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Former judge recognized as a dedicated, respectful and honest public servant who consistently demonstrates the highest level of integrity.  Brings a thorough knowledge and understanding of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of federal and state government, including relevant federal, state, and local laws, procedural and administrative rules and regulations, canons of statutory construction, and methods of investigating the history of legislative enactments. 

 Experienced in dealing with a diverse section of the legal and governmental community, including the bench, bar, academia, bar associations, government agencies, legislators and their staff, media, and general public. Proven ability to communicate effectively, resolve disputes efficiently, and manage resources economically.   Unique qualifications and experience include serving as an elected judge for 6 years and court administrator for 13 years in addition to maintaining a general law practice for 17 years. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 15%
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
    2 years
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
  4. Social Security: 10%
  5. Other: 50%
  6. More 



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Contact info

Edward J Nykiel Attorney & Counselor

PO Box 101
2674 W. Jefferson Suite 102
Trenton, MI, 48183


MIActive And In Good Standing198805/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Paul Harris Fellow & Past President AwardRotary Club of Trenton, MI1995
Past President Award of RecognitionMichigan Court Administration Association1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney & CounselorEdward J. Nykiel2011 - Present
District Court Judge33rd District Court of Michigan2005 - 2010
Attorney & CounselorEdward J. Nykiel1989 - 2004
Court Administrator/Clerk of the Court33rd District Court of Michigan1985 - 1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of MichiganPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981