Julie M. McCoy is a highly experienced civil trial and appellate attorney with over 27 years experience in business litigation. Before founding her own firm in 2003, Ms. McCoy was a partner at the 100-attorney Newport Beach firm Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, where she practiced for almost 20 years. Prior to joining Stradling, Ms. McCoy was an associate with the prestigious Dallas firm Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney & Neely. Ms. McCoy has considerable trial and appellate experience in both the State and Federal Courts and has appeared before Federal Courts throughout the Nation during the course of her career.

In 2006, Ms. McCoy served as President of the 8,000 member Orange County Bar Association, the second largest voluntary bar association in the State and the eighth largest in the Country. Ms. McCoy also previously served as President-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Bar Association and Chaired its Judiciary Committee. She was 2007 President of the OCBA Charitable Fund, the charitable giving arm of the Bar Association. As a past president of the OCBA, Ms. McCoy currently co-chairs the Bar’s Mentor on Demand Committee.

Ms. McCoy has also held many other positions of influence within the legal community. She currently serves as an Officer and Director of the Orange County Public Law Center, the County’s largest provider of pro bono legal services to the poor and disadvantaged. She was 2000 President of the Orange County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, of which she served as a Director from 1995 through 1999. She has also served on the Board of Governors of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Outside the legal community, Ms. McCoy has volunteered her time for many years to Liga International, The Flying Doctors of Mercy, a charitable organization that provides free medical and dental care in remote, impoverished regions of Mexico. Ms. McCoy was President of that organization in 2001-2002, and she continues to volunteer her time as a pilot, regularly flying doctors, nurses, dentists, and provisions to Liga’s clinics in Sinaloa, Mexico.

After 20 years in large firms, Ms. McCoy decided to open her own practice, a move that has afforded her the flexibility to pursue her charitable, pro bono, civic, and bar leadership interests. It has also increased the range of cases that Ms. McCoy can economically pursue as a result of her much lower hourly fee.

Ms. McCoy received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas, in 1983, where she graduated Order of the Coif, or top 10%. Her undergraduate degree is from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.