Chris S. Tribbey


Orlando Office
T: 407.902.2082


Chris S. Tribbey is an associate in Ball Janik LLP’s Construction Defect practice group where he focuses on the representation of owners and community associations who are experiencing construction defects.

Chris’ practice has largely been focused on solving problems in the construction industry on behalf of general contractors working on infrastructure projects. He has ample experience resolving construction disputes and has participated in many dispute resolution processes.

Chris earned his JD from the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law, where he graduated in the top 20% of his class. During law school, Chris was elected Executive Articles Editor of Florida Law Review, appointed Chief Justice of the UF Supreme Court, and inducted into the UF Hall of Fame (2017).

In addition to managing a rewarding legal practice, Chris is a published author and most recently published Unbundling Rights: An Overview of TDR. Chris also serves the Orlando community in many ways, both as a Guardian ad Litem on behalf of dependent children and as a board member for the Florida non-profit New Hope for Kids, which provides support to children who are grieving the death of a loved one and grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.


  • J.D., 2017, University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law, Executive Article Editor, Florida Law Review
  • B.S., Psychology, 2008, University of Central Florida


  • Appointed Chief Justice of the UF Supreme Court
  • Inducted into the UF Hall of Fame (2017)


  • Florida

    Kelly Corcoran is an insurance coverage attorney focused on resolving complex insurance coverage disputes on behalf of individual and corporate policyholders in their pursuit to recover claims. He has significant experience in handling construction defect coverage issues involving commercial and residential buildings including apartment complexes, condominiums, and single-family homes, as well as other coverage issues involving personal injury and property damage claims. Mr. Corcoran was selected to the Florida Rising Stars list, published in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016-2018. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

    Before joining Ball Janik LLP, Mr. Corcoran served as coverage counsel for several national insurers, in which he gained invaluable experience in understanding how insurance companies defend themselves in legal battles with claimants and policyholders. His experience includes litigating disputes arising under commercial, homeowners, automobile and general liability policies.

    Mr. Corcoran has been involved with coverage issues ranging from improperly installed roofs, fire sprinkler systems, curtain wall systems, and post-tension cables to large multi-district litigation involving Chinese drywall and FEMA Formaldehyde Travel Trailers. Mr. Corcoran is well-versed in primary and excess insurance policies, policy interpretations, as well as insurance policies covering subcontractors and additional insureds. He has numerous published opinions in the areas of tort and insurance law, including Claudio v. Regaldo, 116 So.3d 451 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013).

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Corcoran was a partner in the second oldest law firm in Florida, Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP. On a personal note, Mr. Corcoran enjoys spending his free time with his wife, daughter, son, and two dogs.