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Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyers & Litigators
Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyers & Litigators


Cynthia is as good of a lawyer as you’ll see on any episode of Law & Order, How to Get Away with Murder, or any TV show. She is sharp, witty, comical, relentless, relational, and pays exceptional attention to detail…
– Ken

Sherwood Boutique Litigation | Unlock Your Future

If the need has arisen for you to hire a Nashville criminal defense lawyer or litigator, you are probably feeling scared and overwhelmed. In addition to your legal troubles, your future is essentially going to be in the hands of a stranger. You know your next decision can be a life-changing one. We understand. Your future is what’s at stake, and we take that responsibility to heart. At Sherwood Boutique Litigation, we solve the whole problem and we do it with excellence. Your freedom, reputation, and bottom line are essential to your quality of life. We protect all three. … read more >

Feel confident about your defense lawyer. Before you hire any lawyer, you should be 100% confident in their knowledge and abilities. If you’re not, keep looking. We created Nashville’s only boutique criminal law firm specifically for people with high expectations. Our job is to live up to those expectations. You deserve the best possible outcome for your case, and we have the experience and proven processes to help you get it. You simply need to take the first step toward reclaiming your life.

Goals for criminal defense lawyers

Criminal Law

State & federal criminal lawyers. Every story has at least two sides. We make sure your side is the one people want to believe.

Goals for criminal defense lawyers

Civil Law

We specialize in complex civil litigation cases and civil cases that benefit from having the additional expertise of a criminal attorney.

Nashville Criminal Lawyer Wins Trial Congratulates Client
  • Start With Clear Goals
    Know where you’re going.
  • Your Goals Come First
    Zero pressure to take a deal.
  • We Never Cut Corners
    Highly individualized attention.
  • Feel Confident, Not Scared
    Guidance at every step.

I have yet to lose an argument with her in my corner.

-John Rich (@johnrich)


Top Nashville criminal defense attorneys on your side

We help clients with all aspects of:

Criminal Defense

We serve Davidson and the five surrounding counties in the Nashville Metro area. To meet the high expectations of the communities we serve, we created Nashville’s only “boutique” criminal law firm. At Sherwood Boutique Litigation, you and your case will get highly individualized attention from an experienced Nashville criminal lawyer. Our criminal lawyers will know the facts of your case and the relevant law better than anyone in that courtroom, guaranteed. Equally as important, we intentionally become personally invested in you so that when we tell your story, people want to believe. Because we believe in you, we can make others root for you. Whether you did it or not, you’re going to have a much better chance of winning once you have people rooting for you.

Civil Litigation

Our litigation attorneys take on a few complex plaintiff cases each year in areas like discrimination and personal injury; however, we primarily serve as the defense counsel in our civil litigation cases. We prefer the defense role because of our strong experience in criminal defense work. We specialize in civil litigation cases that benefit from having the additional expertise of a criminal attorney. These litigation cases have underlying criminal elements, such as fraud, sexual assault, assault, theft, etc. Because we are hyper-focused in this “civil-criminal” niche, we are effective and incredibly reliable at accomplishing our mission. Our ability to collect, analyze, and communicate data that strengthens our clients’ positions gives us our winning edge.

Top Nashville criminal defense attorneys on your side

“Whoever tells the best story wins.”

Cynthia Sherwood

Cynthia is an AV-Rated SuperLawyer. After graduating from Vanderbilt School of Law, Cynthia has been practicing criminal defense and civil litigation in Nashville, TN for 20+ years. She is well respected in the legal community and has a reputation as a zealous and loyal advocate for her clients.

Nashville Criminal Lawyer Cynthia Sherwood is an AV-Rated Super Lawyer
Nashville Criminal Lawyer Cynthia Sherwood is an AV-Rated Super Lawyer

“Whoever tells the best story wins.”

Cynthia Sherwood

Cynthia is an AV-Rated SuperLawyer. After graduating from Vanderbilt School of Law, Cynthia has been practicing criminal defense and civil litigation in Nashville TN for 20+ years. She is well respected in the legal community and has a reputation as a zealous and loyal advocate for her clients.

“You are not defined by what someone else charges you with.”

Davis Griffin

Davis has been a criminal defense lawyer in Nashville since graduating from Belmont School of Law in 2015. In 2018, Davis joined Sherwood Boutique Litigation where his highly competitive nature and will to win has made him a rising star in the legal community.

“Fight so your dreams can become memories.”

