• Client Testimonials and Reviews

    Client Testimonials and Reviews

    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
    “David is one of the most polished, even tempered attorneys I’ve ever met. I was the defendant on a spurious criminal case and he carefully dissected each unsubstantiated allegation and was able to refute the basis for the charge itself (which was the intent to commit a crime). I have to say that he really made the prosecuting attorney look foolish by carefully researching and laying out the facts combined with his patient, even tempered demeanor. I also appreciated the fact that he knew the behind the scenes political motivations for why the prosecution in the D.A.’s office acted so illogically-he knows these people and their work environment, so he was able to use this to craft a winning strategy to get my case dropped.”
    Client #1
    “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!”
    Client #2
    “I highly recommend criminal defense attorney David Nachtigall. While he represented my son, David consistently displayed a calm and professional demeanor, careful attention to detail, and thoroughly researched every aspect of a very complex and challenging criminal case. His ability to deduct the truth was commendable despite the complainants who kept changing their story. I am thankful we had David on our side. His previous experience working in the DA’s office was an advantage in understanding how the courts worked. I especially appreciated his compassion to stay in touch with us and that he was easily reachable when we had questions. If you need an attorney that will truly listen and fight for you, I recommend David Nachtigall.”
    Client #3
    “David Nachtigall is a true professional. He handled my case (a second degree felony) with such expertise that the charges were dropped. His experience as a former prosecutor proved to be a tremendous asset. He kept me well informed and provided much needed personal support. I highly recommend David for any legal need you may have.”
    Client #4
    “I was recently charged with assault on a peace officer which is a felon charge. I have never been in trouble with the law in my life. I was raised in a strict catholic house I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I hired David after dealing with a bad lawyer. He picked up the slack with no problem. David did everything in his power to get the charges dropped. I left with a misdemeanor charge and 6 months probation. David answered ALL of my phone calls & emails. He showed up to every court setting and didn’t send anyone for him. I would highly recommend David to anyone.”
    Client #5
    “David Nachtigall was my attorney for a DWI that I received in December of 2013. He really did a great job on my case. He was always very polite, prompt, and diligent when dealing with any questions that I had and he always took the correct steps to accomplish our desired outcome. Even though my case was stacked against me, he still was able to negotiate a DWI Pre-trial Intervention plea (which was the best and most realistic outcome considering the circumstances). Just to make things clear, the deal I received is not one that is easily ascertained. In fact, it took two tries to receive it. However, thanks to Mr. Nachtigall’s hard work and persistence, the deal went through. He never kept me in the dark about anything in reference to my case, he was not difficult to contact, and he always returned my phone calls as soon as possible or as soon as he had an answer to any question I asked (all of which are increasingly rare qualities in a busy lawyer). I can’t thank him enough for his help, and I would recommend David Nachtigall to anyone in need of a great, hard-working lawyer who knows how to get things done efficiently and effectively.”
    Client #6
    “I was recently traveling on business in Houston and was caught with a tiny amount marijuana. All it takes in Texas is half a joint and you are in a world of hurt. Dumb mistake on my part. Let me be the first to advise everyone in a similar situation, you will need strong representation. The Houston court system is beyond challenging and unbelievably confusing. What I thought was no big deal could’ve meant losing my license, probation, and possibly more jail time. Typically people hate attorneys, David saved me in a huge way. He treated me like a friend and always kept me posted on the status of my case. He was willing to work with me due to my work schedule and he came to his office, before it even opened, to meet me. Because of his experience and persistence my case was dropped. I am so thankful I found him and would highly recommend his service. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.”
    Client #7
    “Within my industry I consult with many lawyers and whilst on a business trip to Houston I required legal counsel and David was recommended to me. Initially David’s age surprised me; as it did not reflect his wealth of experience, local contacts and immediate control that he took of my case and me. David promptly providing sound, logical and concise legal counsel which demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the local system and the law. David has great integrity and a supreme confidence born from experience. A quiet man but with a firm, resolute character that enabled a professional court demeanour that when coupled with his succinct legal strategy provided for a most successful conclusion in court – Thank you David. I vouch for and strongly recommend David services, he is great lawyer.”
    Client #8
    “I have worked with David Nachtigall in a number of different contexts over the years. I have never met anyone more skillful, honest, and competent both personally and as an attorney. He is completely dedicated to helping others and to the ethical practice of the law. I would gladly send my closest friends and family to him. He is clearly one of our best.”
    Client #9
    “David was the first and only person I considered calling for legal advice for a friend in an unusual and complicated situation. His advice was spot-on accurate and the best solution. David is not only one of the smartest lawyers I know but he also has a unique grasp of the nuances involved in working with different personalities and negotiating on behalf of them. He can quickly synthesize various outcomes and options into a well-defined solution. He does it all with integrity, clarity and confidence that I’d want representing myself or a loved one.”
    Client #10
    “David was very helpful and knowledgeable about my case, and was very concerned about my well being, and that means a lot having someone there to help you through trying times. David is a lawyer that I could count on. Thank you, David.”
    Client #11
    “Mr. Nachtigall is an exemplary attorney. Overall, he was always responsive to the various amount of questions I had, also he kept me informed on how things were looking during my case. I have spoken to plenty of attorneys, but Mr. Nachtigall seemed to stand out for his sincerity, his willing to make your case his responsibility and maintaining a positive attitude that seem to be hard to find nowadays.”
    Client #12
    “David went above and beyond to help me in defense of a DWI charge. With his background as a prosecutor, he already knew the ins and outs of navigating through the process and was able to get me a better deal than I otherwise would have received. His hard work, open communication, dedication and intelligence are all very valuable for anyone in an unfortunate situation like I was. I couldn’t be more pleased with his representation and would definitely recommend him to anyone considering hiring an attorney.”
    Client #13
  • What Other Attorneys Have To Say About David

