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David G. Ridings

David G. Ridings

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Tennessee
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Bernard McEvoy
Bernard McEvoy February 19, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
For me the ultimate question is this: if a friend or family member were in trouble, would I recommend this lawyer. The answer is yes. If I had a family member in trouble and in need of a criminal defense attorney, I would recommend David Ridings. He is a true professional. He takes pride in his work. He works his cases hard and he works his cases early. Too many lawyers procrastinate. They do not begin to work on a case until the trial date is approaching. David works cases from the beginning.
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David G. Ridings, Nashville DUI Attorney

Former Metro Nashville Police Officer David Ridings is simply Nashville's BEST choice for your DUI Defense.

While his practice is 100% Criminal Defense, most of that is DUI defense. And rightfully so. Nashville DUI Attorney David Ridings has experience like no other Criminal Defense Lawyer around. He has experience on every side of the criminal justice system. (i.e. Police, Prosecution, Drug Enforcement, Probation and Parole, and now... Defense). He has a long history of service in law enforcement. He has served as a police officer for over 10 years at, both, Metro Nashville and Murfreesboro City Police Departments.

After leaving the Metro Nashville Police Department, David served at the Nashville District Attorney's Office in an internship learning the inner workings of the prosecutors office. Following that, he opened his Criminal Defense practice in the heart of Nashville and uses those skills he learned as a police officer and prosecutor to defend YOU.

Since 1998 David has maintained a practice in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area which focuses exclusively on Criminal Defense and mainly DUI Law. He has successfully negotiated and/or tried hundreds of cases over the years.

He plans to take his experience full circle at some point, and run for Judge in Nashville Davidson County. And he brings this experience with him when consulting with you and defending you in court (whether that is in front of a Judge, a Jury, or simply negotiating with an assistant District Attorney). Therefore, he is able to construct a defense for you having experienced all of the tricks and strategies of the other side.

Get the representation you deserve from an attorney with the kind of experience you just can't get from a book!

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
White Collar Crime
Juvenile Law
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  • Free Consultation
    Free Consultation on ALL Criminal Matters
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All Major Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Rate Fees in almost all cases. No hourly billing; No expenses billed to client in most cases, with the exception of expert witness fees and blood retesting (if needed). PLEASE MENTION YOU FOUND ME ON JUSTIA FOR A $200 DISCOUNT FROM YOUR RETAINER FEE.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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United States District Court for the Sixth Circuit (Middle Division)
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Ridings Law Group, P.C.
- Current
Criminal Defense Attorney; DUI Attorney; Drug Defense Attorney; Domestic Violence Defense Attorney; Practice in the area of criminal defense, representing citizens charged with misdemeanors and/or felonies, as well as Juvenile Criminal Cases. Any and all criminal defense from the smallest misdemeanor charge, to the most serious felony charge. October 1998 to Present...
Assistant District Attorney - Internship
Metro Nashville District Attorney's Office
Worked during my last year in law school under a program where I got licensed early pursuant to a supreme court rule, and interned at the DA's Office.
Police Officer
Metro Nashville Police Department
Patrol Officer (PO II); Master Patrol Officer (POIII); Undercover Police Officer.
Police Officer
Murfreesboro Police Department
Patrol Officer in Murfreesboro, TN.
Tennessee Board of Paroles
Interned within the Tennessee Board of Paroles; gaining invaluable experience, and making lasting relationships that still prove useful today.
TBI Internship
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Worked on the Governors Task Force for Marijuana Eradication under Governor Ned Ray McWherter.
Nashville School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Top Ten Percent of Class; Selected by Staff to speak for the class at Graduation.
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Middle Tennessee State University
M.S. | Masters in Criminal Justice Administration
Activities: Thesis on Community Policing in Metro Nashville Davidson County.
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Middle Tennessee State University
B.S. | Criminal Justice Administration; Psychology; Sociology
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Police Academy Top Academic Average Award
Metro Nashville Police Department
Top Officer at the Metro Nashville Police Training Academy. Award given by the Metro Nashville Police Department to the top performing officer, academically, at the training academy.
Police Academy Top Physical Fitness Award
Metro Nashville Police Department
Top Officer, Physically, at the Metro Nashville Police Training Academy. Award given by the Metro Nashville Police Department to the top physically performing officer, academically, at the training academy.
Police Academy John R. Cunningham Award
Murfreesboro Police Department
Top Officer at the Tennessee State Police Training Academy. Award given by the National Sheriff's Association to the top performing officer at the training academy.
Professional Associations
Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (SSPBA)
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
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Tennessee Highway Patrol Retired Officers Association (THPROA)
General Counsel
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Activities: Currently General Counsel for the Tennessee Highway Patrol Retired Officers Association. (THPROA). Enjoy representing the THPROA, and meet with them regularly, including the Annual Banquet each year in Nashville, TN.
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Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Fraternal Order of Police
Member/Attorney for Members
- Current
Activities: 1989 through Present. Member of the FOP, and Attorney for various members.
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Speaking Engagements
Nashville School of Law Graduation at Vanderbilt University Law School, Commencement Ceremonies - Law School Graduation
Law Review CLE Tennessee, The Basics of DUI Defense
LawReview CLE: Over the Limit: Defense of a DUI, DUI Defense Nashville Tennessee
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI Conference. The Prelimiary Hearing. Participant
Firearms, Tennessee Firearms Association Monthly Meeting
TACDL Year End CLE, TACDL Year End CLE, Justice AA Birch Building, 408 Second Ave North
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Websites & Blogs
David G. Ridings' Website Profile
Ridings Law Group, P.C. Website
Contact & Map
Ridings Law Group, P.C.
Nashville Office
211 Union St
Nashville, TN 37201
Telephone: (615) 851-1888
Cell: (615) 394-7611
Fax: (615) 851-1886
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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