Ellison F. McCoy: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ellison F. McCoy

Shareholder and Office Litigation Manager
Greenville,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Automotive
  • Food Processing and Manufacturing
  • Health Care
University Wake Forest University, B.S., Business, cum laude, 1991
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia, J.D., cum laude, 1994
Admitted1996, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2013, U.S. Supreme Court; 2008, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1994, South Carolina; 1994, Georgia - N.D. Ga.; 1995, South Carolina - D. S.C.; 1994, Georgia; 2004, Georgia - M.D. Ga.

Professional Associations and Activities

•Greenville County Bar Association
•Leadership Greenville, Class XXXI Graduate
•South Carolina Bar
•State Bar of Georgia


Ellison F. McCoy is a Shareholder and Litigation Manager in the Greenville, South Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is engaged exclusively in the practice of employment law on behalf of management.

Mr. McCoy has represented employers in litigation matters before state and federal administrative agencies and various state and federal trial and appellate courts. During his legal career, Mr. McCoy has handled a wide-variety of employment matters involving claims such as discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, age and disability; sexual and racial harassment; wrongful discharge; retaliation; breach of contract; defamation; covenants not to compete and trade secret violations; and violations of the Family Medical Leave Act. In addition, he has extensive experience counseling clients on compliance issues and litigation avoidance strategies and regularly conducts management training programs on various employment-related topics. Mr. McCoy devotes a significant amount of his practice to assisting employers with disability practice management, particularly including issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in August 2004, Mr. McCoy spent ten years practicing management-side employment law with a regional labor and employment law firm. Mr. McCoy lives in Greenville with his wife, Jeanne, and three children.

Honors and Recognitions

Greenville Magazine, Best & Brightest 35 and Under (2004)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•St. Mary's Catholic School, Advisory Board Member (2007 - present)
•St. Mary's Classic & Gala, Chairman (2008-2010)

Published Works

Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers. 3rd ed. NA: South Carolina Bar, 2007. [Co-Author]
Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers. 2nd ed. SC: South Carolina Bar, 2004. [Co-Author]
• The Reauthorization of Exon-Florio: A Battle Between Spurring the U.S. Economy and Protecting National Security, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 22.3 (1992) [Author]

In the News

August 17, 2015
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective...

August 3, 2015
Greenville Business Magazine

Stephanie Lewis, Ellison McCoy, Andy Satterfield and Sandi Wilson Named to Legal Elite of the Upstate

August 3, 2015

Stephanie Lewis, Ellison McCoy, Andy Satterfield and Sandi Wilson have been named to Greenville Business Magazine's “Legal Elite of the Upstate” list for 2015.Subscription may be required to view arti


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Ellison F. McCoy

55 Beattie Place, Suite 800
GreenvilleSC 29601


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