Sam Wright

A graduate of the University of Memphis School of Law, Sam Wright brings years of civil litigation experience to the firm since joining in 2020. Sam describes himself as a professional problem-solver in the practice of law. No matter whether the solution is simple and straightforward or long and complex, Sam is passionate about finding it for his clients.

Nashville Criminal Lawyer Sam Wright
Nashville Criminal Lawyer Sam Wright

“Fight so your dreams can become memories.”

Sam Wright

A graduate of the University of Memphis School of Law, Sam Wright brings years of civil litigation experience to the firm since joining in 2020. Sam describes himself as a professional problem-solver in the practice of law. No matter whether the solution is simple and straightforward or long and complex, Sam is passionate about finding it for his clients.

“If the devil is in the details, I’ll find him.”

Jaimee Mackey

Jaimee has been working side-by-side with Cynthia for almost 10 years and knows the ins and outs of the TN court system like the back of her hand. Her reliably superb attention to detail and organizational skills are evident in every victory for our clients.

We help clients with all aspects of:

Criminal Defense

We serve Davidson and the five surrounding counties in the Nashville Metro area. To meet the high expectations of the communities we serve, we created Nashville’s only “boutique” criminal law firm. At Sherwood Boutique Litigation, you and your case will get highly individualized attention from an experienced Nashville criminal lawyer. Our criminal lawyers will know the facts of your case and the relevant law better than anyone in that courtroom, guaranteed. Equally as important, we intentionally become personally invested in you so that when we tell your story, people want to believe. Because we believe in you, we can make others root for you. Whether you did it or not, you’re going to have a much better chance of winning once you have people rooting for you.

Civil Litigation

Our litigation attorneys take on a few complex plaintiff cases each year in areas like discrimination and personal injury; however, we primarily serve as the defense counsel in our civil litigation cases. We prefer the defense role because of our strong experience in criminal defense work. We specialize in civil litigation cases that benefit from having the additional expertise of a criminal attorney. These litigation cases have underlying criminal elements, such as fraud, sexual assault, assault, theft, etc. Because we are hyper-focused in this “civil-criminal” niche, we are effective and incredibly reliable at accomplishing our mission. Our ability to collect, analyze, and communicate data that strengthens our clients’ positions gives us our winning edge.

Because Your Story Matters

What People Are Saying

"Life Savers"

Cynthia and her firm save my life. They are really professional in domestic violence and immigration. I trust her 100%. Just take 10 days my domestic violence charge has been dismissed and ordered for expungement. She is also very professional in immigration, all my record is going to be expunged and will never affect my visa and immigration status. She has a very strong connection with the judge, D. A., and prosecutors, people on the court talked to her with great respect, this make things much easier to handle. 💯 first choice!

– Zihao W.

"Exceptional"

Sherwood Litigation overall is an exceptional group of professionals to work with. Davis Griffin, Cynthia Sherwood, Jaimee Mackey and Brooke all took my case to heart and soul. Davis IS fierce in court and gave it his all to win my case. Could not have received better representation!!

– Sandy K.

"The BEST"

I would like to say that Sherwood Boutique Litigation did a wonderful job in representing someone I care so much for, Cynthia Sherwood is the BEST criminal defense attorney I could have found, I had to fire the first attorney and then hired her to clean up the mess that it never should have got to be in the first place, she is hardworking and treats her clients with such care.

– Donna D.

Need Legal Help?

Let us know how Sherwood Boutique Litigation can help you. For the fastest response, call (615) 873-5670 during business hours. If it’s after hours or you’d like us to call you, fill out our contact form or contact us via live chat. We’re located in the heart of downtown Nashville. Check the map below for directions.

The Communities We Serve

We serve all of the Nashville Metro area communities, which includes Davidson County and all the surrounding counties. However, we sometimes take larger criminal and/or civil cases, such as bank or investor fraud, that may involve litigating multiple states. Aside from the larger case exemption, the full list of TN communities we serve are listed below.

Davidson County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Dickson County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Cheatham County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Williamson County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Wilson County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Robertson County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Rutherford County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Sumner County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Middle District of Tennessee
Federal Courthouse
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Davidson County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
More information

Dickson County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
More information

Cheatham County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
More information

Williamson County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
More information

Wilson County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Robertson County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Rutherford County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Sumner County
General Sessions Courthouse
Criminal Courthouse
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Middle District of Tennessee
Federal Courthouse
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