Ann Cooper graduated from Michigan State University, Byrn Mawr College, and the University of Michigan Law School. She was a Fulbright Scholar in France. She is a member of
local, state and federal bar associations and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. She has practiced in Michigan courts and in the eastern and western districts of
Michigan's federal courts. Ms. Cooper served on the United States 6th Circuit Judicial Merit Selection Panel in 1998.
Ms. Cooper was a member of the Michigan Supreme Court Task Force on Gender Issues in the Courts, the State Bar's Open Justice Commission, and the Equal Access
Initiative of the State Bar. She was a member of the Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission and a Trustee and Board Chair of the Grand Rapids Foundation.
Ms. Cooper continues to work in civics education programs for Grand Rapids high school students and on diversity and inclusion issues in the Grand Rapids Bar Association.