Matthew J. Heos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in East Lansing, MI

The Nichols Law Firm, PLLC
3452 E Lake Lansing Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-432-9000
Fax: 517-203-4448
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at The Nichols Firm, PLLC, Matthew J. Heos serves clients in the state of Michigan in matters of personal injury, medical malpractice and criminal defense. With a commitment toward his clients, he undertakes cases such as motor vehicle accidents, animal bites, assault, slips and falls, wrongful deaths, construction accidents, sexual abuse, trucking accidents and DUI.

With a degree from Michigan State University, Mr. Heos first worked in the financial sector. With a passion for law and a love for justice, he returned to school and attended the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He graduated in January 2010 after focusing his education on environmental law.

Mr. Heos's stellar reputation began with working on cases involving medical marijuana, criminal defense, dog bites and other personal injury cases. From 2014 until 2019, Mr. Heos was named as one of Super Lawyers magazine’s Rising Stars. This was strongly in part to his contribution to matters involving the Michigan Drain Code.

As of 2017, Mr. Heos and his father had over 55 years of combined litigation experience at the firm. Mr. Heos is a member of the Ingham County Bar Association, as well as the Negligence Law, Environmental Law and Marihuana Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan. He is admitted to practice in all Michigan courts, both at the state and federal levels, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Dedicated to results, Mr. Heos has a wide range of experience and skills that he brings to the table. In 2019, he recovered over $3 million for his clients. His commitment and willingness to take his cases to trial aid in his success.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, DUI/DWI


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

About Matthew J. Heos

Admitted: 2010, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Michigan
  • Member, Ingham County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law, Negligence Law, and Marihuana Law Sections

Educational Background

  • East Lansing High School
  • Michigan State University Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications, 2001


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star


  • Orlando v State Auto Insurance Company 18-535-NF Ingham County Circuit Court
  • Jane NLF-1 Doe v USA Gymnastics et al 18-cv-842 US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Jane NLF-4 Doe v USA Gymnastics et al 18-cv-1019 US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Jane NLF-3 Doe v USA Gymnastics et al 18-cv-1008 US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Jane NLF-2 Doe v USA Gymnastics et al 18-cv-851 US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Jane NLF-1-4 Doe v Michigan State University 18-169-MZ Michigan Court of Claims
  • People v McCoy 17-9942-FH Clinton County Circuit Court
  • Holiday Park Realty v Pawlowski Creek Drain Drainage District et al 13-245-NZ Ingham County Circuit Court
  • Glaser-Carlsen v Ballyspartan Golf Club et al 15-11471-CK Clinton County Circuit Court
  • Williamson v Kohls et al 16-cv-14468 US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Buda v CATA et al 13-1262-NI Ingham County Circuit Court
  • Lansing Township et al v Montgomery Drain Drainage Board 14-919-CZ, 14-906-AS, 14-851-CZ Ingham County Circuit Court
  • In re Groesbeck Park Drain 13-732-AS, 13-506-AS, 13-388-CE Ingham County Circuit Court
  • Behrens v Frankenmuth 12-774-NF Ingham County Circuit Court
  • People v Reynolds 12-281-FH Ingham County Circuit Court
  • Behrens v Jomar, Inc. et al 12-968-NI Eaton County Circuit Court
  • Manuel v Tri-County Metro, Gill et al 481 Mich 637 (2008) Ingham County Circuit Court

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Parish Counselor at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 2016
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Office Location for Matthew J. Heos

3452 E Lake Lansing Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 517-432-9000

Fax: 517-203-4448

Last Updated: 9/16/2020

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