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Avid golfer and tournament softball player.  Closet chef with three thirty-something daughters and with the same girl he met at 13.

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  1. Employee Benefits: 75%
  2. Employment: 15%
  3. Litigation: 10%

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  • Amy Elizabeth Martinez

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    I recommend Mr. Bjelland for all your ERISA needs. He is very knowledgeable and professional.

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The ERISA Law Firm

3419 East Chapman Avenue
#342
Orange, CA, 92869

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198105/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinquished ServiceWestern Pension Benefits Conference2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe ERISA Law Firm2012 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
ProVisorsGroup Leader2009 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Western Pension Benefits Conference, Orange County ChapterBoard of DirectorsN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Colaco v. MicrosemiPending
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1982
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of California - BerkeleyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceThe ABCs of Pension Law2012
Human Capital GroupObama Care - Health Reform2012
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceFee Disclosure2011
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceThe ABCs of Pension Law2011
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceBest Practices in Participant and Plan Service Provider Disclosures2011
ProVisors M&A 3 Group MeetingESOPs Used in Corporate Acquisitions2011
Orange County Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law SectionEmployee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions2011
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceERISA Litigation2010
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceQualified Plan Audits2010
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceThe ABCs of Pension Law2010
John Wayne Airport ProVisors Group MeetingObama Care - Health Reform2010
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceBest Fiduciary Practices2009
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceThe ABCs of Pension Law2009
Employer's SymposiumThe COBRA Subsidy2009
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceThe ABCs of Pension Law2008
National Western Pension and Benefits Conference ConventionFiduciary Liability2003
National Western Pension and Benefits Conference ConventionERISA Litigation2001
National Western Pension and Benefits Conference ConventionNon-Qualified Retirement Plans1998