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John W. Inhulsen

Senior Counsel | Email

  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2359

    f. +1.616.222.2359


John Inhulsen provides legal counsel for a broad spectrum of corporate, real estate and litigation matters, with an emphasis of providing peace of mind to clients. Treating every issue as if it’s his own, John leads teams of top talent to provide the highest level of expertise to every matter. It’s his honest and tenacious approach that yields the kind of results clients have come to expect, time and again. Among his many successes, John obtained one of the largest awards in Michigan in 2013, a $5.15 million unanimous jury verdict for an antitrust lawsuit against an international manufacturing conglomerate. He practices in both state and federal courts and he was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve as a member of its adjudicative arm, the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board. John is a devoted community leader and sits on numerous leadership committees of nonprofit organizations. John believes, “Communities don’t just happen – it takes people and businesses contributing their time and resources to create and sustain the opportunities we have in Grand Rapids. I’m proud to be part of that process.”


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  • Michigan State University College of Law J.D. 2005
  • Michigan State University B.A. 2001


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Bar Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association


Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2019
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013-Present
  • Named "Up and Coming Lawyer for 2014" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Named by the Grand Rapids Business Journal "40 Under Forty Business Leaders," 2013 and 2014
  • Adrian Public Schools, "Outstanding Alumni" Award, 2013
  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2011 and 2012
  • Business Review of Western Michigan, "Emerging Leader" Award, 2008



Professional Affiliations

  • Michigan Supreme Court
    Michigan Attorney Discipline Board (2014-2020)

Community Affiliations

  • Kent County Republican Party
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Broadway Grand Rapids
    Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Adrian Schools Foundation
    Board of Directors

Speaking Engagements

  • "What's on the Horizon with the New Administration," Warner Norcross Human Resources Seminar, May 23, 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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