Stacy Erwin Oakes has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan. She has also worked as a policy analyst for the Michigan House of Representatives and as a law clerk for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. She has been involved in several high-profile cases.
She obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University and earned her teaching certification while working as a Corrections Officer at the Saginaw Correctional Facility. She then taught in Saginaw Public Schools and coached basketball there.
Attorney Oakes went on to earn her law degree from Michigan State University Law School while working for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. While at MSU, she was an instructor for the Rental Housing Clinic.
After working as a policy analyst at the House of Representatives, she became a state Assistant Attorney General, prosecuting and defending cases statewide. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Saginaw Valley State University.