Chris Wickman

Chris Wickman

Mr. Wickman joined the Nichols Law Firm in September 2018 after having his own solo practice for over seven years. His practice at the Nichols Law Firm focuses on representing those accused of crimes by the government – misdemeanors and felonies ranging from operating a vehicle while driver’s license was suspended or while intoxicated to murder or criminal sexual conduct – at trial and in appeals.

Mr. Wickman obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from Michigan State University’s James Madison College with a specialization in Political Science. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in college, Mr. Wickman was frequently on the Dean’s List and was heavily involved in a number of work and volunteer activities including supervising staffs and operating a series of student-run movie offices with a yearly budget of $60,000. He also served as a volunteer with Michigan State University’s Honor College. While in law school, Mr. Wickman was again active with work and volunteer activities and, through this work, found himself responsible for drafting potential legislation and lobbying state and United States congresspeople on behalf of changes to the law with regards to people with disabilities.

Mr. Wickman is currently a co-chair of the Ingham County Criminal Defense Law Section which has the mission of sharing knowledge related to emerging and important topics specific to criminal defense with the purpose of increasing the quality of legal assistance provided to individuals who find themselves accused by the government of crimes. He is also a Director of the Ingham County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and has been a Director since 2011. He is a Past-President of the Section and served as the educational programs chairperson for a number of years as well as serving on the Ingham County Bar’s Bench-Bar Committees helping to set up and organize presentations for the bi-annual bench bar conference between the local bar and the county judges. He currently serves as a Councilman for the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section.

Mr. Wickman is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan, a member of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, a member of the Ingham County Bar Association and a member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan. In 2016, Mr. Wickman was named to the Top 5 Under 35 by the Ingham County Bar Association.

To contact Chris Wickman, you may call him at (517) 432-9000 or by email at

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Mike Nichols is a national leader in drunk driving defense. He is a member of the Forensic Committee and Michigan delegate to the National College for DUI Defense. He is also a Sustaining Member of the College. Nichols is also a founding member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys; a member of the American Chemical Society; an associate member of he American Academy of Forensic Science, Adjunct Professor of Forensic Evidence in Criminal Law and OWI Law and Practice at Cooley Law School. He is also author of the West OWI Practice book and several chapters in other books on science and the law.

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