Who We Are
Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer is a federal criminal defense law firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas that represents clients nationwide. Our firm is led by senior attorneys Dr. Nick Oberheiden and James Bell, and we have a nationwide network of federal defense lawyers who provide representation in federal investigations, grand jury proceedings, and trials across the country. Many of our lawyers previously worked as government attorneys and prosecutors at the DOJ and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and we also provide our clients with access to non-lawyer defense consultants who previously served as Special Agents, Supervisory Special Agents, and Special Agents in Charge with the FBI, DEA, and several other federal agencies.
About Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden has more than a decade of experience representing clients in high-stakes federal cases. He has represented clients in investigations involving all major federal law enforcement agencies, and he has defended clients in federal criminal trials involving allegations ranging from criminal conspiracy to healthcare fraud. Dr. Oberheiden is licensed to practice in multiple federal jurisdictions across the country, and he regularly appears on national media outlets as a guest commentator on federal criminal defense matters. Clients ranging from licensed professionals to public figures trust Dr. Oberheiden when their reputation, finances, and freedom are on the line.
Meet Dr. Oberheiden, Founding Attorney.
About James Bell
James Bell is widely regarded as one of the most-accomplished trial lawyers of his generation. He is well known for his ability to negotiate favorable out-of-court results for his clients, and he has earned a nationwide reputation for his innovative approach to trial representation. Mr. Bell teaches his techniques to other lawyers nationwide, and other lawyers frequently engage Mr. Bell to assist with taking their clients’ cases to court. Whether you are under investigation and you need to fend off federal charges, or you are facing charges and you need to fight to avoid a life-altering guilty verdict at trial, you can rely on Mr. Bell to protect you.
Meet James Bell, Senior Partner.
Our Nationwide Network of Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers (Including Former Federal Prosecutors) and Former Federal Law Enforcement Agents
In order to provide defense representation to clients across the country, we have established a nationwide network of federal criminal defense lawyers and defense consultants who are available as needed. The federal criminal defense lawyers in our network include former U.S. Attorneys, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and DOJ prosecutors, and our defense consultants previously worked in high-ranking positions with offices and agencies including:
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations (IRS CI)
- S. Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DOD OIG)
- S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (DHHS OIG)
- S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (DOJ OIG)
- S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
What Do You Need to Know about Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer?
If you are under federal investigation or facing federal charges, the defense attorneys and former federal agents at Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer can protect you regardless of the allegations against you, regardless of the current status of your case, and regardless of where you are located. Here are five reasons why you should contact us immediately:
1. We Have Deep Experience on Both Sides of High-Stakes Federal Criminal Cases
With a nationwide network of attorneys that includes former U.S. Attorneys, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and DOJ prosecutors, we offer our clients deep insights based on extensive experience on both sides of high-stakes federal criminal cases. Our former federal agents offer additional crucial insights for clients that are facing federal investigations targeted all types of alleged criminal activity.
2. Our Federal Defense Lawyers and Defense Consultants Can Get to Work Immediately
Once you choose Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer, our federal defense lawyers and defense consultants will get to work on your case immediately. We will work closely with you to understand your case from your perspective, and we will intervene in the investigation or prosecution in order to discern what the agents or prosecutors assigned to your case are thinking as well. Our lawyers will develop a comprehensive and cohesive defense strategy, and we will execute this strategy efficiently in order to resolve your federal case as quickly and favorably as possible.
3. You Will Be Represented By Senior-Level Attorneys in All Aspects of Your Case
Unlike other law firms, at Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer we do not assign the bulk of the work on our clients’ cases to junior associates. All of our federal criminal defense lawyers and consultants have senior-level experience, including decades of prior experience at the DOJ or in federal law enforcement in many cases. With our firm’s team approach, you will have centuries of relevant experience on your side at all stages of your federal case.
4. You Will Have Access to Our Firm 24/7
With a practice that is nationwide in scope and that involves providing our clients with emergency representation in many cases, we do not operate on a nine-to-five schedule. As our client, you will have access to our federal criminal defense lawyers and consultants 24/7. You will have direct access by phone, text, and email, and you can expect to have all of your messages returned promptly.
5. We Have a Proven Record of Success in Federal Investigations, Grand Jury Proceedings, Pre-Trial Proceedings, and Trials
Most of all, at Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer, we have an extensive record of success in federal investigations and court proceedings. We have resolved the vast majority of our clients’ investigations without criminal charges being filed, and we have obtained favorable results for our clients at all stages of the federal criminal justice process—from the empanelment of grand juries through jury verdicts at trial. When your future is on the line, this is the type of experience you need on your side.
Q&A with Senior Federal Defense Lawyers Dr. Nick Oberheiden and James Bell
Q: What can I expect when I choose Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer?
There are several things you can expect when you choose Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer. Most importantly, you can expect our senior attorneys to provide you with immediate representation if necessary. Whether you are under investigation or you have already been charged, acting quickly will often be essential to avoiding unnecessary consequences. You can also expect to work directly with our senior attorneys and defense consultants throughout your case, and you can expect us to execute a custom-tailored defense strategy focused on protecting you to the fullest extent possible based on the unique facts of your case.
Q: If I am under investigation, can Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer help be avoid being charged with a federal crime?
Possibly, yes. In the vast majority of federal investigations we have handled, we have been successful in protecting our clients against criminal charges.
Q: Does Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer handle all types of federal criminal cases?
Yes. Our attorneys and former law enforcement agents have extensive experience in all areas of federal criminal practice. From drug crimes to securities law violations, and from insurance fraud to Medicare fraud, if you are facing criminal allegations under federal law, we can protect you.
Q: When should I contact Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer?
If you have any reason to suspect that you may need a federal criminal defense lawyer, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately. Early intervention in the government’s case can be crucial for achieving a pre-charge result, and our lawyers will work diligently to protect you against being charged.
Q: Does Oberheiden Law – The Federal Lawyer offer complimentary initial consultations?
Yes. When you contact us, your first step will be to speak with one of our senior attorneys one-on-one. This initial consultation is complimentary and confidential. If you decide to retain our firm for your federal criminal case, then we will begin working on your behalf to make sure your case is resolved as quickly, quietly, and favorably as possible.