Join the Cotney Team

Cotney is a nationally recognized construction law firm specializing in the representation of businesses and professionals in construction disputes and transactions.

Join a leading construction law firm with numerous industry accolades.

Cotney is a nationally recognized construction law firm specializing in the representation of businesses and professionals in construction disputes and transactions. We have offices located throughout the U.S. The firm’s practice areas include construction law, litigation, arbitration, contract review and drafting, OSHA defense, licensing defense, bid protests, lien law, bond law, alternative dispute resolution, and construction employment law.

Available Positions

Cotney Attorneys & Consultants is seeking full time construction attorneys with 2-4 years of legal experience in our Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee, Charlotte, and Denver offices. We are seeking attorneys in various practice areas including immigration law, worker’s compensation employer defense, and construction law. Construction industry experience is preferred.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample. Questions? Please email


  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Strong academic background
  • Preferred 2-4 years of legal or construction experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include PTO, health, vision & dental insurance, short & long term disability, life insurance, paid holidays, and 401k with matching.

Be a Part of the Team

By combining innovative technology with a first to market approach to customer service, Cotney offers employees a chance to be part of something bigger. Obsessed with the happiness and retention of its employees, it is a business that seeks to break the mold and disrupt the archaic and overly-structured world of lawyers. By creating a service-oriented model, Cotney is a business partner to its customers rather than a typical law firm. Cotney allows its employees to give back via pro bono time and sponsorship of a variety of charities with the idea that the business has a moral obligation to give back its time, talent and treasure to the industry that supports it.


Cotney offers a variety of in house and external training opportunities focused not only on professional proficiency but also the marketing and business development of its lawyers. Training opportunities include, bi-weekly lunch and learns, mentorship program, marketing training, customer service training, entrepreneurship program, and support for continuing education opportunities and conferences.

Giving Back

Cotney lawyers are encouraged to donate pro bono time to charitable causes. In 2017, Cotney donated $132,000 in pro bono time and tens of thousands of dollars in sponsorship to industry, veteran and animal shelter charities. “Giving back is the best thing I have done as a lawyer. The cases I’ve won, the honors and awards I’ve received – they all pale in comparison to the satisfaction I receive when I know I’ve helped someone,” says Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney.

Promotion of Lawyers

We offer all of our team members the opportunity for real world learning including customer interaction even as a new lawyer; pay for all business development opportunities (with prior approval); individualized, special marketing programs to help develop lawyers; and a unique focus on resume-building of younger lawyers.

Team Environment

We have a collaborative, team-oriented mentality with some of the most talented lawyers in the United States. Collectively, we are unstoppable. We work as a team and think as a team; and unlike many of our competitors, lawyers are not slotted into a hierarchical box where promotion is lock step. Advancement is based on capability not seniority.

Progressive Thinking

Be a part of a business that embraces technology and looks for innovative ways to service customers. We are cloud-based and are as close to paperless as we can be. We are always open to more efficient ways to service our clients.

We embrace diversity. The reason we are so successful is that we have a group of diverse lawyers that all add to the mix. Our strength as a firm is our shared experiences.


Cotney has an internal motto of “Humility. Respect. Collegiality.” The idea behind this is that there are no egos – no one is better than anyone else. Some of us may have more experience but we are all part of a larger group heading in the same direction. The management of Cotney is committed to making sure every lawyer/employee knows they are appreciated and respected.

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