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Stacy Monahan Tucker

Insurance Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 5 years
    Arizona - AZ 5 years
    Nevada - NV 6 years
    Washington - WA 13 years
    California - CA 22 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 13 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Stacy

Learn Stacy’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Employee benefits
    50%
    Assist individuals in obtaining the benefits they are owed through their employer, generally under ERISA law.

  2. Insurance
    50%
    Focus on representing insureds in life, health, disability and large-loss property insurance disputes with insurers.

I have decades of experience winning disability, long term care, life insurance, and wildfire/catastrophic loss property insurance cases. I look forward to doing the same for you.

Monahan Tucker Law has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, OR.  The journey to opening Monahan Tucker Law was decades-long. I worked as a waitress, office manager, book store clerk, messenger, and nanny to put myself through college and law school at the University of Chicago. For more than a decade after, I worked at some of the top law firms in the country, litigating bet-the-company cases, including high value life, health, property and disability insurance claims. Eventually, I realized that I like insurance cases, and I like helping people.  Now I use my knowledge of the inner workings of insurance companies to help insureds navigate these complex systems. While insurance claims are business decisions to the insurance companies, denials can change the life of the person who doesn't get the benefits they are owed. 

Your legal issues will be unique, and you deserve an attorney who will recognize that and give every case the attention and analysis it deserves.  I have sued most of the large insurers in the country, including Unum, MetLife, Northwest Mutual, Life Insurance Company of America, Hartford, Reliance Standard, Prudential, Farmers, State Farm, CSAA, FAIR Plan, and many others, under both ERISA and state bad faith law.  I have been named "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell, which rates attorneys through peer review by querying judges and lawyers nationwide to identify attorneys "ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers." But perhaps most importantly, I realize that the litigation is about YOU, and righting a wrong against you.

I am admitted to the bar in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona, and can help you with your insurance issues throughout the west.

 

 

