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David Allen Nachtigall

David Allen Nachtigall

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime, Business

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. White Collar Crime: 15%
  3. Business: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Benjamin Charles Wickert

    David and I were colleagues at Joyce, McFarland + McFarland LLP. 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.


    Benjamin Wickert Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kevin Knox Nunnally

    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. Specifically at the DA’s office, David excelled in his time assigned to the White Collar Prosecution Division. There he was responsible for both the investigation and prosecution of white collar cases brought by the DA’s office. He knows what makes these cases tick and has handled dozens of them as a prosecutor. Having both observed David try cases and having tried cases with David


    Kevin Nunnally Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

David A. Nachtigall, Attorney at Law, PLLC

Niels Esperson Building
808 Travis, 24th Floor
Houston, TX, 77002



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified - Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2012
David J. Beck Endowed Presidential Scholarship in LawUniversity of Texas School of Law2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDavid A. Nachtigall, Attorney at Law, PLLC2014 - Present
AttorneyJoyce, McFarland + McFarland, LLP2013 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyHarris County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2011
ConsultantHitachi Consulting2001 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
State Bar CollegeMember2011 - Present
Garland R. Walker, American Inns of CourtMember2008 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Houston Bar Association's Night CourtMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Harris County v. Farabi Inc.Jury awarded client full compensation sought.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor2006
University of TexasManagement Information SystemsBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Teacher's Law SchooolThe Juvenile Justice System for Teachers2014
Leadership HoustonThe Harris County Judiciary / Judicial Panel Moderator2013
N.I.C.B. Annual MeetingInvestigating Insurance Fraud2011
Harris County District Attorney's Office CLEVice Cases and Money Laundering2011
Criminal Law Panel DiscussionCriminal Consequences2011
South Texas Law Review Ethics SymposiumPhysical Evidence: Best Practices2010
HPD Cadet TrainingThe Texas Penal Code2010