James McElroy

James McElroy

James McElroy is a longtime civil rights lawyer in private practice in San Diego. He began his association with the SPLC in the early 1990s, when he volunteered to lead the SPLC's legal efforts to collect the $12.5 million verdict rendered against white supremacist Tom Metzger for his role in the murder of Ethiopian student Mulugeta Seraw. McElroy has spent more than 25 years taking on civil rights cases in San Diego. He served as chairman of the SPLC Board of Directors from 2003 to 2009.