    What Other Attorneys Have to Say About David

    “David is among an elite group of not only criminal defense lawyers, but lawyers at large, with the skill, experience and temperament to deliver results in matters of the highest stakes.”
    Attorney #1
    “I worked with David at the Harris County District Attorney’s office here in Houston. I have personally watched David prepare for and try two murders and I have personally tried a family violence case with David. He is at his soul a phenomenal trial lawyer and a tireless preparer. He is ready when his case is called by the judge and God help you if you are the opposing counsel and you are unprepared for David. He is widely regarded in the criminal court house of Houston as a first rate advocate and is known to have a vast array of experience covering criminal matters from misdemeanor to felony.”
    Attorney #2
    “I have known David Nachtigall for more than sixteen years. David is hard-working, creative, and very intelligent. He maintains well-grounded perspective and offers insight and common sense. David has the ideal background as an honors graduate from the University of Texas School of Law, a seasoned prosecutor, and a board-certified criminal attorney. He is an eloquent, charismatic, and experienced trial lawyer who is smarter than his competition—both the criminal defense attorneys and the prosecutors. David should be your first consideration for a criminal matter in Texas.”
    Attorney #3
    “I highly recommend David Nachtigall. Without a doubt, David will be sure to handle all of your needs with the care you deserve. David is an exceptional attorney who is dedicated to providing his clients with timely and thorough representation. David is dedicated to bringing the best results for his clients, guiding them through every step of the way.”
    Attorney #4
    “I have known David for over 20 years and there is no one in whom I have more confidence and trust. David’s counsel and advice is one of the big reasons that I became a lawyer. I’m so glad that David has struck out on his own. I now have a go-to attorney to refer friends, family, and professional contacts when I’m approached with a criminal law issue. David does his homework and always makes sure he’s the smartest person in the room. He’s a smart, professional and an incredibly skilled attorney.”
    Attorney #5
    “David is an intelligent, thoughtful problem solver who brings a creative approach to each issue a complex case presents. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him, and would highly recommend him for both criminal defense and business cases.”
    Attorney #6
  • Cases

    Cases

    David A. Nachtigall, Attorney at Law, PLLC has obtained excellent results for clients in both criminal and civil matters.  A sample of some of the Firm’s recent results follows.

    Criminal Case Results Summary:

