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Adams and Reese Construction Team Co-Leader and Partner Trent Cotney has been selected among the 2024 Coffee Shop Influencers by RoofersCoffeeShop®, a roofing industry news website for technology, information, and everyday business for contractors.

In addition to RoofersCoffeeShop, influencers were selected for MetalCoffeeShop™ and CoatingsCoffeeShop™.

Cotney is a leading member of one of the largest construction practices in the country with Adams and Reese’s roster of more than 80 attorneys serving the legal needs of the construction industry. Cotney is ranked by clients among the top construction attorneys in Florida by Chambers USA. He is also ranked by Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers in Florida, Texas, Mid-South, and Illinois. Cotney is a board-certified construction lawyer licensed in eight states and Washington, DC.

A Partner in the Adams and Reese Tampa office, Cotney represents construction and infrastructure clients, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, roofers, developers, and other professionals. He is an EU arbitrator for construction-related disputes. Cotney focuses his practice on all aspects of construction litigation and arbitration, including OSHA defense, lien law, bond law, bid protests, and construction document review and drafting.

Cotney serves as general counsel for more than 10 trade associations and organizations, including the National Roofing Contractors Association, Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Association, National Slate Association, Roofing Technology Think Tank, Western States Roofing Contractors Association and several other industry associations. Cotney has published more than 1,000 articles in 100 different local, regional, and national publications, and he is the editor and primary author of two Amazon best-selling books, OSHA Defense for the Construction Industry and OSHA Defense: Know Your Rights.

“Each month these influencers provide thought leadership in way of articles, interviews, and videos on important issues impacting professional in these industries, such as sustainability practices, AI usage, training and fall protection, recruitment strategies, cause marketing, and more,” the press release notes. “These Influencers represent all facets of the roofing, metal and coatings industries from contractors and associations to industry manufacturers and service providers.”

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