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Location

Monahan Tucker Law
13555 S.E. 36th St. Suite 100
Bellevue, WA, 98006
Monahan Tucker Law
401 NE 19th Ave Suite 200
Portland, OR, 97232
Monahan Tucker Law
66 Franklin Street Suite 300
Oakland, CA, 94607
Monahan Tucker Law
5777 W. Century Blvd. Suite 1110-2109
Los Angeles, CA, 90045
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Posted by AJ | November 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rockstar Attorney! Great Team! Great Firm! Great Result!
I empathize with you that you find yourself in need of a Disability Insurance Attorney. Stacy Tucker empathized, and compassionately assisted me throughout a very difficult, complicated and drawn-out legal process. I was very satisfied with the result we ultimately obtained. Stacy's effort, creativity and persistence got us there The progression of my case was not straight forward. My previous attorney argued my claim in court, but was given leave to withdraw from the case before it was decided, leaving me in an incredibly difficult situation. Facing the possibility of even more financial devastation, I needed to find an attorney willing to represent an already partially briefed proceeding in Federal court. I was referred to Stacy from another attorney who had handled a recent case with the same Insurance provider and employer. That attorney had provided me a list, Stacy was at the top of it. I contacted almost every possible ERISA disability insurance attorney in the 9th circuit. None would take my case, owing to the issues with the previously briefed claims. Stacy stepped up. Almost immediately and without caveat. Stacy and her firm took on the responsibility of my pending claims before the court and represented me up to the ultimate conclusion of my claims. Stacy was patient. So patient. Stacy walked me through and educated me on all the aspects and limitations of ERISA litigation. I had been humiliated and felt abused by the actions and circumstances of the process up to that point. I had taken it upon myself to exhaustively read about ERISA. Stacy fielded every question and every hypothetical approach I could muster in handling the case. She did this repeatedly, without any gripe or dismissive response. She educated me and guided me through what is and is not possible. She never promised anything she couldn't deliver. She was responsive. I never felt that I was being forced into anything by circumstances. In the ERISA insurance litigation process there are many external conditions and circumstances that may have impact on a claim. Stacy was clear and concise about what she thought would yield the best outcome, and clearly explained what the possible pitfalls and undesirable outcomes could be, should any judgement or result be unfavorable. There's never any way of knowing what the optimal outcome of any of these situations is. There are so many obstacles along the way. I would suggest you educate yourself, as much as possible, come to a realistic and informed idea of what an obtainable result is. Then you can rely on a smart, upstanding, capable attorney in Stacy to help you get there.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney who truly cares!
First of all, we won a big settlement! More importantly, Stacy and her team kept me informed regarding the case status, showed great compassion and instilled confidence. All this during a time where I was so very overwhelmed with grief and generally feeling pretty beat up. I could not have hoped for a better outcome.
Posted by Donald | August 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stacy is wonderful. Very timely
Stacy is great. Her emails kept me abreast of every thing that was happening. Her explanations of things put my reservations at rest. Stacy is wonderful. I was lucky to get this attorney. Stacy was highly rated on the internet. My wife found the firm on the internet. Stacy is highly recommended. Very Highly.
Posted by Lisa | August 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney! Could not be any better!
Kantor and Kantor and specifically Stacy helped me with my long-term disability case. After fighting with the insurance company on my own, I was exhausted and frustrated. After the very first conversation with Stacy, I knew I could rest easy and I was in good hands. She handled everything with the insurance company and negotiated an excellent settlement for me that gave me financial but also mostly emotional peace of mind. I firmly believe without a doubt that she was the best attorney for the job. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, matter of fact, friendly, she responds quickly, explains things thoroughly, and she is fearless. She will file in court if needed, and not back down. She really advocates for the client. Glenn Kantor was also in our mediations and was fabulous, but Stacy did the heavy lifting. She did the initial evaluation of my case, saw the value and the wrong that had been done and fought for my case as if it were here own, while of course always leaving me the choices to make because it was my case. She cares a LOT. She always wanted me to make informed decisions, and she always supported the decisions that I made. She and this firm are believers in taking care of the client and it showed at all times. There is nothing I can say that would ever begin to do justice to the wonderful job Stacy and Glenn did to settle my case. They really go above and beyond, and I would highly recommend Stacy and Kantor and Kantor to anyone struggling with disability insurance issues.
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Posted by Bruce | January 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Case evaluation and management
Stacy is extremely efficient and responsive to my frequent questions. She works seamlessly with a team of well seasoned experts in insurance law. We are most grateful to have her guidance during the entire process from day one to finish.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stacy Tucker is a knowledgeable, skilled attorney who you want on your side
In a difficult LTD case, with complicating factors, Stacy fought hard to get me the best possible outcome. I was wrongly denied benefits by my LTD carrier and the way the LTD plan was written was highly unfavorable in my circumstances. Stacy is very knowledgeable about these kinds of difficult cases and was strategic about how to best resolve the case. She listened to my concerns about how the insurer and employer were handling my case and looked for ways to advocate for my position. The documents she drafted were very well written and she was great to talk to about my case. I highly recommend Stacy Tucker.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 750-750 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Monahan Tucker Law
  • 2023 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kantor & Kantor
  • 2020 - 2023
  • Partner
  • Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley
  • 2009 - 2020
  • Senior Associate
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Oliver
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Jones Day
  • 2001 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Chicago Law School
  • 2001
  • University of Chicago
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wolf v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 46 F.4th 979, 981 (9th Cir. 2022)
  • Appellate court upheld trial court win.
  • Koop v Fire Insurance Exchange, SCV266944, Sonoma County Superior Court
  • Farmers' motion was denied in full and Plaintiff was able to proceed to trial.
  • Wolf v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., No. C20-5684 BHS, 2021 WL 2105316 (W.D. Wash. May 25, 2021)
  • The court held that the insurance company had failed to demonstrate that the insured should have expected to die as a result of his actions, and ordered the insurer to pay the benefits in full.
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Associations

  • Center for Chronic Illness
  • Board of Directors
  • 2021 - Present
  • International Disability Insurance Society
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25 Attorneys in Washington
  • Attorney Intel
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Center for Chronic Illness webinar
  • Disability and Health Insurance with Chronic Illness
  • 2022
  • Sjogren's Foundation National Patient Conference
  • The Long Term Disability Insurance Claims Process
  • 2021
  • International Disability Insurance Society Annual Conference
  • ERISA and Individual Long Term Disability Claims
  • 2017
  • CLE seminar
  • Bad Faith Pitfalls in Disability, Group Accident and Life Insurance Claims
  • 2016
  • CLE seminar
  • Insurance and Casualty Litigation Review, 2014-2015
  • 2016
  • International Claim Association Annual Education Conference
  • Legal Pitfalls in ERISA and Individual Long Term Disability Claims
  • 2015
  • OCBA Insurance Law Update Seminar
  • The Insurance Year in Review
  • 2014
  • ACIC General Counsel Seminar
  • Cyber Insurance: the Next Big Thing?
  • 2014
  • Association of California Insurance Companies General Counsel Meeting
  • Wearing Two Hats: The Effect of Cedell on Attorney-Client Privilege for Insurance Counsel
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse Stacy
Insurance Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Stacey for many years and she's great. I would certainly call her if I had an insurance coverage issue."
Employee benefits Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Stacy in the ERISA legal community for many years. First as tough opposing counsel and then as a colleague on the plaintiff-side. Stacy is an excellent advocate for her clients. I highly recommend and endorse her."
Employee benefits Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the years, I have seen firsthand Stacy's work and skills litigating ERISA governed long term disability cases. She knows the law and how to best advance the interests of her clients. She has achieved great results. I am sure that her clients appreciate her dedication and caring."
Employee benefits
Employment and labor