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

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Personal Injury/Torts

Hon. Charles "Tim" W. McCoy, Jr. (Ret.) is renowned for using his personal civility skills and hands-on case management style to facilitate successful resolution to a countless number of Personal Injury cases. Judge McCoy’s ability to quickly identify pivotal details of a case has contributed to his reputation at JAMS as being able to handle and find resolutions for even the most delicate cases.

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Representative Matters

 Judge McCoy has handled a multitude of personal injury disputes involving a wide range of issues including:

  • Sexual abuse / molestation claims, arising from institutional environments such as churches, elementary and high schools, and colleges, both individual and multi-claimant 
  • Medical injury and medical malpractice matters 
  • Asbestos exposure claims, both individual and multi-claimant 
  • Mold exposure claims, single structure and large apartment and building complexes 
  • Toxic torts, multi-claimant, claims of personal injury from exposure to pollutants, manufacturing products, petroleum effluents, and more 
  • Disputes related to refinery fires, mass multi-claimant 
  • Products liability disputes involving personal injury claims 
  • Suits against major cigarette manufacturers for personal injuries (lung cancer) and non-disclosure of material risks 
  • Insurance claims and issues arising in personal injury contexts 
  • Drug cases arising from adulteration, mislabeling, non-disclosure of risk claims 
  • Mass tort, earthquake-related personal injuries 
  • Defamation, libel, slander claims – including anti-SLAPP issues 
  • Violations of personal privacy claims related to mass-media publication of private information 
  • Claims related to mistreatment and false arrest of customer at major theme/amusement parks 
  • Civil Rights claims, individual and multi-claimant 
  • Wrongful death litigation 
  • Age discrimination matters, including age discrimination class actions 
  • Misappropriation / theft of trade secret disputes 
  • Attorney malpractice tort claims

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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