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Michael Paul Monaco

Employee benefits Attorney at Seattle, WA

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also known as Mike Monaco

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice area

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.


Song Mondress, PLLC
720 Third Avenue Suite 1500
Seattle, WA, 98104

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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Song Mondress PLLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Davies, Roberts & Reid
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Judicial Extern
  • U.S. District Court, Northern Dist. of California, Magistrate Judge Wayne D. Brazil
  • 1994 - 1994


  • University of California, Hastings College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Stanford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Central Pension Fund v. Group Health Cooperative
  • Plan claim not stayed by union grievance process
  • Knisley v. Advancia Disability Benefits Plan
  • Case dismissed


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Graduation Cum Laude
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • 1994
  • Managing Editor
  • Hastings Law Journal
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Washington Association of School Business Officials
  • COBRA for Public Emplioyers
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Health Plans & ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility
  • 2008
  • Annual Conference, Int'l Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • ERISA Plan Subrogation & Reimbursement Rights
  • 2007

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Seattle Employee benefits Lawyer Michael Paul Monaco
Michael Paul Monaco
Employee benefits Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 29 years