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The Honorable Michele McKay McCoy

Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 32 (website)

Court Info

Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 32 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (408) 808­-7130

Court Reporter: +1 (408) 808-7135

Court Reporter: +1 (408) 808-7136

Biography

The Hon. Michele McKay-McCoy is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. She was elected to the bench on November 7, 2006.

McKay-McCoy earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She then completed a master’s degree in library science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972. Then, in 1977, she received a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, McKay-McCoy served as a deputy district attorney for the Offices of the District Attorney of Santa Clara County, Solano County, and Contra Costa County.

She has also taught criminal law and trial advocacy as an adjunct professor for the J. F. Kennedy University Law School.

McKay-McCoy was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. She served as a Girl Scout Troop Leader for over thirty years. She has also volunteered for Sew Much Comfort, a volunteer group that adapts clothing for the needs of returning combat veterans.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1977)

Master's degree from University of California, Berkeley (1972) (Library Science)

B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara

Career

Deputy District Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in Santa Clara County, California

Deputy District Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in Solano County, California

Deputy District Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in Contra Costa County, California

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