Attorney Robert Canoy has practiced criminal litigation for over a decade. Attorney Canoy spent eleven years on active duty in the military as a judge advocate (military attorney) where he specialized in criminal law under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He left active duty as a senior Lieutenant Commander (O-4) to join McCormack & McCormack to continue his marked success in criminal litigation.
While on active duty, Attorney Robert Canoy served multiple tours of duty as both a trial defense counsel and prosecutor. In his final assignment, he served as Chief of the Trial Services Branch in Norfolk, Virginia where he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all courts-martial for the U.S. Coast Guard for the eastern half of the United States. His time as a prosecutor aids all of his clients as he is well versed in investigative tactics having served as an instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center on a routine basis. While on active duty, he also served as an instructor for numerous military justice courses offered by the Department of Defense designed to teach trial attorneys courtroom and litigation skills.
In his career, Attorney Robert Canoy evaluated and/or litigated well over 500 criminal cases involving all manner of alleged misconduct ranging from the most minor alcohol and drug offenses to domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, child pornography, and homicide.
During Attorney Canoy’s military service he earned personal awards including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.
- Mississippi College School of Law (J.D. 2012) Summa Cum Laude
- Articles Editor for the Law Review and authored a published Law Review Article.
- Elected for the Moot Court Board, a program which identifies the school’s top courtroom advocates.
- Bluefield University (B.S. Criminal Justice 2007) Cum Laude
- Child Pornography and Solicitation
- Child Sex Assault
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Crimes
- Homicide- Murder and Manslaughter
- Personal Injury- Auto Accident
- Probation Violations
- Sex Crimes- Rape and Sexual Assault
- Traffic Offenses
- Violent Crimes
- Weapon Offenses
- Commonwealth of Virginia (2023)
- State of Mississippi (2012)
- All Military Trial Courts
- Eastern District of Virginia
- Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces