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Vivian Munson

Wills and living wills Attorney at Eagle River, AK

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 28 years
    Alaska - AK 38 years
    Massachusetts - MA 38 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State AK
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1985
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Vivian

Learn Vivian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Wills and living wills
    We all need 3 documents: a will, a power of attorney (POA) and advance healthcare directives. A will is actually not a simple thing because it involves family issues. The lawyer's job is to express your wishes in a legal format. The State of Alaska provides a POA form and healthcare directives that your lawyer helps you to understand and complete.

  2. Probate
    Probate of an estate does not take forever in Alaska. It is much easier and faster if there is a valid will.

  3. Trusts
    Revocable living trusts are helpful under some circumstances. Trusts for disabled adults and children are especially critical. This office has experience with disability issues.

  4. Adoption
    Adoptions are a ray of sunshine in the courthouse. Welcome to all adoptions. Experience with federal law applicable to certain adoptions of Alaska Native children.

  5. Employee benefits
    You've worked for your pension, or paid for disability coverage. When you apply for benefits, the paperwork can be treacherous. Call for assistance.

Vivian Munson has been representing working people for 30 years, as a trial lawyer, an advocate for the disabled, and a scrivener of wills and trusts.  She also writes books and enjoys gardening.  Vivian will make a home visit if a client's health requires it.  Otherwise, she will meet you at a coffee shop near your home in Anchorage or the Valley.  A home office allows her to keep costs down and fees within reason.

Contact Vivian

Law Office of Vivian Munson
16820 Coronado Rd.
Eagle River, AK, 99577-7429


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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing job with our personal will.
Our lawyer, Vivian Munson, did a terrific job helping us, prior to an extensive surgery. She helped us in a thorough and timely manner to create a legal will. We were very pleased with her professionalism and expertise.
Posted by Elaine | July 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A Satisfied Client
I chose Vivian Munson to help and guide me through the complex steps of settling my sister's estate. The fact that I live in New York and she in Alaska could have presented many problems. However, Vivian accomplished this transition smoothly and swiftly.
Posted by Julia | March 29, 2016
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Vivian Munson
Vivian Munson successfully assisted me to obtain Social Security Disability benefits using her knowledge of the statutes. She allowed me to be involved in the process, had access to resources that were not easily available to me, and worked with me and my healthcare provider to build a case based on statute and fact that prevailed in an environment that is generally not receptive to SSDI applicants.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Law Office of Vivian Munson
  • 1998 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Constitutional Law
  • University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Lawyer
  • Law Office of Vivian Senungetuk
  • 1986 - 1997
  • Associate Attorney
  • Erwin, Smith & Garnett, P.C.
  • 1984 - 1986
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  • Boston University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Alaska-Fairbanks
  • M.A.T.
  • 1974
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • B.A.
  • 1968

Legal Cases

  • Application for Disability Benefits
  • Benefits approved.
  • Last Will & Testament of L.M.
  • Satisfied client
  • In Re Adoption of D.D.
  • Child placed with grandparents.
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  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • MatSu Borough Historical Preservation Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1988 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Service to Children
  • Alaska Children's Services
  • N/A


  • Alaska Bar Rag
  • The Brits are confronting health care, too
  • 2013
  • Alaska Bar Rag
  • I am not a crank
  • 2012
  • Alaska Bar Rag
  • Pitfalls may plague a disability claim
  • 2012
  • Alaska Bar Rag
  • You might need help with mentally ill [clients]
  • 2011
  • Grolier Publishing
  • Wise Words of Paul Tiulana--An Inupiat Alaskan's Life
  • 1998
  • Defense Counsel Journal
  • Workers' Compensation Exclusivity: Is It Here Or Is It Gone?
  • 1991
  • CIRI Foundation
  • A Place for Winter--Paul Tiulana's Story
  • 1987
  • Women Lawyers Journal
  • An Improved Legal Approach to Child Abuse
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • Willow Garden Club Event
  • English Gardens
  • 2011

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Eagle River Wills and living wills Lawyer Vivian Munson
Vivian Munson
Wills and living wills Attorney
Eagle River, AK
Licensed for 38 years