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Monday, June 30, 2014

Mike Nichols Educates the California Public Defenders Association on Science

By Michael Nichols
Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Mike Nichols Travels to the West Coast to Educate the California Public Defenders Association on Science; Is Also Set to Speak in the Fall at the Ingham County Bench-Bar Conference and Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys Conference

Limits of Detection and Limits of Quantitation in Mass Spectrometry seem like a deep and complex topic on a Saturday morning but it is important for lawyers to know it better than juries, prosecutors and lab analysts. That is why Mike Nichols travelled across the country recently to speak on the topic in the area of drunk and drugged driving defense.

"This was a very long but fun trip and it was great to see the eyes light up when I discussed with the lawyers how easy it is to expose labs when they analysts do a half-hearted job," Nichols says. Nichols spoke with frequent collaborator Jeremy Brehmer of the firm MiddlebrookandBrehmer in Bakersfield, California (www.middlebrookandbrehmer.com). The overall approach was to teach lawyers how to defend the  new wave of law enforcement attack on individual rights; drug recognition evaluation. Nichols will be speaking on the same topic to the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan July 26th in Gaylord at the annual "CLE in the woods" summer seminar.

Nichols is also THE private practice attorney to speak to lawyers and judges at the Ingham County Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference October 18th. Nichols and Honorable Hugh Clarke of the 54A District Court will lead the criminal law breakout session. This is a bi-annual meeting of lawyers and judges in Ingham County, which is the county that includes East Lansing, Lansing, Okemos, Meridian Township, Mason, Holt, Delhi Township, Lansing Township and the Michigan State University Public Safety Department. It leads the entire state in drunk driving arrests.

Nichols will also be organizing and speaking at the fall Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys conference on drunk driving defense and new issues. He is secretary of the organization and a founding member.

For the leaders in criminal law, forensic evidence in criminal cases and drugged and drunk driving defense, call Mike Nichols at 517.432.9000 or mnichols@nicholslaw.net. Find out why he is committed to results.

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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.