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Michael J. Pontarolo

Michael J. Pontarolo

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Social Security

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Workers Compensation: 80%
  2. Social Security: 20%



Contingent (10-30%)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Frederick Wayne Lieb

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike has a very high work standard, excellent professional ethics and is dedicated to his clients.


    Frederick Lieb Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Delay, Curran, Thompson, Pontarolo & Walker, P.S.

601 W Main Ave
Suite 1212
Spokane, WA, 99201-0635




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Preeminent Rating-Martindale-HubbellMartindale-Hubbell2014
Smithmoore P. Myers Professionalism AwardSpokane County Bar Association2009
Super Lawyer-WashingtonWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor-Workers CompensationGonzaga School of Law1984 - 2010
N/ADelay Curran Thompson Pontarolo & Walker1975 - Present
AttorneyWilliam Iunker, Attorney1974 - 1975
Legal Intern and AttorneyMullin and Etter1971 - 1974


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationAdjunct Investigative Counsel2007 - Present
Commission on Judicial ConductMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar Association Board of GovernorsGovernor2003 - 2006
Association of Personal Injury LawyersMember1990 - 1994
Spokane County Bar AssociationPresident1989 - 1990
Western Association of Workers' Compensation BoardsMember1987 - 1996
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President-East1984 - 1985
Washington State Bar AssociationSpecial Disrict Counsel1984 - 2003
American Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association nka Washington State Association for JusticeMember1975 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1974 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1974 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
McIndoe, Krabbenhoft & Herrera v. Deprtment of Labor and IndustriesDecision for Injured Worker
Ochoa v. Department of Labor and IndustriesDecision for Ochoa (Injured worker)
Britton v Safeco Insurace CompanyDecision for Britton (Injured worker)

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Gonzaga UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1969

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Spokane County Bar AssociationNegotiation or Extortion2010
Spokane County Bar AssociationProfessionalism2009
Whitman County Bar Association MeetingThe Lost Art of Lawyering-Lawyer Discipline2005
Peoples Law SchoolWorkers Compenstion in Washington2002
Disibility LawWorkers Compensation and Social Security Disability2000
WSWRA Annual ConferenceIssues in Workers Compensation1998
Attorney DisciplineAttorney Discipline in Washington1998