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Michael J Nichols

Michael J Nichols


Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
East Lansing, MI
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Attorney Biography

Founding Member, Forensic Critic and Adjunct Law Professor Mike Nichols handles cases where the accused citizen is up against an overzealous police officer, an overzealous prosecutor or swimming upstream against the political winds marshaled by mothers against drunk driving (MADD) or some other political cause. He is an attorney who focuses his practice area and therefore has developed skills and qualifications in the area of the defense of drinking or drugged drivers.

He handles the most intense cases, especially when the matter garners media attention. He tried 11 OWI cases in 2012 and obtained not guilty verdicts in more than half of those cases.

In 2012 he also successfully moved to exclude a Michigan State Police blood analysis claiming to have identified 11 nanograms per milliliter of THC in the blood sample of the alleged client. The basis for the motion was the inability of the MSP lab to analyze human blood for the presence of marijuana.

In 2011, he successfully moved to exclude a blood alcohol analysis that claimed his client’s blood alcohol content was .29. The basis for the motion was the lack of any uncertainty declaration with the report issued by the Michigan State Police.


Practice Areas

 
Criminal Defense (34%)
 
Marijuana Law (33%)
 
DUI / DWI (33%)

Résumé - Michael J Nichols

Bar Licenses

Michigan State Bar
Michigan
Member in Good Standing
1999

Work Experience

Nichols Law Firm
2006Present

Gallagher Law Firm
20052006

The Reynolds Law Firm
20002005

Knot, Nichols & Meade, LLP
19992000

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Education

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Juris Doctor
1999

Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Member
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

National College for DUI Defense
Sustaining Member
National College for DUI Defense

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Charter Member
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

National College for DUI Defense
Member
National College for DUI Defense

Founding Member
Michigan Association Of OWI Attorneys

State Delegate
American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Member
Ingham County Bar Association

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion
2021

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2021
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Michael J Nichols

3452 East Lake Lansing Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823
www.nicholslawyers.com
Office: 517-432-9000
Fax: 517-203-4448

Secondary Address:
3452 E. Lake Lansing Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.


Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan -

CDAM advocates for quality representation of those accused and provides training and educational resources to its members.


DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.


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