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

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Judge McCoy has many years of experience handling employment cases as a trial judge, settlement judge, and now mediator and arbitrator. He has served for a number of years as a presenter and panelist at Rutter Group annual seminars on employment law, and he has served as a panelist at various local employment bar events.

As a founder of the Complex Courts in Los Angeles, he was one of the first Superior Court judges to preside over and settle wage and hour class actions. His experience includes a wide range of issues, including breach of executive employment contracts, wage and hour, employee benefits, executive compensation, constructive discharge, wrongful termination, retaliation, discriminatory failure to promote, discriminatory layoffs, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, and gender, racial and age discrimination. His employment cases have involved, among others, high technology, entertainment, education, insurance, manufacturing, retail, health care, law enforcement, and public sectors.

Judge McCoy’s personal civility skills and hands-on case management style have facilitated successful resolution of countless employment law matters. He has earned a reputation for gaining the trust of employees, executives, managers and business owners in the process leading to the successful resolution of their employment-related disputes.

Read "What Counsel Say About Hon. Charles "Tim" W. McCoy (Ret.)".

Representative Matters

  • Wrongful termination claims by Medical Director of major medical institution
  • Numerous wage and hour class actions in a wide variety of contexts
  • Employee benefits litigation concerning eligibility for state CalPers benefits
  • Civil service employment benefits litigation
  • Executive compensation disputes
  • Wrongful termination claim by Superintendent of major school district
  • Race discrimination in nursing home environment
  • Age discrimination claims in entertainment industry
  • Discrimination claims asserted in large-scale layoff contexts
  • Sexual harassment matters against small business owners and major business executives
  • Wrongful termination claim by Chief Executive Officer of cutting edge technology application enterprise
  • Race discrimination claims involving large law enforcement agency

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • 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

Background and Education

  • 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


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