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Michael J Nichols

517-432-9000
Michael J Nichols
3452 E. Lake Lansing Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
www.nicholslawyers.com
Phone: 517-432-9000
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Michael J Nichols

Member,
Legal Committee

About Michael J Nichols

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 ... read more »

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.

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Contact Information

Michael J Nichols -
3452 E. Lake Lansing Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
www.nicholslawyers.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 517-432-9000
  • Fax: 517-203-4448

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense34.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving33.00%
Marijuana Defense33.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Michigan Member in Good Standing 1999

Work Experience

Position Duration
Nichols Law Firm 2006 – present
Gallagher Law Firm 20052006
The Reynolds Law Firm 20002005
Knot, Nichols & Meade, LLP 19992000

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law School Juris Doctor 1999

Associations

Position Organization Duration
State Delegate American Academy of Forensic Sciences present
Member Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan present
Charter Member DUI Defense Lawyers Association present
Member Ingham County Bar Association present
Founding Member Michigan Association Of OWI Attorneys present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Sustaining Member National College for DUI Defense present
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws present

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Measuring Nothing Colorado Criminal Defense Bar DUI Conference 2013
Challenging the Reliability of the Michigan State Police Method Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Summer Seminar 2012

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Publications and Articles

OWI Handbook

Published 2013

Publisher: Thompson Reuters

OWI Handbook for Michigan Attorneys