Anonymous review posted on
I would recommend Mike Nichols to anyone that needs help with an OWI charge. He was confident and professional. He was not afraid to go the distance for me. He always got back to me in a timely fashion when I sent him a text or an email. I appreciate all he did for me and the outcome.
Posted by Michael
This was my first experience with the law. I was arrested for OWI (DWI), wrongfully in my mind. Being my first time I required an expert in this field, someone who inspired trust and confidence. Atty Mike Nichols and his team did that, they were top notch. He literally wrote the book on DWI and he proved it. Atty Nichols knows the best experts in the business to defend you. My job was at stake, which translates into my quality of life. Atty Nichols understood the stress I was under but was still straightforward and clear about my situation. Atty Nichols and his team worked nights and weekends, preparing for trial. That preparation was critical to a positive turnout. Alcohol was removed from my case and pled down to reckless driving, which is what it should have been from the beginning. Atty Nichols and his team earned every dollar I paid them, in fact they exceeded expectations and represented me in the best possible fashion. I can never thank them enough.
Posted by Cathy Cole-Anderson
Mike Nichols saved my life. I was accused of a crime I didn't commit and hired Mile to defend me. He not only defends you with top knowledge of the law, he guides, counsels and becomes your friend. He makes you feel like you are his only case and puts you at ease. I cannot speak highly enough of everything he has done for me. He is like a pit bull and doesn't stop until he gets the outcome he wants. Mike, I thank you with all my heart for everything you have done for me, You fave me my life back.
Posted by Alexis
Mike Nichols represented me in a DUI case in early 2016 that resulted in a dismissal of all charges. I had originally had a first-consult with two other attorneys about my situation and can say I was extremely disheartened. And then I found Mike Nichols! I found him by referral from friends, and he immediately made me feel like he had true hope in my case. I felt like he had my best interest in mind and the best intentions from the beginning. That he was on my side and he was going to fight for me to the end of this case. Right away, I could tell he was listening intently to everything I had to say, and he knows to ask all the right questions. He is very calm, and straight to the point. In the court room, he catches onto the smallest details and runs with them. He knows exaxtly how to approach the judge and is truly eloquent when he speaks. I cannot express enough how impressed I am with the way he conducts himself and calmly reads situations and picks out the important details that most would never pick up on. It was also quite apparent to me that he has noticeable respect in the court room by the judge. I cannot express enough how happy I am with the result of my case and every aspect leading up to it. Working with Mike Nichols was one of the best decisions I have ever made!
Posted by Cindy
Mike Nichols and his team were able to deliver a well earned victory for me in an extremely public, complex, and historic case. Their hard work and thoroughness in combing through mountains of discovery showed in Nichol's adeptness in choosing and questioning witness as well as his performance inside and outside of the courtroom.
The Nichol's team was accessible, answered my questions, and kept me up to date on any changes happening with my case.
They won the day through their research and knowledge of applicable case law, applying it to the elements of my charges, and combining it into a individualized winning strategy which took all the unique facets of my case into account.
I am very thankful that I had the Representation of Mike Nichols and his law team, and appreciate the sensitivity and dedication they gave in handling my case all the way through.
Anonymous review posted on
First of all, I have to sincerely thank you Mike for your extreme dedication to my case and for allowing me to keep my driving privileges and the ability to continue forward with my life without the severe challenges I was facing. Should I ever come across someone who is facing a serious situation such I was, I will recommend you in a heartbeat - you are an incredibly intelligent and talented lawyer - My case would not have been dismissed without you.
I was charged with Second Offense OWI w/high BAC July 2015. Before Mike I hired thee absolute worst lawyer who took me as far as convicted on the day of jury trial. I was in awe that my case had just been handled in the worst possible way, with the worst possible outcome. I was facing 30 days in jail, no driving privileges, and 6 months probation.
I knew my case had potential and I did not want to give up. I contacted Mike Nichols Law and he immediately began working on my case and made me feel calm and confident that something could be done. Mike quickly had my sentencing date cancelled, and a motion hearing scheduled to prove Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and request for a retrial. He is beyond skilled in conveying his message in a simple, but strong and effective way. His approach was extremely confident, humble, respectful, and I observed that he had everyone's attention in the courtroom every time that he spoke. He brought clarity to the fact that my case would have had a different outcome had I of had better assistance from my 1st lawyer. We also had an expert speak of the particular details that my 1st lawyer failed to explore, reconfirming all that Mike presented to the court. The judge granted the motion for a retrial - I felt so relieved that I was no longer convicted, and had another chance at turning this case around.
