David Nacht has tried over 30 cases with his most recent victory in the spring of 2013 in federal court. Mr. Nacht's most recent civil trial verdict was in 2013. In June 2012, in Muskegon County, Michigan in the case of Crosby v. Michigan Department...
David Nacht has tried over 30 cases with his most recent victory in the spring of 2013 in federal court. Mr. Nacht's most recent civil trial verdict was in 2013. 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 five years. Mr. Nacht routinely negotiates settlement and severance agreements. In 2017, he negotiated a settlement for a client for over six million dollars.
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. Mr. Nacht is also AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell. 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.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started: