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 claims of delay, disruption, mechanics lien and stop notice foreclosure actions. Ms. Ellison participates in legal matters throughout the entire course of the case, from initial client meetings, 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. Ms. Ellison also has previous experience with corporate and individual federal and state income tax controversy matters.