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David W. Kiatta

Criminal defense Attorney at Sugar Land, TX

5.0   39 reviews
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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    All areas of criminal defense, including DWI, drugs, sexual assault, domestic violence, white collar fraud and federal offenses.

    34 years

  2. Sex crime
    50%
    Includes Sexual Assault, Indecency with a Child, Possesseion of Child Pornagraphy, Improper Relationship with a Student, Online Solicitation of a Minor and Sexual Assault of a Child.

    34 years

WINNING TRIAL EXPERIENCE. WHEN YOUR FREEDOM IS AT STAKE, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE COUNT. CHEAP, INEXPERIENCED AND FLASHY WON’T SAVE YOU.

David is board-certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Twenty six years ago David began his career as a prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. He remained there for seven years before moving on to his private practice.  His practice now represents federal and state criminal matters for individuals and corporations.

 

David has a very strong devotion to his family. He has a great amount of courtroom trial experience. He has worked on the opposite side of the docket from which he now practices. As a result, he readies his cases with the insight of how the government lawyers are likely to operate, respond, and evaluate cases

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020,2016,2014,2013
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David W. Kiatta

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kristina | May 17, 2013
I would not be where I am today without David Kiatta
I was facing my second DWI charge in Harris County when I met David Kiatta. I was looking at jail time and other severe punishment for my actions. Mr. Kiatta knew I needed help. He took it upon himself to get me into a rehabilitation facility. This was only the first step of many that David Kiatta took to help me. He convinced the judge that treatment was the best option for me and I was allowed to leave the state for three months. When I was finished with my treatment, Mr. Kiatta once again went above and beyond. My final sentencing in Harris County for DWI 2nd was time served and court fees. NO jail time, and NO probation.There is NO WAY I would be where I am today without David Kiatta. He will fight for your rights and he will work to get you what you deserve. He is an incredible attorney, mentor, and friend. He is still, to this day, an important part of my continuing recovery.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2013
David Kiatta is a great lawyer and a good friend
David is a great lawyer and is always available when I need him.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TOP-NOTCH
David Kiatta is easily the best lawyer you can ask for, an incredibly wise, honest, understanding, and caring man. If you're looking for an attorney for your case call David ASAP, he will help you like you are family. David did me a huge favor by getting my case dismissed and even more after that. Thank you Mr. Kiatta!!!
Posted by Joshua | May 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
"The Best"
Unbelievable representation, very professional and efficient, Old fashioned kinda Attorney. Need more of these Attorneys he actually cares and is knowledgeable about what ever problem you got. Thank you David Kiatta.
Posted by MJ | August 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
7 CASES DISMISSED AT AT ONCE! HE IS YOUR GUY!
DAVID KIATTA IS THE BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AND ONE OF MY MOST TRUSTED FRIENDS! He has handled all my cases and had gotten dismissed! I had 2 misdemeanors, and 2 felony cases in Fort Bend, 1 felony case in Harris County, 1 misdemeanor and 1 felony case in Galveston County. 7 CASES ALL DISMISSED WHICH HE HANDLED ALL AT ONE TIME!!!! WHO CAN DO THAT??? NO OTHER THAN DAVID KIATTA! He is GENUINE, UNDERSTANDING, HONEST, RELIABLE and a FAMILY man! I was struggling with addiction and he was there for me as a great friend and attorney. He still continues to check up on me to make sure everything is going well. If it were not for him I would have been in jail, lost my children and lost my license to practice. HE IS MY MIRACLE! SO please do not look for anyone ELSE besides DAVID because I guarantee you he will DELIVER AND SET YOU FREE!!!
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Posted by Emily | May 29, 2020
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Blessed with the best
If you’re in a bind, David Kiatta is the man for the job. David is hardworking, thoughtful, and determined to bring justice to your case. He has been so accommodating to me and will fight to help you no matter what. Thank you Mr. Kiatta!
Posted by Christian | April 24, 2020
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Looking out for the little guy
Mr. Kiatta saved my life from a mistake I made as a thoughtless young adult. He fought for me and treated me as family, worked with me around my schedule. My life wouldn’t be on the track and this path if it wasn’t for him. He’s a blessing and the right man to have on your side.
Posted by Fran | February 19, 2020
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Best Attorney
David worked so hard on my case. He got all charges against me dismissed. I would use him again if I’m ever charged with a crime.
Posted by Tanveer | January 13, 2020
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Excellent Service
David took all my criminal cases and helped me beat them. He is through and helpful. Caring yet stern. Always there when needed.
Posted by SLYKA | November 24, 2019
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DUI
WAS CHARGED W/ A DUI BACK IN DEC 18 - CONSULTED AND HIRED ATTORNEY D. KIATTA - HAD TO GO TO COURT 6 -7 TIMES WAITING ON THE SHERIFF'S VIDEOS - CASE WAS FINALLY DISMISSED IN NOV 19 DUE TO LACK OF EVIDENCE TO PROSECUTE - WAS A LONG ROAD BUT YOU HAVE TO STAY THE COURSE AND BE PATIENT... SOMETHING I AM NOT !!!
Posted by Wendy | February 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Tremendously Helpful
I was accused of a hit & run that didn't happen. From the beginning, David was extremely helpful with helping me navigate the booking process & secure a bond. For the next 1.5 years he represented me as my case made it through the legal system and the charges were ultimately dismissed. Very thankful for David's advice & recommendations throughout entire process!
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Posted by John | February 6, 2019
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Amazing lawyer
Me Kiatta is an amazing lawyer was able to get my case dismissed after plenty of long and dedicated hours. He even set up his own program to help keep me in line with what was being asked of him. If ever in need of a lawyer Mr Kiatta should be your first option an amazing guy with a strong will to help others thanks again Mr Kiatta
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2018
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When you need a champion, a "David" not afraid of Goliath, call Kiatta!
