Anne Reynolds Copps is a 1981 graduate of Albany Law School. She was admitted to the Bar in 1982. She was a partner at Martin, Shudt, Wallace, DiLorenzo & Copps until 1995 when she opened her office as a sole practitioner, concentrating on adoptions and real property. She is a frequent lecturer for the Bar Association on real property and adoption issues and ethics.
She is a past-president of the Rensselaer County Bar Association and Capital District Women's Bar Association. She is currently a Member of the Real Property Law Section Executive Committee, serving as secretary. She served for six years on the Committee on Professional Responsibility for the Appellate Division Third Department which reviews disciplinary matters for attorneys. She is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.
She received the Distinguished Member Award from the Capital District Women's Bar Association and the Nancy Burton - Straight but Not Narrow Award from the Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council. In January 2003 she received the Attorney Professionalism Award from the New York State Bar Association. She also received the New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Award for the Third Department in 2003. In 2007, she received the Barry Gold Firm Leadership Award in pro bono from the Legal Project.