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Travis McConnell | Attorney

Travis McConnell is an associate attorney in Cotney Construction Law’s Jacksonville, FL office. His practice involves a variety of areas in construction law, including Commercial Litigation, OSHA Defense, Contract Law, Corporate Governance, and Land Development Regulation. Since admission to the Florida Bar, Travis has counseled and advocated for businesses of all sizes, from family-run contractors to major insurers and Fortune 100 companies.

Travis has been involved in construction since he commissioned into the Army in 2013. After graduating college, Travis attended the U.S. Army Engineer School and was branch qualified as an Engineer Officer. During his engineer training, he studied horizontal and vertical construction, bridge building, demolitions, and various other construction disciplines. While in the Army, Travis served as the commander of a Sapper Company where he led a team of combat engineers, carpentry/masonry specialists, and field mechanics. He was most recently accepted for a Reserve accession in the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Florida Institute of Technology, B.S., summa cum laude
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Work Experience

  • Cotney Construction Law LLP, Attorney
  • Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford P.A., Attorney
  • Hopping Green & Sams, Law Clerk
  • Trent Cotney, P.A., Law Clerk
  • Office of General Counsel, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Law Clerk
  • Second Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Law Clerk
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Certifications

  • Engineer Officer (12A), U.S. Army Engineer School
  • 10-Hour Construction Safety Certificate, OSHA
  • Commanders Safety Course, U.S. Army
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Admissions

  • Florida Bar
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Publications

  • “COVID-19 Restrictions and Heat-Related Injuries and Illness,” Florida Roofing, August 2020
  • “Roofers Beware: Safety Obligations Under the OSH Act Can Extend to Non-Employees and Other Trades,” Roofing Magazine, July/August 2020
  • “5 Tips for Working Safely in the Summer Heat,” RoofersCoffeeShop, July 2020
  • “3 Safety Tips for Working with Scaffolding,” RoofersCoffeeShop, June 2020
  • “5 Key Safety Tips for Employee Eye and Face Protection,” RoofersCoffeeShop, June 2020
  • “COVID-19: Mask Requirements in Construction,” Roofing Contractor, June 2020
  • “OSHA’s Silica Standard,” RoofersCoffeeShop, November 2018
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Honors and Activities

  • FSU Law Business Certificate – Highest Honors
  • FSU Law Business Review – Articles and Notes Editor
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
  • Dean’s List
  • Book Award – Professional Responsibility
  • Business Law Section of The Florida Bar – Student Member
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar – Student Member
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