Jeffrey W. McCoy

Senior Attorney |

Property Rights

Jeff McCoy is an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, where he represents Americans fighting back against excessive and unlawful government regulations. 

Jeff joined PLF in 2017. Since then, he has focused his litigation on separation of powers and private property rights, with a focus on environmental litigation. He has won two cases at the Supreme Court that have opened the courthouse doors for private property owners looking to defend their rights against the government.

Throughout his career, Jeff has worked for various organizations that promote individual liberty and limited government. Prior to joining PLF, Jeff was a staff attorney at Mountain States Legal Foundation in Lakewood, Colorado, for five years. His work at Mountain States included helping secure victory for a Wyoming private property owner in U.S. Supreme Court case Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States. Besides Mountain States, Jeff worked as an intern for the Cato Institute during the spring of 2008, and after his first year of law school, he worked as a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow at the Institute for Justice’s Seattle office.  

Jeff received his B.A. degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Colorado in 2007 and his law degree, also from the University of Colorado, in 2011. During his time at law school, Jeff had the honor of working as a judicial extern for then-Judge Neil Gorsuch at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  

Jeff lives in Colorado with his wife and two kids. If he is not at his house or working, you can find him hiking or attending a game involving one of Colorado’s many sports teams.

Jeff is a member of the bar only in the states of California and Colorado.