Shyanne Coe Riddle

Shyanne Coe Riddle

Nashville, Tennessee

Shyanne's legal interest began as she was assisting a local attorney on death penalty cases. After being admitted to practice law, she continued her work on the death penalty cases and maintained a general practice of her own until joining our office in October 2017. She has a passion for advocacy and defends both misdemeanors and serious felony charges throughout Middle Tennessee.

Shyanne is admitted to practice law in Tennessee State Courts as well as Federal Court. She is experienced in appellate brief writing and argues appeals before the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

Shyanne trained in Wyoming at the Trial Lawyer's College, and she is a State Ambassador for the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Additionally, Shyanne volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, and Advocating Opportunity.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee


  • Nashville School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Juris Doctorate - December, 2015


  • In Defense of the Damned, Dubois WY, Trial Lawyers College (TLC), June 19, 2018 - June 27, 2018
  • TACDL Trial College, Burns TN, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL), May 21, 2018 - May 25, 2018
  • Opening Statements, Nashville TN, Trial Lawyers College (TLC), 2018 - Present
  • Annual TACDL Conference, Memphis TN, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL), 2017 - Present
  • Redefining Justice: Envisioning New Approaches in Anti-Trafficking Work, Washington D.C., Freedom Network USA Annual Conference, 2017 - Present
  • Trauma Responsive Foundational Training, Columbus OH, Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, Office of the Ohio Attorney General, 2016 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Tadini Bacigalupi Award, National Organization of Victim Assistance, 2018 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Freedom Network USA
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association, State Ambassador
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Trial College Alumni
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers College, DOTD alumni, Nashville Working Group Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Shyanne Coe Riddle, Attorney at Law, Attorney, 2016 - 2017
  • Jim Simmons, Esq., Nashville, TN, Independent legal contractor, 2011 - 2017
  • Advocating Opportunity (AO), Legal Intern, 2015 - 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Tennessee Immigration and Refugee Rights Coalition, Organizational Member, Volunteer Attorney, 2018 - Present
  • Habitat for Humanity Pro Bono Wills Clinic, 2016 - Present
  • The Sexual Assault Center, 2015 - 2016
  • Habitat for Humanity Pro Bono Wills Clinic, 2014 - 2016
  • The Next Door at Freedom Recovery Center, Art for the Heart, 2013
  • Boy’s and Girl’s Club of America, 2012 - Present