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Cotney Law is changing how the construction industry handles legal, risk and safety challenges. Since 1999, Trent Cotney has dedicated himself to serving the roofing industry. As a Texas 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 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 with offices in Houston, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee, Ft. Lauderdale, Mobile, AL, Nashville, and Grand Rapids, Cotney Law works nationally providing a host of services and is consistently adding states to its list of active practice areas.
Trent Cotney, a Houston construction lawyer, 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 ®. Cotney Law was also named to US News & World Report’s Best Law Firms in construction law.
As a Houston construction attorney, he supports the construction industry through various sponsorships and association memberships to Associated Builders & Contractors, the National Roofing Contractors Association, and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association.