Marla R. McCowan

  • Address
  • 200 N Washington Square, Suite 3
    Lansing, MI 48909
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  • Phone
  • 517.388.6702
 
 
  • Practice Areas
  • Criminal Defense
 
  • Counties
  • Ingham
 
  • I handle state cases
  • No
  • I handle federal cases
  • No
  • I handle trial cases
  • No
  • I handle appeal cases
  • No
 
  • Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan University, 1994.

    Juris Doctor, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1997.
 
  • Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of Michigan
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
    United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    United States Supreme Court
 
  • Memberships
  • State Bar of Michigan (Fellow of the State Bar of Michigan Foundation, Appellate Practice Section Council Member 2014-2015, 21st Century Task Force Committee 2015) Criminal Law Section Member (current)

    Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (Board of Directors, Education Committee)

    Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program (CAP) (Board of Directors)

    National Association for Public Defense

    National Legal Aid and Defender Association

    NLADA’s National Alliance of Indigent Defense Educators (NAIDE) (Executive Committee)

 
  • Noteworthy Cases
  • Renico v Lett, briefed and argued in the U.S. Supreme Court in March 2010.

    Co-counsel on briefs and argument in Haynes v Burke, 115 F. Supp. 2d 813 (2000), aff'd 299 F. 3d 570 (6th Cir. 2002) cert den 537 US 1179 (2002).

    Other United States Court of Appeals (6th Cir.) arguments (habeas corpus cases) include Lett, supra; Jackson v. McKee, 525 F.3d 430 (6th Cir., 2008); Worden v McLemore, 110 Fed.Appx. 482 (6th Cir.,2004).

    Michigan Supreme Court arguments include People v Richardson, 490 Mich. 115 (2011); People v Osantowski, 481 Mich 103 (2008) (OV 19); People v Hendrick, 472 Mich 555 (2005); People v Curvan, 473 Mich 896 (2005); People v McNally, 470 Mich 1 (2004).

    Noteworthy Michigan Supreme Court rulings include Macomb County Prosecutor v Osantowski (parole reinstatement), 488 Mich 952 (2010).

    Notable published Michigan Court of Appeals opinions include People v Phelps, 288 Mich App 123 (2010).
 
  • Profile
  • Director of Training, Outreach and Support
    Michigan Indigent Defense Commission