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David A. Nacht

David A. Nacht

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Commercial

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About Me

David Nacht has tried over 2 dozen cases with his most recent victory in the spring of 2013 in federal court. His last civil jury award was in June 2012 in Muskegon County, Michigan in the case of Crosby v. Michigan Department of Corrections where he obtained a judgment of $390,000.


Mr. Nacht, the firm founder, holds degrees from Harvard College ('87) and The University of Michigan Law School ('92), where he served as an editor of the Law Review. Mr. Nacht is AV rated by Martindale- Hubble, the highest rating for lawyers by lawyers, has been named a "Million Dollar Advocate" and also has been named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 edition of Michigan Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Mr. Nacht is also AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Nacht served as a staff member to former U.S. Senator John Glenn on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, where he organized committee hearings and assisted the Senator in negotiating the passage of multiple pieces of legislation.


Mr. Nacht founded the firm in January 1996 in Ann Arbor, after practicing law at Miller Canfield - Michigan's largest law firm. Nacht also clerked for a federal district judge, Hon. Stewart Newblatt, in the Eastern District of Michigan. He has served as faculty for the American Bar Association Health Law section and formerly chaired the Washtenaw County Bar Association Employment Law section.


Mr. Nacht has published articles on employment law and a book chapter on ethics in government. He often speaks on legal issues, and has appeared on several occasions as a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School and spoken to professional associations.


Nacht is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice before federal district courts in Michigan, the Northern District of Ohio, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Michigan Bar Association, and the National and Michigan Employment Lawyers' Associations.


Nacht has an extensive background in public service and non-profit leadership. He previously held local elective office where among his accomplishments was reforming the pension and retiree health care system for township employees and ensuring fiscal soundness. He served for 10 years on the board of the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, where he successfully expanded service to poorer neighborhoods, focused his attention on adequate service for the elderly and disabled, and was primarily responsible for initiating regional service to the airport and suburban communities. Nacht also played a leadership role in reforming the pension and retiree healthcare plan for AATA. Nacht has served on the board or otherwise played leadership roles in two organizations that serve homeless children and families in Washtenaw County: Ozone House and Alpha House.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Employment & Labor: 40%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    23 years
  3. Civil Rights: 20%
    23 years
  4. Commercial: 10%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($260-500/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Nacht, Roumel, Salvatore, Blanchard & Walker, PC

101 North Main Street.
Suite. 555
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive201407/18/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing199206/27/2015
MAInactive199304/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyer'sdbusiness - Detroit's Premier Business Journal, Criminal Defense2015
Best Law FirmsU. S. News - Best Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
AV® Preeminent™ 4.5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney•Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.1994 - 1996
Clerk•Federal District Judge, Stewart Newblatt, Eastern District of Michigan1992 - 1994
Staff Member•Former U.S. Senator John Glenn, Senate Governmental Affairs Committee1987 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Ohio Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Toledo Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Michigan Employment Lawyers' AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Michigan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD1992
Harvard CollegeGovernmentAB1987