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Kurt E Nachtman

Personal injury Attorney at Baltimore, MD

4.9   38 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

Virtual consultation available

About Kurt

Learn Kurt’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    75%

    16 years, 100 cases

  2. Animal and dog bites
    10%

    16 years, 6 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    Kurt has prosecuted and represented thousands of cases over the last decade. The types of cases range from simple speeding tickets to murder charges with everything from theft to DUI and assaults in between.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Business
    5%
    Kurt represents several dozen companies as outside general counsel. I am not accepting new clients in this area of practice. In that capacity he assists in managing HR functions as well as corporate documentation and contract drafting and review.

    16 years, 100 cases

Practice

Approximately 90% of his practice consists aiding injured persons and civil litigation.  He runs the firm's civil practice and occasionally conducts lectures on business ethics.  He also represents persons charged with crimes about 10% of his time. He is barred in both State and Federal courts in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He practices throughout Maryland but primarily in Harford, Baltimore City & County.

As a former prosecutor and while in private practice, Mr. Nachtman conducted numerous investigations into such crimes as vehicular homicide, public corruption, weapons, and human trafficking.  He regularly represents individuals and businesses at administrative proceedings at the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings for a wide variety of Licensing cases such as Child Care Centers and Professionals charged administratively with wrongdoing by their licensing bodies.  He also has litigated several hundred Judge and jury trials, ranging from violent crimes to simple traffic to civil personal injury cases.

Background

Before attending law school and becoming an attorney, Mr. Nachtman worked for several businesses in sales and marketing. There he gained valuable experience in the business world and witnessed first-hand the dot-com meltdown. He predicted the unfolding credit crisis and left the sinking ship of the mortgage industry years before it actually occurred so that he could attend law school.

Mr. Nachtman will conduct an in-depth investigation into your case, so that at trial he has the ability to not only vigorously defend your rights, but show the Judge or jury, what really happened, not just what the the other side alleges happened.

