Charles (Tim) McCoy

Hon. Charles (Tim) W. McCoy, Jr. (Ret.)

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Neutral Evaluator

Case Manager
Louis Boney, II
T: 213-253-9712
F: 213-620-0100
555 West 5th St., 32nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Hon. Charles "Tim" W. McCoy, Jr. (Ret.) is renowned for using his leadership skills and hands-on case management style to facilitate successful resolution to a countless number of cases. Since joining JAMS, Judge McCoy has handled a variety of business and commercial disputes including, but not limited to, breach of contract, fraud, partnership dissolution, collections, taxes, and banking.

Representative Matters

Judge McCoy has handled a multitude of business and commercial disputes involving a wide range of issues including:

  • Contractual disputes arising from a wide variety of contexts involving the gamut of legal issues generally arising in these matters
  • Disputes among and against public, governmental and non-profit entities
  • Joint venture and partnership disputes including formation, ongoing operations, management and control disputes, dissolution and windup
  • Allegations related to overcharging customers and patients for prescription drugs
  • Business interruption claims arising from major private construction and public works projects
  • Securities cases seeking dissolution and distribution of assets of major intellectual property development company
  • Disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions, including suits against directors and officers
  • Commercial disputes arising from production and distribution of electricity
  • Breach of warranty claims against manufacturers, both individual and class claims
  • Wage and hour class actions 
  • Unfair competition claims against major carriers in cable and satellite TV industry
  • Class actions against major telephone and data communications carriers 
  • Tax disputes between government agencies, private individuals and companies 
  • False advertising claims against manufacturers of various consumer products 
  • Disputes related to high-school athletics environment 
  • Accounting matters arising from variety of commercial contexts, including alleged mismanagement, misdistribution of profits, and misuse of company assets for private or other inappropriate purposes 
  • Collection disputes, including collection of professional fees for legal services 
  • Business and commercial trade practice cases, including antitrust, unfair competition, and dealership/distributor termination 
  • Retail and credit card commercial practice disputes 
  • Business and firm dissolution disputes, including dissolution and wind-up of law firms and professional organizations 
  • Matters arising from bank foreclosures 
  • Disputes over assessment and taxation of major public utility properties 
  • Overcharging disputes at various levels of distribution and a variety of products and services, including purchase and sale of electricity in California
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Honors
    • Outstanding Jurist Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2011
    • Emil Gumpert Award for Outstanding Jurist in the Field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Center for Civic Mediation, Los Angeles, 2010
    • Golden Mike Freedom of Information Award, Radio and Television News Association of Los Angeles, 2011
    • Hon. Tom C. Clark Award, National Conference of Metropolitan Courts, 2010
    • Pearl F. Vogel President’s Award, Valley Community Legal Foundation, 2010
    • Person of the Year Award, Los Angeles Metropolitan News, 2009
    • Trial Judge of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2008
  • Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, 1993-2013
    • Presiding Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2009 and 2010
    • Assistant Presiding Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2007 and 2008
    • Supervising Judge of all Civil Trial Courts, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2005 and 2006
    • Supervising Judge of the Complex Litigation Courts of Los Angeles, 2004 and 2005 (Founding Bench Officer and Trial Judge of the Complex Courts, 2000-2005)
    • Mandatory Settlement Conference Judge, 2013
    • Supervising Judge, Juvenile Delinquency Courts, East District, 2011 and 2012

Counsel Comments

    • “McCoy settled a case that he never thought would settle. They were ready to go to trial. What made the difference is Judge McCoy's follow up with the parties. He worked nights and weekends and called him at 9:00 pm on a Saturday. I really appreciated the follow-up....”
    • “McCoy's follow up was excellent and that is what helped settle the matter because parties were really far apart...”
    • “Can't say enough about him. What makes him stand out is his work ethic and he will definitely use him again....”
    • "I love Judge McCoy. Our same parties were before Judge McCoy for his last case in court and he settled that matter so our expectations were high and he met them....”
    • "We would definitely recommend Judge McCoy’s services. We would also use him again. He clearly understood the case and was able to communicate those issues accurately and fairly. We and our clients are happy with the results of our mediation."
    • “McCoy is a quick study, he understands business issues beautifully. He understood it whether intuitively or by asking questions. He shuttled diplomacy during the entire process, a choice that worked really well. Our client was from Virginia and the judge did a spiel about how he presided over one of the biggest superior courts in the country with over 450 judges. I asked if the judge's spiel helped and the client said it absolutely helped. The client didn’t know McCoy and doesn't really understand Cali culture so he said that it helped him a lot.”
    • “McCoy was great and did a fantastic job. This was set in a very short time and the judge prepared over the weekend to have a mediation on Martin Luther King Day. He came very prepared and he was a big component in getting this matter settled. Will absolutely use him again."
    • “We found Judge McCoy to be thoughtful, well prepared, fair, and easy to work with.”
    • "He was a quick study, grasped the business and legal points and reached a resolution of a company matter.”




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