J. Arthur Mozley

Arthur Mozley

Founding Member

Atlanta, Georgia
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Mr. Mozley’s practices largely as an aviation lawyer, 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 Flight2311 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 being an aviation lawyer, Mr. Mozley has argued appellate cases in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, and First, Third, Fifth, Eighth, and Eleventh 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 selected for inclusion in the 2010 and 2011 “Georgia Super Lawyers” 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 and Pilots Association; Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta; National Aeronautic Association; The NTSB Bar Association; and The Aviation Insurance Association.

J. Arthur Mozley was born in Cordele, Georgia on November 27, 1941, was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1965, and is one of the founding members of the firm established in 1977.

Areas of Practice

Product Liability Litigation
General Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Georgia, 1965
U.S. Federal Courts, 1966
U.S. Supreme Court, 1975


Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
LL.B. – 1965
Honors: Bryan Honor Society
Emory University
B.A. – 1963


Guest Instructor and Lecturer, The Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy
Guest Instructor and Lecturer, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Guest Instructor and Lecturer, Georgia Seminars on Aviation Law
Guest Instructor and Lecturer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Symposium on Aviation Law and Insurance
Guest Instructor and Lecturer, SMU Air Law Symposium

Honors and Awards

“Georgia Super Lawyers” by Atlanta Magazine, 2010 – 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

Atlanta Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
State Bar of Georgia, Member
Lawyers’ Club of Atlanta, Member
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Member
The Defense Research Institute Inc., Member
International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
American Judicature Society, Member
International Society of Air Safety Investigators, Member
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Member
Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta, Member
National Aeronautic Association, Member
The NTSB Bar Association, Member
The Aviation Insurance Association, Member