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Sunday, March 29, 2015

"Adventurous" Spartan from Livingston County Joins Nichols Law Firm

By Michael Nichols
Categories: OWI

An adventerous graduate of Michigan State University, William Livingston joined the Nichols Law Firm recently and already he's learned the ropes of being committed to results. "They say that the LIvingston family is so ingrained in Livingston County, that 'they' named it after them," says Nichols Law Firm member Mike Nichols. Livingston was one of the best students in the DUI Law and Practice Class taught by Nichols at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School so Nichols offered him a job when he passed the bar in November, 2014.

Nichols says "Bill showed me it was a good move immediately when he pushed a moving violation causing death case to trial and he ended up getting his client a traffic ticket at the 11th hour, just saving the man's driving privileges and pretty much his career." Livingston is a graduate of Howell High School and Michigan State University. He grew up in Howell, the county seat of Livingston County.

He began working with the Nichols Law Firm as a law clerk while preparing for the bar exam and became an associate attorney in November 2014. He practices mainly in the criminal law field but also has experience in handling family law matters and civil infraction challenges. William, or Bill as he is known by his friends, has always been fascinated by American history, science, and the outdoors. When not in the office or the courtroom, Bill loves to be outside boating, camping, golfing, or hanging out with his dog. Nichols says "Bill is one of those guys whose love for the outdoors and staying active is going to serve him well in the world of litigation and representing people with real problems.

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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.