Attorney David Ridings

About Me

David is a life-long Tennessee resident, the majority of which has been in the Nashville area. He began his higher education at Middle Tennessee State University in 1983. After receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, David began his career in Law Enforcement with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation working as an intern in Governor’s Task Force on Marijuana Eradication in 1987. Following that, he began working for the Murfreesboro Police Department in Rutherford County, Tennessee, while continuing his education at Middle Tennessee State University in his quest for a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration.After two years with the Murfreesboro Police Department, David was hired as a Patrol Officer to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department where he served proudly until 1998. During this time, he received his Masters Degree from MTSU, and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law, graduating in July of 1998.
I am Licensed to Practice in:
Tennesseesince 1998
My Memberships
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL)
National College of DUI Defense (NCDD)
DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)
National Acadamy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC
My Publications
Nashville DUI Lawyer Blog
Nashville Criminal Lawyer Blog
Nashville Criminal Attorney Blog
Ridings Law Office Blog

Lead Counsel Verification Details

This Attorney is Verified in the Following Practice Areas:
Drunk Driving Defense since 2015
Criminal Law - State Level Crimes since 2015
  • Verified Experience
  • Peer Recommended
  • Spotless Record

Practice Highlights

Received the Following Awards
Client Choice Award 2013, AVVO
Client Choice Award 2015, AVVO
Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorneys Award, Natl Acad CDA
Client Satisfaction Award 2014, American Inst. of DUI Attys.
Top 50 DUI Attorneys Tennessee - Superior DUI Attorney
Exemplary Service Award, Metro Police Department

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