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Cynthia A. Sherwood

Cynthia A. Sherwood

Sherwood Boutique Litigation, PLC
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law ...
  • Tennessee
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Biography

Cynthia Sherwood is one if the most experienced Criminal Defense attorneys in Nashville, TN. She has been practicing in Nashville since graduating from Vanderbilt Law School over 20 years ago.

When asked why she practices criminal defense, Ms Sherwood replied: "I feel a deep satisfaction from freeing my clients, both in the literal sense and figuratively from the mental burden of a criminal charge. I feel empathy for every client, and I cannot stand to lose."

That combination of empathy and competitiveness has proven to be quite powerful.

Her defense strategies have evolved to embody much more than the "normal" defenses. Cynthia excels at picking apart the prosecution’s case by using her vast knowledge of case law to find additional defenses and legal loopholes. Her favorite mantra is – “Whoever knows the facts best- wins!”

Having great relationships also helps. Over the past two decades, Cynthia has built invaluable relationships with judges, prosecutors and fellow attorneys. Her dedication to clients and performance in the courtroom has earned a rarefied kind of respect. If it comes to a trial, no one wants to be on her opposing side.

For the last 10 years Cynthia has owned and operated Sherwood Boutique Litigation, PLC (SBL). SBL is the physical manifestation of Cynthia's mantra. In every case the criminal attorneys at SBL vow to always know the facts better than the other side.

Education
Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. (2000) | Law
Honors: Vanderbilt Law School Carl J. Ruskowksi Clinical Legal Education Award for excellence in the practice of law
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Delta State University
B.A. (1997) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Managing Member
Sherwood Boutique Litigation, PLC
- Current
Attorney
Neal & Harwell, PLC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Even Dogs Can’t Smell the Difference
Tennessee Bar Association
Booker Makes the Guidelines Advisory
Nashville Bar Journal
Blakely Bedlam
Nashville Bar Journal
Challenging Invalid Arrest Warrants
Nashville Bar Journal
Speaking Engagements
Products Liability, Faculty member, Southeast Products Liability Forum
Corporate Criminal Liability, Protecting Companies from Fraud and Corporate Criminal Liability in Tennessee
Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Client Champion - PLATINUM
Martindale-Hubbell
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2020-2023
Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Nashville
Expertise.com
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2015-2022
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women
Member
Current
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Nashville Bar Association
Member
Current
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Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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Tennessee Bar Association
Member
Current
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State Bar of Tennessee  # 20911
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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6th Circuit
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U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Juvenile Law
White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Orders Of Protection
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. If a Respondent violates an OOP but the order is dismissed before they're arrested, can the arrest still be made?
A: If a warrant was issued or even just a report made for an alleged violation of an Order of Protection prior to the Order being dismissed, the report would not just expire. A person can be convicted of violating an Order of Protection for acts taken prior to the Order being dismissed even if that Order is dismissed prior to the warrant actually issuing. That being said any warrant should be viewed very skeptically in such situations. You need a good criminal defense attorney to defend you on any alleged violation of the Order of Protection because just because you are charged with violating it it most certainly does not need to result in a conviction. This answer is only to let you know that a dismissal of the Order would not bar an arrest in the circumstances you described. ... Read More
Q. My parents called the police on my boyfriend and he is now charged with domestic assault
A: In Tennessee, there is no way for you to drop the charge because it is the State of Tennessee that has brought the criminal charge against your boyfriend, not you. That being said, there are many things you can do to try to get the State to dismiss the charge against your boyfriend. You can explain to the DA or victim witness coordinator that it was an accident. Although you do not need a lawyer if you are not concerned about criminal charges against yourself, sometimes victim/witnesses do hire attorneys to help their voices be heard in the process.
Q. In the state of Tn if charged with domestic assault do u have to serve a mandatory 30 days on first offence
A: No. There is no mandatory time on a domestic assault charge in Tennessee. This is a serious charge, however, with serious consequences, such as loss of the right to possess a weapon for the rest of your life in addition to the stigma of such a charge. You should hire an attorney immediately.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Domestic Assault, Order of Protection, Aggravated Assault
Website
Cynthia Sherwood's Website Profile
Blog
Nashville Legal Defense Blog
Videos
The Nashville criminal lawyers at Sherwood Boutique Litigation believe their clients' stories matter just as much as the law. The best defense lawyers already know how to use the law,... Nashville Criminal Lawyers Tell Your Story | Sherwood Boutique Litigation

The Nashville criminal lawyers at Sherwood Boutique Litigation believe their clients' stories matter just as much as the law. The best defense lawyers already know how to use the law,...

