Lilys D. McCoy is the director of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Center for Solo Practitioners and the director of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law National Trial Team. Ms. McCoy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at San Diego in June 1987 with Department Honors in Political Science. She graduated from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in May 1991 and was admitted to the California State Bar in December 1991. In 1999, she completed Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. For 20 years prior to joining Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Ms. McCoy practiced consumer and business litigation, trying both jury trials and bench trials and representing clients in judicial arbitrations, contractual arbitrations, and mediation hearings. Ms. McCoy has stayed involved in the local and statewide legal community throughout her career. She is currently Vice President of the San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors and the San Diego Inn of Court. Ms. McCoy served as president of Lawyers Club of San Diego from 2002-2003 and as Chair of the Lawyers Club Judicial Endorsements Committee from 2003-2005. Ms. McCoy served as Co-President of the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association from 2005-2007. In 2009-2010, Ms. McCoy served as the Chair of the California Conference of Bar Associations, presiding over the annual Conference of Delegates in 2010 in Monterey, California.
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