In The News

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


By Michael Nichols
Categories: OWI

Attorney Karen Phillips walked into the courtroom in Eaton County, Michigan, with a client facing sentencing by a District Court judge.  The probation officer recommended one year in jail and the deck was stacked against Ms. Phillips and her client.  The client was young and despite a criminal record, indicated that he was ready for probation and treatment for his involvement with controlled substances.  The judge became hopeful for his recovery, as he has siblings to be a role model for and a child on the way.  The client received only 30 days in jail, instead of the one year requested by probation officer, and probation.  As the client was leaving the courtroom, the judge asked a question Ms. Philips never heard before – please stop in and let me know how you are doing.

If you need an attorney to help you present your story to the court or to prepare your best defense, call Attorney Karen Phillips at 517-432-9000.

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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.