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Nikole L. Canute

Attorney Grand Rapids, MI

It’s my job to take legal problems off my clients’ plates, so they can focus on their businesses. 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. Practicing in both the employment and energy areas allows me to learn about industries outside my own, which I find fascinating.

When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and obsessing over Notre Dame football (Go Irish!).  I also serve as Vice President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth, Board of Directors, as well as on committees for Family Promise of West Michigan—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 – Western Region
Women Lawyers v. Judges Charity Softball Game Committee (2006-present)
President (2010-2011)
Board Member (2007-2012)

Society of Human Resources Management

Human Resources Group of West Michigan

Family Promise of West Michigan
Vice President of the Board of Directors (2014-2017)
Board of Directors (2013-2019)
Committee Member (2020-present)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth
Vice President of the Board of Directors (2024-present)
Board of Directors (2020-present)

Honors and Awards
  • Selected for inclusion in Crain’s Notable Women in the Law for 2024
  • 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
  • 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Western Region, Outstanding Member 2013