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Thomas Charles Nagel

Criminal defense Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.9   47 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Nagel & Associates is dedicated to safeguarding our clients’ individual rights and obtaining the best possible case outcome on their behalf. Our firm has attained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest ratings for legal ability, professionalism, and ethical standards, based on peer reviews from judges and other attorneys. We have been recognized to be “Top AV-Rated” Criminal Lawyers.

    34 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%

  3. Car accident
    15%

  4. DUI and DWI
    15%

    34 years, 2,800 cases

  5. Violent crime
    10%

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

  7. Juvenile law
    5%
    Just like adults, children also have the right to be represented by an attorney. Attorney Thomas C. Nagel will explain the Juvenile Court process to you and your child in clear simple language. He knows your child’s rights and will aggresively protect them. He will speak to the judge and present evidence on your child’s behalf. He can appeal the judges ruling if necessary.

    34 years, 500 cases

  8. Wrongful death
    5%

For over three decades, clients have turned to me to help resolve their legal problems all over Georgia in City, State, County and Federal Courts in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI defense, Traffic Court Defense and Personal Injury. We have spent thousands of hours in court aggressively defending clients with cases just like yours.

Thomas Nagel has earned an AV rating through The Martindale Hubbell peer review rating system and was named one of Georgia's Legal Elite as published in Georgia Trend Magazine.

 

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Thomas Charles Nagel
5855 Sandy Springs Circle, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA, 30328

