Cozen O’Connor: Schultz, Alexandra J.

Alexandra J. Schultz

Associate

West Palm Beach

(561) 515-5205

(561) 515-5230

Alexandra Schultz joined Cozen O'Connor in 2017 and practices in the Global Insurance Department. She regularly represents carriers in coverage disputes and advises insurers on policy interpretation, claims handling, and bad faith.

Alexandra graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University and earned her law degree from Tulane University Law School. While in law school, Alexandra held the position of senior articles editor of the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, and her comment, Looks Can Be Deceiving: Aesthetic Functionality in Louboutin and Beyond, was selected for publication in Volume 15 of the journal. She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Lance Africk and the Honorable Sarah Vance at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Prior to joining Cozen O'Connor, Alexandra practiced at a large insurance defense firm in West Palm Beach, Fla., where she handled professional liability, § 1983 litigation and personal injury defense cases in state and federal courts and also advised and defended insurers in coverage matters. Previously, Alexandra practiced insurance defense and general litigation in Louisiana. Alexandra is admitted to the Florida and Louisiana state bars.

Experience

Publications

ALLEGED BAD FAITH FAILURE TO ADVISE POLICYHOLDER OF CONSEQUENCES OF SETTLEMENT CONDUCT CAUSES INSURER TO SETTLE $22 MILLION LAWSUIT [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

January 07, 2019

Progressive recently settled a bad faith lawsuit with the guardians of a child injured in a car accident driven by a Progressive policyholder, Earl Lloyd. Progressive faced liability for an underlying judgment in excess of $22 million against Lloyd, who had purchased a $10,000 auto policy from...

The Florida Supreme Court Pushes Florida Bad Faith Standard Closer to Negligence in Harvey v. GEICO Decision [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

October 23, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court recently decided Harvey v. GEICO Gen. Ins. Co., No. SC17-85, 2018 WL 4496566, at *1 (Fla. Sept. 20, 2018), an important case setting forth what many will try to argue has lessened the standard for bad faith law in Florida to one of negligence plus. The case has a...

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2013
  • The George Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008
  • Louisiana
  • Florida