Based on 21 reviews
Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.
Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.
Mike Nichols and his entire legal team in one word: Professionals. From the minute I spoke to Mr. Nichols, he began to remedy my legal problems. As a young college student who had never been in trouble with the law before, this was a life-changing experience. My arrest for OWI was a difficult event, but Mike was there for me from the beginning.
My confidence in Mr. Nichols and his team only grew after we met in person. Throughout my experience with the Nichols Firm I have been extremely impressed with his office staff and colleagues. They have treated me with respect, kindness, and honesty. They are always willing to lend a hand in any questions or issues that arose. What has impressed me even more is Mr. Nichols extensive knowledge in OWI/DUI defense. As a first time offender for OWI, I had little knowledge myself, and there can be many myths about laws and procedure out there. Mr. Nichols dispelled many of the common perceptions about OWI offenses and the consequences that come with it. Mike's experience with OWI law was integral to my defense, which was superb.
As to my defense itself, Mr. Nichols is a skilled attorney who is knowledgeable and proactive. He would always take the time to answer any of my questions and kept me up to date with the latest information related to my case in real time. He is excellent to work with, and as a result, his courtroom presence is amazing. It is clear he has taken the time to foster good relationships with the judges, prosecuting attorneys, and courtroom employees.
I have full confidence in Mike Nichols and his law firm to represent anyone in a criminal defense matter, especially OWI cases. Mr. Nichols and his law firm are very talented and experienced. You will not be disappointed in retaining his services.
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.
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.
Overall a great and knowledgeable attorney. Made me feel comfortable through out the case.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.