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Licensed for 15 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 07/12/2022
State PA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Eldridge, Nachtman & Crandell, LLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Niche' | May 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Attorney Kurt Nachtman mastered my case with knowledge and efficiency. This was a difficult case because of the parties involved; However Justice was served; and the Judge Ruled in my Favor... "We Won!" that's a Quote From My Awesome Attorney Kurt E. Nachtman, He will definitely handle his business for your Business, whether Big or Small Thanks A Bunch!
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Posted by Patricia | April 18, 2017
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He is a Fighter
I was charge with a crime that I did not commit and I was terrified because I was looking do good number of years in jail if I was convicted. I seen 4 other lawyer before contacting Mr.Kurt and honestly after each consult I was even more terrified. My husband and I live pay check by pay check and the amount to lawyers was asking was no way on earth we would have been able to pay. I know my case was difficult and I am so glad I did my homework when I came across Mr.Kurt. He was willing to take my case and do a payment plan with me and I thank God that people like Mr.Kurt exist. He is a true fighter and if I ever need him again which hopefully I don't I would contact Mr.Kurt in a heart beat.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2022
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Excellent Defense Lawyer
End result of needing these services was a dismissal of all charges. He is immediately responsive, fairly priced, and straight up when it comes to conversation. He is professional, knowledgeable, and makes the confusing process of the court system easy to deal with. Would I use his services again..ABSOLUTELY!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Business
Kurt Nachtman helped me resolve my case with full satisfaction. He was always available. Every time I emailed or text, he answered within minutes. Very professional and respectful. Very knowledgeable. He was up front about the fees, and very fair. He even sent me a full itemized list of charges.
Posted by Cecilia | April 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly highly recommend
Mr. Nachtman has been very effective, very personable, and very efficient in the handling of my case. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Should I encounter the need again for representation, he will be the only one I call. I highly recommend his professional and expert services to anyone in need of it.
Posted by Serena | December 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Look No Further
Kurt and his firm are the real deal. If you want a lawyer who is attentive, knowledgeable, and honest regardless of your socioeconomic status, past, race, ethnicity or whatever then stop looking and hire ELDRIDGE & NACHTMAN, LLC. My case was super complicated but Kurt stepped up and made sure I got a fair shake. All the information was provided honestly and upfront. No ambiguity and no surprises with this attorney. He worked swiftly and thoroughly to make sure I didn't have to endure hardship to be fairly represented. In my case, Kurt was able to handle all business virtually which saved me a tremendous amount of money and time. He will be the 1st attorney I call for anything. Trust me stop reading attorney reviews and hire Kurt. You'll be beyond happy that you did!
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Posted by Rachel | August 14, 2020
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Excellent experience with Kurt
My experience working with Kurt was efficient and seamless. I was referred to him by an attorney friend who practices a different area of law. Kurt effectively helped me work through a trade name/business dispute involving a competitor, and we were successful with achieving the desired goal. He took the details of my case, understood my concerns, and outlined my options, without making me feel pressured about what I should do. He acted professionally and also involved me throughout the process of this quickly-resolved case. Thank you again for your time and effort!
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2020
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Outstanding Attorney
Kurt has just concluded representing me for the second time, and I could not be more satisfied. He quickly understood my position, and fought hard to defend it. Communicating and negotiating effectively with the opposition, with a relentless pursuit of a favorable resolution. His fees are more than fair for the level of professionalism Kurt brings to the table. I highly recommend Kurt Nachtman!
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Posted by Robert | March 4, 2020
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Excellent Advocate
We are very pleased with Kurt’s service. If I could visualize the perfect attorney, it would be him. He won our case at an environmental hearing, and he did it quickly and professionally. I like that he kept me focused on what mattered. We will gladly refer him to others, and use him again, if necessary. Highly recommended.
Response from Kurt Nachtman March 14, 2020
Thank you for the kind words! It was a pleasure!
Posted by Shafi | October 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Lawyer I needed!!
This was my 2nd DUI and was given 2 weekends in Jail time, 2 years probation and other penalties with the initial judge, Mr. Kurt moved things around with different judges multiple times and got me only 18 months DDMP and 1 year suspended sentence. He had kept me informed what's going on and what are the actions I had to take to be in best shape to be presented in front of the judge. I personally highly recommend him to anyone with DUI and other cases. He's THE BEST out there, I have had worked with other lawyers in the past but I am so grateful that I picked Kurt. He even personally urge the judge that he's noticed me lost weight due to my cardio routine, I was speechless. Working with him throughout the case felt like he wasn't my lawyer, more like a big brother. I wish him all the best.
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Posted by Melissa | September 27, 2018
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Excellent representation
Kurt worked tirelessly to resolve a complicated and frustrating issue we had regarding a power of attorney for a business. He was always accessible throughout the process and took time to answer any questions promptly. His fees are reasonable and he provided great service. Kurt obtained a perfect result for us and we highly recommend him as well as his firm to anyone looking for professional, effective legal representation.
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Posted by Michelle | September 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer to hire
Kurt was recommended to me. He understood the issues of the case and it's complexities. He was careful to be "spend money only as he needed". He is my go to for any other lawyers needs, and will recommend him to anyone who needs a top notch lawyer he is super caring.
Posted by John | June 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer you could hope for
During a very stressful experience, Mr. Nachtman was there to alleviate any concerns that I had. It was honestly incredible how much he knew about the laws pertaining to my case and his knowledge and courtroom acumen always put me in the best situation possible. I cannot thank him enough for the work that he did in order to help me out.
