• Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal and Civil Appeals

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 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. Ben Raybin Nashville Criminal Attorney Avvo 10 Rating 2016

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. Ben Raybin Nashville Attorney AVVV Client Choice 2016

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 also completed the Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum Program. Outside of work, Ben enjoys coaching the USN mock trial team, cheering the Titans and Predators to victory, spending time with his cats Biscuit and Lacey, and traveling with his wife Sarah. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the Nashville Temple.


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2010 Ben Raybin - Avvo 2014
  • 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, 2016-17
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, 2013-17
  • Vanderbilt Law School Scholastic Excellence Award, 2008

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Ben Raybin Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • 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


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