Cozen O’Connor: Maycon, Howard D.

Howard D. Maycon

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, West Region

Los Angeles

(213) 892-7908

(866) 537-7528

Howard D. Maycon has successfully litigated a wide array of civil cases while focusing his practice in the areas of catastrophic property damage claims, energy/utility losses, products liability, construction defect, fine art & specie and commercial litigation. He is accomplished at handling significant subrogation cases against major manufacturers, national contractors, government entities and utilities in mass tort events, including numerous California wildfires and the San Bruno Pipeline Explosion.  Howard handles cases domestically and in Asia.

Howard is the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of Cozen O’Connor. He has served on the firm’s Management, Pro-Bono, Cross-Marketing and PAC committees and co-chaired its Shareholder Nomination Committee. In his role as the Western Region Subrogation Department Chair, Howard overseas lawyers handling matters in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Howard is the editor of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog and has authored blogs and publications in the areas of Inverse Condemnation, The Internet of Things and Its Impact on Subrogation and Cyber Risks to Utilities and Power Companies. Howard has presented at NASP and the California Conference of Arson Investigators. He frequently lectures to clients and organizations throughout the country addressing a wide range of litigation and practice area issues.

Howard has worked on a number of pro bono matters including procurement of reparations for Holocaust survivors, providing legal counsel to Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees who were relocated to Los Angeles and Teen Court – Santa Monica. Howard also volunteers his time at The Ronald McDonald House and food banks and homeless shelters in the greater Los Angeles area. He is a board member of the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation.

Howard earned his Bachelor of Arts at the College of William and Mary in 1992, where he was a three-year starter on the football team that earned a Lambert Cup Championship in 1990. He earned his law degree at Whittier College of Law in 1996. Howard enjoys coaching youth baseball, softball and basketball.


Los Angeles and Santa Monica Attorneys Participates in Adoption Day

November 19, 2018

Los Angeles and Santa Monica offices finalized pro bono adoptions for six families.

Cozen O’Connor Names Four Shareholders to Board of Directors

September 11, 2018

Cozen O’Connor has elected shareholders James H. Heller, Lori Kalani, Howard Maycon, and Martin Schrier to the firm’s board of directors.

Cozen O’Connor Adds to Depth of Los Angeles Office with Hiring of Alderfer and Cousineau

July 01, 2014

Cozen O’Connor continues to grow its presence in Los Angeles with the addition of Amy B. Alderfer and Maria Louise (Ria) Cousineau, who join as partners. Alderfer joins the Commercial Litigation Department and Cousineau joins the Global Insurance Department.

Cozen O'Connor Team of “Experts” Recognized in National Law Journal Article

January 10, 2011

Cozen O'Connor Team of “Experts” Recognized in National Law Journal Article


Update on California Fires [Alert]

November 12, 2018

Howard Maycon, Kevin Bush, David Brisco, Phil Berens, Tom Regan and Peter Lynch provide an update on the Woolsey, Hill, and Camp fires in California.

California Fire Alert

November 09, 2018

Howard Maycon, Kevin Bush, David Brisco, Mark Roth, and Peter Lynch discuss the Woolsey, Hill, and Camp fires currently burning in California.

Dante's Inferno Revisited On the Path to Paradise, Don't Get Burned by Wildfire-Related Claims [CLM Magazine]

January 18, 2018

Peter A. Lynch and Howard Maycon, of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation and Recovery department, co-authored an article titled "Dante's Inferno Revisted On the Path to Paradise, Don't Get Burned by Wildfire-Related Claims" for CLM Magazine.

Science Fiction as Reality: The Internet of Things and its Impact on Subrogation [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 27, 2014

“Hello Dave.” In 1968, director Stanley Kubrick introduced the world to an interactive, albeit maniacal, talking computer named Hal in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Fast forward to 2013, and not only do such computers generally exist, they are now prevalent in everyday items, including in the...

Science Fiction as Reality: The Internet of Things and Its Impact on Subrogation [Property Casualty 360]

January 23, 2014

Farmers tend to their crops by considering factors such as temperature, humidity, chemical levels and the impact of rodents and insects, but the methods of monitoring and responding to these core concepts have evolved. Farmers, like the rest of us, want to work efficiently and cost effectively. Thus, they are using agriculture-monitoring devices to handle these tasks and determine when to water, when to cover their crops and when to till their soils.

BMW Recalls Mini and Mini Cooper Cars [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 17, 2012

On January 10, 2012, BMW of North America, LLC, announced a voluntary recall of 88,911 Mini and Mini Cooper cars manufactured between 2006-2011 and equipped with 4-cylinder turbocharged engines. The recall arises from overheating of a circuit board which electronically controls an auxiliary water...

Summer 2010 [Subrogation & Recovery Observer]

July 29, 2010

Summer 2010 - Subrogation & Recovery Observer -

Fall 2009 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2009

Fall 2009 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - Welcome to the Fall 2009 issue of the Cozen O'Connor Subrogation and Recovery Observer. In this issue, we report on our recent trial victories, notable settlements, and other newsworthy developments in subrogation issues

Jesusita Wildfire Causes Major Residential Damage [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

May 14, 2009

Jesusita Wildfire Causes Major Residential Damage - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - On May 5, 2009, at approximately 1:45p.m., a fire erupted in Santa Barbara County in an area adjacent to the Jesusita Trail. The fire has spread across 8,733 acres and has forced approximately 30,000 residents to evacuate. The fire has damaged or destroyed upwards of 96 homes. [See list below*]. Approximately 5,400 homes have been evacuated and another 3,500 are threatened. Per CalFire, the fire is 80% contained and is expected
to be contained by May 20, 2009.

Summer 2008 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

July 01, 2008

Summer 2008 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer -

Fall 2007 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2007

Fall 2007 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - As football season gets underway and the exciting post-season baseball action has
started, Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation Department is pleased to announce the continued expansion of our team roster. The Fall 2007 edition of the Subro Observer includes the introduction of five new attorneys in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, San Diego, and Los Angeles.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2016 Southern California Subrogation Seminar

August 09, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA

2015 Denver Subrogation Seminar

September 03, 2015 - Denver, CO

2010 Ohio Subrogation Seminar

March 25, 2010 - Columbus, OH


  • Whittier Law School, J.D., 1996
  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 1993
  • California
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of California
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)