Michael J. Nichols

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Suspected Road Rage Incident Leaves 2 Dead Near Lansing – Reacting to Offensive Drivers is Not Worth It

By Michael Nichols
Categories: Michael J. Nichols

An incident that witnesses say appear to be “road rage” turned fatal on a highway between Lansing and Grand Rapids and 2 people were killed right in front of loved ones. 2 men from the Ionia area who held Carrying Concealed Weapons permits shot each other to death after 1 tailgated the other. Coverage from the Lansing State Journal and WZZM TV can be found here:


Michigan criminal defense attorney Mike Nichols says: “we certainly send condolences to the families left behind. This is a tragedy and an example of why safe driving is so important.”

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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.