Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols

Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols

East Lansing, Michigan

phone (517) 432-9000
(800) 550-5892 (Toll Free)
fax (517) 203-4448

Founder and CFO

Ms. Schiller-Nichols founded the Nichols Law Firm in 2006 with the idea of  providing clients with legal service that reflects dedication to achieving the client's desired result with professionalism and hard work. 

Ms. Schiller-Nichols' practice focuses on litigation in the areas of personal injury including automobile negligence, medical malpractice wrongful death, dog bite, slip and fall and products liability. In addition, Ms. Schiller-Nichols practices in the areas of divorce/family law and criminal defense.  She has tried several cases and realized successful results for her clients.  Her philosophy is simple: work hard for your client.

Ms. Schiller-Nichols' private pilot's license makes it convenient when her clients are miles away from her home town of East Lansing.  Ms. Schiller Nichols enjoys athletic activities ranging from snowmobiling to downhill skiing to riding her quad and boating. 

Ms. Schiller-Nichols is a graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and graduated With Distinction.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis.  

Ms. Schiller-Nichols is a member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Ingham County Bar Association.  She lives in East Lansing with her husband and law partner, Michael J. Nichols and their two children.  Ms. Schiller-Nichols is a native of Northern Michigan, graduating from Oscoda High School.

When you call Wendy Schiller-Nichols, you're not calling a big law firm that just hands your case to an associate. When you hire me for your auto accident, I am the attorney that will work on your case. I understand that you are going through a tough time and I give you individual attention and I care about you and your case. I work hard and answer all your calls. I even give you my cell and we can text back and forth which gives you immediate access to me and gets you immediate answers.

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After fighting for what was right for her client in a personal injury case involving a horrific auto accident, Ms. Wendy Schiller-Nichols was able reach a 1.35 million-dollar settlement with the Defendants.   Ms. Schiller-Nichols sued three defendants, the drunk driver, the employer (under a legal principle known as respondeat superior), and an action against the bar that served the drunk driver (known as a “dram shop” action). The driver of the vehicle had at least a .12 blood alcohol level at the time of the accident: 11:30 a.m..

The Nichols Law Firm’s client was a 47 year old man, who was working at a road construction site when he was hit by the car driven by the drunk driver. He suffered multiple injuries including a traumatic brain injury that caused permanent cognitive injuries and impairments and multiple pelvic fractures requiring surgery (ORIF of right acetabulum and iliosacral screw fixation to the left sacroiliac joint).

On May 3, 2006, at approximately 11:14 a.m., The Nichols Law Firm’s client was working in an approved construction zone in Muskegon, MI.  Defendant-driver, while intoxicated, (and at the time employed and working on the job), was driving the vehicle owned by a co-worker. The driver lost control of his motor vehicle and collided with The Nichols Law Firm's client.  The Nichols Law Firm's client was unconscious at the scene.  He was lucky to survive and remained hospitalized for approximately 41 days.  Following discharge, he required 24/7 attendant care for 69 days, reduced to 6 hours then to 4 hours.   As of the date of settlement, he had not returned to his previous job in road construction. 

“This car accident case was so much more than just a motor vehicle accident” said attorney Wendy Schiller-Nichols.  “This was an accident that should NEVER have happened. After I met our client and his wife for the first time I knew that this family needed someone to fight for them … and that’s what I did”.

How Wendy Schiller Nichols achieved one of Michigan's top 10 personal injury settlements for 2007.


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Peer Recognition

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.

Mike Nichols is recognized by his peers in Michigan as a “SuperLawyer” in DUI/Criminal Defense. Nichols has also been asked to speak at conferences by groups such as the NCDD; Various Bar Associations in other states.