C. Michelle Tribe
Michelle Tribe is an experienced litigator with extensive expertise in corporate and commercial disputes, class actions, construction litigation, and insurance coverage issues. Michelle is renowned for being a passionate advocate for her clients and her ability to provide strategic and timely advice.
Michelle has been involved in all aspects of dispute resolution, having represented clients in the B.C. Supreme and Appeal Courts, in the Federal Court, before administrative tribunals, and in arbitrations, mediations, and direct negotiations.
Michelle works with clients whose interests and operations span a variety of industries and fields and bring about a wide range of disputes, including shareholder oppression, breach of contract, environmental claims, insurance coverage, and secured creditor disputes. Michelle also has extensive experience in representing clients regarding estate and succession matters, including committeeships, Wills Variation Act proceedings, claims against executors and beneficiaries, and breach of trust claims.
Michelle earned her law degree in 2000 and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2001.
Before establishing Fraser Litigation Group with her partners, Michelle practiced with a major regional firm in Vancouver and, prior to that, in an insurance boutique firm focusing on insurance coverage and defence claims.
- Anderson Creek Site Developing Ltd. v. Brovender, 2015 BCSC 2092 - successfully defended Trez Capital Corporation and its Vice-President in an eleven day summary trial resulting in the dismissal of all allegations of misrepresentation, breach of contract and unjust enrichment.
- Larrain and others v. Harbour Centre Complex and others, 2012 BCHRT 85 - successfully represented one of the respondents in a British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal where the complainants alleged discrimination on the basis of physical disability.
- British Columbia Ltd. V. A.R. Thomson Group, 2012 BCSC 1332 - successfully represented one of the defendants in seeking an order staying the plaintiff’s action on the grounds that the boards of directors of the plaintiff companies did not authorize it.
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
Secretary, Canadian Bar Association, Health Law Subsection (Secretary 2002 - 2005)
Law Society of British Columbia (2001)
Canadian Bar Association (2001)
Vancouver Bar Association (2001)