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Meet Nico

  • Juris Doctorate St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Former Magistrate Judge Bexar County
  • Special Prosecutor Bexar, Wilson, Medina & Karnes Counties
  • Adjunct Profressor St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Instructor SAPD Police Academy
  • Instructor AACOG Police Academy
  • "Rising Star" Texas Law And Politics Magazine (6 years)
  • "Best Lawyers" SA Scene Magazine

Biography

Native San Antonian Nicholas 'Nico' LaHood, as a result of his extensive legal and trial background and countless professional accomplishments and recognitions, has successfully established himself as a highly respected and revered attorney in the community. He has built a successful law practice with father, Michael LaHood and brother Marc LaHood. As a former special prosecutor for Bexar, La Salle, Wilson, Karnes and Medina counties, Nico built a reputation for hard work and a no-nonsense approach at trial. A philosophy embraced early in life, Nico has relied on integrity and ethics-based principles when working towards justice.

Accomplishments

Nico LaHood has been recognized by Law & Politics Magazine, as seen in Texas Monthly Super Lawyers edition, as a rising star in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. He is among the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state according to that publication. He has been recognized as one of the San Antonio legal community's rising stars by being featured in the 2007 edition of Scene In S.A. and has also been featured on FOX29's Legal Minds. He was elected as a board member of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and St. Mary's University Law School Alumni Association.

Personal

Nico is a graduate of Mount Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary school and also graduated from Central Catholic Marianist High School. He received B.A. in Finance and Financial Services from St. Mary's University and his J.D. degree from the St. Mary's School of Law. Nico's knowledge of the law was further broadened as a result of him advocating for the rights of his late brother, Michael LaHood, Jr. who was murdered. Nico fought unyieldingly for fairness and justice for his late brother and for his family. An event that shaped Nico's life significantly and that furthered his commitment and passion for seeking justice. Additionally, in his spare time, Nico stays active by training law enforcement officers and others in martial arts. He also stays active by working out and is an avid hunter. Nico's beloved immediate family includes wife Davida and three children Maya, Michael, and Leah.



- Nicholas "Nico" LaHood

Issues

Where We Start

Nico LaHood was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and is an integral part of the local community. He knows what the city needs and stands firmly behind his Campaign Platform – "Protecting our Children, Protecting our Community." Read more about Nico's campaign for District Attorney of Bexar County and the issues that matter to San Antonio.

The Current State of Bexar County

 

Sexual Abuse of Young Women

1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday.

Sexual Abuse of Young Men

1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday.

Nico LaHood's 5 Point Plan

Plan for strengthening prosecution and efficiency in the Bexar County DA's Office.

  1. True Case Management System
    • Merge intake and trial divisions so that "first chair" felony prosecutors have direct supervision over the cases that are being filed in their court from intake through trial or disposition.
    • Three prosecutors in misdemeanor court, rather than two, where the "first chair" misdemeanor prosecutor has felony experience in order to provide more experienced guidance to younger prosecutors.
    • Best Practices Study
  2. Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Divisions
    • These types of cases demand specialized training and experience.
    • Prosecutors assigned to these divisions will receive training in understanding and identifying medical and psychological issues in the cases as well as methods of working with forensic interviewers and medical personnel to prepare cases for trial.
    • Currently these types of cases are handled by the "Family Justice Division" which is also assigned adult domestic violence cases. While these offenses are no less serious and are a plague on our community as well, attorneys in the trial court division will be well equipped to effectively prosecute these cases.
  3. True collaboration from law enforcement and probation
    • Greater training and cross-training.
    • Open a two-way conduit for constructive criticism between law enforcement officers and prosecutors so that cases will be more effectively presented at trial.
    • A greater relationship with the probation office must be garnered in order to develop methods of ensuring that probation is an effective and efficient means of punishment and rehabilitation.
  4. Training with young prosecutors on how to evaluate a case
    • Trained to utilize the whole penal code to try cases.
    • Making a distinction between violent and non-violent crimes.
    • Making a distinction between substance abuse and dependency.
    • Trial Advocacy Program- The Bexar County DA's office will not be "out-lawyered".
    • Currently it is common for a prosecutor to be hired with no experience and placed immediately in a courtroom facing a docket full of cases with no prior training or guidance. This "learn as you go" approach is unacceptable.
  5. Performance Audit and Budget Review
    • Thoroughly study if all trial attorneys are fully utilized.
    • Fully exhaust all grant funding opportunities.
    • Full financial evaluation: Where is the DA's office wasting money.

Endorsements

Wide Community Support

Nico LaHood has made a positive impact on the San Antonio community and has garnered the respect of some of the city's most prestigious associations and of his colleagues, including city council members, senators, and Mayor Julian Castro. View the full list of Nico's La Hood's endorsements for District Attorney of Bexar County below.

San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association
San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association, are first responders, are taking an active role in connecting directly with our community in an effort to inform and educate all residents on the issues that will affect their overall safety and lives.
Bexar County Young Democrats
Bexar County Young Democrats are the voice and network for Democrats across Bexar County.
AFL-CIO
A national trade union center, the largest federation of unions in the United States, made up of fifty-seven national and international unions, together representing more than 11 million workers.
National Association of Letter Carriers Alamo Branch 421
An American labor union, representing non-rural letter carriers employed by the United States Postal Service. It was founded in 1889.
Bexar County Probation Officers
An association composed of members from the Bexar County actively involved with pretrial, probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both criminal and juvenile justice arenas.
Tim Duncan

San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker

San Antonio Spurs

Antonio Daniels

San Antonio Spurs

Former
Bruce Bowen

San Antonio Spurs

Retired
Justin Rodriguez

State Representative

Philip Cortez

State Representative

Jose Menendez

State Representative

Joaquin Castro

U.S. Congressman

Carlos Uresti

State Senator

Leticia Van De Putte

State Senator

Julian Castro

Mayor

Ray Lopez

City Councilman

Ray Saldana

City Councilman

Chris Medina

City Councilman

Diego Bernal

City Councilman

Rebecca Viagran

City Councilwoman

Contact

Let's Keep In Touch Bexar County

The Nico LaHood for District Attorney Campaign welcomes your questions and comments. For interviews, questions, comments, or to speak with a campaign representative please contact us using any of the methods below.

Campaign Headquarters
2718 Fredricksburg
San Antonio, Texas 78201
Mailing Address
1924 North Main Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Phone
(210) 209-5671

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Nicholas LaHood

For District Attorney