San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers

Nicholas "Nico" Lahood

Former Bexar County District Attorney

Nicholas 'Nico' LaHood

Nicholas “Nico” LaHood, former Bexar County District Attorney, is a San Antonio native with over 16 years of experience as an effective Criminal Defense attorney and high-level prosecutor.

During his tenure as the Bexar Country District Attorney, Nico managed and lead a legal team of over 500 members.

He attended St. Mary’s University, where he earned his B.A. in Finance and Financial Services before moving on to receive his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s School of Law.

Upon earning his Juris Doctorate and becoming certified by the State Bar of Texas, LaHood remained in San Antonio becoming known as one of the top DWI/Criminal Defense lawyers in the state. In his twelve years prior to being elected as the Bexar County District Attorney in 2014, Nico also served as a Magistrate Judge for Bexar County, held a position as an adjunct professor at St. Mary's School of Law, and served as a special prosecutor for several neighboring counties. He also taught at various local police academies, including the SAPD Academy and the Alamo Area Counsel of Governments.

His passion for giving back to the community has led him to appear as a guest speaker at universities, community colleges, grade schools, middle schools, and high schools, seeking to educate young adults and our youth about the justice system and its laws.

Upon serving his term as the DA, Nico and his managing partner Jay Norton, founded LaHood Norton Law Group, PLLC. Along with their team of former prosecutors, they bring over 70 years of combined experience as both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys to the firm.

Nico, a man of faith and family, values family above everything. He enjoys being active in his Church and spending time with his family and loved ones. His hobbies include fitness, martial arts, hunting, and shooting.

Standing up for the accused and the defenseless, Nico and his team are ready to fearlessly defend your rights.

Memberships and Recognition

  • Board Member for Child Safe San Antonio
  • Board Member the Bexar County Family Justice Center
  • Board Member Rape Crisis Center
  • Recognized in Politics Magazine
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyers edition, as a “Rising Star” in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010

Education

  • St. Mary’s School of Law | Juris Doctorate
  • St. Mary’s University | B.A. in Finance and Financial Services

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