David A. Nachtigall is a Houston-based Board Certified criminal defense lawyer and trial attorney. Our Firm assists individuals and businesses facing criminal charges, investigations, and in select civil matters.

Learn more about David Nachtigall and our practice.

Board Certified Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

David is an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer, and is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Board Certification is a distinction earned by attorneys with a broad and deep knowledge of criminal law and extensive courtroom experience.

Houston Criminal Law Attorney and Trial Lawyer

David A. Nachtigall is a courtroom-tested trial lawyer
with a proven record of achieving excellent results for individual and business clients.

David A. Nachtigall is a Board Certified criminal lawyer, former prosecutor, and civil litigator dedicated to helping individuals and businesses facing criminal charges, investigations, and select civil litigation. David has extensive experience in state and federal courtrooms in a wide range of criminal and civil matters.  His combination of professional experience, tireless advocacy on behalf of his clients, and commitment to excellence makes him a powerful ally for those facing criminal charges, investigations, and other serious legal concerns.
David’s uncommonly broad legal background as a felony, white collar, misdemeanor, and juvenile prosecutor and as a litigator in respected boutique civil law firm provides a wealth of experience in representing individuals and businesses in the most critical legal situations, whether criminal or civil in nature.  David’s extensive experience with financial crime enables him to assist businesses in internal investigations of white collar criminal and civil allegations including embezzlement, fraud, and theft of intellectual property.

Professional Services

David A. Nachtigall is a Houston criminal lawyer and civil trial attorney representing individuals and businesses in criminal and civil litigation at the state and federal levels in a variety of practice areas.  Our firm focuses on the defense of criminal charges and investigations of all types, white collar matters, and in civil litigation involving theft, fraud, or the possibility of related criminal prosecution.

Criminal Defense

Being charged or investigated for a violation of state or federal criminal law is a potentially life-changing experience. David A. Nachtigall is a Board Certified Houston criminal lawyer who represents individuals and businesses facing state and federal criminal charges and investigations.

White Collar Matters

As a former white collar prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, David A. Nachtigall has extensive experience with criminal and civil white collar matters including embezzlement, employee theft, insurance and mortgage fraud, theft of trade secrets, securities fraud, and Ponzi schemes.


Our Firm assists individual and business clients in select civil matters and ‘quasi-criminal’ matters, specializing in those involving theft of money or intellectual property, fraud, and suits where there is a risk of, or desire for, future criminal prosecution. David Nachtigall’s background as a civil litigator and criminal defense lawyer provides an uncommon skill set and perspective for resolving civil disputes.


David A. Nachtigall, Attorney at Law, PLLC is a Houston-based criminal defense and litigation firm.  Our Houston criminal law attorney handles a broad spectrum of criminal matters and has represented client in cases ranging from individuals charged with simple misdemeanors to grand jury investigations of Fortune 500 companies.  Many of the Firm’s criminal law clients are individuals who have never been involved in the criminal justice system, and who will never be involved with it again.  David A. Nachtigall handles matters with discretion, personal attention, and professionalism. Our Firm endeavors to provide clients with the assurance and peace of mind that their matter is handled by an attorney who recognizes the serious impact a criminal charge or investigation has on person’s life today and in the future.

The Firm also has extensive experience in civil matters represents individuals and businesses in which there is possibility of concurrent criminal prosecution, and in traditional civil disputes.

Results Matter

Case ResultsOur Firm has obtained excellent results for clients in a wide variety of legal matters. Our firm’s core belief is that there is simply no substitute for hard work. Through diligence, perseverance, and focus, we construct a thorough and vigorous defense for clients. Our firm has secured numerous dismissals of cases in criminal courts for clients facing serious state and federal charges including aggravated assault, drug possession, possession of child pornography, robbery, and theft. In cases in which a client does not desire a trial and the government refuses to dismiss the case, David has effectively negotiated plea bargains for clients that have led to a substantial reduction in charges or statutory minimum prison terms. The Firm has also experienced consistent success in civil courts resulting the non-suiting or dismissal of business disputes and white collar matters.

Every case and each client’s circumstance is unique, and no honest lawyer can guarantee a particular result in any case. However, having a history of good performance is a measure of the quality of an attorney’s work that a potential client should consider. Click here to read more about specific results David Nachtigall has obtained for his clients.

Straight Talk About Searching for a Criminal Defense Lawyer on the Internet

If you are searching for criminal attorneys in Houston on the Internet, chances are that you have either never hired an attorney or have only hired an attorney once or twice in the past. When you search for a criminal attorney online, you quickly find that there is a dizzying number of options. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you are almost certainly worried about what is going to happen next. For the vast majority of people, the next concern is how much representation is going to cost.

Ultimately, you want a criminal defense attorney who is qualified and experienced, who can talk with you and explain things on a “human” level, and who you can trust to work hard to obtain the best possible result in the case. Great salesmanship does not always equal great representation. As a potential client, you need to determine who is a great salesman and who is a great attorney.

In order to get the best possible defense, you need a lawyer who has extensive experience in the criminal justice system. Lawyers who do not regularly practice criminal law are likely not going to be as well-versed in courtroom procedures and dealing with prosecutors as those lawyers who frequent the criminal courthouse.

There are a number of excellent criminal defense lawyers in Houston and the surrounding areas. With a little research and self-education, you can sort out who is the “real deal” and who is not. When you do decide to meet with an attorney, do not be afraid to ask him or her hard questions. After all, you are the client, and you should feel comfortable that you have made the right decision.


David A. Nachtigall, Attorney at Law, PLLC strives to achieve the best result possible for clients in even the most challenging criminal law and civil matters.

Consummate Professional

David is a consummate professional. Through a normal background check I found out I had a very old warrant, I attempted to call the county and they would’t even talk to me. It could have cost me my job. I contacted David (one of the challenges is I live 500 miles away); and he secured a dismissal the next day, saving my career. He cut right through the red tape. I’d highly recommend David to anyone! Rich Bradley

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