Mike Nichols

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Michael J. Nichols

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Mike Nichols is a nationally-recognized trial attorney in the area of drunk driving and drugged driving defense. He is the author of the Michigan OWI Handbook for West Publishing. He is a professor of drunk driving law and practice at the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Nichols also authors several publications for organizations including the National College for DUI Defense. He is on the Controlled Substance Benchbook Committee for the Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrator’s Office. This organization publishes reference materials for Michigan judges.

Mike Nichols successfully defended an off-duty Michigan State Police Trooper, who was charged with drunk driving. He was the attorney who convinced a judge in Ludington to exclude a .29 blood alcohol analysis on an OWI 3rd felony offense because the blood analysis lacked traceability. He followed that up with suppression of a blood sample that was measured FOUR times by the Michigan State Police Lab because the lab did not demonstrate proper uncertainty and traceability.

Mike Nichols is a faculty member for the National College for DUI Defense and a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers of America and the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys. He has secured 3 not guilty verdicts and several dismissals in 2015 alone in just the first half of the year. Nichols is on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Body Cam Task Force, the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Rules and Laws Committee and the State Bar of Michigan Criminal Law Section Council and the SBM Task Force on 21st Century Law Practice.

Mike Nichols is a proud graduate of Michigan State University with Honor in Political Science, Pre-Law, where he worked his way through school while working as a broadcast journalist. He then went on to finish the Western Michigan University Thomas M Cooley night program where he made the Dean’s List several semesters and also secured the Scholarship of the Irish-American Law Society Mackinaw Chapter. He lives in Meridian Township with his wife Wendy and their children: Lauren, Christian and Morgan and dog, Izzy.

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National DUI Defense Leader Mike Nichols Speaks in Scottsdale Arizona on Cross Examination

Mike Nichols, a national speaker and author on forensic evidence in DUI defense, talked about using Aristotle’s theories of rhetoric to cross examine effectively during his presentation at the DUI Defense Lawyers of America Winter Session




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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.

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.