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Charles (Tim) McCoy

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

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Geri Yulo
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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.

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
    • 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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