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Mike counsels clients on ERISA and tax matters and leads the litigation practice area at Song Mondress, including acting as counsel in complex class action ERISA cases. His role in the firm's counseling practice includes trust and fiduciary prudence and loyalty analysis regarding private and governmental plans, plan design to comply with ERISA and tax qualification requirements, benefit appeals, procedural prudence, and resolving subrogation issues for self-funded health plans. He also advises clients on federal legislation issues such as COBRA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.


Mike has spoken at continuing education seminars for attorneys, plan trustees, and other plan professionals, and has served as an arbitrator in ERISA claim litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Employee Benefits: 100%
    21 years

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Song Mondress, PLLC

720 Third Avenue Suite 1500
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduation Cum LaudeUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law1994
Managing EditorHastings Law Journal1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberSong Mondress PLLC1998 - Present
AttorneyDavies, Roberts & Reid1994 - 1998
Judicial ExternU.S. District Court, Northern Dist. of California, Magistrate Judge Wayne D. Brazil1994 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Central Pension Fund v. Group Health CooperativePlan claim not stayed by union grievance process
Knisley v. Advancia Disability Benefits PlanCase dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Stanford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Association of School Business OfficialsCOBRA for Public Emplioyers2008
Continuing Legal EducationHealth Plans & ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility2008
Annual Conference, Int'l Foundation of Employee Benefit PlansERISA Plan Subrogation & Reimbursement Rights2007