About Sean J Nichols, PLLC

Portrait photo of a Michigan elder law, estate planning and probate lawyer with a black background.Sean J. Nichols, PLLC is a law firm based in Plymouth, Michigan that specializes in elder law, estate planning, and probate. The founder, Sean J Nichols started his legal practice in 2011  after he recognized there was an under-served need that needed to be met for the unique legal issues that come with aging.

On a more personal level, Sean choose to specialize in these areas of law after his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. After witnessing the emotional impact of this disease and the hoops family members had to go through in order to provide care, Sean became passionate about using his legal knowledge to help senior citizens and their families plan a comfortable future.

Sean believes that every client’s needs are unique and that each client deserves customized legal solutions.

Areas of Practice

Sean J Nichols, PLLC specializes in legal issues that come with aging. These issues are condensed into three primary practice areas which are listed below. You can learn more about our practice areas on the practice areas page, or on their individual pages linked below.

Elder Law

Estate Planning


Awards & Achievements

5 star consumer rating on Google

5 star consumer rating on Avvo

Best Probate Lawyers in Livonia 2021

Best Probate Lawyers in Livonia

Charitable Work

Sean is passionate about providing pro bono services to seniors who qualify and to the charities he is involved with, such as the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He is a proud member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus.

About Attorney Sean Nichols

The founder and managing partner is elder law and estate planning attorney Sean J Nichols. Sean is local to Metro-Detroit, having grown up in Novi, Michigan and having attended Detroit Catholic Central High School. Prior to attending law school, Sean graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, studying economics and philosophy. Sean graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2011, and was admitted to the Michigan Bar the same year.

During law school, Sean was selected for the school’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team, was a member of the school’s Journal of Business and Securities Law, and worked as a clinician at the school’s Business and Nonprofit Clinic.

Sean also worked at Auto-Owners Insurance of Michigan and Elder Law of Michigan. At Auto-Owners, Sean worked on auto accident and premises liability cases, and at Elder Law of Michigan Sean worked on obtaining seniors wrongfully denied pension benefits.

In addition to elder law and estate planning, Sean is also a probate lawyer who dedicated part of his practice to helping clients with matters involving death and inheritance.

Our Law Firm

The law office of Sean J Nichols is located in Plymouth, Michigan. Specifically, we are located on Plymouth Rd. West of Haggerty. You can view images of our law firm below.


    Back entrance for the law firm of Sean J Nichols, PLLC with trees and an American flag in the courtyard
    Conference room with a large wooden table surrounded by chairs inside the law offices of Sean J Nichols, PLLC
    Estate planning attorney Sean Nichols wearing a brown suit and glasses while sitting at his desk writing on a notepad
    The waiting room inside the law firm of Sean J Nichols, PLLC the room is dimly lit with decorative plants to provide a soothing environment and there's plenty of cushioned chairs for clients to sit.
    Elder law and probate lawyer Sean Nichols wearing a brown suit and glasses while standing next to his administrative assistant who is wearing a white shirt and glasses
    Front entrance of the law firm of Sean J Nichols, PLLC with a wheelchair accessible ramp leading up to the door