Richard Cozad

Preparatory education: Loyola University of New Orleans (B.A. 1972)

Legal education: Tulane University (J.D. 1976, L.L.M. 1997). Member of the Tulane National Moot Court Team, Southern Regional Moot Court Team and International Law Moot Court Team. Mr. Cozad also completed the Master of Laws Program at Tulane Law School obtaining a degree in Energy and Environmental Law. In this graduate program, Mr. Cozad has received special training in Pollution Control Law, Energy Law, Hazardous Waste Law, Marine Pollution, Louisiana Environmental Law, Regulation of Toxic Substances, Toxic Tort Litigation and Marine Insurance.

Professional Experience: Admitted to Bar 1976, Louisiana and all Louisiana Federal Courts. United States Supreme Court, 1992; Texas, 1998. Law clerk to the Honorable Nauman S. Scott, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. 1977-78. From 1978 to the present with the McAlpine firm, now McAlpine & Cozad.

Memberships: Louisiana State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and Maritime Law Association. Mr. Cozad is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Mariner's Club.

Honors/Activities: Mr. Cozad has given numerous speeches and presentations to various industry groups on topics including maintenance and cure, punitive damages, vessel seizures, developments in the maritime law, contractual indemnity, marine and general liability insurance, OPA 90, NORM claims, welding rod litigation and other like topics. Mr. Cozad has also been recognized as a Louisiana “Super Lawyer” as well as a New Orleans “Top Lawyer” and has received an AV (highest possible) rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the only nationally recognized attorney rating agency. Mr. Cozad is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Tulane Law School co-teaching a course in Marine Insurance II.