Lynnette Espy-Williams Named One of Savoy Magazine’s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Atlanta, March 12, 2015 – Lynnette D. Espy-Williams, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department and vice office managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta office, is featured in the Spring Issue of Savoy on its 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers list. The listing comprises the “best of the best” of Black lawyers that are partners within leading national law firms and also corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations. The full listing can be viewed online by clicking here.  

Lynnette has litigated numerous claims involving coverage issues, including bad faith, punitive damages, deceptive trade practices claims, and health, life, accident, and disability insurance claims. She has also defended insurance companies in various interpleader actions. In addition, Lynnette handles significant products liability litigation matters. Lynnette also serves as co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee.

Lynnette is actively involved with the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, American Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, and the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers. She was also the treasurer for the Young Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association (2010-2012). She was the president of the Gate City Bar Association, the oldest African-American bar association in the state of Georgia, in 2013.

As if serving in leadership roles for bar associations weren’t enough, Lynnette spends a significant amount of time participating in various pro bono activities and volunteering in the Atlanta community. She has been recognized for her commitment by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and for her involvement with Perkerson Elementary School reading program, developed to alleviate the problems associated with illiteracy in the Atlanta Public Schools.  Lynnette has also been very active as both a committee member and co-chair (2011) for the Community Law Clinic, an outreach program that offers free legal consultations to citizens of Atlanta in the areas of criminal, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and family law.  Since its inception, the Community Law Clinic has serviced hundreds of members of the community by providing pro bono assistance with respect to various legal issues that perpetually plague Atlantans.

Savoy focuses this issue on the top lawyers, showcasing visionaries, leaders and advocates – including partners and counsel – within the legal profession who are widely recognized for their professionalism, protection of rights and community service.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970 and ranked among the 100 largest law firms in the United States, Cozen O’Connor has 575 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 21 offices across two continents.

About Savoy

Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance and style of African American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports, business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for the African-American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture. Savoy is published quarterly and distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide. Look for the new Savoy app available for iOS and Android devices March 27, 2015.



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