Honors & Recognitions

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, "Up & Coming Lawyer" Award, 2014

Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013 and 2014.

Grand Rapids Business Journal, 40 Under Forty Business Leaders, 2013 and 2014.

Adrian Public Schools, Outstanding Alumni Award, 2013.

Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star", 2011 and 2012.

Business Review of Western Michigan "Emerging Leader" Award, 2008.


Michigan State University
College of Law, J.D., 2005

Michigan State University, B.A., 2001

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

John W. Inhulsen
T: 616.726.2225
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John W. Inhulsen

1700 East Beltline, N.E.
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-7044
T: 616.726.2225
F: 616.726.2299

John Inhulsen is a Shareholder with Foster Swift. He is in the Commercial Litigation group and his practice includes representing clients in business litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, and providing legal solutions for a broad array of corporate and personal matters.  In 2013, he was lead trial counsel in obtaining a $5.15 Million unanimous jury verdict in favor of our client in an anti-trust lawsuit.

Professionally, he has been appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve on the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board.  Additionally, he is an active member of the Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Federal Bar Associations.

In the community, John currently serves as Chairman of the Kent County Republican Party, Chairman of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the Broadway Grand Rapids Board of Directors, and sits on the Adrian Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors, and Kuyper College Business Leadership Advisory Board.

In the past John has served as Chairman of the March of Dimes Board of Directors, on the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation Board of Directors, MSU Club of West Michigan Board of Directors, United Way Campaign Cabinet, the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Campaign Cabinet, Van Andel Institute Junior Professionals Board, and the MSU Michigan Political Leadership Program Host Committee.



Memberships & Affiliations

Industry & Professional Associations:
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
    • Member, Finance Committee (2010 - present)
  • State Bar of Michigan
    •   Member, Practice Management Resource Center Advisory Committee (2011-present) 
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Gerald R. Ford Chapter
Community Involvement: 
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Board of Directors (Chair)
  • Broadway Grand Rapids, Board of Directors (Vice-Chair) 
  • Kent County GOP Executive Committee (Finance Chair)
  • Kuyper College, Business Leadership Program, Advisory Board
  • MSU Alumni Club of West Michigan, Board of Directors
  • March of Dimes, Board of Directors (2009-2014)
  • Van Andel Institute, Junior Professionals Board
  • MSU Michigan Political Leadership Program, Host Committee
  • East Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundation, Board of Directors (2007 - 2010)
  • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation, Past Cabinet Member
  • United Way of West Michigan, Past Cabinet Member