This attorney deserves more than five stars, the number of the stars in the Harris County night skies might come close. He's that good. My son was facing serious allegations that had the potential to severely limit his relationship with his young son in the short term and long term. Ultimately, the charges filed could have resulted in loss of employment, freedom and access to a young child. It was a frightening prospect for this mother and grandmother, but somehow, by God's grace, my son was referred to David Kiatta, who answered his call, and responded with confident, faith based professionalism and extraordinary skill and commitment. His dedicated efforts brought about a successful DISMISSAL of the charges, and I recently told him that after my son's first interview with him, I was pleased to observe that not only was it obvious he (Kiatta) was a Christian, but it was equally obvious he wouldn't be hesitant to flip a few tables in the hallowed halls of justice for the very cause of justice! Not sure how many he had to flip, but a dedicated new daddy and his baby boy, my grandson, will get to continue making many happy memories together because of David Kiatta. You can trust this man to do his very best to protect your life, your children's lives and their futures. He has earned my lifetime respect and appreciation. My son had two powerhouses present in court with him, a God that hears prayer, and David Kiatta, a friend of God! You can trust both of them.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2018
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Extremely helpful and caring!
I reached out to Mr. Kiatta via Avvo and he got back to me relatively quickly. He’s very professional, took his time to help answer all of my questions and provided me with very useful info. Although I don’t need his services, I will be sure to provide his contact info to anyone I know that will need a defense attorney that really seems to take the time with someone and who cares! Thank you again Mr. Kiatta!
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2017
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What A Guy! Most heinous allegations ever and he was there for us the entire time
When custody battles go wrong they can turn into criminal battles, and before i knew it, i am answering questions to police about allegedly committing the most heinous acts against a person. It amazes me the lengths of lies and darkness people will go to just to destroy another person. I had started losing hope in the system and humanity in general and realized that there is nothing that i can do to make things better on my own when fighting a barrage of lies that only has one purpose, to destroy me and my new spouse and get people locked away in jail for a long time. I talked with several attorneys around town and my own brother is even an attorney, but when i talked with David Kiatta, he just seemed to understand and listen to everything that i said and after our first consultation i already had some ease of mind. He was there for me through this entire process and went above and beyond what he was hired to do. After it is all said and done, i got to know him and wow, what a great guy! Thanks just don't say enough when someone is there for us like this through one of the most stressful and insane times of our lives. It's not just him though, it's the incredible network of people that he knows and that's how i got recommended to him...from another local attorney. What A Guy!
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Posted by SMHunt | July 3, 2017
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David Kiatta
David has been instrumental in helping me not only in my legal matters but with my personal life as well. I was struggling with addicition at the time I had met David (DWI and POM), and he referred me to La Hacienda in Hunt Tx. Since then my life has changed dramatically. I have lost 30 pounds, stopped drinking and using and have developed stronger ties with family and real friends. I am working on developing a strong relationship with Christ as well. As I was in recovery , David handled all my court dates so I could just focus on getting better. He has given me an opportunity to get my case dismissed and start a new chapter in my life. My family and I are grateful to have been referred to David. I highly recommend this man to help you with any legal issue.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2017
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Injury to a child - Fort Bend County
David persevered against difficult prosecutors and affected my release. He is a very competent and effective criminal attorney.
Posted by Chris | May 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A Christmas i'll never forget
0430 25 Dec. Christmas morning in Fort Bend, Texas, a young man decided to steal from me. I saw him breaking in on my security cameras. I addressed the issue and the burglar. I am a Black man in Texas. Even with footage from my surveillance cameras and being well within the requirements of the castle doctrine, (this happened between dusk and dawn, and on property under my control) I still needed an attorney. From the moment I first spoke with Attorney Kiatta he was respectful and empathetic. He made me feel as though he understood my fear as well as made me comfortable. He also expertly explained the process and kept me up to date as the case progressed. Attorney Kiatta was always reasonably available. When I would call and he was unavailable he’d text right back saying “I’LL CALL YOU RIGHT BACK…!!” or something to that effect and he did. He sat outside my murder grand jury hearing and was the first person I saw when I walked out. (Defense Attorneys aren't allowed in the court during a grand jury hearing) No Bill!!!! I’m beyond thankful for this generous man. This man is so much better than the $10/mo insurance offered at your CHL/LTC class. He provides top notch service. My family and I are grateful. I will remember Attorney Kiatta every Christmas. Thank you sir!
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Posted by Leila | December 5, 2016
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BEST ATTORNEY EVER!!!
David was able to get my felony drug possession case dismissed completely. In a months time. I only had to go to court one time. This man is AMAZING!! You can tell in the first few minutes of speaking with him how smart this man is. I hope I never need him again but I am so glad that I know he is there. If anyone I know ever needs a lawyer this is the man!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2016
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Excellent attorney - Cases dismissed!
My fiancé was facing a felony DWI charge and we didn’t know where to turn. We were highly recommended to David Kiatta by a family, attorney friend. Right from the start he took charge and handled every aspect of the legal issues. I have never had someone go out of their way and treat us the way that David Kiatta did. He treated us as if we were family and he genuinely cared about helping us. During this time my fiancé received 2 more convictions. David went out of his way to help us without even having to ask. He was always there when we needed him whether in person, email, or a phone call. All of the charges, including the felony DWI were dropped! I honestly do not think anyone else could have gotten this outcome. David Kiatta is an honest, man of God who genuinely cares about the people he represents. He also really knows his way around a court room and everyone loves him. Because of him we were given a fresh, new start at life. This would have never happened without his help, guidance, and hard work. I wish I could give him more than 5 stars. We will never be able to repay him for everything he has done for us.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Firm of David Kiatta
  • 1996 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 1990 - 1996

