Michael J. Nichols



Practice areas:
DUI and DWI, Criminal defense

Payment
Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
The Nichols Law Firm, PLLC

3452 E Lake Lansing Road
East Lansing, MI, 48823

Office (517) 432-9000
Mobile (517) 927-4734

License
MI Active And In Good Standing 1999 05/14/2016

Awards
Super Lawyer DUI/Criminal Super Lawyers Magazine 2016
Super Lawyers Thomsen Reuters 2015
Super Lawyers Thomson West Publishing 2014
Certificate of Completion/Summer Session National College for DUI Defense 2013
Michigan Super Lawyer DUI/Criminal Michigan Super Lawyers 2013
Certificate of Completion Forensic Chromatography Axion Labs 2012
Certificate of Completion Summer Session NCDD 2012
Certificate of Appreciation Ingham County Bar Association 2012
Certificate of Appreciation -service: criml law section chair Ingham County Bar Association 2012
Ceritificate of Completion – forensic chromatography course Axion Labs 2012
Certificate of Completion – Summer Session NCDD 2012
National College for DUI Defense Sustaining Member 2012
Michigan Super Lawyer DUI/Criminal Michigan Super Lawyers 2012
Certificate of Completion/Summer Session National College of DUI Defense 2011
1st Place in 40-44 year old age group “Pumpkin Trot” 5k Run Heuga Center 2010
Certification, DUI/SFST investigation Anthony Corroto/NHTSA 2009
Recognition for Speaking Michigan Public Defense Task Force 2009
Fellow of the State Bar of Michigan Foundation State Bar of Michigan Foundation 2009
2d Place 35-39 Age Division City of East Lansing Pumpkin Trot 2006
Distinguished Panelist Holland Trial Symposium Michigan State University College of Law 2006
Distinguished Panelist Holland Trial Symposium Thomas M Cooley Law School 2006
2d Place 2005 Turkey Trot in Lansing Michigan Turkey Trot 5k Event 2005
1st Place 35-39 Age Division Max’s Race Inaugural 5k Event 2005
Scholarship Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers 1997
Dean’s List Thomas M Cooley Law School 1996
Dean’ List Thomas M Cooley Law School 1995
Golden Key National Honor Society 1993
Membershp Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society 1991

Work experience
Adjunct Law Professor of DUI Thomas M. Cooley Law Review 2011 – Present
Trial College – Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Faculty Member 2010 – Present
Managing Member The Nichols Law Firm PLLC 2009 – Present
Attorney and Managing Member The Nichols Law Firm PLLC 2006 – Present
Panel Attorney Criminal Justice Act Panel Federal Defender 2004 – Present
Adjunct Professor of Forensic Evidence Thomas M. Cooley Law School 2012 – 2012
Speaker Institute of Continuing Legal Education 2011 – 2011
Presenter American Academy of Forensic Science 2011 – 2011
Of Counsel The Gallagher Law Firm PLLC 2005 – 2006
Attorney and Partner The Reynolds Law Firm 2000 – 2005
Partner Knot, Nichols and Meade, LLP 1999 – 2000
Clerk Al Knot and Associates 1998 – 1999

Education
Thomas M. Cooley Law School N/A JD – Juris Doctor 1999
Michigan State University Political Science Other – Bachelors 1993
National College DUI Defense DUI None N/A

Speaking engagements
Annual Conference: American Academy of Forensic Sciences Science in the Courtroom: A Matter of Perspective 2013
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 2012 Fall Conference Analyzing THC (Marijuana) in Human Blood and Forensic Limitations 2012
Thomas M Cooley Law School Litigation Skills Class Forensic Science and Cross Examining Experts 2011
Section Meeting OWI and the revised Superdrunk law 2011
Drunk Driving Defense Update Retrograde Extrapolation in Drunk Driving Cases 2011
Datamaster DMT Training Communicating Scientific Evidence to Juries 2011
Mock Trial Board Meeting Practicing DUI 2009
Michigan Public Defense Taskforce Reforming Indigent Defense 2009
Luncheon Lecture Series for the Ingham County Bar Association DUI update 2009
Luncheon Lecture “Preparing Your Client for Trial” 2009
Chemical Testing for Dummies Chemical Breath and Blood Analysis in DUI 2009
Luncheon Lecture Series Client Control 2008

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