Jeffrey McCoy

Pacific Legal Foundation


Jeff McCoy is an attorney based in Colorado, where he works on cases involving separation of powers and private property rights. Prior to joining the Pacific Legal Foundation, Jeff was a staff attorney at Mountain States Legal Foundation in Lakewood, Colorado for five years. During his time at Mountain States he litigated cases protecting individual liberty, the right to own and use property, limited and ethical government, and the free enterprise system. His work included helping secure victory for a Wyoming private property owner in United States Supreme Court case Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States.

Throughout his career, Jeff has worked for various organizations that promote individual liberty and limited government. 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, Jeff worked as a Charles G. Koch fellow at the Institute for Justice’s Seattle office. In 2017, Jeff joined PLF to continue his work helping people fight against government overreach.

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.

Despite working on coastal land rights, Jeff lives in the land-locked state of 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.

Publications by Jeffrey McCoy