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J. Arthur Mozley

J. Arthur Mozley

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Aviation, Insurance, Litigation

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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.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1965

  1. Aviation: 70%
    44 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    44 years
  3. Insurance: 15%
    44 years

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Contact Info

Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP

5605 Glenridge Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30342

Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP

One Premier Plaza, Suite 900
5605 Glenridge Drive, N.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30342




GAActive Member in Good Standing 196508/22/2015

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2010 and 2011 Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta MagazineN/A
Bryan Honor SocietyEmory University School of LawN/A
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerMozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP1977 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantamemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiamemberN/A
International Society of Air Safety InvestigatorsmemberN/A
Aero Club of Metropolitan AtlantamemberN/A
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationmemberN/A
Defense Research InstitiuememberN/A
International Association of Defense CounselmemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
NTSB Bar AssociationmemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Miree, et al v. Dekalb County et al, 433 U.S. 25Obtained reversal in U. S. Supreme Court of adverse lower court decision.
Delta Air Lines v. McDonnell Douglas Corp., 503 F.2d 239Obtained affirmance of favorable summary judgment for aircraft manufacturer
Roescher v. Lehigh Acres, 188 S.E.2d 154Obtained affirmance of dismissal of punitive damages claims

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory UniversityN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1965
Emory UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1963

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Aviation Law-Insurance SymposiumAviation Insurance Coverage Issues2002
SMU Air Law SymposiumAviation Insurance Coverage Issues1994
Fourth Annual Aviation Law-Insurance SymposiumHandling the General Aviation Defense Case1982
Seminar on Aviation LawNecessary and Helpful Discovery Formal and Informal1979