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Posted by Connor | March 31, 2018
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I Couldn't Have Done it Without Kurt
Kurt led me through a nightmare of a situation that had gotten so out of control. I could not have gone through this process without him. I trusted him and he was with me through every step of the process. I am lucky and thankful to have been represented by an attorney like Kurt.
Posted by Lori | February 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great!
Kurt was very helpful in guiding me through a business acquistion. He was knowledgeable and got everything done in a time crunch. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great small business attorney.
Posted by Megan B. Harrison | October 8, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Initial consultation
We communicated very well with each other so we have no doubt exactly what we are asking and expect out of each other.
Posted by Dennis | September 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST lawyer in town,, HANDS DOWN
Kurt had multiple strategies on how he was going to defend my case at court,, He did all the thinking,, Made me feel comfortable and relaxed at court... He also volunteered to filed expundgement papers for me and gave me a discount on top of it ALL.. Great guy
Posted by Serena | August 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST Lawyer in Charm City
Words cannot express how phenomenal Kurt is. My case was extremely difficult. Not only Kurt help me muddle through my rights when it came to DUI charges but he also helped me understand my rights as a noncitizen. Kurt handled my case swiftly and thoroughly. There were NO surprises other than a quick and highly favorable outcome. He was upfront and accurate when it came to quoting cost and I never once felt like I was being scammed. He earned every dollar I paid he will be the first attorney I reach out to or recommend to anyone that needs representation for the Law he handles. If you want RESULTS, call KURT!
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2016
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Great Lawyer
Kurt was very informed and was able to put me at ease before my case came to court. He was able to get me a great result with my particular case. If you are in need of a Lawyer do not hesitate to give him a call.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
When I came to Kurt, I was facing 8 felonies with a maximum of 25 years in prison. I was an out-of-state ex-felon and in serious trouble. After interviewing multiple attorneys, I took a chance on Kurt because he was the most honest and knowledgeable. Kurt did an excellent job negotiating with the prosecutor. He got 7 of the 8 felonies dismissed and I was sentenced to only 1 year and 1 day. Kurt saved my life! I highly recommend that if you are in trouble, contact Kurt. He is professional and will fight for your freedom.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Eldridge, Nachtman & Crandell, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Eldridge and Nachtman, LLC
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • State's Attorney's Office For Baltimore City
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Clerk
  • Magistrate Judge Susan K. Gauvey
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • State's Attorney's Office For Baltimore City
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Mortgage Representative
  • Novastar Mortgage
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Advertising
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Employee Non-Compete Enforcement
  • Case settled and Employee moved out of area
  • United States v. Z.S.
  • Not Guilty all charges
  • Transactional Franchise Sale
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Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Membership Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Trial Table Law Club
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Highest Grade - Evidence Law
  • University of Baltimore
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Negotiation Indemnification, Reps, Warranties and More in Business Contracts
  • Ethics for the Business Attorney
  • 2018
  • Negotiation Indemnification, Reps, Warranties and More in Business Contracts
  • Ethics for the Business Attorney
  • 2017
  • Negotiation Indemnification, Reps, Warranties and More in Business Contracts
  • Competition, Confidentiality, and Covenants
  • 2017
  • Fox 45 Morning Show
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2015
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Business Fraud
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (14)
Endorse Kurt
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Nachtman exudes professionalism as an attorney. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and is a pleasure to work with - even as opposing counsel. Top notch attorney. I endorse Mr. Nachtman without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt is an extraordinarily sharp and talented lawyer. He has a keen eye for issues in cases and a great work ethic. I wholeheartedly endorse him and would recommend him to anyone who asked."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Attorney Nachtman because I have had to consult with him about legal issues for clients. I recommend him because he is astute and responsive- especially whenever I needed a fast answer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt is an exceptional criminal defense attorney. His practice also encompasses a wide array of civil matters. I have known Kurt since law school, and give him my highest recommendation. I have referred a number of personal clients and friends to Kurt over the years, and will continue to do so."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt is an experienced attorney who works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kurt is a tenacious lawyer who will provide excellent representation for both his criminal and civil clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt and Jeremy have represented several of my Clients in criminal matters and, in addition to being incredibly effective, have always been responsive to my Clients' needs and quick to return their calls. If this were Facebook, I would Like them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Spot on analysis. Respected by prosecutors and Judges alike. Years of litigation experience makes his expertise invaluable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt is a fantastic attorney who provides his clients high-quality representation. He is a skilled negotiator and proficient litigator. I highly recommend Kurt."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kurt Nachtman is an experienced attorney who understands the criminal justice system. Kurt really invests the time to walk his clients through the process so that they understand what actually happened in their respective case, unlike many lawyers who just show up, plea you out, and leave. He fights for his clients, and realizes how important each case is to his client's life and family. I would strongly recommend Mr. Nachtman to anybody looking for an attorney."
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Baltimore Personal injury Lawyer Kurt E Nachtman
Kurt E Nachtman
Personal injury Attorney
Baltimore, MD
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available