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Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Mike just finished representing me in a DUI case that ended with a dismissal. It was a long and arduous process that ended up taking 22 months. The outcome of my case also had an impact on my professional license ( since I am licensed through the State ). Mike did an excellent and thorough job with my case. Mike not only impressed me with his legal expertise and court presentation but also in his emotional support that allowed me to stay the course and realize complete vindication.
Posted by Wolfgang, a DUI client, Flag
I was arrested for an OWI and this being the first time I got in any serious trouble I was quite clueless about how everything works. While interviewing other attorneys, Mike Nichols immediately caught my attention with his professionalism and knowledge of the system. I provided him with the information and he worked fast and efficiently to put everything in order, making me feel much more calm and comfortable about the situation.
He is an outstanding litigator, when in a hearing with the police officer who arrested me I witnessed Mike turn the officer inside out with legal information and facts that left the officer stumbling over his words. When I was arrested I refused the breathalyzer, therefore my license was suspended for one year. Mike immediately obtained a court ordered hardship/restricted license, so not only was he working with my OWI charge, he also handled my driving permit with the Secretary of State.
When discussing possible outcomes it seemed I would at least receive an impaired driving. Mike was very persistent with the prosecutor and very good at keeping me informed throughout the whole process. I was amazed to find out the OWI charge would be dismissed and it only resulted in a careless driving...with no probation! To say the least, I was very impressed and dumbfounded that these results were achievable, when interviewing another attorney he said there was only a 5% chance of this happening. My confidence in the Nichols Law Firm is extremely high, I trust the decisions he made because I know he always looked out for my best interest. I recommend Mike Nichols to anyone with a DUI related incident, his knowledge and experience is second to none.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Overall a great and knowledgeable attorney. Made me feel comfortable through out the case.
Posted by George, a DUI client, Flag
From the night I was arrested till yesterday, I could not sleep and was restless. I walked in home yesterday hugged my family and heaved a sign of relief. I never thought this day would ever come! Yes I did make a mistake that night however not every attorney I spoke to understood the same after my return from jail on that dreadful night , so on one side my world was falling apart and on the other I had to finalize an attorney prior to the arraignment date . I felt comfortable speaking to Mike right after my first conversation with him (I emailed him and he called me back in minutes and yes it was a weekend!)
Mike understands the entire system, and especially for me came as a miracle due to my slightly complicated case because of my upcoming international travel and being in US on a non immigrant visa. He and his team worked with me right from day 1 and kept me informed at every stage, understood my problem, visa issues and my inability to go to trial in the limited timeframe. My OWI was reduced to careless driving yesterday (in my pre trial conference)and it was the best Christmas gift ever for me and my family .Thanks Mike we owe it all to you! For everyone out there if you ever get stuck in a DUI situation in Michigan call Mike, he understands the system and works with you to get you out of it because everyone deserves a second chance.
Posted by JS, a Car Accident client, Flag
My case was a difficult one, but these attorneys were extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs a trustworthy lawyer.
They did an excellent job of keeping me informed. Thank You
Posted by a client, Flag
I have worked with mike on two seperate occasions with great results. I found Mike to provide tremendous representation, He was compassionate, responsive and knew the intracacies of the law to the finest detail. I can't imagine another lawyer with a greater level of professionalism and knowlege than Mike and the Nichols law firm. I would highly reccomend Mike for any leagal needs and services.
Posted by Chris, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I recently used Mike Nichols to handle a 5 year felony charge. Mike was honest throughout his representation, was responsive to my questions, and the final bill was the amount we agreed upon initially. The end result was better than I had hoped for. I would highly recommend Mike.
Posted by Janet, a DUI client, Flag
Mike, has one objective: His pocketbook. He gave poor advice. He overcharged for emails, letters and dragged things out with no better ending results. I would find another attorney that has some empathy for his clients. This was my first offense of any kind and he took advantage of me. I don't know how he sleeps at night.
Posted by a client, Flag
Professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. Mr. Nichols is truly dedicated to his work and his successful history shows it. I was kept in the loop 24/7 and whenever I called the firm, Mr. Nichols would immediately speak to me or return my call on the same day. I felt like I was more than a client and was always a top priority. His leadership also shows in his staff as everyone was extremely helpful and approachable. Fantastic lawyer who I can not thank enough.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I couldnt have asked for a better lawyer. Mike was very responsive to my questions, and knowlegable about the potential charges pending against me. He provided emotional support and encouragement during very difficult times. Mike is blessed with the unique ability to make you feel like your case is his number one priority. Mike is the first and only lawyer I will ever use, as he was able to prevent charges from being filed against me. I would highly reccomend mike to anyone in need of a defense attorney.
