Nicole Hochglaube is an experienced criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer handling state and federal criminal matters at all phases from investigation through trial and post conviction and parole. Nicole currently serves as an officer in the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She also enjoys her service as TCDLA’s Strike Force Co-Chair and more recently as the Covid Task Force Committee’s Co-Chair. She has also served the criminal law bar nationally in her capacity former board member with NACDL, through committee work currently in Membership, Covid Response, White Collar, the Women in Criminal Defense Committee and through service on the Fourth Amendment Center. She is also a member of Women in White Collar Criminal Defense and Association of Women Attorneys. She has also served as Houston Bar Association's Criminal Law and Procedure Section Chair, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association Board Member, Criminal Defense Lawyers Project Board Member, former President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association and through involvement in Inns of Court. She has been honored with a variety of awards and recognition including, TCDLA’s President’s Recognition on multiple occasions, HCCLA’s President's Award an in a variety of legal publications. She has been selected by Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer for over a decade and her firm has the highest rating, AV, given by the legal directory Martindale-Hubbell. She served as a prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney's Office from 1994 through 2002, which included substantial work in the Public Integrity Unit prosecuting law enforcement officers and public officials. She has been in private practice as a criminal defense lawyer since 2002. Her experience and knowledge have earned her the respect of her clients, colleagues and the judiciary.
Her successful handling of cases ranging from the complex and those of national notoriety to the more discrete have earned her a national reputation as a go to lawyer for criminal and legal matters large and small. After several years’ recognition individually and of her law firm by U.S. News and World Reports for inclusion on the Best Lawyers in America list, she was selected by Best Lawyers as 2017’s Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense for the Houston area. She proudly assisted as an Associate Producer for the documentary film An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story. As Co-Chair of The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s Strike Force, providing assistance and representation to criminal defense lawyers across the state facing persecution in the course of representation of the accused, she strongly believes aggressive advocacy involves integrity and extreme preparation. Her hard work for her clients nets positive outcomes and, for this reason, she is trusted legal advisor to many, including fellow attorneys or public officials facing criminal accusations and legal complications. Her reputation for excellence among her peers, opponents and the judiciary has earned her the ability to serve her clients, from the most high profile to the everyday, hard-working citizen accused, well by helping them achieve the best possible results. She can often be seen in her role as legal analyst on major national networks.
Nicole is licensed in Texas and in multiple federal courts including the Southern District of Texas, the Western District of Texas, the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Columbia, the Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.