Matthew F. Wait

Matthew F. Wait is an attorney and owner of the Firm. Matt has been serving his clients with distinction for over a decade. Since moving the practice to Albion, Michigan, in 2015, Matt has become a part of the community and cares deeply about serving our city, county, and state. Experienced in handling matters in court, as well as out of court, Matt will work hard to achieve results.

Matt’s areas of concentration include family law, criminal law, civil litigation, business law, municipal law, estate planning, probate law.

He was born in 1977 in Rochester, Michigan and grew up in Troy, Michigan. He graduated from Olivet College in 1999 with a double major of biochemistry and sociology/anthropology and from Michigan State University College of Law in 2003. Matt became a member of the State Bar of Michigan in November 2003 and has been a member in good standing since then. In addition to the practice of law, Matt is an associate professor of interdisciplinary studies at Olivet College.

In addition to practicing law and teaching, Matt enjoys golfing, running, and reading. He is a member of the Olivet College Athletic Hall of Fame for his success on the men’s soccer team. He is proud to have completed the Grand Rapids Marathon with his father. He has qualified for the Golf Association of Michigan Championship.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions
Michigan
Western District of Michigan
Education
Michigan State University College of Law, 2003
Olivet College, 1999
Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of Michigan
Calhoun County Bar Association-Executive Board Member (2015-present); Vice President (2016-present)

Katherine A. Nichols

Katherine A. Nichols is an Associate Attorney here at the Firm. Katherine will be assisting in all matters by representation, drafting documents, and preserving an open line of communication with clients. Although new to Albion, Katherine seeks to create and maintain a strong connection to the local community through serving clients with passion and dedication.

Katherine has strong ties to New England due to her education at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut for her undergraduate BA degrees in Political Science and English. Katherine earned the Gold Medal of Excellence in Political Science, which is awarded to a member of the graduating class with the highest GPA within the major. Directly following her undergraduate studies, Katherine began studying law at Michigan State University College of Law, and graduated cum laude.

Throughout her time at MSU, Katherine was exposed to various areas of the law from externships. Katherine clerked with the Honorable Rosemarie Aquilina in the 30th Circuit Court in Lansing. Next, Katherine advocated for individuals with disabilities, usually relating to education, at Michigan Protection and Advocacy. Katherine worked as a Student Attorney for the Family Law Project in Washtenaw County representing survivors of domestic abuse. Katherine was sworn into the State Bar of Michigan following the July 2015 bar exam.

Katherine enjoys reading American literature and watching women’s lacrosse matches.