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Latoyia | January 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
I was Looking for an attorney for my brother, and He was the only attorney I called that actually talked to me the day after thanksgiving. That along meant a lot. Everyone else said to call Monday but I needed help before Monday. He was able to get the charges dismissed.
Posted by LaCarlos | April 26, 2018
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Great Experience!!!
I was contracting overseas when I found myself in a bit of legal trouble stateside. Mr. Nagel was there to save the day. I have a security clearance and really couldn't afford to have any kinda blemish on my record. He understood my needs and met my expectations. Worth every penny
Posted by Sheila | January 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Went above and beyond
Attorney Nagel worked for me for 20 months on a complicated DUI case. I live in CT and the charges were in GA and it complicated things greatly. He was able to work with the prosecutor and have a plea bargain worked out for me ahead of time so that when I flew down I knew what to expect.
Posted by Sheyda | January 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER
I was arrested for a DUI and possesion of marijuana, Mr. Nagel did an amazing job, and charges were dropped, and with the possesion of marijuana, it was reduced to an 750$ fine, and 20 hours community service, then also to be removed from record! Fantastic lawyer, made everything way more painless and simple, I got to keep my license, no points on the license, no DUI classes, no probation, I am so glad a friend directed me in his direction!
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Posted by Rocky Miller & Karen | July 28, 2017
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No NEED TO LOOK ANY FURTHER
It would be near impossible for me to describe what Mr. Nagle has done to help my friend. Most people would say "unbelievable". The traffic tickets and I'm NOT speaking of one set of citations but three separate cases with numerous citations on each case. Mr. Nagle has been very professional and also personal. He's NEVER missed a court appearance & Always timely. I could not say enough good things to describe his representation for Rocky. And this is not the first experience with the Law throughout his Rockys lifetime. I think he's an amazing attorney and if I ever need one myself I wouldn't look any further. I can't express enough thanks to you Mr. Nagle but I know one thing, you are one heck of an attorney. Thank you for everything, AND I MEAN EVERYTHING. AND IF ANYONE IS LOOKING FOR A GOOD ATTORNEY AND READING THIS, STOP LOOKING...MR. NAGLE IS THE ONE!....I CAN PROMISE He will TAKE CARE OF YOU!!! Thanks so much Tom Rocky & Karen
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Posted by Paula | February 2, 2017
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Best attorney
Tom Nagel is an amazing attorney. not only was he easy to talk to about my case, but he was informative and knowledgeable about options regarding my situation. He was able to negotiate an outcome with the court that was better then I could have imagined. He is truely a top notch attorney!
Posted by Katherine | January 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best attorney in Atlanta !!!!
I am a mother that last year my daughter got in trouble with the law and was so frightened since her charges just kept adding up for absolutely no reason. It was one of the most confusing cases. After lots of research , we hired Mr. Thomas Nagel as her lawyer. He was the most knowledgeable in criminal case that gave me the comfort that I needed at that time, he was always there for her , worked so hard with all his heart and passion to help his client and deliver the justice !!! I recomment indefinitely to whomever is seeking justice or any kind of help in criminal law, he is your lawyer!
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Posted by Jesse | January 4, 2017
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Great lawyer
Tom, thank you very very much for representing me. You did and exceptional job and very happy with results and quality of work you did. I would not hesitate to refer you to friends or anyone. You were very respectful and timely as well as genuine. It's very hard to find lawyers like you these days and you should feel proud to carry your position and the work you do. Best of luck with life and all you do. Thank you again for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent criminal attorney
Tom, I can't thank you enough for what you did for my son. You told me from the start that you would be able to get my son off without jail time or a trial; I found it hard to hope for given the severity of the charges, but that's exactly what you did. My son's life has changed for the better as a result of this, not just because he is a free man but also because he is now on a positive path that he is committed to continuing for the rest of his life. I can't thank you enough. C. L.
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Posted by Jasmine | December 14, 2016
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Best Choice
Mr. Nagel was knowledgeable and agressive with actions he knew would help me tremendously. My tickes were reduced and Nagel fought for me to keep my license, which I did! Things worked out well for me just as Nagel said it would. I feel Nagel was the best choice for me due to his court relationships and years of experience.
Posted by BW | December 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney, expert handling of case
Tom was an excellent attorney, patient and knowledgeable for what turned out to be an extremely lengthy process. Tom was available, easy to communicate with, and gave honest input, information, and advice for a case that was stretched well beyond what could be considered normal. He represented me and my case for two years while the process and details were resolved for what should have been a simple routine case, and I could not recommend a better attorney to represent you.
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Posted by Morningstar sendra | October 21, 2016
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Best ever
If ur looking for a criminal lawyer uve found the best... He is amazing very respectful.. He gets the job done... My experience with him has been the best... There are no words to express how great of a person he is... U need a lawyer pick him...look no where else.. He will give u peace a mind... He does the impossible... Thanks tom for everything uve done n everything u will get done... Truly from the bottom pf my heart thank u so much...
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2016
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Thank you! Thank you!
Tom, I can truly can not find the words to express how grateful I am to have you as my lawyer and friend. You never ever let me down even if was 2am in the morning and you still answered your phone. You were always there for me giving the support I never knew a lawyer could. Anyone would be beyond foolish not to have you in their corner after doing something more foolish that got them in this spot where they needed to hire a lawyer. Every out come was better than the next due to your incredible relationships you have within this community. My life has completely done a 180 due to you and genuinely caring about my outcome and how it would effect my life in the future. I truly am beyond grateful to call you as my friend and one of the best lawyers in the city of Atlanta. Please know whoever reads this can stop looking for the best because you are reading about the BEST!!!! Tom, you are few and far between and I would not be on this positive path if it wasn't for you and your ability to to turn hopeless situations into outcomes that were life changing in the most positive way. Know that I am forever grateful for you and your determination to make sure walking into the courtroom that I would always walk out with a huge sigh of relief and more grateful that I had you on my side!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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Posted by Iris | July 1, 2016
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fabulous lawyer
Tom is such an experienced,considerate,intelligent,as well as an aggressive lawyer!! He always knew and understand what you are worrying about and what he should do next to reach the better result! He kept me informed of what was going on with my case, what my options were, and I got great result which is unbelievable! He did get my charge dismissed in the end.I think I won't have any problems in my immigration consequences. Can't express how I am grateful to him for his great help! I highly recommend him to those who are in great need of a best lawyer!
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Posted by Anthony | May 21, 2016
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Great Attorney
Tom always kept me informed of what was going on with my case, what what my options were, and I got great results, in a very timely manor, even when I was out of the state. Cant say enough good things about Tom, I highly recommend him.
Posted by Errol | April 20, 2016
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Forever greatful
Thomas Nagel is the best was in a accident that wasn't my fault yet because I am a trucker I was still sited. Thomas got the case dismissed. No points no ticket thanks Thomas for saving my livelihood....
Posted by Quantenique | January 11, 2016
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Amazing!
Mr. Nagel, represented me for a year. He's an amazing lawyer, he doesn't stop or quit. He's understanding & will work with you 100%. He got the charges on my case dropped which is wonderful. He know what he's doing.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2015
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Good Work
Hired Tom on behalf of a family member. Good experience all the way around. Prompt communication, knows the local system and players, good result.
Posted by Nermin Besic | October 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Mr Nagel saved me from getting deported. He represented me in DeKalb county and got my case resolved and I was very happy with the outcome. I am so thankful for him. I would recommend him 110%
Posted by Michelle | August 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Unmatched Professionalism, Competence, & Perseverance!
I was referred to Tom by one of his colleagues to handle a case involving an expungement of which my application had been denied twice within a five year period. I had successfully fulfilled the conditions of my pre-trial diversion which permitted eligibility for an expungement, yet I continued to receive denial. Upon our initial phone contact, I indicated that I was a licensed professional whose license was approaching renewal which may involve a background check. As requested, Tom identified the problem and expeditiously proceeded to resolve my case in a timely manner. Tom demonstrates superb rapport with DA's, judges, and Atlanta law enforcement, as well as exceptional collegial relationships. Additionally, during his explanations of the procedures for case resolution, he conversed in layman's terms, which aided in my comprehension of the legalities involved. Tom listened, not only to my legal issues, but also to my personal challenges that this issue had produced. It is quite difficult to locate an attorney who will "fight for you", and who also integrates empathy into his interactions. Tom IS that attorney! I recommend him regarding any criminal defense case! Thanks, Tom
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Thomas C. Nagel & Associates
  • 1993 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • King & King, PC, Atlanta, Ga
  • 1991 - 1993