Posted by Michael, a Divorce client, Flag
Without hesitation I would recommend Mike Nichols as your lawyer.
Mike is the absolute best professional I have ever hired or worked with. I have known great people in many different professions: medical, legal, financial, real estate. No one comes close to matching the skill set, comfortable personality, seriousness and devotion that Mike shows his clients and their cases. His exceptional staff is also a reflection of his own devotion to his clients.
When you hire a lawyer you are hiring someone to represent you during one of the most trying times in your life. You want someone that is good at what they do. You want someone that is accessible and you want someone who will aggressively represent your interests. Mike does all that.
It was clear during my divorce that Mike out-worked, out-prepared and out-lawyered the other side. Mike had my back, and that of my child, throughout the litigation. For that I will be forever grateful.
Posted by John, a Car Accident client, Flag
Our son was involved in a accident that took the life of his friend on March 16, 2010. Immediately after the accident we contacted Mike to defend our son and the felony charges filed against him.
Mike worked extremely hard on this case. The bottom line was to try and keep our son out of prison. Mike worked out a plea so our son received jail time and 5 years probation but no prison sentence.
Mike did an extremely great job for us because of the difficult situation he had been dealt.
The law firm of Mike Nichols is a class act and we would recommend Mike to defend anyone who is involved OWI/DUI cases.
Posted by Brian, a DUI client, Flag
When I was accused of a DUI Mr Nichols got it pled down to a careless driving.
Posted by Robin, a DUI client, Flag
When I met Mike, it was regarding my 3rd alcohol related traffic offense. I was a mess suffering anxiety, and stress. His demeanor and knowledge of the laws relating to my situation. He was calm, confident, knowledgeable, polite, empathetic, and even funny. He paid attention to details. He was what I needed in that tense situation. He came highly recommended by another attorney of mine. After meeting Mike, I knew I had hired the best representation possible. Over 3 or 4 decades, I have engaged attorneys for different needs, but Mike Nichols was the best I've dealt with in my life. His results for me were excellent and his fees were reasonable.
Posted by Cassandra Rimpson, a Federal Crime client, Flag
Mike Nichols was assigned as the Court appointed attorney for my husband's Federal case involving distribution of controlled substances, among other charges. We've all heard horror stories about "court appointed" attorneys, but i must admit that i was pleasantly and gratefully surprised. He worked for and with us as if we were paying full cost. He was encouraging, honest, up front, and very direct. His expertise and and ability to answer our questions was very helpful. He always responded to us quickly and seemed to have a very informed and helpful staff. i would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Attorney Nichols for anyone at anytime for anything that he can help with. I still tell him thank you to this day.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Throughout my entire criminal trial Mike was hardworking, personable and extremely knowledgeable. He fought hard and worked long hours to ensure the best outcome for myself and my case. He was a straight shooter and made sure to keep me constantly updated and in the loop. His vast knowledge of the law and legal procedures was extremely helpful and reassuring. He was incredibly comforting to myself and family throughout the case while remaining equally professional. I would easily hire Mike again or recommend him to anyone without the slightest hesitation.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Upon my need for a lawyer, I was referred to Mike Nichols by a close friend of his. Mike was very prompt in returning my calls, and was able to meet with me that same day. He was very professional and knowledgable in my case and what steps I needed to take in order to obtain the most successful outcome. He treated my case with respect, and although I would have rather avoided the situation all together, Mike made it as painless as possible.
Posted by a Employment client, Flag
Worked with Mike Nichols and many at Nichols law firm for about a year and a half on a long, miserable lawsuit that I was forced to defend against. I was very impressed, and has really been the only time I have dealt with legal representation where I didn't feel like I had to "beware" because I was dealing with lawyers! I trusted them completely, and they treated me very well. They are now the first number I call when I have any legal questions or issues that come up - even though they are an hour away from me.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Mike Nichols served as my attorney through a difficult and protracted divorce and child custody dispute. We spent about six months litigating the case through multiple hearings, briefs, depositions and more.
I was very impressed with Mike. He is professional. He is sensible. He is intelligent, eloquent and respected among peers. Most of all, he was friendly, open and responsive to my frequent calls and emails. His passion for my case allowed me to double my parenting time with my three boys and ensure joint legal custody. I will forever be grateful.
I've found my attorney for life.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Mike knows the judges, he knows the procedures and he knows what you need to do before your trial to minimize your sentence. I was driving 86 in 55, had an open beer in the center console & blew a .18. With Mike's guidance I was able to plead all the charges down to an OWVI (the lesser of the DUI charges). Mike made me look so good I didn't even receive probabation from a Judge that likes to give 3 week jail sentences for first time offenders.