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Nikole L. Canute

Attorney Grand Rapids, MI

I tell clients that it’s my job to take the legal problems off their plate, so they can focus on their job and business. I find it extremely rewarding when I can interpret the law for my clients in a way that makes sense, and then help them strategize for greater success. I also enjoy learning about my clients’ businesses. It’s fascinating to learn about industries outside my own.

When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and obsessing over Notre Dame football (Go Irish!). I also serve on the Board of Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids, as well as on committees for Family Promise of Grand Rapids—both of which give me perspective and inspire me to work hard, so I can give back to others.

Areas of Practice
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan
  • New York

Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2005
Honors: Cum Laude

Alma College, Alma, Michigan, 2002
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

New York State Bar Association

Grand Rapids Bar Association,
Labor and Employment Law Section Chair (2015)
Secretary of Executive Committee (2011-2013)

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
Women Lawyers v. Judges Charity Softball Game Committee
President (2010-2011)
Board Member (2007-2012)

Human Resources Group of West Michigan

Family Promise of Grand Rapids
Board of Directors (2013-2019)
Committee Member (present)

Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth
Board of Directors (2019-present)

Honors and Awards
  • Selected for inclusion in Crain’s Notable West Michigan Lawyers for 2023
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected for inclusion in Grand Rapids Magazine’s 2019-2023 Top Lawyers
  • Selected as a member of Michigan Lawyers Weekly Class of 2018 “Women in the Law”
  • Selected as a 2013 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Selected for inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Western Region, Outstanding Member 2013