Mel Sorensen joined the firm in July 2000 with more than thirty years of experience representing insurers, health care interests and other regulated industries before the Washington State legislature and various state agencies. Mr. Sorensen’s government relations practice emphasizes legislative and regulatory representation, including matters before the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
After graduating from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1983, Mr. Sorensen served as a staff counsel with the Washington State Senate where he provided non-partisan legal advice to members of the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and the Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee. After leaving the Senate, he served as Counsel for Government Affairs with Washington Physicians Service until 1989. He has also spent ten years operating his own law practice with an emphasis on government relations and the representation of regulated industries.