Judge Elizabeth Potter Scully received her B.A. in classics (Latin) magna cum laude from Harvard in 1993 and her J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1996. After passing the California bar in 1996, she worked at Luce, Forward, Hamilton and Scripps until 2001 when she joined Kaufman, Young, Spiegel, Robinson and Kenerson. In 2007, she became a sole practitioner and then formed Jacobson Scully Shebby LLP in 2010 before forming Jacobson Scully LLP in 2018. Her work in private practice focused on family law and she was a Certified Family Law Specialist. She was also an adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law and taught legal writing and professional responsibility at Whittier College of Law. She has served on the executive committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, on the board of Levitt and Quinn Family Law Center, and volunteered at the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law. She was appointed to the bench in 2020 by Governor Gavin Newsom and is a democrat.


Forrest S. Mosten and Elizabeth Potter Scully, The Complete Guide to Mediation: How to Effectively Represent Your Clients and Expand Your Family Law Practice (2nd Ed.), ABA Family Law Section (2015)

Forrest S. Mosten and Elizabeth Potter Scully, Unbundled Legal Services: A Family Lawyer’s Guide, ABA Family Law Section (2017)

Elizabeth Potter Scully, chapter in Building a Successful Collaborative Practice, ABA Family Law Section (2018)


2022 – Limited Scope Practice in Family Law – California Lawyers Association

2021 – Elizabeth Scully / Direct Examination – Beverly Hills Bar Association

2017 – Collaborative Advanced Training – Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association


Los Angeles Superior Court – Courtroom Rules

The Robing Room – Hon. Elizabeth Scully

Elizabeth Scully – Ballotpedia

Governor Newsom Appoints 19 Superior Court Judges – CA.gov