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Nicholas A. Leydorf

Nicholas A. Leydorf

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Litigation, Mediation

About Me

I have a statewide Criminal Defense practice. I have represented clients in more than 50 of Michigan's 83 counties, including the Upper Penninsula. 


I treat my clients like I would want to be treated if I hired a lawyer. I give all my clients my cell phone and make it a practice to return all calls the same day or within 24 hours. 


I have handled all types of felonies and misdemeanors, for example: Murder, Assault with Intent to Murder, OWI/DUI/OUIL, "Super Drunk" Driving and all types of drug possession and delivery. 


I also offer a free consultation, so please contact me with your legal issue and I will how I can help you. 

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Languages Spoken: German, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    9 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    9 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    9 years
  4. Mediation: 5%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • William R. Weise

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    William Weise Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

Grabel & Associates

120 N Washington Square, Ste 805
Lansing, MI, 48933

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200609/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Clients' Choice - Criminal DefenseAvvo.com2012
Board MemberEast Lansing Rotary Club2008
MemberEast Lansing Rotary Club2007
Cum LaudeThe Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law2005
MemberGolden Key National Honor Society2002
High HonorsMichigan State University2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberThe Leydorf Law Firm, PLLC2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyMaddaloni & Associates, P.C.2008 - 2009
Associate AttorneyGoldstein Law Offices, PLLC2006 - 2008
General CounselGoldstein Enterprises, LLC2006 - 2008
Law ClerkGoldstein Law Offices, PLLC2005 - 2006
Law ClerkAnne Arundel County Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
Associate EditorThe Catholic University of America - Law Review2004 - 2005
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States Court Of Federal Claims2004 - 2005
Law ClerkMontgomery County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ingham County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Michigan Association of OWI AttorneysMember2012 - Present
Clinton County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Michigan Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember2007 - 2009
East Lansing Rotary ClubBoard Member2007 - 2008

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. EPCharges dismissed after completion of probation and will remain a non-public record
People v. WFNot guilty verdict following jury trial
People v. WCCharges were dismissed at preliminary examination

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Criminal Attorney's BlogCriminal Law in the Wireless Age: WiFi and Theft2011
Michigan Criminal Attorney's BlogWhat You Tweet May Be Used Against You2011
Michigan Criminal Attorney's BlogIn Michigan, “Sexting” Could Land Your Child in Prison and on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry2011
The State NewsMinimizing MIPs2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate2005
University of Miami School of LawN/AN/A2003
Michigan State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Ovid-Elsie High SchoolN/AN/A1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Time SlotMedical Marijuana2010
Time SlotCriminal Law2008