Veronica Valentine McNally
Director of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute & Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 332
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, manufacturer’s representative law, and insurance law.
Professor McNally is a former member of the State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Character and Fitness (2005–2013) and the SBM Young Lawyers Executive Council (2005–07). 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 2010–14. 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 (1999–2000) and president of Alpha Chi Omega (1998–99).
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