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Kurt E Nachtman

Personal injury Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   44 reviews
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  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 17 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 16 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Kurt

Learn Kurt’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    75%

    18 years, 100 cases

  2. Animal and dog bites
    10%

    18 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.

    18 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.

    18 years, 100 cases

IT MAY SOUND CORNY, BUT THE BEST PART OF MY JOB IS HELPING PEOPLE.

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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2018,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2018 2016 + 1 ...

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Location

Eldridge, Nachtman & Crandell, LLC
217 North Charles Street 3rd F
Baltimore, MD, 21201

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Niche' | May 2, 2017
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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 Christine | March 13, 2024
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Knowledgeable, communicative, and empathetic
We contacted Mr. Nachtman regarding a suit filed by an unlicensed contractor. Mr. Nachtman was very knowledgeable about consumer law and was able to re-assure us regarding our case. He was quick in his replies and communications, and kept us up to date on all new information. His team went above and beyond to research our case and provide insight. Our case was able to be resolved quickly and efficiently thanks to Mr. Nachtman's assistance. We highly recommend him for your consumer law needs!
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Posted by Muhammad Akramov | February 12, 2024
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Used him on 2 different cases
I’ve used Mr Kurt few times and each time it was an absolute pleasure. He stayed with a game plan and always kept me in the loop and always had time to answer my questions.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2023
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Best lawyer for any situation
First and foremost Kurt is a heaven sent life saver ! I was charged with multiple serious offenses on two different occasions and Kurt’s knowledge in law got me the results we wanted each time he’s a very stand up guy and is here for the people. He didn’t disappoint and was there for me through the whole situation never left me hanging . You won’t be disappointed with his service 100% recommend him for any legal help!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2023
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Exceptional
Kurt was amazing. I was set to retain a different attorney but took a call with Kurt on a friend's recommendation. Minutes into that call I was asking Kurt to represent me. He was confident, organized, direct and really seemed to care. Do yourself a favor and ask for a consultation with Kurt and you'll see for yourself.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2023
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Exceptional Service and Results Proven Experience
My experience was with Eldridge, Nachtman & Crandell LLC is absolutely exceptional. From our initial consultation, I felt more confident, comfortable and at ease about my case. My anxiety and stress was immediately reduced. The preferred communication method was email and I received prompt responses to every email that I sent. On my court date, they were extremely knowledgeable about the process and my case was dismissed with ease. I 100% recommend this office for a criminal charge!
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Posted by Mark | May 30, 2023
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Professional, courteous and extremely helpful
Kurt took the time to thoroughly explain all the possibilities to me prior to taking my case. He worked his hardest to achieve the most desirable outcome for me. I could not have chosen a better attorney for my situation, and recommend him highly.
Posted by Nick | March 16, 2023
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Lucky to Have Him
I got myself into some legal hot water in a criminal matter in Sept 2022. Based off of reviews and a referral I met with Kurt. I decided immediately to hire him, and it was the best decision I made throughout the legal process. He definitely didn't sugarcoat anything; he laid out the reality of the situation, but he made me feel at ease with the options. He also really seemed to empathize with and understand my situation. For months he made himself extremely accessible. His response time to emails or texts was usually a matter of minutes. Whenever I checked in he typically had some more progress to update me on. The entire ordeal was stressful, to say the least, and I didn't realize how much I would depend on Kurt to help put me at ease with the process and options. When it came time to negotiate a settlement that's when I really appreciated having a badass on my side. I went from realistically looking at some jail time and heavy fines with a ruined permanent record to a modest settlement and a clean record. Can't recommend him enough.
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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Resume

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

Sample of 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

Honors and Awards

  • The Captivating Closer
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • 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 17 years
Virtual consultation available