Veronica Valentine McNally

Director of Trial Advocacy & Director of Externships

Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 332
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Veronica Valentine McNally serves as the Director of Trial Advocacy and Director of Externships at the College of Law.

McNally serves on the advisory committee of the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center. She has also served as a member of the State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Standing Committee on Character and Fitness (2005-13) and the SBM Young Lawyers Executive Council (2005-07). Law & Politics selected her as a Rising Star from 2010 through 2016. In 2016, she received a Master Advocate Designation from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

McNally is a public health advocate. She is the president of the Franny Strong Foundation and founder of the I Vaccinate Campaign ( In 2018, she was named as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion for Michigan. That same year, she was also appointed by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for a four-year term as ACIP’s consumer representative. She was re-appointed for a fifth year. In this role, she provided perspectives on the social and community aspects of vaccination. The ACIP develops recommendations on how to use vaccines to control disease in the United States.

McNally graduated in 2004 from Michigan State University College of Law, where she earned a jurisprudence award for Trial Practice. She won the Michigan State University College of Law Best Brief, Best Oralist, and Best Overall awards in the Moot Court Class Competition in 2002. She was on the national championship team for the Pepperdine Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition in 2003, and she 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 2000 from the University of Michigan, where she was the judicial vice president for the Panhellenic Association (1999-2000) and president of Alpha Chi Omega (1998-99).

J.D. Michigan State University College of Law
B.A. University of Michigan