Cozen O’Connor associate Lynnette D. Espy was recently named one of Atlanta’s Power 30 Under 30. The award, in its sixth year, recognizes the accomplishments of Atlanta’s young professionals who display strong leadership abilities as they consistently excel within their communities and professions. Winners are chosen in six categories: arts, entertainment and media, business, community service, politics, science and technology, and sports. Espy was the only attorney named in the business category.
Resident in Cozen O’Connor’s Atlanta office, Espy practices in the general litigation department. She has experience in litigating a wide variety of commercial matters, including products liability and matters pertaining to the health, life, accident and disability insurance industries. She has litigated numerous coverage issues, including bad faith, punitive damages and deceptive trade practices claims and has also defended insurance companies in various interpleader actions. Membership chair for the Young Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association, Espy is a member of the American, Atlanta and Gate City bar associations. She is involved in the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys.
Espy earned her undergraduate degree from Spelman College (B.A., cum laude, 2003) and her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2006), where she was a staff member of The Business Lawyer and an associate articles editor of the Journal of Business and Technology Law. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial intern for Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears of the Supreme Court of Georgia.