Richard Cozad


504.561.0323, Extension 542

Mr. Cozad received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana in 1972 with a Major in History and a Minor in English. Mr. Cozad then attended Tulane Law School graduating in 1976. While at Tulane, he was a member of the National, International and Southern Regional Moot Court Teams. Following law school graduation, Mr. Cozad accepted a position as a law clerk for the Honorable Nauman Scott who was the Chief Judge of the Federal Courts for the Western District of Louisiana.  In 1978, after completing his clerkship, Mr. Cozad was hired as an associate with the law firm of Johnson & McAlpine.  Since that time, Mr. Cozad has been engaged in the private practice of law focusing primarily on Admiralty, Marine Insurance, and environmental matters.


In 1995 Mr. Cozad returned to Tulane Law School and received a Master of Laws Degree in Energy and Environmental Law.  In 1999, Mr. Cozad accepted a position as an Adjunct Faculty Professor at Tulane and, since that time has taught the “Marine Insurance II” course offered annually by the law school to eligible Seniors and graduate students. This course focuses on P&I, Hull, Marine General Liability, Maritime Employers Liability, Pollution, Excess, Bumbershoot and Reinsurance Coverages.

Mr. Cozad is licensed to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana and Texas as well as the Federal Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Courts.  Mr. Cozad has tried bodily injury, property damage and insurance coverage cases in most of the State and Federal Courts in South Louisiana.


Mr. Cozad has given numerous speeches/presentations over the years to industry groups on topics such as maintenance and cure, punitive damages, vessel seizures, recent developments in maritime law, contractual indemnity, marine insurance, OPA ‘90, NORM Claims and other like topics. He most recently gave a speech and paper on marine insurance law at the Tulane Admiralty Law Seminar in New Orleans.

Mr. Cozad has an “AV” Martindale Hubbell rating and has been designated a Louisiana “Super Lawyer” and New Orleans “Top Lawyer.”

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