When former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Sandra Schultz Newman left the bench for private practice at Cozen O’Connor, Nelson A. Diaz wrote her a note of congratulations and remarked that maybe one day they would practice together.

“Next thing I know, I got a call from Steve Cozen,” Diaz said.That was back in January, and Diaz said he decided less than two weeks ago to move to Cozen O’Connor. Some things are all about timing — and a good deal.