Nashville criminal attorney, Cynthia Sherwood's news interview on Bank's Vanderbilt rape trial. Cynthia discusses why jury might be deliberating longer compared to the other Vanderbilt rape trials. Brandon Banks Vanderbilt Rape Trial - Jury Deliberations

Nashville criminal attorney, Cynthia Sherwood's news interview on Bank's Vanderbilt rape trial. Cynthia discusses why jury might be deliberating longer compared to the other Vanderbilt rape trials.

Defense Attorney, Cynthia Sherwood, on CourtTV | Nashville Waffle House Shooting Trial. Visit https://nashvillelegaldefense.com or https://g.page/best-tn-lawyers to find out how Sherwood Boutique Litigation can help you. 615-DEFENSE (615-333-3673) 615-DEFENSE | Attorney, Cynthia Sherwood | CourtTV | Nashville Waffle House Shooting Trial

Defense Attorney, Cynthia Sherwood, on CourtTV | Nashville Waffle House Shooting Trial. Visit https://nashvillelegaldefense.com or https://g.page/best-tn-lawyers to find out how Sherwood Boutique Litigation can help you. 615-DEFENSE (615-333-3673)

Cynthia Sherwood Helps Explain Why The Judge Handed Out An 18 Year Sentence In The Assault Trial For Reality Star, Geoffery Paschel. ... Allocution was totally self-centered and showed no... 615-DEFENSE | Nashville Attorney, Cynthia Sherwood | CourtTV | Assault Landed Reality Star 18 Years

Cynthia Sherwood Helps Explain Why The Judge Handed Out An 18 Year Sentence In The Assault Trial For Reality Star, Geoffery Paschel. ... Allocution was totally self-centered and showed no...

Nashville Attorney, Cynthia Sherwood, on CourtTV Discussing The Jury Deliberations In Travis Reinking's Criminal Trial. Reinking's lawyers did not dispute that he was the shooter in the 2018 Waffle House... 615-DEFENSE | Nashville Criminal Attorney, Cynthia Sherwood | CourtTV | Reinking's Insanity Defense

Nashville Attorney, Cynthia Sherwood, on CourtTV Discussing The Jury Deliberations In Travis Reinking's Criminal Trial. Reinking's lawyers did not dispute that he was the shooter in the 2018 Waffle House...

Nashville defense attorney Cynthia Sherwood talks about who has the advantage in a criminal trial and why trial lawyers should never let the prosecution lead witnesses. Call 615-DEFENSE (615-333-3673) or... 615-DEFENSE | Who Has The Advantage In Criminal Trial? -Defense Attorney Cynthia Sherwood | CourtTV

Nashville defense attorney Cynthia Sherwood talks about who has the advantage in a criminal trial and why trial lawyers should never let the prosecution lead witnesses. Call 615-DEFENSE (615-333-3673) or...

Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney, Cynthia Sherwood, explains defenses for Tennessee domestic violence charges. Cynthia also shares a specific story of how she used one of these defenses to get a... How To Get domestic Violence Charge Dropped In Tennessee

Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney, Cynthia Sherwood, explains defenses for Tennessee domestic violence charges. Cynthia also shares a specific story of how she used one of these defenses to get a...

Cynthia Sherwood discusses Vanderbilt rape case verdict and the chances for an appeal. Jury had inconsistent verdict but is it legal in TN? If not, what are the other grounds... Inconsistent Verdict in Vanderbilt Rape Case

Cynthia Sherwood discusses Vanderbilt rape case verdict and the chances for an appeal. Jury had inconsistent verdict but is it legal in TN? If not, what are the other grounds...

A Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney, Cynthia Sherwood, discusses the trust fund fraud committed by a former family lawyer. Nashville Criminal Attorney Cynthia Sherwood: Topic Trust Fund Fraud

A Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney, Cynthia Sherwood, discusses the trust fund fraud committed by a former family lawyer.

Review for Nashville federal criminal defense lawyer, Cynthia Sherwood. Testimonial by a Co-defendant in a federal criminal litigation case that spanned over several years before going to trial. Resources For... Testimonial for Cynthia Sherwood | Nashville Criminal Lawyer Reviews

Review for Nashville federal criminal defense lawyer, Cynthia Sherwood. Testimonial by a Co-defendant in a federal criminal litigation case that spanned over several years before going to trial. Resources For...

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