Cotney Construction Law


Cotney Construction Law is a law firm with offices in TampaJacksonvilleOrlando, Tallahassee, Ft. Lauderdale, Mobile, ALNashville, Grand Rapids, and Houston, specializing in the representation of businesses and professionals in construction disputes and transactions throughout the State of Florida and beyond. The firm’s practice areas include construction law, litigation, arbitration, contract review and drafting, OSHA defense, licensing defense, bid protests, lien law, bond law, and alternative dispute resolution.

Since 1999, Trent Cotney, a Tampa construction lawyer has represented contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers, suppliers, manufacturers, sales representatives and others in the construction industry. Trent Cotney, an Orlando construction attorney received the designation of Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer in 2005 as part of the inaugural class to receive that designation. He has been recognized by the construction industry for his support by winning the NRCA’s Gold Circle Award, FRSA’s President’s and Earl Blank Awards and the WCRCA’s Byron Curry Award.

In addition to being Bar Licensed by the State of Florida, Mr. Cotney is also licensed in the State of Tennessee and the State of Texas.

Mr. Cotney, a construction lawyer in Jacksonville, FL has received numerous honors and distinctions in his practice area of construction law including a preeminent AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell ®, recognition in Chambers & Partners USA and the International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers, as well as being named to Best Lawyers in America ®, Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite® and Florida Super Lawyers ®.  Cotney Construction Law was also named to US News & World Report’s Best Law Firms in construction law.

He supports the construction industry through various sponsorships and association memberships to Associated Builders & Contractors, National Roofing Contractors Association, Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, West Coast Roofing Contractors Association, Pinellas County Contractors Association and several other trade associations throughout the State.

*All honors and distinctions are exclusive to Trent Cotney.


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Tampa Office

8621 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33610

P. 813.579.3278

F. 813.902.7612


Jacksonville Office

233 East Bay St., Suite 905

Jacksonville, FL 32202

P. 904.425.5030

F. 904.355.5170


Orlando Office*

5401 S. Kirkman Rd., Suite 310

Orlando, FL 32819

P. 407.378.6575



113 South Monroe Street, 1st Floor

Tallahassee, Florida 32301

P. 850.213.1295



1451 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 300
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
P. 954.210.8735



11 North Water Street, 10th Floor
Mobile, Alabama 36602
P. 251.202.3706



40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 200
Nashville, Tennessee 37215
P. 615.216.6370



363 N Sam Houston Pkwy E Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: 346.250.0555



250 Monroe Ave, Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.729.1997