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Laura Helderop

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Laura Helderop
Grand Rapids,

Laura uses her expertise in state and federal court to provide exceptional and attentive criminal defense representation to her clients. Laura has tried felony cases to verdict, including obtaining a not-guilty verdict on all six counts in a jury trial for attempted murder and firearms charges for a client who was wrongfully accused. Laura’s areas of expertise include felony drug and firearms cases, criminal sexual conduct, juvenile cases, Title IX investigations, white-collar crime, and expungements. Laura has also argued before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and authored numerous criminal appeals for complex state and federal cases. The Grand Rapids Lawyer Magazine selected several of Laura’s legal articles for publication to share her expertise with the Grand Rapids Bar Association.


Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2017 cum laude

Hope College, B.A., 2011 magna cum laude


State of Michigan, 2017

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2017

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2019

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2020


Member of the State Bar of Michigan

Member of Grand Rapids Bar Association

Member of Federal Bar Association (Western District of Michigan)

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (Board Member)

Member of National Trial Lawyers — Top 40 Under 40


National Trial Lawyers — Top 40 Under 40 (Michigan)

Grand Rapids Bar Association 3 in 10 Award — awarded to 3 attorneys demonstrating excellence in their first 10 years of practice

Best Lawyers — Ones to Watch Award

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