Marcia Scully is general counsel for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. She is responsible for providing legal representation to Metropolitan on construction matters, manages outside counsel and coordinates representation of Metropolitan in significant litigation matters. She previously provided assistance in employment and Colorado River resource matters.
Scully joined Metropolitan in 1995 after a decade of private law practice; she represented public and private clients on Redevelopment Plan adoptions, land use, environmental and municipal law matters including negotiation and documentation of retail, industrial, hotel and housing developments. From 1981 to 1985 she was assistant city attorney for the City of Inglewood where she served as counsel to the planning commission and handled all civil matters with an emphasis on redevelopment, land use, construction, employment and disability.
She served as president of University of Michigan’s Alumnae Club of Los Angeles, provides pro bono legal services, and is a recipient of the 1996 State Bar of California, District 7 President’s Pro Bono Service Award, and the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing Advocate of the Year Award.
She is also a member of the League of Women Voters for Whittier and was appointed for two terms on the City of Whittier’s Planning Commission; three years were served as chair.
Scully earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from University of Michigan, a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Wayne State University and her law degree from Loyola Law School.