The Law Office of

Anna R. Rapa

Serving West Michigan

office 616.361.0027
fax 616.361.0027

Anna R. Rapa

      Anna graduated first in her class from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2007.  In law school, she received 17 book awards for scoring the highest grade in the class, and received several other awards and scholarships.

       Anna's law practice is focused on providing personalized service  for every client.  When you call her office, you will speak directly to Anna, rather than to a secretary or paralegal.  Your legal matters will be handled by Anna personally.  Anna's priority is to complete your legal projects quickly, and with the same level of dedication she gave to her studies.

Admitted to Practice

2007 - Michigan


2007 - U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan


2008 - Florida

Awards and Publications

Published Works:

      One Brick Too Many: The Prison Litigation Reform Act as a Barrier to Legitimate Juvenile Lawsuits, 23 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 263 (2006)


      Individual Health Insurance: Sometimes a Bane, Sometimes a Benefit, But Increasingly the Only Option, Mich. B.J., June 2009, at 16 


Full-Tuition Honors Scholarship

          Awarded to students scoring well on the LSAT


James Burns Memorial Award

          Awarded to the graduate with the highest grade point average upon graduation


Sol Siegel Memorial Award

          Awarded to the first-year law student with the highest grade in Contracts I


Raymond Burr Award

          Awarded to the first-year law student with the highest grade in Criminal Law


Shane Joseph Johnson Memorial

          Awarded to the first-year law student with the highest grade   

          point average   


Certificates of Merit

         Awarded to the student with the highest grade in the following   


Advanced Writing; Business Organizations; Civil Procedure I, II; Contracts I, II; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Moot Court; Professional Responsibility; Property I, II; Research and Writing; Scholarly Writing; Torts I, II; and Wills, Estates, and Trusts

Other Legal Experience

2007 - Present - Adjunct Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School


2007-2008 - Research Attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals


2006 - Law Clerk for U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Michigan

Community Involvement

Board of Directors for Community Legal Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Board of Directors for Michigan Abolitionist Project


Executive Director of The Carter-Alexander Institute for Law and Justice