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Matthew B Nichols

Matthew B Nichols

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Nichols speaks to lawyers at numerous seminars on the
topics of
criminal defense and defense of OUI, DWI, and DUI drunk
cases. He is a perennial attendee at national seminars on
driving defense and is a certified Intoxilyzer 5000
operator. Mr.
Nichols has appeared on a variety of television and radio
to discuss high-profile cases that he has defended. The
Maine Sunday
Telegram recently described him as a "zealous and fearless

advocate." In addition to handling dozens of homicides and

other serious felonies, Mr. Nichols has represented
thousands of
citizens accused of drunk driving. He is widely regarded
as Maine's
best attorney in the field of drunk driving defense. Mr.
also maintains an extensive practice in the defense of
homicides and misdemeanor criminal offenses.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    28 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    28 years, 500 cases

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Justin James McShane

    i am proud to be Attorney Nichols first endorsement here. I am sure that I will not be the only one. Attorney Nichols is known nationally for his dedicated defense to the citizen accused. I can tell you that he has personally helped me develop winning strategies for my cases here in Pennsylvania. He is the type of dedicated, skilled and brilliant litigator that any prosecutor should not only respect, but fear and that any client would be a fool not to call and trust. I endorse him highly.


    Justin McShane DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Harley O. Wagner

    Having been a member of the National College for DUI Defense for over 10 years now, and as an annual attendee of two to three national DUI defense seminars, I have been privileged to get to know many of our nation's finest DUI defense attorneys. Matt Nichols is undoubtedly amongst this group. His reputation for professional excellence is not limited to the borders of Maine. He has a national reputation of being one of our nation's most experienced, well trained, ultra talented, compassionate DUI defense attorneys that you will find anywhere in America. I loudly and proudly endorse Matt Nichols. The citizen accused could find no better. The fact that he is a personal friend is but a bonus.


    Harley Wagner DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Nichols Webb & Loranger PA

477 Congress Street Suite 800
Portland, ME, 04101


MEAuthorized to practice law198605/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified Intoxilyzer 5000 OperatorNational College of DUI Defense1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Maine Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Maine State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of MaineHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Maine Criminal Defense CLEOUI Administrative Hearings and Suspensions2009
Maine Criminal Defense CLEAdvanced Training for OUI Defense2009
Maine Criminal Defense CLEBasic Training for OUI Defense2008
OUI Defense SeminarBasic OUI Defense Laying the Cornerstone2007
Maine Criminal Defense CLEOUI Defense in Maine2007
OUI/DUI SeminarAdvanced OUI/DUI Seminar2006
OUI CLEOUI/DUI Defense: Demystifying the Science2005
DUI/DWI CLEStrategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases2003
Cumberland Bar OUI CLEThe Ins and Outs of OUI Defense2003
DUI/DWI CLEStrategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases2002