Veronica Valentine McNally
Director of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute & Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 430B
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
Veronica Valentine McNally is the director of the trial advocacy at Michigan State University College of Law.
McNally also practices law at Valentine & Associates, PC. Her practice areas include domestic and international civil litigation, including arbitration, manufacturerâ€™s representative law, and insurance law.
Professor McNally is a former member of the State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Character and Fitness (2005â€“2013) and the SBM Young Lawyers Executive Council (2005â€“07). She is a former member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, American Inns of Court, Oakland County Bar Association, and the Junior League of Lansing. She is a member of the American Bar Association and American Association for Justice. She also serves on the advisory committee of the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center. Law & Politics selected McNally as a Rising Star in 2010â€“14. She is currently pursuing a Master Advocate Designation from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. In 2012, McNally co-founded the Franny Strong Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about pertussis; she also serves as president of the organization.
McNally graduated cum laude in 2004 from Michigan State University College of Law, where she earned a jurisprudence award for Trial Practice. She won the Best Brief, Best Oralist and Best Overall awards in the Moot Court Class competition in 2002; was on the national championship team for the Pepperdine Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition in 2003; and won second place awards for Best Oralist and Best Brief in the Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Competition in 2004. McNally earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies in 2000 from the University of Michigan, where she was judicial vice president for the Panhellenic Association (1999â€“2000) and president of Alpha Chi Omega (1998â€“99).
J.D. 2004, cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law; B.A. 2000, University of Michigan
Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan