Thomas Jefferson School of Law Center for Solo Practitioners Director Lilys McCoy Elected to San Diego County Bar Association as President-Elect
Lilys McCoy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at San Diego in June 1987 with Department Honors in Political Science. She graduated from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in May 1991 and was admitted to the California State Bar in December 1991. For 20 years prior to joining Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Ms. McCoy practiced consumer and business litigation, trying both jury trials and bench trials and representing clients in judicial arbitrations, contractual arbitrations, and mediation hearings.
Ms. McCoy has stayed involved in the local and statewide legal community throughout her career. Ms. McCoy served as president of Lawyers Club of San Diego from 2002-2003 and as Chair of the Lawyers Club Judicial Endorsements Committee from 2003-2005. Ms. McCoy served as Co-President of the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association from 2005-2007. In 2009-2010, Ms. McCoy served as the Chair of the California Conference of Bar Associations, presiding over the annual Conference of Delegates in 2010 in Monterey, California.
She currently volunteers with the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California CARE Program, which exists to provide education on consumer issues to schools and other community organizations. She was an instructor of Civil Litigation, Evidence Law, and Business Law at the U.C. San Diego Extension Paralegal Program from 2010 to 2012. She is also an instructor for the San Diego Inn of Court Evidence and Trial Workshops (2003 through present). She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
In 2016 and 2017, Ms. McCoy received the Adjunct Professor of the Year from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association and in 2015 she received the school's Lewis & Clark Award for Innovation and Dedication. In 2014, Ms. McCoy received the San Diego County Bar Association Service to the Profession Award. In 2013, she was designated a Woman of Achievement by California Women Lawyers. In 2007, Ms. McCoy received the Belva Lockwood Award from Lawyers Club. Ms. McCoy also received the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association's 2008 Co-President's Award. Ms. McCoy was selected as a San Diego Daily Transcript Top Attorney in 2006, 2013, 2014, and 2015 and was selected for San Diego Super Lawyers in 2007 and 2009. Ms. McCoy has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Top Attorney by San Diego Magazine.
"I am so honored to have been elected to lead San Diego's largest bar association in 2019," said Thomas Jefferson School of Law Center for Solo Practitioners Director and Director of the Epsten, Grinnell, & Howell Trial Advocacy Program Lilys McCoy. "I love this profession and serving it as a bar leader complements the work I do every day serving the students and alumni of Thomas Jefferson School of Law."
Additionally, Thomas Jefferson School of Law alumnus David Majchrzak '02 has been elected to serve three‐year terms on the SDCBA Board while Renée Galente '08, Srinivas Hanumadass '03, and Anna Romanskaya '07 will continue their service on the SDCBA Board in 2018.
The mission of Thomas Jefferson School of Law is to provide an outstanding legal education for a nationally-based, diverse student body in a collegial and supportive environment with attention to newly emerging areas of law, particularly those related to technological development, globalization and the quest for social justice. Located in Downtown San Diego, Thomas Jefferson Law has evolved into an innovative, cutting-edge law school, devoted to the individual needs and success of its students. More information is available at www.tjsl.edu.
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