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 Cynthia Sherwood | Criminal Defense Attorney & Litigator

Cynthia A. Sherwood is the founder of Sherwood Boutique Litigation, PLC. Her practice of law is focused on providing clients with aggressive criminal defense and civil litigation defense. She is best known for her personal attention, absolute discretion, and fierce representation of her clients.

Ms. Sherwood received her undergraduate degree in Political Science with honors in 1997 from Delta State University. She received her Law Degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law also with honors. At Vanderbilt she also received the Carl J. Ruskowski Clinical Legal Education Award. This prestigious award is given to the graduating student who demonstrated excellence in the practice of law and exemplified the highest standards of the legal profession.

Throughout the past two decades, Cynthia has relentlessly fought for her clients. She has been recognized as a leader in the legal community and as a legal commentator in the Nashville area. What gives her the most joy is coming to work every day for the clients of SBL.

She is admitted to practice in Tennessee and is a member of the bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee.


  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Executive Council (2011-Present)
  • Harry Phillips American Inns of Court Board Member (2008-2011)
  • Harry Phillips American Inns of Court (2007-2011)
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Steering Committee Member (2008 – 2009)
  • Nashville Lawyers’ Association for Women (2004 – 2008 Executive Committee)
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2006
  • Young Lawyers Division, Nashville Bar Association YLD Board Member (2003-2005)
  • 2000 Recipient of Vanderbilt Law School Carl J. Ruskowksi Clinical Legal Education Award for excellence in the practice of Law

Notable Cases

Benson v Herbst
240 S.W.3d 235 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2007)

Tennessee v Flatt
2009 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 982 (Ten. Ct. Crim. App. 2009)
Healthmart USA, LLC, v Direct Assistants, Inc.
2011 Tenn. App. LEXIS 166 (Tn. Ct. App. Apr. 6, 2011)

John Rich v Sevier,
2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73534 (M.D. Tenn. July 7, 2011); 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81848 (M.D. Tenn. July 26, 2011)

Severe Records, LLC v Rich
2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 19430 (6th Cir. 2011); 58 J. Copyright Soc’y 109, 145 (Fall, 2010)


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women
  • Member, Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers