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Nancy Nemer

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Nancy Nemer, Austin Criminal Attorney

Attorney Nancy Nemer brings almost two decades’ worth of experience as a prosecutor in Texas’ criminal justice system to our team, where she uses that inside edge to provide hard-hitting and effective criminal defense counsel. She sees her time as a prosecutor as a unique tool and key to her success as a defense attorney—she knows how prosecutors think, and she can use that knowledge to effectively counter their arguments and put the law to work for those who are facing accusations.

A Texas native, Ms. Nemer completed her undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a B.A. in Business. While she was working as a stock broker, she had an experience that would change her life. A close friend was involved in a relationship that involved domestic violence. After walking her through the process of prosecuting her abuser, she decided that she wanted to help women pursue the justice they deserve and pursue a career as a prosecutor. Whe went back to school at the University of Texas School Of Law and graduated three years later.

She began her career as a prosecutor in the Protective Order Court of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office before transferring to the Neuces County District Attorney’s Office, where she was assigned to the 319th District Court as the Senior Felony Prosecutor. She tried a wide variety of cases in this position, including capital, first, and second-degree cases. After trying over 40 jury trials and 10 more trials to the Court, she went to work for the Office of the Attorney General, specializing in violent crimes. She tried 10 more jury trials, plus a handful more to the Court.

She is particularly proud of her work in State of Texas v. Crispin Harmel, which was tried out of Williamson County in 2009. The first District Attorney declined to take the case due to a lack of evidence, while the second District Attorney opted to try the case, but it was ultimately unsuccessful and declared a mistrial for prosecutorial misconduct. Finally, the case came to her and she ultimately succeeded in May 2018, when Crispin Harmel was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

After 10 years at the Attorney General’s Office, she resigned to move to the other side of the aisle, providing equal time and care to alleged defendants.

Prior Employment

  • Assistant Attorney General V, Criminal Prosecutions Division – Texas Attorney General’s Office
  • Nueces County District Attorney
  • Dallas County Criminal District Attorney
  • Law Clerk – Public Integrity Unit


  • J.D. – University of Texas School of Law (1998)
    • Criminal Law and Litigation
  • B.B.A. – University of Texas at Austin (1990)
    • Business

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice in Texas

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