Alycen A. Moss

Co-Chair, Property Insurance Group

Atlanta

(404) 572-2052

(877) 728-1396

Recent Publication:

Hurricane Laura: What Can Insurers Expect with Claims in Texas and Louisiana? [Alert]

Joseph A. Ziemianski, Melissa Brill, Alycen A. Moss, Stephen P. Pate, and Paul C. Ferland discuss what insurers can expect based on prior hurricanes.

Alycen concentrates her practice in civil litigation, and she has extensive experience with matters pertaining to property, casualty and trucking issues, and she also regularly litigates civil and commercial matters pertaining to transportation and logistics, as well as mass and complex torts and class actions. Alycen has also litigated complex cases involving environmental and toxic exposures, including asbestos, diacetyl, mold and chemical exposures. She has participated in all phases of the defense of these matters, from initial discovery through dispositive motions, expert discovery, settlement negotiations, and trial practice. 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.

Her civil litigation practice includes substantial experience handling class action litigation in both state and federal court. Alycen’s class action experience includes cases involving insurance and product liability.

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, and Lawyers Club of Atlanta. 

Alycen is also an active member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC comprises U.S. and international peer-reviewed leaders of the civil defense, corporate legal, and insurance industries. Membership in the FDCC is limited, selective, and by nomination only, and admission requires a rigorous peer review. Alycen is chair of the FDCC Property Insurance section, and she is vice chair of the Professional Women’s Forum Committee.  Alycen is also a member of the Admissions Committee and the FedLIFE Committee.

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.

News

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers List

February 20, 2020

Super Lawyers has named two attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2020 list of top practitioners in Georgia. The Cozen O’Connor attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in Georgia as Super Lawyers are Alycen Moss (Insurance Coverage) and David Terry (Subrogation & Recovery).

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

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

Hurricane Laura: What Can Insurers Expect with Claims in Texas and Louisiana? [Alert]

September 02, 2020

Joseph A. Ziemianski, Melissa Brill, Alycen A. Moss, Stephen P. Pate, and Paul C. Ferland discuss what insurers can expect based on prior hurricanes.

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...

JPML Will Not Allow Centralization of MDL Covid-19 Lawsuits [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

August 13, 2020

On April 20, 2020, two policyholders involved in Covid-19 class action suits filed the first motion with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) asking for the transfer and coordination or consolidation of two class actions suits filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...

It’s Been a Privilege: The Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege

June 08, 2020

Alycen Moss and Danielle Le Jeune contributed an article to the 2020 GDLA Law Journal discussing the importance of the attorney-client privilege.

Coronavirus: Is There Coverage Under Property Insurance Policies? [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has disrupted events, supply chains, sales, and entire industries. As a result, businesses are going to look to their property insurers to recuperate lost business income, as well as expenses related to cleaning, sanitizing and decontamination. The first lawsuit alleging...

Property Insurance Coverage Issues Associated with COVID-19 [Alert]

March 16, 2020

Joe Ziemianski, Melissa Brill, Alycen Moss, Stephen Pate, and Paul Ferland discuss how courts have analyzed and applied first-party property policies for these types of non-physical losses, potential coverage under a civil authority provision, and pollution/contamination exclusions.

South Carolina Code Does Not Invalidate Notice and Cooperation Clauses [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

August 09, 2019

In late July, the South Carolina Supreme Court handed down a helpful ruling for insurers when it held that, if an insured fails to give notice to his automobile insurer of a pending claim, the insurer may deny coverage above statutory limits upon a showing that it was substantially prejudiced by its...

Climate-Related Cats [Best's Review]

June 01, 2019

Alycen Moss and Susie Lloyd contributed an article to Best's Review titled, Climate-Related Cats.

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 - 2011 and 2012

Georgia Super Lawyer 2019 and 2020

  • 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