Ms. Kozan has nearly thirty years of experience in appellate and litigation issues, with particular experience in First Amendment, media, and commercial litigation matters. She represents clients in state and federal appellate courts and regularly works as part of a litigation team focusing on addressing potential appellate issues associated with ongoing trial court matters.
She is highly respected by her peers who have called her a “consummate professional” and “the best.” “No one matches her skills,” lauded one trial practitioner who has worked with Ms. Kozan in dozens of cases. “I have as much respect for [her] as any attorney or jurist that I have met in over 50 years.”
Ms. Kozan is former chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee and has served on Ninth Circuit Grievance Committee and the pro bono committee of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section. She has been selected as a Florida “Super Lawyer” in appellate practice for eight years straight, has a peer rating of “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell (reflecting the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards), and has twice been selected by the Judicial Nominating Commission for potential appointment to the Fifth District Court of Appeal.
Licensed in two states and a graduate of Louisiana State University’s School of Law, Ms. Kozan finished in the top ten percent of her law school class, served as a Senior Editor of the Louisiana Law Review, and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, she served as judicial clerk to United States District Court Judge Frank Polozola in the Middle District of Louisiana. Prior to law school, she worked in journalism and media relations.
She is admitted to practice in the United State Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Middle District of Florida, and the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana.
When not writing briefs or otherwise puzzling through a complicated legal issue, you’ll find Ms. Kozan on the tennis court, cooking for friends, or walking her Affenpinscher puppy.