NICHOLE JONGSMA DERKS


Nichole is an experienced litigator who routinely handles trials, hearings, and dispute resolution throughout West Michigan. She is passionate about helping individuals and families achieve favorable results in complex situations. Nichole is also engaged as local counsel for litigation matters to assist out-of-town counsel in navigating through the local rules, procedures and practices.


In 2015, Nichole was selected to the Super Lawyers Michigan Rising Stars list recognizing her high achievement in criminal defense matters. Nichole has previously served as co-chair of the State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence and Practice which is the largest standing committee of the State Bar of Michigan.


Nichole graduated from The Ohio State University in 2003 and earned her law degree from Michigan State University in 2006. Nichole resides in Holland with her husband, James, and daughter, Marijke. Nichole and her family love an adventure and travel extensively. She is an avid scuba diver.



Contact Information
Phone:(616) 394-4276
Fax:(616) 394-4319
Email: derks@bmbpc.com

Practice Areas
• Divorce and Family Law
• Criminal Defense
• Criminal Record Expungement
• Child Protection
• Juvenile Delinquency
• Personal Protection Orders
• General Business and Civil Litigation
• Adoption
• Probate Litigation
• Immigration

Education
• Michigan State University, J.D. (2006)
• The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts with Dual Major in Criminology and Political Science (2003)

Bar & Court Admissions
State Bar of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit

Community Involvement
Treasurer, Opera Affiliates Board which supports Opera Grand Rapids
Board Member, Ottawa County Community Corrections Advisory Board