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David A. Nacht

Employment and labor Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   5 reviews

also known as NachtLaw, P.C>

  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 10 years
    Massachusetts - MA 31 years
    Michigan - MI 31 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    7%

  2. Civil rights
    7%

  3. Contracts and agreements
    7%

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    7%

  5. Criminal defense
    7%
    When you feel like you’re under attack, it’s important to have a powerful attorney in your corner who knows what it takes to win. Aggressive representation for all crimes with over 20 years of experience.

    32 years

  6. Education
    7%
    Representing students and faculty in a broad range of education matters including but not limited to: Title IX defense, academic integrity investigations, misconduct, criminal matters, employment law matters, discrimination and more.

    32 years

  7. Employee benefits
    7%

  8. Employment and labor
    7%
    Employees do not have to tolerate unlawful employment discrimination or harassment at work. At Nacht Law we protect the rights and interests of employees. If you have encountered unlawful discrimination in the workplace, such as race discrimination or gender discrimination, come to our offices to discuss your legal rights with an experienced employment lawyer.

    32 years

  9. Federal crime
    7%
    A federal court case puts you against the U.S. government. With endless resources at their fingertips. You need a team of federal criminal lawyers who have a powerful court presence and decades of experience. You need us.

    32 years

  10. Lawsuits and disputes
    7%

  11. Litigation
    7%

  12. Partnership
    7%

  13. Sexual harassment
    7%

  14. White collar crime
    7%

  15. Other
    2%

David Nacht has tried numerous cases and his most recent victories include:

Successfully defending the accused in multiple investigations of executives, physicians, professors, employees, and students resulting in findings of no wrongdoing or slap on the wrist punishment. These cases include Title IX, fraud, embezzlement, academic integrity.


Obtaining financial settlements for dozens of executives, physicians, health care professionals, and employees in the past two years who were wrongfully terminated for a variety of reasons such discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, FMLA violations.


Prevailing in two felony criminal cases that resulted in dismissals in 2019.


Making new law for the rights of students who are accused of misconduct in Michigan in a federal lawsuit.


Making new law in federal court expanding the right to go to trial on a mixed motive theory of discrimination in a case of national origin and religious discrimination in 2018.


Winning a property dispute in the middle of trial in Washtenaw County circuit court in 2018.


Obtaining a settlement after trial for a woman mistreated at the Canadian border and also negotiating a settlement for a client for over six million dollars in 2017.


In June 2012, in Muskegon County, Michigan in the case of Crosby v. Michigan Department of Corrections a civil jury awarded a judgment of $390,000.


In criminal cases, Mr. Nacht has obtained multiple not guilty verdicts and several settlements of no incarceration for guilty pleas in felony matters in the past several years.


Mr. Nacht routinely negotiates non-compete agreements, executive compensation packages, physician and medical group contracts, settlement, and severance agreements.


Mr. Nacht obtains dozens of five-figure settlements and many six-figure settlements for his clients in negotiation and litigation each year.

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 Hubbell, the highest rating for lawyers by lawyers, has been named a "Million Dollar Advocate" and also has been named to the 2011 thru 2018 editions of Michigan Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. 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, criminal 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 and numerous other Federal Courts. 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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Location

NachtLaw, PC
501 N Avis Dr
Ste 3
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
NachtLaw, PC
401 South Old Woodward Avenue
Suite 460
Birmingham, MI, 48009
NachtLaw, P.C.
1715 Indian Wood Circle
Suite 200
Maumee, OH, 43537
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Reviews

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Posted by Chiarina | June 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
'No words' to express the positive impact of his knowledge and patient consideration.
I called Attorney Nacht for direction with a complicated legal issue. He had no jurisdiction in the state in which I needed help. But he patiently listened, and then spent considerable time searching out and connecting me with an A1 attorney who specialized in the area of law needed and in the state needed. He took time to contact a a senior and knowledgeable attorney he knew in that state, and then got back with me with a recommendation of someone who 'hung the moon in the sky' as it related to my needs, legal grounds and representation. She accomplished in less than 7 weeks, what several (5) attorneys I spoke with said was unlikely to be achieved. My respect and appreciation of Attorney Nacht is matchless. He got me to the solution I needed.
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Response from David Nacht June 14, 2018
Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Impressive
We found ourselves in an emergency situation, and despite his insanely busy schedule, he met with us in less than 48 hours! Very down to earth, easygoing, has an extremely calming effect on people who are in difficult, stressful situations! Very smart, knowledgeable, gives great advices, friendly, cooperating, helpful staff! Professionalism at glance! I would recommend Mr. David Nacht to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Review
Mr. Nacht and his team are exceptional. They were kind when I was stressed, patient, and incredibly professional. Mr. Nacht gave me sound advice and negotiated on my behalf. I would recommend this firm and Mr. Nacht without reservation.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney and Client Services
David Nacht provided outstanding legal expertise and support to me as did his very capable staff. If you are seeking an employment attorney who gets results I highly recommend David and his team.
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Review for David Nacht
David Nacht was very helpful and responsive to my needs in a difficult employment situation. I found that he was very knowledgeable and ultimately helped provide a positive outcome for me. I was fortunate to have had his expertise and I would highly recommend him.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 260-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • NachtLaw
  • 1996 - Present
  • Firm Founder, Attorney
  • NachtLaw, P.C.
  • 1900 - Present
  • Attorney
  • •Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Clerk
  • •Federal District Judge, Stewart Newblatt, Eastern District of Michigan
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Staff Member
  • •Former U.S. Senator John Glenn, Senate Governmental Affairs Committee
  • 1987 - 1989
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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Harvard University
  • AB
  • 1987
  • Harvard College
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Title IX, Fraud, Embezzlement, Academic Integrity
  • Successful Defense
  • Severance Negotiations, Non-Compete Agreements
  • Successful Defense
  • Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Retaliation
  • Successful Defense

Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Employment Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer's
  • dbusiness - Detroit's Premier Business Journal, Criminal Defense
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms
  • U. S. News - Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
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Ann Arbor Employment and labor Lawyer David A. Nacht
David A. Nacht
Employment and labor Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 31 years