Graduate appointed federal judge

Mac R. McCoy, who graduated from Stetson University with a dual B.A. in 1998 and J.D. in 2001, was appointed a U.S. magistrate judge for the Fort Myers Division of the Middle District of Florida this summer. The longtime shareholder with Carlton Fields Jorden Burt celebrated his investiture on Nov. 13.

(L-R): Judge McCoy with Stetson Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz.

(L-R): Judge Mac R. McCoy at the investiture with Stetson Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz.

Judge McCoy was born in Fort Myers. He has donated hundreds of hours of pro bono service as an attorney. McCoy received numerous accolades for service including the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award and the Wm. Reece Smith Pro Bono Award. He was recognized by the Supreme Court of Florida, the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit’s Pro Bono Committee, and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association in collaboration with Bay Area Legal Services’ Volunteer Lawyer Referral Program for exceptional pro bono service.

McCoy has also served in a number of leadership roles in the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section and is a member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems. He is also a member of the Technology Committee of the Florida Bar’s Vision 2016 Commission and an ad hoc member of the Technology Subcommittee of the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice.

As an attorney, McCoy focused his practice on class action defense, business litigation, consumer financial services litigation, and real property litigation in federal and state courts.