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • THE STATE v. HARRISON. A95A0529. (216 Ga. App. 325) (453 SE2d 820)
  • The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court ruling and held the breath test was INADMISSABLE

Associations

  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Board Member - Laymans Lawyer Radio Show
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Leaders: Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell ALM
  • 2013
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell ALM
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Client Rating 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Attorney Admission
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • 1993
  • Attorney Admission
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • 1993
  • Attorney Admission
  • Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
  • 1993
  • "The Legal Elite: Georgia's Most Effective Lawyers"
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Peoples Law School
  • Arrested? What's next?
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I’ve known Tom Nagel for many years both professionally and personally. I highly endorse him as an attorney. He is diligent, dependable, extremely knowledgeable and proficient in his profession. Most importantly, he makes the client feel important. I highly endorse Tom Nagel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Tom. He is flat out hard working and highly ethical. He is an exceptional attorney and will work tirelessly to get his clients a good result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Tom for many years. He's a smart, effective, and aggressive lawyer who gets good results for his clients. He's very experienced and knowledgable, and anyone who hires him will be in excellent hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Nagel. I have referred him many cases over the years and the clients received excellent results in their cases. He is dedicated and hard working. He is an excellent lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referreda substantial number of criminal matters to Tom over the years. The folks I have referred have unanimously expressed their gratitude for Tom's expertise, efficiency, courtesy and personal regard for whatever they were having to go thru. I highly recommend Tom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tom Nagel for the better part of the last 20 years, and am very familiar with his law practice, having shared office space with him in the past. Tom is very conscientious, and dedicated to providing his clients with the very best legal representation. I have referred several cases to him over the years, knowing that my referrals would be in the very best of hands. In addition to his legal expertise, Tom over the years has become personally familiar with court personnel and procedure in the various jurisdictions of Metro Atlanta, and is able to apply this familiarity and knowledge to the client's benefit. I strongly endorse Mr. Nagel for any type of criminal defense representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Atlanta Criminal defense Lawyer Thomas Charles Nagel
Thomas Charles Nagel
Criminal defense Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 32 years
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