David A. Terry



(404) 572-2016

(404) 572-2199

David A. Terry is a member in the firm’s Subrogation & Recovery Department, practicing in the Atlanta office. David has experience in many areas of litigation, including product liability, personal injury, property damage, and general commercial litigation. He has previously represented clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, tire, industrial equipment manufacturing, insurance, construction, retail, commercial real estate management, technology, banking, and public utilities. David regularly appears in state and federal courts. He conducts all aspects of litigation, from the claims stage to appeals.

After law school, David clerked for the Honorable Emmett Ripley Cox of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. While at Washington University, he was the executive articles editor for the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy and received the CALI Award for the highest grades in Torts, Evidence, Antitrust, and Corporations. David earned his B.A. from the University of Arkansas, where he graduated summa cum laude.  


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).


Georgia Limits Made Whole Doctrine [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

May 19, 2016

Georgia has traditionally adhered to the “made whole” doctrine, which provides that, “[w]here the insurer or the insured must go unpaid to some extent, the loss should be borne by the insurer, since the insurer has already been paid a premium for assuming this risk and would have been obligated to...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2017 Atlanta Insurance Seminar

May 18, 2017 - Atlanta, GA


  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • University of Arkansas, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004

Awards & Honors

Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016-2020, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Georgia