Kayla Coates


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Kayla Coates was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She attended The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she earned her undergraduate degree in criminal justice. It was during this time she realized her wish to become an advocate for people in the face of injustice. She earned her JD from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, MS. While in law school, Kayla participated in several clinical courses which included pro bono work in Immigration Law and Veteran’s Legal Aid. Also in law school, Kayla clerked at a personal injury firm, where she worked closely with injured plaintiffs and their families. She continues this work here at Ankin Law Firm as a Workers Compensation Associate Attorney.

Outside of work Kayla enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, movies, and traveling with her loved ones.


  • J.D., Mississippi College School of Law 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Illinois State Bar Association

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