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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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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 almost 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 or 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.

Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. (2000) | Law
Honors: 2000 Recipient of Vanderbilt Law School Carl J. Ruskowksi Clinical Legal Education Award for excellence in the practice of Law
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Professional Experience
Managing Member
Sherwood Boutique Litigation, PLC
- Current
Neal & Harwell, PLC
Carl J. Ruskowski Clinical Legal Education Award
Vanderbilt University Law School
Awarded to the graduating student who, in his or her representation of clients in the Law School's clinical program, demonstrated excellence in practice of law and best exemplified the highest standards of the legal profession.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Tennessee  # 20911
- Current
Activities: Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Executive Council (2011-Present) Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Steering Committee Member (2008 – 2009) Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2006 Young Lawyers Division, Nashville Bar Association YLD Board Member (2003-2005)
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Orders Of Protection
  • Violent Crimes (Assault, Aggravated Assault, Attempted Murder)
  • Drug Crimes
  • Burglary and Theft
Websites & Blogs
Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Domestic Assault, Order of Protection, Aggravated Assault
Contact & Map
Sherwood Boutique Litigation
201 4th Ave N
Suite 1130
Nashville, TN 37219
Telephone: (615) 873-5670
Fax: (615) 873-5671