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Tara Nichol is a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School and is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan. She has represented clients in a variety of matters both at the district and circuit court level. Her criminal defense practice consists of low-severity felonies, misdemeanors, probation violations, and personal protection order violations. She has also appeared on her clients' behalf in real estate and civil cases. Outside of the courtroom, Tara has counseled clients on their business, contract, criminal, and estate planning concerns. She prides herself on providing clients the information they need to make the best decisions for their individual needs.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
  2. Probate: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. Business: 15%



Hourly ($160/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Nichol & Doering, PLLC

4990 Northwind Dr.
Suite 230
East Lansing, MI, 48823


MIActive And In Good Standing201108/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Senior Member Excellence in ServiceThomas M Cooley Mock Trial Board2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerNichol & Doering, PLLC2011 - Present
Legal InternThomas M Cooley Innocence Project2010 - 2011
File ClerkCarmichael & Powell, PC2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lansing Regional Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)Treasurer2014 - Present
National Association of Professional Women, Greater Lansing ChapterVice President2014 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)Member2013 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenMember2013 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Delivery/Manufacture MarijuanaCase dismissed at Preliminary Examination
PPO ViolationFines and costs. All other pending violations dismissed.
Credit Card Debt CollectionSettlement reached
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Hofstra UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NAPW Greater Lansing ChapterEstate Planning for Professional Women2015
NAPW Greater Lansing ChapterEstate Planning for Professional Women2013
Cooley Law School Career and Professional DevelopmentHow to Start Your Own Law Practice2012