The Dearborn Mediation Center, The Northville Mediation Center, and The Troy Mediation Center
Mediator Profile

Charles L. Nichols, J.D.

Divorce Mediator
Family Dispute Mediator
Employment Dispute Mediator
Construction Dispute Mediator
Neighbor Dispute Mediator

Charles Nichols is a member of:

  • The State Bar of Michigan
  • The Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • The Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
  • The Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation (past president)
  • The Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce, and the Family

Mr. Nichols earned his law degree from the Detroit College of Law (graduating Cum Laude). Prior to obtaining his law degree, he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Michigan and a Master's degree in biochemistry with honors from Oakland University.

As a partner with the Detroit law firm of Charfoos & Christensen, P.C., Mr. Nichols gained experience in negotiating settlements of personal injury and product liability claims.

Since leaving the Charfoos law firm to start his own law firm, Mr. Nichols has developed further expertise as a mediator and arbitrator. He is the founder and president of Michigan Mediation Centers, Inc and is the executive director of its subsidiaries, which include the Dearborn Mediation Center, the Northville Mediation Center, and the Troy Mediation Center. He is a past president and past member of the Board of the Michigan Council for Divorce and Family Mediation. He is also a member of the National Academy of Family Mediators and the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution.

As a father of five, Mr. Nichols enjoys outdoor recreational activities with his family. He and his wife, Susan are active participants in a variety of school, church, and community functions in Northville.

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