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Cotney Construction Law is changing how the construction industry handles legal, risk and safety challenges. Since 1999, Trent Cotney, a Tampa construction lawyer, has dedicated himself to serving the roofing industry. As a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer, Cotney and his team of lawyers have represented hundreds of contractors from all trades. The firm provides extensive services including defending contractors on construction defect claims, prosecuting lien and bond law claims, defending OSHA citations, contractor licensing defense and bid protests. Having reviewed and drafted thousands of contracts, the Cotney team has a wealth of knowledge used to navigate and negotiate the contractual process. Their focus on key challenges such as alternative dispute resolution, employment law, immigration and succession planning make them a truly unique group.
Cotney Construction Law is a progressive law firm because their attorneys have a background in construction ranging from licensed contractors to work as estimators for construction companies, structural contractors, roofing contractors, manufacturers, and distributors. The firm understands construction – not because it is written in a book, but because the real world knowledge allows the Cotney team of lawyers to provide clients with both legal and practical advice. With offices in Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee, Ft. Lauderdale, Mobile, AL, Denver, Nashville, Grand Rapids, Houston, Charlotte, Wichita, and Portland, OR, Cotney Construction Law works nationally providing a host of services and is consistently adding states to its list of active practice areas.
Trent 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.
As an Orlando construction attorney, 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.