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Charles (Tim) McCoy

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

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Geri Yulo
T: 213-253-9711
F: 213-620-0100
555 W. 5th St. , 32nd Floor , Los Angeles , CA 90013

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.

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
    • 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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