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Trent Cotney - RCS Influencer

Owner, Cotney Construction Law Group

Since 1999, Trent Cotney of Cotney Construction Law Group has dedicated himself to serving the roofing industry. Trent specializes in roofing litigation and arbitration, including defending roofers on construction defect claims, prosecuting lien and bond law claims, defending OSHA citations, contractor licensing defense, and bid protests. In addition, Trent Cotney reviews and drafts hundreds of roofing-related contracts a year for roofing contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and others in the industry.

Trent Cotney is a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) as well as ten other local roofing associations across the United States. He is a director, Treasurer and General Counsel to the West Coast Roofing Contractors Association (“WCRCA”); the General Counsel, a director, and co-chair of the public relations committee for FRSA; and the General Counsel and member of the Governance Committee for the National Women in Roofing (NWIR).  In addition to donating his time to a variety of roofing organizations, he is also a Governor-level contributor to the FRSA Educational & Research Foundation endowment program.

He has received the Byron Curry Memorial Achievement Award given by the WCRCA for excellence and service to the roofing industry (2009). He has also received the FRSA’s President’s Award (2008) and the Earl Blank “Heart” Award (2010) for his commitment and dedication to the roofing industry. In 2014, he received the NRCA’s Gold Circle Award for Service to the Industry during the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.   He frequently lectures on a variety of legal topics and has spoken at multiple Best of Success conferences and the International Roofing Expo and is the editor and primary author of the Amazon best-selling book OSHA Defense for the Construction Industry.


Latest Podcasts

The Roofer Show with Dave Sullivan

Stories from the Roof - Interview with Trent Cotney, Cotney Construction Law

S1:E3 Dave Sullivan hosts our Guest Trent Cotney and talks about how he and his Construction Law Firm wound up being such an important advocate for the roofing industry. If you didn't like Trent before you will really like him now.  If you don't know Trent, please listen.   Read transcription here.
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Latest Webinars

NERCA - Trent Cotney

The Opioid Epidemic - Speaker: Trent Cotney, Cotney Construction Law

Join us for a webinar on Dec 04, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST. REGISTER NOW Speaker: Trent Cotney Cotney Construction Law The opioid epidemic costs American employers $10 billion a year in productivity and absenteeism. The construction industry in particular faces issues associated with prescription painkillers from HR and employment issues, to safety and OSHA hazards. This ...
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