Vivian Munson, Esq.

Law Office of Vivian Munson
Contact: (907) 495-4954
Law School: Boston University School of Law
Jurisdictions: Alaska
New York
9th Circuit


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
  • 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
New York
9th Circuit
Professional Experience
Owner, Law Office of Vivian Munson
Social Security Disability and SSI claims/appeals. Built website, Article in The Alaska Bar Rag, April-June, 2011 re client suffering from mental illness.
Owner, Law Offices of Vivian Senungetuk (former name)
Trial practice, civil suits. Employment law, Federal Tort Claims Act, divorce and custody, personal injury and copyright.
Associate , Erwin, Smith & Garnett
Law Clerk to Robert C. Erwin, former Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, in private practice. Insurance defense and appeals.
Boston University School of LawJ.D.Law
University of Alaska - FairbanksM.A.Teaching
State University of New York - BinghamtonB.A.Social Science
Professional Associations
Commissioner, MatSu Borough Commission for Historic Preservation
Volunteer, National Alliance for Mental Illness
Activities: Public speaking; fund-raising for consumer programs: In Our Own Voice and group housing.
Member, New York Bar Association
Member, Alaska Bar Association
Board Member, Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers
Instructor, Constitutional Law courses, University of Alaska, Anchorage


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


Website: Website


P.O. Box 1206
Willow, AK 99688
Telephone: (907) 495-4954