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.

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Prosecutorial Misconduct

January 22, 2021

Case:  State of Tennessee v. Edward Walsh Facts:  Defendant contends that the prosecutor made an improper statement in closing argument. Defendant did not make a contemporaneous objection at trial but did raise the issue in his motion for new trial. Appellate Decision:  The intermediate court applied a plain error standard and concluded “no unequivocal rule […]

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Gang Evidence and Premeditation

January 22, 2021

Case:  State of Tennessee v. Jeremy Reynolds Facts:  Defendant was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder. Over the defense’s objection, the State introduced evidence of gang affiliation “for the purposes of establishing the Defendant’s identity and completing the story.” Appellate Decision:  The intermediate court first held there was no evidence of premeditation. Although the evidence circumstantially […]

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Statutory Damages Cap

January 22, 2021

Case:  Cynthia E. Yebuah et al. v. Center for Urological Treatment, PLC Facts:  In this health care liability case, a jury awarded Patient $4 million in noneconomic damages and $500,000 to Spouse for loss of consortium. The Defendant argued that the statutory damage cap should reduce the totality of the award to $750,000. The trial […]

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Raybin & Weissman Will Appear in the Best Lawyers in America© 2021

September 27, 2020

Raybin & Weissman is pleased to announce the acceptance of the award for “Best Lawyers in America” for 2021. Read more about this prestigious award: https://www.wfmj.com/story/42654448/raybin-weissman-will-appear-in-the-best-lawyers-in-america-2021

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Res Judicata

September 24, 2020

Case: Regions Bank v. Nathan I. Prager Facts: After Plaintiff’s first suit was dismissed for failure to prosecute, Plaintiff filed a Motion to Reconsider. The trial court denied the motion but said the dismissal was neither “with nor without prejudice” and the Plaintiff was “welcome to refile.” Relying on that statement, Plaintiff declined to appeal […]

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