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Nicholas Ryan Poehl

Criminal defense Attorney at Kemah, TX

5.0   7 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Nicholas

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I've been interested in criminal law since working as a police dispatcher during high school. To me, criminal law has always felt the most like real law, because of the impact it has on real people. I enjoy spending my time in a courtroom, and I live to argue. I've served as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, so I understand criminal law from both sides of the table.

I place a premium on placing my client's in the best situation to resolve their issues. I will counsel you every step of the way, and you will know you're getting the best possible resolution to your problem.


Top Contributor 2017,2012
Top Contributor
2017 2012


The Poehl Law Firm, PLLC


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have asked for better results very straightforward.
Great lawyer did his job I couldn't have asked for more
Posted by DGM | March 13, 2015
DWI Defense 110%
Nick has been their for us from day 1. Responsive, helpful and knows the law. Our confidence in Nick is beyond reproach. If you are facing a DWI charge Nick is you man 110%. It's been almost 3 yrs and Nick is still front and center and working daily on the case.
Posted by Ashley | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nick Poehl
Very satisfied with my experience with Nick Poehl, very responsive, and always punctual. I highly recommend him.
Response from Nicholas Poehl March 26, 2019
So glad we could help, and thank you!
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Man of His Word
I recently contacted Mr. Poehl regarding a DUI 1st (and only) conviction from years ago that an attorney completely UNaffiliated with Nicholas Poehl's practice handled back in 2013. I had failed to receive, from my previous attorney, the Order of Interlock Removal signed by the Judge in Harris County Criminal Courts once my case was closed. I couldn't remove the breathalyzer from my vehicle until I had obtained this signed paperwork, as it would be illegal if I did so. When I contacted Mr. Poehl, as recently as 1 month ago (almost 2 years after my case was deemed inactive), he was more than happy to help. By the end of that very week, as promised, Mr. Poehl had my Interlock Order signed by the Judge and in his hands for me to pick up. He has definitely proved himself to be an attorney that gets things done, and his professionalism and willingness to assist with such a simple matter really made a great impression on me. I would completely recommend attorney Nicholas Poehl to anyone who may be going through the stress, confusion, and uncertainty of a criminal charge.
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Posted by Kim | March 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My case was dismissed! My attorney took call after call from me week after week, I was a nervous wreck while my case was pending, but Nick kept me grounded and didn't let me settle for less then a dismissal!
Response from Nicholas Poehl March 18, 2017
Thank you for the review! It was a pleasure to help you!
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great defense
Nobody likes the idea of having to hire a defense lawyer, but if you need to, THIS IS WHO YOU NEED. Mr Poehl was very personable and knowledgeable. He kept me informed and was at my disposal at all times. Turned a seemingly hopeless situation around for me. I'm grateful for all the hard work that he put in, and although I hope I never need to hire an attorney again, if I do, he will definitely be at my side again! Thank you so much Mr Poehl!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2013
Outstanding lawyer, great drug offense lawyer, Very Pleased!
Facing 10yrs + on possession methamphetamine 4gs End results 4yrs with time credited very pleased and happy. My life would be over without Nick Poehls help. Great criminal lawyer kept me posted with updates and soothed worries. Honest and upfront he doesn't sugar coat and gets the results he promises!
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • The Poehl Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Goldsberry & Associates, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Laird ~ Valdez, LLP
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Assistant Criminal District Attorney
  • Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • University of Texas School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 2006
  • University of Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • "The Boy in the Box"
  • Not Guilty on all counts.
  • State v. D.G.M.
  • Not Guilty


  • Galveston County Bail Bond Board
  • Defense Attorney Representative
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Galveston County Juvenile Justice Cruise
  • Working with Prosecutors
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Nicholas
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Nick while we were both prosecutors. Any criminal defendant would be will served by Nick's unique insight, extensive experience and devotion to criminal justice."
Violent crime Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Nicholas "Nick" Poehl is a zealous advocate for his clients. Any defendant that hires him can rest assured that their constitutional rights are well defended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nicholas is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Nick for several years now. I cannot think of a lawyer who is more dedicated to his clients than Nick. If you are facing criminal charges in Galveston County, you would do well to have Nick on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicholas is a very skilled lawyer who I have seen achieve some pretty remarkable results over the years. Nick is not afraid to stand up and defend his clients even when faced with pretty challenging courts and ADAs. There is a reason I call the man "Not Guilty Nicky"....he has earned it. If I were to find myself or a family member in a bind, I would not hesitate to call Nick."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. I've handled cases against Nick when I was a prosecutor, as fellow defense attorneys, as well as trying cases together. Nick is very intelligent and quick on his feet, both very useful skills in the court room. He is compassionate about his clients, and the numerous positive results show that. Nick is quite simply a great lawyer and an asset to the defense bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nick Poehl is quite simply a fighter. When I was a prosecutor, I didn't enjoy my cases against Mr. Poehl. He constantly found holes in the police work when I mistakenly thought it was solid. He always protected his clients rights. I also had the privilege of trying several cases against Mr. Poehl and both the juries and judges love him. He is a well-respected member of the defense bar by fellow private practitioners and prosecutors alike. I wouldn't hesitate to send my friends and family to Mr. Poehl if they were to make a mistake requiring his services. I fully endorse this lawyer and am honored to be a part of the defense bar with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nick is a great litigator and a solid resource on all areas of criminal defense. He has a solid academic and litigation background - and wins difficult cases! His personality and perseverance are unparalleled. I've worked with him representing co-defendants and we've also had cases as opposing counsel. I would recommend Nick without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great mind, passionate about protecting his client's rights, and an excellent communicator. I highly recommend Mr. Poehl."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Nick is an awesome attorney who gets amazing results for his criminal clients. He can guide anyone accused of a crime through the process and make life as simple as possible given the often difficult circumstances."
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Kemah Criminal defense Lawyer Nicholas Ryan Poehl
Nicholas Ryan Poehl
Criminal defense Attorney
Kemah, TX
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available