Mia Butzbaugh

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  • J.D., cum laude 2001
    University of Michigan Law School
  • Master of Science of Information, 2000
    University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, 1994
    University of Michigan Residential College
    Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Career

  • 2022 - Present
    Director (Counsel Prior to 2023)
    Trucker Huss, APC
    Portland, Oregon
  • 2007 - 2021
    Miller Nash, LLP
    Portland, Oregon
  • 2006 - 2007
    Nonprofit Association of Oregon
    Portland, Oregon
  • 2003 - 2006
    Northwest Workers’ Justice Project
    Portland, Oregon
  • 2001 - 2003
    Stoel Rives LLP
    Portland, Oregon

Professional Licenses
and Affiliations

  • Member, The State Bar of Oregon
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Western Pension & Benefits Council
  • Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Mia Butzbaugh has nearly 20 years of experience in employee benefits law and specializes in representing multiemployer pension and health and welfare plans.

She has served as general counsel to many types of multiemployer plans, from large pension plans with alternative investments to small vacation plans, from plans terminated by mass withdrawal to those launching variable annuity programs. With this experience, she is able to readily assist trustees with issues that are common to collectively bargained plans and also to identify and help solve problems that may be unique to a given plan.

Mia counsels clients about all aspects of ERISA and Internal Revenue Code compliance. She particularly enjoys collaborating with trustees and the team of service providers—actuaries, third party administrators, investment consultants, delinquency counsel, and others—who, like her, are dedicated to multiemployer plans and their participants.

She has been recognized by Chambers USA for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, and as a “Leader in Their Field” and as a “Notable Practitioner” since 2020. She has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits (ERISA) law since 2018.