Elliot Kerzner

Associate

Atlanta

(404) 572-2070

(404) 572-2199

Recent Publication:

Eleventh Circuit Confirms Cleaning is not Direct Physical Loss [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

The Eleventh Circuit has provided some clarity to Florida businesses and their insurers dealing with COVID-19 claims. In Mama Jo’s Inc., d.b.a. Berries v. Sparta Ins. Co., No. 18-12887 (11th Cir. March 18, 2020), the Court held that a restaurant’s lost income and extra cleaning costs due to nearby...

Elliot advises and represents clients in a broad range of insurance coverage and commercial litigation matters, including commercial general liability, property damage, personal injury, and environmental claims.  He assists clients in evaluating the legal and factual issues in first-party and third-party insurance coverage disputes, including interpretation of policy provisions, and he also defends clients in complex litigation arising in both federal and state courts.

Elliot previously served as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, where he assisted federal appellate judges in both civil and criminal cases. Before joining Cozen O'Connor, Elliot handled a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including representing domestic and international insurers in coverage disputes and construction defect claims and defending insureds against personal injury and property damage claims. Prior to law school, Elliot was a rabbinic intern in Atlanta, where he rendered rabbinic legal decisions and delivered lectures on matters of Jewish law and philosophy.

Elliot earned his law degree, with honors, from Emory University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Beth Medrash Govoha.

News

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Publications

Eleventh Circuit Confirms Cleaning is not Direct Physical Loss [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

August 20, 2020

The Eleventh Circuit has provided some clarity to Florida businesses and their insurers dealing with COVID-19 claims. In Mama Jo’s Inc., d.b.a. Berries v. Sparta Ins. Co., No. 18-12887 (11th Cir. March 18, 2020), the Court held that a restaurant’s lost income and extra cleaning costs due to nearby...

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Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2014
  • Beth Medrash Govoha, M.A., 2009
  • Beth Medrash Govoha, B.A., 2007

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Atlanta Bar Association

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta