Discovery with Andrea L. Cozza
When life gets stressful, Andrea Cozza picks up the clarinet
Published in 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers magazine
on December 5, 2018
Updated on October 3, 2019
I can’t go a day without … a giant cup of coffee to get started in the morning.
The qualities I most like in a lawyer are … reasonableness and an ability to understand and assess both sides of a case. It helps to reach an equitable resolution.
When I started, I wish I knew … how little I would like the billable hour.
If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … in an animal-related science field (e.g. marine biology, zoology) or astronomy—although the 5-year-old in me still thinks paleontology would be great.
The SCOTUS justice I’d like to meet is … The Notorious RBG.
I decompress after work … with working out or music. I still play clarinet in a community band, and it is a great source of stress relief.
A different practice area that intrigues me is … animal law. I think it would be difficult to see the tough situations on a regular basis, though.
On weekends I … want to be outside and active. During the workweek, I feel I become one with the seat of my desk chair.
The talent I wish I had is … feeling completely comfortable speaking in public.
The most fascinating person I ever met is … my childhood pastor in Ashtabula, Ohio—Elizabeth Eaton. She became the first female bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She was funny, well-rounded, wicked-smart and creative, kind, nonjudgmental, welcoming to all and completely inspiring.
I get angry when … people are cruel to others.
The last TV show I binge-watched was … The Americans. Prior to that, Veep. Tony Hale’s character is the greatest.
Nothing cheers me up like … spending time with my pets. I have two Saint Bernard mixes and a cat. Being next to a body of water doesn’t hurt, either.
The most annoying thing about my job is … email. You think you get caught up, but then you leave for an hour and it’s back—with double the amount.
One thing I would love to do in my life is to … hike the Appalachian Trail from start to finish.
If I had a time machine … I would go back to investigate ancient cultures.
Some of my favorite places to go in the U.S. are … national parks, before the rush of the busy season.
One thing I’ve never quite learned to enjoy is … cooking. It stresses me out.
My guilty pleasure song is … Billy Ocean: “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car.” I can be a bit of an ’80s fan.