Nugent & Peterson is a law firm representing persons and companies under investigation for white-collar crimes and serious felonies.
Nugent & Peterson is a law firm representing persons and companies under investigation for white-collar crimes and serious felonies. Both lawyers are veterans of Foreman DeGeurin & Nugent, founded by the legendary Percy Foreman, where Mr. Nugent had practiced since 1985 and Ms. Peterson since 1999.
High Profile/Public Figure
State Criminal Cases
Federal Criminal Cases
Both Partners Ranked in : Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Nugent & Peterson is dedicated to providing clients with the flexibility, creativity, accessibility and discretion to win their cases. The firm delivers the highest standards of excellence to every client, and are committed. “We know that not only our personal reputations, but the freedom and even the lives of our clients are at stake in every matter, and that is a responsibility we fully accept,” says Paul Nugent. “We have always enjoyed direct control on every aspect of each case that comes to our firm. If someone has a criminal problem – whether it’s a corporate executive or a grandmother seeking help for her grandson – we want to be the people who take the call and have the flexibility and independence to accept interesting cases, even challenging ones that other firms might be reluctant to accept. That’s the philosophy I learned from Percy Foreman and the other colleagues I have been privileged to work with and it is an approach that my partner, Heather Peterson, shares.”
TO OUR CLIENTS
Nugent & Peterson is dedicated to providing clients with the experience, creativity, accessibility and discretion to win their cases. The firm delivers the highest standards of excellence to every client, and is fully committed — not just to winning, but winning with the most favorable terms possible for each of our clients.
A PROVEN RECORD
OF COURTROOM SUCCESS
Paul Nugent’s extensive history of winning criminal trials in state and federal court has earned him Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer honors every year since 2003. Since he joined with Heather Peterson to form Nugent & Peterson in 2011, the firm has become known for discreet and effective representation of companies and individuals charged with serious crimes. Recent victories include the high profile state court dismissal of murder-for-hire charges against a prominent attorney, and the dismissal of federal charges against a Houston businessman after a seven-year battle with the U.S. Department of Justice. Among his many honors, Nugent has been named Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association Lawyer of the Year.
Heather Peterson is a true trial lawyer who has been practicing criminal defense in state and federal court in the Houston area for over 20 years. She has successfully represented individual clients and companies in a broad array of jury trials from capital murders to complex white collar and environmental prosecutions. Heather has worked alongside many distinguished criminal defense greats including David Gerger, Rusty Hardin, Mike DeGeurin, Dan Cogdell and her long-time law partner, Paul Nugent. In her most recent victory this past fall, Heather successfully argued, at the conclusion of a 5-week jury trial, for a directed verdict of “not guilty” on behalf of the wrongfully accused plant manager of Arkema’s organic peroxide facility in Crosby, Texas.
700 Lousiana Street, Suite 2300
Houston, Texas 77002