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Travis McConnell


Travis McConnell joined Cotney Construcion Law in September 2017 after completing a previous clerkship in the firm’s Tallahassee office. His practice involves a variety of areas in construction law, but most of his experience is in OSHA defense, construction defect litigation, contract law, and land use regulation.

Travis McConnell is an associate attorney in Cotney Construction Law’s Jacksonville, FL office. His practice involves a variety of areas in construction law, including Commercial Litigation, OSHA Defense, Contract Law, Corporate Governance, and Land Development Regulation. Since admission to the Florida Bar, Travis has counseled and advocated for businesses of all sizes, from family-run contractors to major insurers and Fortune 100 companies.

Travis has been involved in construction since he commissioned into the Army in 2013. After graduating college, Travis attended the U.S. Army Engineer School and was branch qualified as an Engineer Officer. During his engineer training, he studied horizontal and vertical construction, bridge building, demolitions, and various other construction disciplines. While in the Army, Travis served as the commander of a Sapper Company where he led a team of combat engineers, carpentry/masonry specialists, and field mechanics. He was most recently accepted for a Reserve accession in the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Florida Institute of Technology, B.S., summa cum laude

Work Experience

  • Cotney Construction Law LLP, Attorney
  • Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford P.A., Attorney
  • Hopping Green & Sams, Law Clerk
  • Trent Cotney, P.A., Law Clerk
  • Office of General Counsel, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Law Clerk
  • Second Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Law Clerk


  • Engineer Officer (12A), U.S. Army Engineer School
  • 10-Hour Construction Safety Certificate, OSHA
  • Commanders Safety Course, U.S. Army

Honors and Activities

  • FSU Law Business Certificate – Highest Honors
  • FSU Law Business Review – Articles and Notes Editor
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
  • Dean’s List
  • Book Award – Professional Responsibility
  • Business Law Section of The Florida Bar – Student Member
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar – Student Member


  • Florida Bar
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