Elizabeth Scully co-teaches Mediation Clinic with Professor Forrest Mosten as well as a J-Term section of Negotiation Theory and Practice. 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 in 2010, Scully practiced at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, Kaufman, Young, Spiegel, Robinson & Kenerson LLP and as a solo. She has trained extensively in the areas of family law mediation and collaborative law. Scully is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and has represented over 150 children in contested custody matters. 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 Southern California Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
She and Professor Mosten co-authored the second edition of The Complete Guide to Mediation: How to Effectively Represent Your Clients and Expand Your Family Law Practice (2nd Ed.), ABA Family Law Section (2015). Scully is the 2016 Co-Recipient of the Association of Family and Conciliation Court’s Meyer Elkin Essay Award, which honors the best article in Family Court Review, a leading interdisciplinary academic and research journal for family law professionals.