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About Me

My 30+ plus years of government service in law enforcement and emergency medical service allows me to bring tremendous experience to a case on behalf of a client.  Military service and working for governments at city, county, state and multi-jurisdictional levels has taught me that government conduct reaches every aspect of a citizen's life in many important ways.  After years of practice and experience, I sincerely enjoy using this knowledge to protect citizens from arbitrary or misguided government activity.


When I'm not scrutinizing a bureaucrat's work, I'm probably taking a cruise on my vintage Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide. 


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    28 years, 100 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 25%
    12 years
  3. Appeals: 20%
    28 years, 50 cases
  4. Divorce & Separation: 5%
    12 years



Contingent (25-33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Nicholas . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua Marlin Covert

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Joshua Covert Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

J. Nicholas Bostic

909 N. Washington Ave
Lansing, MI, 48906


MIActive And In Good Standing198709/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJ. Nicholas Bostic PLLC2007 - Present
OwnerPublic Integrity Consultants, LLC2007 - Present
Owner/Professional InvestigatorBureau Watch, Inc.1998 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMember1987 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. Tommy WallsFelony child support charges dismissed.
V. W v. Tommy WallsOrder of custody/support dismissed.
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
Ingham County Legal News/BriefsA weak indigent defense plan has a broad reach.2008
Michigan Bar JournalAlcohol-Related Offenses: Retrograde Extrapolation after Wager2000
Detroit College of Law ReviewA Criminal Defense Attorney's Duty to Produce Damaging Physical Evidence: It Is Not As It Seems1987
Detroit College of Law ReviewThe Ever Evasive Right to Counsel Under Implied Consent: Sites v. State1985
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ferris State UniversityCriminal Justice AdministrationMaster of Science2005
Michigan State University College of Law (Detroit College of Law)LawJuris Doctor1987