Chicago, 2007



  • Judge Jane B. Stranch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Law Clerk, 2011-12
  • Judge Gilbert S. Merritt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Law Clerk, 2012


Honors and Distinctions

  • Justice Joe Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star, 2016-21
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, 2013-21
  • Vanderbilt Law School Scholastic Excellence Award, 2008


Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee


Professional Bar Association and Memberships

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers





Contact Ben Raybin and the law firm of Raybin & Weissman for a confidential consultation of your  criminal defense case today at 615-256-6666.

Practice Areas

Benjamin K. Raybin is an award-winning criminal defense attorney. By providing services to Nashville and the surrounding Tennessee areas, Ben Raybin has provided legal support to people with a variety of case types including criminal defense, DUI, assault, domestic violence, prostitution, theft, violent crimes, expungement, and more! Call Raybin & Weissman at (615) 256-6666 today for a free, no-risk consultation or check out Ben’s reviews to see why so many trust him as their criminal defense representation.