Mr. Mozley’s practice largely involves the defense of aviation litigation, and he has handled aviation cases involving airline disasters, commuter crashes, and various forms of general aviation accidents. He has served as lead defense counsel for UTC Pratt & Whitney in the Southern Airways Flight 242 Air Disaster on April 4, 1977, New Hope, Georgia (DC-9); lead defense counsel for ASA in the April 5, 1991 air disaster crash of ASA Flight 2311 at Brunswick, Georgia (EMB-120); lead defense counsel for ASA in the August 21, 1995 air disaster crash of ASA Flight 7529 near Carrollton, Georgia (EMB-120); lead defense counsel for Air Midwest/Mesa Air in the January 8, 2003 air disaster crash of Air Midwest Flight 5481 at Charlotte, North Carolina (Beech 1900D); and lead defense counsel for the Lexington-Kentucky Blue Grass Airport with respect to the August 27, 2006 air disaster crash of Comair Flight 5191 at Lexington, Kentucky (CRJ-100). He also handles aviation insurance coverage matters, product liability litigation and general civil litigation.
In addition to his aviation trial work, Mr. Mozley has argued appellate cases in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, and First, Third, Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh United States Circuit Courts of Appeals, and in the United States Supreme Court. Some of his aviation appellate cases are reported at 503 F.2d 239, 519 F.2d 1178, 97 S.Ct. 2490, 188 S.E.2d 154, 794 F. Supp. 393, and 290 F. Supp. 2d 1379.
Mr. Mozley has been a guest instructor and lecturer at The Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Georgia Seminars on Aviation Law, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Symposium on Aviation Law and Insurance, and the SMU Air Law Symposium. He has been recognized as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta Magazine. His professional memberships include: Atlanta and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Georgia; Lawyers Club of Atlanta; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association; The Defense Research Institute, Inc.; International Association of Defense Counsel; American Judicature Society; International Society of Air Safety Investigators; Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association; Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta; National Aeronautic Association; and the NTSB Bar Association. He holds the "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
J. Arthur Mozley was born in Cordele, Georgia, on November 27, 1941, was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1965, and is one of the founding members of the firm established in 1977.
Licensed since 1965
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1965||07/06/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2010 and 2011 Georgia Super Lawyer||Atlanta Magazine||N/A|
|Bryan Honor Society||Emory University School of Law||N/A|
|Founding Partner||Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP||1977 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||member||N/A|
|State Bar of Georgia||member||N/A|
|International Society of Air Safety Investigators||member||N/A|
|Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta||member||N/A|
|Georgia Defense Lawyers Association||member||N/A|
|Defense Research Institiue||member||N/A|
|International Association of Defense Counsel||member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|NTSB Bar Association||member||N/A|
|Miree, et al v. Dekalb County et al, 433 U.S. 25||Obtained reversal in U. S. Supreme Court of adverse lower court decision.|
|Delta Air Lines v. McDonnell Douglas Corp., 503 F.2d 239||Obtained affirmance of favorable summary judgment for aircraft manufacturer|
|Roescher v. Lehigh Acres, 188 S.E.2d 154||Obtained affirmance of dismissal of punitive damages claims|
|Emory University||N/A||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1965|
|Emory University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1963|
|Aviation Law-Insurance Symposium||Aviation Insurance Coverage Issues||2002|
|SMU Air Law Symposium||Aviation Insurance Coverage Issues||1994|
|Fourth Annual Aviation Law-Insurance Symposium||Handling the General Aviation Defense Case||1982|
|Seminar on Aviation Law||Necessary and Helpful Discovery Formal and Informal||1979|