    Cause No.  Offense Level  Outcome
    1432526 Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Felony Dismissed
    1429272 Robbery Felony Dismissed
    N/A Capital Murder Felony Investigation Terminated
    1980785 Terroristic Threat Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1929948 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1962821 Assault Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1393007 Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony Dismissed
    1954881 Possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1320852 Aggravated Robbery (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Felony Dismissed
    1421285 Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony Deferred adjudication on 12.44(b) (misdemeanor)
    1385267 DWI (Motion to Revoke Probation) Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1941371 Possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1941370 Possession of a Controlled Substance Misdemeanor Dismissed
    N/A Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Felony Investigation Terminated
    1369112 Assault on a Public Servant (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Felony Dismissed
    1460726 Hindering Apprehension Felony Dismissed
    1959775 Possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1959774 Possession of a Controlled Substance Misdemeanor Dismissed
    CR11X0053878 Illegal Dumping Misdemeanor Dismissed
    PNDC Granted Assault on a Public Servant Felony Deferred adjudication on reduction to class B misdemeanor
    1962053 Prostitution Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1441262 Felon in Possession of a Weapon Felony Dismissed
    1436496 / 1436484 Assault on a Public Servant / PCS Felony 3 years TDC on cases with 25-year minimum (habitual offender)
    1943490 Criminal Trespass Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1946027 Failure to ID to a Police Officer Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1934547 DWI Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion
    N/A Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Felony Investigation Terminated
    201402595J Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Felony Dismissed
    1963899 Assault – Family Violence Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1373991 Robbery (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Felony Dismissed
    14001597 Interference with Public Duties Misdemeanor Dismissed
    JV19708R Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony Deferred Prosecution
    1833162 DWI (Motion to Revoke Probation) Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1940002 Theft Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1890848 Theft (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1447731 Retaliation Felony Deferred adjudication on reduction to class B misdemeanor
    1951101 Driving While License Suspended Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1921755 Criminal Trespass (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1950141 Assault Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1873544 DWI (Motion to Revoke Probation) Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1972011 / 1972012 Possession of Marijuana / Evading Arrest Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion
    1995854 Theft Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion
    1396927 Aggravated Assault (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Felony Dismissed
    1951778 Posssesion of a Criminal Instrument Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1961246 Possession of a Controlled Substance Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1920607 Driving While License Suspended (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1422692 Theft 3rd Offender Felony 30 days HCJ 12.44(a) on case with 2-year TDC minimum
    1957301 Theft Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1961230 Deadly Conduct Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1967859 Interfere Public Duties Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1422935 Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Felony Dismissed
    1958661 Assault Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1942032 Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1421448 Theft 3rd Offender Felony 3 days HCJ on class A misdemeanor
    1371190 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Felony Dismissed
    1858998 Possession of Marijuana (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1638448 Theft by Check Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1962019 Criminal Trespass Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1966667 Interfere with Emergency Telephone Call Misdemeanor Dismissed
    JV19708R Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony Deferred Prosecution
    1427350 Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony Dismissed
    H-14-113 Bank Robbery Felony 7-year reduction in federal sentence
    2005874 Prostitution Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion
    1979060 Prostitution Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1944798 Theft of Services Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1439736 DWI 3rd Offender Felony Probation on reduction to class A misdemeanor
    1973675 Theft Misdemeanor Dismissed
    1976343 Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor Dismissed
    N/A Water Pollution Misdemeanor Investigation Terminated
    H-14-314 Possession of Child Pornography Felony Federal case with 15-year minimum dismissed

    Criminal Matters

    • Secured a dismissal in a case in which a school teacher shot his tenant in the stomach during the course of an argument and confessed to police.
    • Deterred law enforcement from filing aggravated sexual assault charges on a juvenile client by conducting an independent investigation and providing exculpatory evidence to law enforcement.
    • Obtained a reduction from a 25 year minimum to three years on a case in which client was a true habitual offender facing charges for assault on a peace officer and possession of a controlled substance.
    • Secured a dismissal of a federal child pornography case in which the client faced a 15 year minimum by identifying 4th and 5th Amendment violations in the government’s collection of evidence.
    • Stopped law enforcement from continued environmental crimes investigation of an automotive business accused of leaking contaminants into the water supply by assisting client with quick remediation.
    • Obtained a reduction from a third degree felony assault on a peace officer to a six-month class B misdemeanor deferred adjudication. Deferred adjudication was early terminated and petition for nondisclosure was granted.
    • Client on foreign business charged with interfering with a public servant for getting into a fight with a police officer in a hotel bar. Case reduced to class C misdemeanor “special expense”, which was expunged shortly thereafter.
    • Avoided revocation of client’s first-degree felony aggravated robbery deferred adjudication. Judge told client’s previous lawyer she would not entertain anything other than prison time.

    Civil Matters

    • Negotiated favorable settlement for plaintiff in a claim of malfunctioning computer stock trading software.
    • Obtained maximum recovery in jury trial for property owner whose land was taken by Harris County in eminent domain.
    • Prevented lawsuit in $200k breach of contract through pre-suit discovery.
    • Drafted and successfully argued a special appearance for a defense client resulting in dismissal of out-of-state plaintiff’s suit for breach of contract.
    • Negotiated favorable settlement of a multi-million dollar intellectual property lawsuit.
    • Succeeded in obtaining summary judgment for client in alleged breach of contract for purchasing medical equipment.
    • Prevailed in hearing in application for two-year protective order in civil court, leading to dismissal of petition by applicant.