Michele Ellison is spearheading the newest Gibbs Giden office in San Jose, where she practices and represents clients in the areas of business, commercial and construction litigation. Ms. Ellison has experience representing general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and public agencies in a wide range of business, commercial and construction negotiations and disputes. Her primary emphasis is in construction litigation for both public and private projects involving delay and disruption claims, mechanics lien foreclosure and stop notice enforcement actions. Ms. Ellison participates in legal matters throughout the entire course of the case, from the initial pleading stage, discovery, law and motion work, case management and motion hearings, pre-trial preparation and through trial, and has obtained favorable settlements and results. In the commercial practice area, she has experience in securing preliminary remedies, specifically, writs of attachment, and enforcing judgments. Ms. Ellison also has experience with contractors licensing issues, including home improvement contract and licensure requirements.