Gov. Rick Snyder names Nicholas Ayoub to 61st District Court in Kent County

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Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Nicholas Ayoub, of Grand Rapids, to the 61st District Court in Kent County.

“Nick Ayoub has been a fast-rising attorney in Grand Rapids for over a decade,” Snyder said. “I have no doubt he will serve Grand Rapids well for decades to come.”

Ayoub is a partner at Hewson Van Hellemont in Grand Rapids, handling complex insurance litigation and appellate work. He has over a decade of experience in civil litigation including time with Wheeler Upham, P.C., and Dale Sprik and Associates. Ayoub also served two years with the Michigan Court of Appeals as a Research Attorney. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University and the Detroit College of Law.

He is an active musician and is heavily involved in community organizations, including service with the Michigan Defense Trial Council Association, the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the American Inns of Court, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy, the St. Nicholas Antiochian Greek Orthodox, the Grand Rapids Circle Theatre, and Opera Grand Rapids.

Ayoub fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Christina Elmore.  Judge Elmore was elected to the 17th Judicial Circuit Court in November’s election. Ayoub must seek election in November 2020 for a full term.