Cozen O’Connor: Moss, Alycen A.

Alycen A. Moss

Member

Atlanta

(404) 572-2052

(877) 728-1396

Recent Publication:

Georgia Supreme Court Spares Insurance Company from a $5.3 Million Bad-Faith Verdict [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

Last week, the Georgia Supreme Court confirmed that an insurance carrier’s duty to settle a claim against its policyholder arises only after an injured claimant presents a “valid offer” to settle within policy limits. In First Acceptance Insurance Company of Georgia v. Hughes,[1] the Court found...

Alycen Moss concentrates her practice in civil litigation, and she is the hiring partner for Cozen O’Connor’s Atlanta office. She has extensive experience with matters pertaining to property, casualty and trucking insurance, and she also regularly litigates civil and commercial matters pertaining to transportation and logistics, as well as mass and complex torts. She also advises companies on risk management strategies.

Alycen is the co-chair of the Property Insurance Group at Cozen O’Connor. She regularly advises property and casualty carriers on various coverage issues, and she also defends the carriers in lawsuits brought by the insureds. Alycen also handles life, health, disability, and commercial general liability claims. She has litigated numerous coverage issues, including bad faith, punitive damages, and deceptive trade practices claims.

Alycen also represents trucking companies, brokers and logistics companies in disputes involving commercial transportation accidents, federal & state safety regulations, commercial insurance coverage disputes, and other disputes involving trucking companies. She is experienced in transportation law and has represented transportation clients in litigation scenarios involving truck accident litigation, employment issues (drivers and other personnel), and contract disputes. Additionally, Alycen has experience in intermodal matters and works with intermodal equipment providers, container and leasing companies and maintenance and repair vendors in defending intermodal claims and lawsuits. She also regularly advises companies on indemnification issues. Alycen has a unique ability to advise trucking companies on proactively assessing and addressing risk both internally and externally.

Alycen is the co-chair of the Insurance Coverage section and creator/co-chair of the Women Litigators section of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.  Alycen is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Defense Research Institute, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

Alycen regularly speaks throughout the country, and she also provides training on claims handling, risk management issues, and updates regarding case law.  Additionally, Alycen frequently writes articles on hot topics and emerging issues.

Alycen routinely participates in providing pro bono services through cooperation with the Georgia Legal Services Program.

While she earned her law degree from Georgia State University School of Law, Alycen was a member of the Georgia State University Law Review and a finalist in the Moot Court Oral Argument Competition. Alycen's undergraduate degree is from Vanderbilt University.

News

Alycen Moss Elected to Membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Inc.

February 05, 2019

Alycen Moss has been elected by the board of directors for a U.S. Defense Counsel membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC comprises U.S. and international civil defense litigators, senior corporate counsel, and insurance claims executives and is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism for lawyers and other professionals striving to achieve a balanced justice system in the defense of civil lawsuits. Moss becomes the fifth Cozen O’Connor lawyer to be admitted to the FDCC.

Alycen Moss Featured in ACE White Paper on Home Renovation Risks

September 30, 2014

Alycen Moss, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance Department, is featured in an ACE white paper titled ''Managing Home Renovation Risks for High Net Worth Homeowners.''

Publications

Georgia Supreme Court Spares Insurance Company from a $5.3 Million Bad-Faith Verdict [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

March 20, 2019

Last week, the Georgia Supreme Court confirmed that an insurance carrier’s duty to settle a claim against its policyholder arises only after an injured claimant presents a “valid offer” to settle within policy limits. In First Acceptance Insurance Company of Georgia v. Hughes,[1] the Court found...

Supply Chain Attorney Shares Top 10 Transportation Issues to Track [Supply Chain Management Review]

February 12, 2019

Alycen Moss discusses top transportation issues to track and how these issues impact the transportation industry.

Complicated Cats [Best's Review]

September 01, 2018

Alycen Moss, of Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance department, published an article titled, Complicated Cats, for Best's Review.

Depreciation of Labor Costs When Determining Actual Cash Value: Henn v. American Family [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

June 20, 2017

In February, the Nebraska Supreme Court held that it is acceptable for insurance companies to depreciate labor costs when determining the actual cash value (ACV) of damaged property, even when the insurance policy does not define “actual cash value” or “depreciation.” See Henn v. American Family...

Georgia Supreme Court Clarifies Pre-Suit Offer Requirements [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

May 30, 2017

On March 6, 2017, the Georgia Supreme Court answered certified questions regarding the application of Georgia’s Pre-Suit Offer statute concluding that O.C.G.A. § 9-11-67.1, the statute dealing with the formation of settlement agreements pursuant to pre-suit offers to settle tort claims arising from...

Rescission: An Underutilized Tool [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

October 11, 2016

The rescission of an insurance policy is one of the most underutilized tools in handling insurance claims. If used properly, it unwinds the insurance transaction and the parties are restored to their position prior to the contract; it is as if the insurance contract never existed. Although...

Rescission: An Underutilized Tool [2015 GDLA Law Journal]

June 01, 2015

Alycen Moss and Lynnette Espy-Williams discuss the statutory requirements regarding rescission, the contestable period, rescission methods, waiver considerations, the most common defenses to rescission, and a closing note on a likely claims from the insured – bad faith.

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 1998
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1994

Awards & Honors

Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers - 2010-2012

Georgia Super Lawyers 2013 and 2019, Civil Litigation: Defense

  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of North Carolina
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel