Michelle Cocayne






Court appearances in over 15 Missouri counties

Experienced in legal supervision of investigations, including homicide and other crime scenes.


Michelle joins Turney LG after serving in Clay County as an assistant prosecutor for 5 years. As an assistant prosecutor she was on her feet in the court room daily and had the opportunity to try jury trials in matters ranging from DWIs to murder. Before working as an Assistant Prosecutor, Michelle was a trial attorney for the Missouri Department of Revenue. She represented the State of Missouri in de novo appeals across all jurisdictions on the western side of the state of Missouri. Michelle started her career clerking for the Honorable Jaliah Otto of the 16th Circuit Court of Missouri.

Michelle is an active member of the Kansas City, Missouri Bar Association, serving on the criminal law section leadership committee. She also is a member of the Association of Women Lawyers, Kansas City, and a graduated member of the AWL Connections mentorship program. She enjoys volunteering at Operation Breakthrough, alongside other attorneys and judges, through the LEAP program (Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance), helping children affected by poverty. In 2020 she was named an Up & Coming Attorney by Missouri Lawyers Media in the Pro Bono category.

Michelle earned her BA at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and her JD at the University of Kansas City, Missouri. Over the years, and throughout her studies, she studied abroad in Ireland, France, China, and Turkey. Michelle still enjoys traveling and visiting her extended family, most of whom still reside in the St. Louis area.

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