Elizabeth Potter Scully teaches Mediation 707 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. 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 Executive Committee 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, 2016 and 2017.
She and Professor Woody 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) and The Family Lawyer’s Guide to Unbundling Legal Services, ABA Family Law Section (2017). She also contributed a chapter to Building a Successful Collaborative Practice, ABA Family Law Section (forthcoming 2018). 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.)