President & Managing Partner, Cozen O'Connor P.C.


Vincent McGuinness has been an attorney with Cozen O’Connor since 1981. As a member of the Subrogation and Recovery Department, he developed many educational materials and is a frequent speaker. Vincent is also an advocate for the firm’s diversity efforts.

“We are strongly committed to offering a welcoming environment to talented attorneys of all genders, races, cultures, and sexual orientations,” he said of the firm’s diverse hiring choices.

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Vincent created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Vincent's pledge here

Cozen O’Connor is a founding member of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group and has been recognized as a Diversity Advocate by MultiCultural Law magazine. The firm’s diversity committee oversees mentoring opportunities, the Diversity Retreat, and the Women’s Initiative, which offers education, mentoring, and networking opportunities. 

Cozen O'Connor was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2021. 

Joined LCLD 2013 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Harper Seldin; 2021: Rafael Rivera; 2020: Peter Lim; 2019: John Ho; 2018: Sean J. Riley; 2017: Lynnette Espy-Williams; 2016: David A. Shimkin; 2014: Keenya R. Harrold; 2013: Simeon Brier, Scott W. Reid

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Karl Neumann, Coleman Patton; 2021: Orla Thompson, Jordan Chisolm

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2018, 2014) 
Leadership Summit (2021)


Member: Vincent McGuinness

Diversity Professional: Lynette Espy-Williams

Communications: Julia Kessler