David Raybin is a partner at Raybin & Weissman and he heads up the criminal defense section of the firm. With more than 35 years of experience, David has been named the Best Criminal Lawyer in Nashville by Best Lawyers in America, and listed among the Best Criminal Lawyers in the state by Tennessee Business magazine.

Access to Counsel

Case:  State of Tennessee v. Michael Smith Issue:  Is a defendant deprived of due process rights by being required to sit behind counsel table? Facts:  The Defendant challenges Rule 8.05 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Shelby … [Read more...]

Tolling Agreement

Case:  Circle C Construction, LLC v. D. Sean Nilsen, Et Al. Issue: Does a tolling agreement between parties preclude the application of the savings statute set forth in Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-1-105(a)? Facts: Plaintiff contemplated a legal … [Read more...]

Standing to Challenge Tax Sale

Case:  Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. v. Carlton J. Ditto, et al Issue:  Is MERS entitled to notice before the sale of a mortgage loan from one of its members? Facts:  Plaintiff MERS provides an electronic registration … [Read more...]

Merger of Offenses

Case:   State of Tennessee v. Terrence Justin Feaster The Legal Issue Whether convictions for attempted voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault should have been merged under due process principles. Facts of the Criminal Defense … [Read more...]

Right of Confrontation: Medical Examiners Report

Case:   State v. Thomas Lee Hutchinson Issue:   Can a medical examiner testify as to the contents of an autopsy report written by a different medical examiner? Facts:  One medical examiner prepared the autopsy report but did not … [Read more...]

Search and Seizure: Inevitable Discovery

Case:   State of Tennessee v. Thomas Lee Hutchison Issue:   Whether the inevitable discovery doctrine applied to the search of the defendant’s home. Facts:  Following a report of a shooting, officers entered the defendant’s home.  The … [Read more...]

Applicability of Uniform Administrative Procedures Act

Case:  The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority D/B/A Erlanger Health System v. United Healthcare Plan of The River Valley, Inc. D/B/A Americhoice and Tennessee Attorney General Issue:  Did Hospital challenge the applicability of … [Read more...]

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