Practice Areas

Practice Areas

At the Nichols Law Firm, PLLC we assist clients in the following practice areas. To learn more about what we can do to solve your legal problems, call our office at (517) 432-9000. As East Lansing criminal defense lawyers, we work hard for the best possible result because we are committed to you and committed to results.

Criminal Defense

We handle nearly every type of criminal case, including those that involve:

For many of our clients, this is their first (and only!) encounter with the criminal justice system. We know that being arrested and facing trial can be scary. We do everything we can to educate our clients and keep them informed. Sometimes, if it's a first offense, we can make the system work for our clients.

Family Law

Divorce can be a very emotional time, especially when custody of your children is in dispute. We take the time to establish parenting plans that suit your children's best interests and preserve the fabric of your family. We also advise our clients on the legal nuances that can affect property division and alimony (spousal maintenance). We make sure to protect their rights and interests as they end one stage of life and start another. Our firm handles every type of divorce, from the simplest to the most complex.

Personal Injury

If you have been hurt, getting back on your feet can be a challenge. We have successfully represented clients with serious and traumatic injuries and we are specialists at traumatic brain injury (TBI). We recently recoverd 1.35 million dollars for a client who suffered from a TBI. At The Nichols Law Firm, we take pride in helping injured people heal their bodies and their lives. If you or someone you love has been hurt by another's careless behavior, call us today. We can help you rebuild your life. Our areas of personal injury include:

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Michigan's Drunk Driving Attorney Michael J. Nichols

Michael J. Nichols is a leader in the OWI and OWID defense (OWI by drug use allegations). He is a founder of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys (MIAOWIA); a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense, serving on the forensic committee and the faculty; a founder of the DUI Defense Lawyers of America; and is an adjunct professor in DUI Law and Practice and Forensic Evidence at the Western Michigan University Thomas M Cooley Law School. He specializes in litigation within complex criminal matters, especially alcohol and drug offenses and the defense of those charged with drunk driving. He is the author of the Michigan OWI Handbook for West Publishing and multiple chapters in the treatise on forensic measurement. You can follow Mike on Twitter @MIDUIDefender

Personal Injury Attorney Wendy Schiller-Nichols

Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols focuses her practice on litigation in the many areas of personal injury including automobile accident and negligence, medical malpractice, wrongful death, dog bite, slip and fall, and products liability. She has spent her career earning verdicts for people who have been wrongfully injured.

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Criminal Defense

We are skilled, experienced and committed to resuts in both the serious and misdemenor criminal case

Personal Injury

We have successfully represented clients with serious and traumatic injuries

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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.