Brian Oblow


Tampa, FL

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Brian is a trial lawyer, certified circuit civil mediator with 20 years of experience, and is a Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law. He focuses his practice on all aspects of construction law and arbitration, including OSHA defense, lien law, bond law, bid protests, and document review and drafting. He also has an extensive background litigating commercial and insurance-related matters.

Brian was born in Port Jefferson, New York, and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the University of Florida in 1995 and his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1999. Prior to joining Cotney, Brian served as a shareholder of a full-service corporate law firm.

  • Cotney, October 2017 – Present, Partner
  • GrayRobinson, P.A., Tampa, FL, March 2003 – October 2017, Shareholder
  • Glenn Rasmussen, P.A., Tampa, FL, 2002 – 2003, Attorney
  • Berman & Associates, P.A., Tampa, FL, 2001 – 2002, Attorney
  • Escobar and Associates, P.A., Tampa, FL, 2000 – 2001, Attorney
  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law
  • AAA Construction Arbitration Panel, 2020 to Present
  • Tampa Bay Inn of Court, Executive Director, 2018 to Present
  • Boy Scouts of America Troop 79, Assistant Scout Master, 2018 to Present
  • Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, Member, 2017 to Present
  • Supreme Court of Florida, Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Tampa Bay Inn of Court, Treasurer, 2017 to 2018
  • The Florida Bar, Member Trial Lawyers Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador, 2017 to 2018
  • Construction & Infrastructure Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • The State of Florida
  • United States Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Best Lawyers in America – Construction Law, 2021-2022
  • Tampa Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2018, 2020
  • AV Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2014-2016, 2018-2020
  • Tampa Top Rated Lawyer, Insurance Defense, 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009, 2011-2012
  • University of Florida, Political Science, 1995
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., Honors, 1999
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