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The Nichols Law Firm Lawyers

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Founded in 2006 by the husband and wife legal team of Mike and Wendy Nichols, the Nichols Law Firm has grown to become one of Michigan's most effective and successful law offices. Our team of Nichols Law Firm lawyers are nationally recognized leaders in the areas of DUI, Marijuana, Family, Divorce, and Personal Injury Law. Attorney Mike Nichols has been repeatedly recognized as a SuperLawyer by Thomsen Reuters West for Criminal Law, in addition to authoring the Michigan OUI Handbook for WestLaw. No matter how big or how small the situation you find yourself in may be, you can trust that there is an honest and fearless advocate at the Nichols Law Firm waiting to help you get the results you need. Having a run-in on the wrong side of the law can be the most nerve wracking experience one can face. The Nichols Lawyers know that the first question you likely think of after your arrest is “what’s next?” Being convicted of a crime can change your life forever. Whether you’re charged with OWI, Marijuana Possession, Misconduct in Office, or homicide, having a dedicated criminal defense team can mean all the difference in the outcome you experience. For people who are dependent on their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to live, they have no option but to fight the charges against them and avoid a license suspension. With OWI or Drug Use charges, science matters. The Nichols Lawyers are nationally recognized leaders in challenging the police science and legal tactics being used against you. After years of fighting for scientific fairness, Mike Nichols secured a court decision which changed the face of forensic measurement in Michigan and states around the country by requiring that courts verify the validity of science being used against an accused person.


The Nichols Law Firm, PLLC represents clients throughout Mid Michigan and South Central Michigan including the cities of Lansing, Owosso, Haslett, Okemos, Grand Ledge, Mason, Charlotte, Portland, St. Johns, Battle Creek, Howell, Brighton, Williamston, Ithaca, Jackson, Flint, Grand Blanc, Breckenridge, Carson City, Shepard, St. Louis, Alma, Pine River Township, and Sumner Township. Ingham County • Livingston County • Clinton County • Shiawassee County • Jackson County • Eaton County • Gratiot County

Practice Areas

At the Nichols Law Firm, PLLC we assist clients in the following practice areas. To learn more about what we can do to solve your legal problems, call our office at (517) 432-9000. As East Lansing criminal defense lawyers, we work hard for the best possible result because we are committed to you and committed to results.

Criminal Defense

We handle nearly every type of criminal case, including those that involve: For many of our clients, this is their first (and only!) encounter with the criminal justice system. We know that being arrested and facing trial can be scary. We do everything we can to educate our clients and keep them informed. Sometimes, if it's a first offense, we can make the system work for our clients.

Family Law

Divorce can be a very emotional time, especially when custody of your children is in dispute. We take the time to establish parenting plans that suit your children's best interests and preserve the fabric of your family. We also advise our clients on the legal nuances that can affect property division and alimony (spousal maintenance). We make sure to protect their rights and interests as they end one stage of life and start another. Our firm handles every type of divorce, from the simplest to the most complex.

Personal Injury

If you have been hurt, getting back on your feet can be a challenge. We have successfully represented clients with serious and traumatic injuries and we are specialists at traumatic brain injury (TBI). We recently recoverd 1.35 million dollars for a client who suffered from a TBI. At The Nichols Law Firm, we take pride in helping injured people heal their bodies and their lives. If you or someone you love has been hurt by another's careless behavior, call us today. We can help you rebuild your life. Our areas of personal injury include:
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