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Ann M. Cooper - Grand Rapids, MI

80 Ottawa Avenue NWAldrich Place, Suite 200 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Updated: 03/15/2019

Grand Rapids Civil Rights Lawyer


Ann Cooper graduated from Michigan State University, Byrn Mawr College, and the University of Michigan Law School. She was a Fulbright Scholar in France. She is a member of local, state and federal bar associations and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. She has practiced in Michigan courts and in the eastern and western districts of Michigan's federal courts. Ms. Cooper served on the United States 6th Circuit Judicial Merit Selection Panel in 1998.


About Ann M. Cooper

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Police Misconduct

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1984

Other Affiliations

  • United States 6th Circuit Judicial Merit Selection Panel, 1998
  • Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission, 1977 - 1981 (Member)
  • Michigan Supreme Court Task Force on Gender Issues in the Courts, 1987 - 1989 (Member)
  • Grand Rapids Foundation, 1989 - 1996 (Trustee)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, 2000 (Trustee)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member, West Michigan Chapter)
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1991 - 1994 (Member, Board of Commissioners)
  • State Bar of Michigan, Labor Law Section (Member)
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1998 (Member, Open Justice Commission)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, 1986 - 1987 (Secretary)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, 1986 - 1991 (Board Member)
  • Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission (Member)


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1984
  • Bryn Mawr College, 1964
  • Michigan State University, 1958
    Honors: With High Honors

Pro Bono Activities

  • Grand Rapids Foundation, Board Chair



  • Fulbright Scholar, France
  • Michigan State Bar's Champion of Justice Award, 2002
  • Civil Rights Award, Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission, 1998
  • President’s Award, Grand Rapids Bar Association, May 2015

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Office Information


80 Ottawa Avenue NWAldrich Place, Suite 200 Grand Rapids, MI 49503


  • 616-454-0036

Accepts Credit Cards




  • "The Plaintiff's Discrimination Action in Michigan Circuit Courts" Michigan Wrongful Discharge and Employment Discrimination Law, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Second Edition, 1994

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