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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.


The premier Coffee Conversation featured Trent Cotney and John Kenney of Cotney Construction Law and Cotney Consulting Group.  It was a Q&A conversation about strategies for protecting your companies the right way during the current pandemic and economic instability.  Valuable information and thought provoking advice. Click below to watch now!


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The Coffee Conversations podcast from RoofersCoffeeShop® invites you to pour a cup of coffee and sit with experts for conversations about what is top of mind for roofing contractors and the overall roofing industry right now. Held every other Thursday morning (6 a.m. PT), the team at RCS video chats ...
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Reducing Risk with Legal Maintenance

Today it is more important than ever to have up to date, pertinent employee and safety manuals along with the most current contract language. During these turbulent times, Cotney Attorneys and Consultants have been helping roofing contractors navigate the risk of COVID, material supplies, employee law, regulations and much ...
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S3:E6 Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by ABC Supply, Trent Cotney and foundation representatives including Dave Lawlor, President of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, Chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; Les Sims with the FRSA ...
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S1:E2 Coffee Break with Trent Cotney and John Kenny

S1:E2 RCS Partner, Heidi J Ellsworth and RoofersCoffeeShop intern AJ Gehley welcome Trent Cotney and John Kenney to this installment of the R-Club Coffee Break. Both talk about their companies Cotney Construction Law and Cotney Consulting Group and the benefits offered to R-Club members, including the Cotney Construction Law consultations as ...
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Cotney - S2:E8 Coffee Conversation - Giving Back in the Roofing Industry Sponsored by Cotney Construction Law

Giving Back in the Roofing Industry Sponsored by Cotney Construction Law

S2:E8 Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by Cotney Construction Law, Trent Cotney and foundation representatives including Kyle Thomas, President of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, Chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; Mike Silvers with the ...
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Reducing Risk with Legal Maintenance

May 26, 2021 Today it is more important than ever to have up to date, pertinent employee and safety manuals along with the most current contract language. During these turbulent times, Cotney Attorneys and Consultants have been helping roofing contractors navigate the risk of COVID, material supplies, employee law, ...
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