Elizabeth Potter Scully, CFLS

A California native, Elizabeth received her A.B. in Classics (Latin) magna cum laude from Harvard, and her J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1996. Her practice is devoted to Family Law, and includes litigation, pre- and post-marital agreements, mediation and minor’s counsel work. Elizabeth is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Los Angeles Magazine recognized her as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2006 – 2007 and 2009 – 2012 and a Super Lawyer for 2013.  She has represented over 100 children in contested custody matters in Probate and Family Court.

Prior to becoming a founding member of Jacobson Scully Shebby LLP, Elizabeth practiced first at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, then as a partner at Kaufman, Young, Spiegel, Robinson & Kenerson LLP in Beverly Hills, and most recently as a solo practitioner. Elizabeth 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.

Elizabeth 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. She also volunteers as a Pro Bono Attorney for the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Law.

Elizabeth is known for her reassuring demeanor, the high quality of her written and oral communications, and her de-escalating, insightful and solution-oriented approach to Family Law matters.

Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@jssfamilylaw.com