COVID-19 and the Construction Industry

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Tray Batcher


Prior to becoming a lawyer, Tray worked in the construction industry as an estimator for a multi-million dollar structural contracting company. While employed as an estimator, his job duties included materials scheduling, the coordination of trades and general contractors as well as the general duties of running a construction business.


  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, B. S., summa cum laude, highest honors

Work Experience

  • Trent Cotney, P.A. Tampa, FL, September 2012 to present, Law Clerk, Associate Attorney, Partner
  • Island Epic, Inc., (Structural Contractor) Marco Island, FL, April 2005 to December 2009, Estimator and Project Coordinator



  • Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida


  • World of Concrete Industry Training: CSDA Estimating


Honors and Activities

  • Associated Builders & Contractors
  • Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association
  • National Roofing Contractors Association
  • Pinellas County Contractors Association
  • West Coast Roofing Contractor’s Association
  • Collier Building Industry Association (Past Member)
  • Florida Legal Elite 2017
  • Tampa Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2020


  • “The Danger of Unlicensed Contracting in Florida,” Roofing Florida Magazine, March 2013
  • “Partial and Final Waivers and Releases of Lien,” Roofing Florida Magazine, April 2013
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