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Texas Tech University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • St. Thomas High School, Houston, Texas
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. R.B.
  • Jury Verdict of Not Guilty
  • State of Texas v. SB- Harris County
  • Jury verdict of Not Guilty
  • State of Texas v. CH; Harris County
  • Jury verdict of Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2000 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 1999 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Member
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • 2003
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (18)
Endorse David
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known David for many years. He is extremely smart and creative but what sets him apart from his peers is that he works so tirelessly for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with David over the years on a number of criminal cases. We have represented co-defendants and have also served as co-counsel together. I would not hesitate in recommending David to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
White collar crime Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David and I have worked together on complex federal White Collar litigation. His knowledge and experience are a valuable asset to any client or defense team!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a great lawyer and is always classy. I have gone to trial against him and he is an awesome advocate. He fights for his clients and never gives in to the state. Any client would be lucky to have a lawyer of this caliber. endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a well-respected and talented criminal defense attorney. He is a boon to the defense bar as well as each of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Friend
"I have seen David in action as a criminal defense lawyer. His experience as a prosecutor provides valuable information he can use to help a client face the state and federal government and all its power. He's a good lawyer to have on your side. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Kiatta is by far one of the most dedicated, hard-fighting, never -surrendering attorneys that I know. He and I have worked on several cases together and I am amazed at his knowledge base and tactical skills that benefits his clients from beginning to end. I highly endorse David and recommend him to anyone facing a challenge to their liberty."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David works hard for his clients and is very well considered in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David has distinguished himself as one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in Houston. I first came to know of him by reputation about ten years ago. Since then, I have remained impressed by his ability to routinely obtain outstanding results for his clients in both State and Federal Courts. As a result of his experience, skill and integrity, he has earned the respect of judges, prosecutors and fellow defense lawyers. David is Board Certified in Criminal Law. I regularly turn to him for answers to complex questions of criminal procedure and trial strategy. When a potential client contacts my office in need of assistance for a serious criminal defense matter outside my area of expertise (Murder, Sexual Assault, Possession Child Pornography, FEDERAL Crimes), David is the lawyer I advise them to contact. David has earned my trust and respect, He is worthy of yours as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an outstanding attoney. I have known David for more years that either one of us would like to admit. I have observed him in the courtroom on a regular basis and know him to be a true advocate for his clients. David is the fighter you want in your corner. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being charged with a crime, David should be on your short list of lawyers to hire."
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Sugar Land Criminal defense Lawyer David W. Kiatta
David W. Kiatta
Criminal defense Attorney
Sugar Land, TX
Licensed for 33 years
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