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Meet Robyn

Ms. Robyn L. McCoy, Educator and Attorney 

Partner, McCoy & Associates, PLLC

     Ms. McCoy graduated with Honors in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1996 and obtained her J. D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2000.  Ms. McCoy has served as a Congressional Page for the US House of Representatives under the Congressman William D. Ford in Washington D.C. and interned in the office of US Senator Carol Moseley Braun in Chicago, Illinois.  While attending the University of Chicago, she co-founded an academic support network for Black Women called Sistafriends and she was the Umoja (Cultural Chair) for the Organization of Black Students.  Ms. McCoy also participated in a study abroad program in France in 1995.  She tutored elementary students in the Chicago Public School System and was mentored by First Lady Michelle Obama during her senior year at the University of Chicago. 


     While attending the University of Michigan Law School, Ms. McCoy was the Political Action Chair for the Native American and the Black Law Students Alliance, handling community, civic and political meetings, debates and protests in support of 

Affirmative Action. She also tutored elementary school students at Patengill Elementary School and participated in an externship in South Africa, where she worked with Willie Hofmeyr, Head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit and Former Anti-Apartheid Activist.  

     Ms. McCoy has been the recipient of the 1999 University of Michigan’s Black Law Student Alliance’s Distinguished Service Award, the 2017 Vanzetti M. Hamilton Bar Association’s Frederick Douglass Racial Justice & Harmony Award, the 2017 Black Alumni Association of the University of Michigan's Making a Difference Award, the 2017 Black Slate’s Cynthia Diane Stephens Outstanding Jurist Award, the 2017 National Summit of Black Women Lawyers Exceptional Service Award, which is given to recognize lawyers for their consistent and tireless service diversity efforts with the legal profession and underserved communities, the 2018 Recipient of the Lawyer-Guardian Ad Litem of the Year Award from the Michigan Foster Care Review Board and the 2019 Recipient of the Reverend Thomas H. Smith Humanitarian Award at the 66th Annual Brown AME Brotherhood Banquet, Recipient of the State Bar of Michigan's 2022 Champion of Justice Award,   

Recipient of the Washtenaw County Bar Association's 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream Award" for her outstanding service and tireless devotion to the cause of social justice under the law for all individuals and for her commitment to raising awareness and sensitivity racial, ethnic, and gender bias issues in the legal system, Recipient of the Detroit Bar Association's 2023 Frank Murphy Award in recognition for her leadership and service which exemplify the highest professional ideals and demonstration of outstanding service to the legal profession and Recipient of the State Bar of Michigan's Young Lawyers Section 2023 Mentor of the Year Award one of the Recipients of Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2023 Influential Women of Law Award. 

    Ms. McCoy is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and the Eastern District of Michigan.  Ms. McCoy has been a licensed practicing Attorney since 2001, working as an Associate with the firm of McCoy & Associates, PLLC, an Attorney with the Legal Aid Defender’s Association, representing indigent adults on felony cases and working with the Michigan Children’s Law Center as a Lawyer Guardian Ad Litem for children on neglect cases and a Defense Attorney for children on delinquency cases for the past ten years.  She worked with the Educational Advocacy Unit of the Michigan Children’s Law Center from March of 2017 until December 2019 and is presently a Partner with the firm of McCoy & Associates, PLLC, handling criminal defense, educational advocacy, family law, estate planning, wrongful death and personal injury cases.   

    Ms. McCoy is the Vice Chair for Michigan Democratic Women’s Caucus, Vice President of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Past President and Board Member at Large of the Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association (the African American Association for Washtenaw County), a past Board Member for the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Chapter of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce and a Member of the Wolverine Bar Association, the Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar, the National Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, and the Washtenaw County Bar Association.  Ms. McCoy has also been a part-time lecturer at Eastern Michigan University teaching a class on the Law and the African American Experience and has planned, facilitated and organized numerous presentations on “What To Do When Stopped by the Police”, “Knowing Your Rights When Encountering the Police, Immigration or You Are the Victim of Ethnic Intimidation”, the “Expungement and Federal Pardon Process”, “How to Successfully Navigate the Public Education System”, and "Pathways To Law School".


Atty McCoy can be followed on twitter: @robyn_legal, instagram: robyn_legal.

Her email address is: and phone number is:  (734)846-3042.

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