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Marci E. Britt


Marci Britt practices primarily in the area of labor and employment law. An attorney for eight years, she has significant litigation experience in a wide array of employment disputes, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, wage and hour compliance, whistleblower claims, OSHA defense, family and medical leave issues, terminations and reductions-in-force, and restrictive covenant enforcement and defense. In addition to litigation, Marci counsels employers on various human resources matters, conducts workplace investigations, compliance audits, and on-site management and employee trainings, and drafts employment contracts and independent contractor agreements, employee handbooks and policies, application forms, drug-testing and background screening policies, severance agreements, and non-compete agreements.

Prior to joining Cotney Construction Law, Marci worked as an associate at a national labor and employment law firm, representing and counseling employers in all aspects of employment law. She also served for two years as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, where she gained invaluable experience and insight working from the other side of the bench. Before clerking, Marci worked as an associate at a full-service civil defense firm where she specialized in defending insurance companies in first-party property coverage disputes. Now, Marci utilizes her diverse legal background and years of experience to provide excellent and efficient legal services to clients with Cotney Construction Law.


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
  • Florida State University, M.S., summa cum laude
  • Florida State University, B.S., summa cum laude

Work Experience

  • Fisher Phillips, LLP, 2013-2016, Associate Attorney
  • The Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2012-2013, Judicial Law Clerk
  • Phelps Dunbar, LLP, 2009-2011, Associate Attorney; 2008, Summer Associate
  • The Honorable L. Clayton Roberts, Florida First District Court of Appeal, 2007, Judicial Intern
  • Florida Office of the Attorney General, 2004-2006, Cabinet Affairs Assistant
  • Dutko Poole McKinley, 2003-2004, Legislative Intern



  • Florida
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

Professional Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018, 2019
  • Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors, Service to the Industry Award, 2018



  • “Employment Discrimination Laws: Myth vs. Fact”, Roofing Contractor Magazine, November 2019
  • “Unraveling the Pot Knot: What Roofers Need to Know About Medical Marijuana”, Florida Roofing Magazine, February 2019
  • “The #MeToo Movement – How #YouToo Can Mitigate Your Risk,” RCI Interface Magazine, November 2018
  • “Will the Changing Law on Legal Marijuana Affect Your HVAC Company?” Snips Magazine, February 2018
  • “One-Time Anomaly Or Potential Turning of the Tides? A Review of the Supreme Court’s 2014-2015 Term,” Fisher Phillips Labor Letter, August 2015
  • “Managing Reasonable Accommodations,” American Health Care Association, Provider Magazine, October 2014


  • Perry v. Schumacher Group of Louisiana, et al., 2014 WL 988751 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 13, 2014); 2014 WL 5516466 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 31, 2014); 2014 WL 5780514 (M.D. Fla. Nov. 5, 2014)
  • Ambridge v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2014 WL 4471545 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 10, 2014)
  • DeSilva v. SunTrust Bank, 2015 WL 5638073 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 23, 2015)


  • Opioids & Marijuana: Impacts on the Roofing Industry, 45th Annual Western Roofing Expo, Las Vegas, NV, June 2019
  • How to Hire in the Era of Medical Marijuana, Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, Fort Myers, FL, May 2019
  • Top Five Employment Issues in Roofing, 2019 International Roofing Expo, Nashville, TN, February 2019
  • Top Employment Issues in Roofing and Construction, 5th Annual Storm Guard Roofing and Construction National Conference, Dallas, TX, January 2019
  • The Impact of the Legalization of Medical Marijuana on the Roofing Industry, Space Coast Licensed Roofers Association, Indian Harbour Beach, FL, March 2018
  • Top Five Employment Issues in the Roofing Industry, Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors, Nashville, TN, January 2018
  • The New Diversity – Transgender Persons and the EEOC’s Aggressive Push to Redefine Title VII to Include Sexual Orientation, Fisher Phillips’ Annual One Day, Many Solutions Conference, Tampa, FL, April 2016
  • Marijuana, E-Cigarettes and Other Smoky Things, Fisher Phillips’ Annual One Day, Many Solutions Conference, Tampa, FL, April 2015

Honors & Activities

  • Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • National Women in Roofing
  • Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors
  • Vanderbilt University Law School Dean’s List
  • Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Florida State University Honors Program
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