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Elliot Haney


Elliot Haney joined Cotney Construction Law as an associate attorney in 2019. Elliot’s practice areas focus on construction litigation, including lien enforcement, contract litigation, construction defect litigation, bid protest litigation and OSHA defense.

Prior to joining Cotney Construction Law, Elliot clerked for several highly reputable civil litigation and civil rights firms in Tampa and Orlando. Elliot received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he served as a general editor for the Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy and was a member of the International Commercial Arbitration Team. He received Honorable Mention Best Oralist at the 2019 Shanghai Moot, and 2nd Runner Up Best Oralist at the 2019 Vis East International Arbitration Competition in Hong Kong – a globally-recognized moot arbitration competition of more than 400 competitors.

Elliot’s dynamic background and passion for the law are utilized daily in his representation of clients with Cotney Construction Law.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. cum laude
  • Florida State University, B.S & B.A.

Work Experience

  • Cotney Construction Law, 2018, Summer Associate
  • Rebein Brothers Law Firm, 2017, Law Clerk
  • The Rivas Law Firm, 2016, Legal Case Manager
  • The Umansky Law Firm, 2015, Law Clerk


  • OSHA 10-hour safety training certification

Honors and Activities

  • 2019 Vis East International Arbitration Competition: 2nd Runner-up Best Oralist
  • 2019 Shanghai Moot: Best Team and Honorable Mention Best Oralist
  • Recipient of Book Award in International Commercial Arbitration, 2018
  • General Editor, Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2017-2019


  • “Understanding the FFCRA’s Small Business Exemption,” Roofing Contractor Magazine, April 2020
  • “How Employers Should Respond to COVID-19”, Roofing Magazine, March 2020
  • “Everything Roofing Companies Need to Know About The Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” Roofers Coffee Shop, March 2020
  • “How Governments Are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis,” Roofing Contractor Magazine, March 2020
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