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Tray Batcher | Partner

Tray Batcher joined Cotney Construction Law in 2012 and represents clients in all aspects of construction law including lien law, bond law, construction defect litigation, OSHA defense, and licensing. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Tray worked in the construction industry as an estimator for a multi-million dollar structural contracting company. While employed as an estimator, his job duties included materials scheduling, the coordination of trades and general contractors as well as the general duties of running a construction business.


  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, B. S., summa cum laude, highest honors
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Work Experience

  • Cotney Construction Law, Tampa, FL, September 2012 to present, Law Clerk and Associate
  • Island Epic, Inc., (Structural Contractor) Marco Island, FL, April 2005 to December 2009, Estimator and Project Coordinator
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Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, 2021
  • The National Law Journal, Lawyers of Distinction, 2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2019-2020
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite Up & Comer, 2017-2020
  • Tampa Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2020
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  • World of Concrete Industry Training: CSDA Estimating
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  • Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
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Reported Decisions

  • Jody Wilson Constr., Inc., Respondent., 2018 O.S.H. Dec. (CCH) ¶ 33661 (CMPAU Feb. 28, 2018)
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  • “The Danger of Unlicensed Contracting in Florida,” Roofing Florida Magazine, March 2013
  • “Partial and Final Waivers and Releases of Lien,” Roofing Florida Magazine, April 2013
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Selected Professional and Civic Activities

  • Associated Builders & Contractors
  • Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association
  • Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association
  • National Roofing Contractors Association
  • Pinellas County Contractors Association
  • West Coast Roofing Contractor’s Association
  • Collier Building Industry Association (Past Member)
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