A 2nd jury trial date was scheduled, but not for a couple of months. In the mean time, Mike was onto another brilliant strategy to better the probability of the outcome we were seeking. He scheduled another hearing to suppress evidence as my arrest was unconstitutional.
On the day of that hearing to suppress evidence, Mike thoroughly questioned and tested the arresting officers knowledge to his responsibilities and duties when he suspects a possible DUI. Mike is up to date on the all of the laws, regulations, and tests that an officer should as be well, and again brought light to the fact that the officer failed to administer the field sobriety tests correctly, and therefore those tests he completed were invalid. Mike also brought up other details of the case that proved the officer failed to attempt to explore or discover further findings before making his arrest, and therefore did not have probable cause for my arrest. We also had an expert elaborate specifically on how the arresting officer failed to properly administer the field sobriety tests, along with other aspects of improperly handling my case. Mike was sharp, on point, and on top of guiding the hearing his way, and the prosecutor came across weaker and less effective each and every time he spoke. Mike clearly won the attention of the Judge, she intently listened. The very following day, the motion to suppress evidence was granted by the judge, and I received news that my case had been dismissed.
I wish I would have hired Mike to begin with, but the outcome that came of hiring him even AFTER being convicted, makes me truly grateful and appreciative that he took on the challenge of my case and saw the potential. There was not a moment when I felt uneasy or hopeless.
If you need a phenomenal, persuasive, incredibly intelligent lawyer - do not waste time elsewhere, hire Mike, you will NOT regret it.
Posted by Heather
I was wrongfully accused of a crime after having my identity stolen. Michael Nichols helped me navigate the legal system and found the evidence to have the charges dropped thus avoiding going to trial or having anything on my record. I wholeheartedly believe hiring his law firm was the best course of action I could have taken. He knew all of the right questions to ask and did everything possible to get the charges dropped before I had to sit in court. Everyone else I met at the law firm was incredibly nice and very professional.
Posted by Matt
I hired Michael Nichols to represent me when I received an OWI in East Lansing. If convicted I could have possibly lost my job so I needed someone to really fight for me and the Nichols law firm did that and more. Everyone at his firm was very friendly and easy to communicate with throughout the entire case. The trial was lengthy but he took care of a lot hearings and filing of paperwork without me having to appear and him and his office always kept me up to date on everything going on with the case. He fought very hard for me and filed two separate motion trials in order to get evidence suppressed which was successful in the second trial. He got my OWI dropped to a civil infraction careless driving which was a better outcome than I expected to get. If you are in any kind of legal trouble I would recommend going to the Nichols law firm because no one will work harder for you and they get results. They are simply the best!
Anonymous review posted on
Mike and his firm helped me tremendously throughout my OWI case. He contacted me within hours after submitting my case to him. That right there showed he was on top of his work, and would do all he could to help me win this case. Mike was available to me 24/7 through text, phone, and email. Him and his staff emailed all the documents and paperwork needed for this case in a timely manner and was able to come up with a plea agreement for me in less than a month. I was charged with speeding 5 over, which resulted in the OWI, and Mike was able to eliminate both charges effectively, and come up with an alternative plea agreement. I recommend Mike to anyone who may feel like they don't deserve an OWI/DUI.
Thank you again Mike and staff for the wonderful work your team accomplished.
Anonymous review posted on
The stakes were very high. I was charged with OUI/DUI and refusal to submit to Chemical Tests. Loss of my driving privileges and an alcohol related conviction could put my professional license (don't want to be overly specific) in jeopardy as well as impact my employability. Mike and his team were rock stars.
The refusal to submit to chemical tests brings a MANDATORY 12 month suspension of driving privileges. This wouldn't even allow me to drive for work. Mike prevailed in getting this charge dismissed.
The DUI comes with 6 points, big fines, and a life-long scar on my driving record along with insurance ramifications. Mike was successful in getting the blood evidence suppressed, which ultimately resulted in the charges being dropped.
I never regretted hiring Mike and his team from day 1. They are professionals at each step. He knows the process better than the police, understands how the blood and breath test machines work, where the vulnerabilities are, and what steps the peace officers must take to ensure they meet their burden of proof. Communication was very good throughout the process. He is available by email, phone, text, even cell and the Nichols team works around the clock.
Mike Nichols is worth every penny and more.
I won't ever need his DUI services again because I have learned a very valuable lesson (despite having all charges dropped completely), but I certainly can throw my full support behind him for others that are facing this difficult situation. Hire Mike and he will give you the best possible outcome given your circumstances.
Thanks again Mike!