Elizabeth Scully co-teaches Mediation with Professor Forrest Mosten for Fall 2014 and will teach the Mediation Clinic in Spring 2015. She is a founding partner at Jacobson Scully Shebby LLP. Her practice is devoted to family law, and includes mediation, consulting attorney, litigation, pre- and post-marital agreements and minor’s counsel work.
Scully received her A.B. in Classics (Latin) magna cum laude from Harvard, and her J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Prior to forming Jacobson Scully Shebby LLP, Scully practiced first at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, then as a partner at Kaufman, Young, Spiegel, Robinson & Kenerson LLP in Beverly Hills and as a solo practitioner. She has trained extensively in the areas of family law mediation and collaborative law. She has also taught legal writing and professional responsibility at Whittier College of Law. Scully is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and has represented over one hundred children in contested custody matters in Probate and Family Court. She serves on the Family Law Executive Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and on the Board of Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center, a nonprofit law firm serving the working poor. Los Angeles Magazine recognized her as a Super Lawyer in 2013 and 2014, and a Rising Star in 2006, 2007, and 2009-2012.
She and Professor Mosten are co-authoring the second edition of The Complete Guide to Mediation (ABA 1997).