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Vivian Munson, Esq.

Law Office of Vivian Munson
Contact: 907.495.4954
Experience:
Law School: Boston University School of Law - Boston University
Jurisdictions: Alaska
New York
9th Circuit

OVERVIEW

About Vivian Munson, Esq.
I spent 15 years as a trial lawyer in Anchorage. I tried civil cases only--employment law, personal injury, family law, and copyright. Took some time off. Returned to practice in the MatSu Valley, focusing on Social Security Disability claims and Elder Law.
Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Social Security Disability
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    • Social Security must approve all fees. Usual fee is 25% of lump sum/ past due payment after approval of claim.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • For Wills and Miller Trusts, flat fees. Probate, $200 an hour. Personal injury--call to discuss how to proceed.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska
New York
9th Circuit
Professional Experience
Owner, Law Office of Vivian Munson
-Current
Social Security Disability and SSI claims/appeals. Built website, www.SSIApply.com. Article in The Alaska Bar Rag, April-June, 2011 re client suffering from mental illness.
Owner, Law Offices of Vivian Senungetuk (former name)
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Trial practice, civil suits. Employment law, Federal Tort Claims Act, divorce and custody, personal injury and copyright.
Associate , Erwin, Smith & Garnett
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Law Clerk to Robert C. Erwin, former Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, in private practice. Insurance defense and appeals.
Education
Boston University School of Law - Boston UniversityJ.D.Law
University of Alaska - FairbanksM.A.Teaching
State University of New York - BinghamtonB.A.Social Science
Professional Activities
Commissioner MatSu Borough Commission for Historic Preservation 2010-Current
Volunteer National Alliance for Mental Illness 2004-Current
Details: Public speaking; fund-raising for consumer programs: In Our Own Voice and group housing.
Professional Associations
Member, New York Bar Association
-Current
Member, Alaska Bar Association
-Current
Board Member, Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers
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Instructor, Constitutional Law courses, University of Alaska, Anchorage
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PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • Wise Words of Paul Tiulana--An Inupiat Alaskan's Life
    Franklin Watts--Grolier Publishing
  • A Place for Winter--Paul Tiulana's Story
    The CIRI Foundation

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Website

CONTACT & MAP

P.O. Box 1206
Willow, AK 99688
USA
Telephone: 907.495.4954