Attorneys give presentation for Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, Professor Victor Oguejiofor Okafor, department head of Eastern Michigan University Department of Africology and African American Studies, invited local attorney Robyn L. McCoy to give a Feb. 9 lecture, “Knowing Your Rights When Encountering Police, Immigration, or You are a Victim of Ethnic Intimidation.”

A partner with McCoy & Associates, PLLC, in Ann Arbor, McCoy has worked with the Legal Aid Defender’s Association and currently works with the Michigan Children’s Law Center.

She is a member of the Black Women Lawyers of Michigan, 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. She is the past President of the Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association, the African American Bar Association for Washtenaw County, and served as a member of the Board for the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Chapter of the Black Chamber of Commerce.

McCoy was joined by Detroit immigration attorney Cynthia Nunez and Ann Arbor immigration and civil rights attorney Angie Martell to for a Q/A sequence. 

McCoy also met with EMU student activist, Desmine Robinson after the lecture.

The lecture and Q/A are available to view on YouTube: at and