Firm Overview

Attorney Nicholas Leydorf, founder of the Leydorf Law Firm, has represented clients facing criminal charges (and other legal issues such as divorce and child custody matters) throughout Michigan.

Mr. Leydorf received his Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, in Washington, D.C. He also holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Mr. Leydorf is known for his honesty, his aggressive legal representation, and his ability to devise innovative defense strategies for his clients. For comments from previous clients, please go to “Client Testimonials.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Attorney Nicholas Leydorf is a member of the

  • American Bar Association
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Clinton County Bar Association
  • Michigan Association for Justice

He has previously served as a Board Member of the East Lansing Rotary Club.

Recent Results of the Leydorf Law Firm

  • Murder trial in which Mr. Leydorf was co-counsel: Client found guilty of lesser charges following jury trial
  • Embezzlement from a Vulnerable Adult: Case dismissed
  • Possession of Child Pornography (investigation): Charges never filed
  • Solicitation of Sex: Charges deferred, then dismissed
  • Charges related to Michigan State University’s 2008 Cedarfest: Proceedings deferred, then dismissed
  • OWI (second offense): No jail time
  • False Report of a Felony: Plea to misdemeanor; only fines and costs assessed
  • OWI (third offense): Inpatient treatment ordered, in lieu of jail.

If you are facing criminal charges, please contact The Leydorf Law Firm today by calling (517) 388-6800 or emailing

Client Reviews
“Nick is an excellent attorney! From the first time I met him he was very informative, responded to all my questions and was caring and understanding. I got the best possible outcome and I will definitely refer Nick to anyone that needs a great attorney! He goes above and beyond for his client!” Erica Johnson
“Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value. Provides top notch services at affordable prices. Highly recommended.” Roger Deuce
“We were fortunate to work with Nick Leydorf and could not have been happier with his knowledge, professionalism, responsiveness and concern. If all lawyers were like Nick, there would be no "lawyer jokes". I cannot speak more highly of him. ” Kelly Pervine