Mr. Mason is a 1974 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and has practiced in California and Michigan since being admitted to the bar in that same year. As a practicing lawyer, Mr. Mason specialized in bankruptcy and consumer litigation while working in an office of the UAW-Chrysler Legal Services Plan. He is currently an Assistant Director of the UAW-GM Legal Services Plan in Detroit, Michigan. He supervises nineteen Plan offices located in Southeast Michigan; and Buffalo and Lockport, New York. Those offices provide pre-paid legal services including bankruptcy and consumer matters to General Motors, Ford and Chrysler hourly workers represented by the United Auto Workers' Union. As part of his responsibilities, Mr. Mason approves all appellate work originating from the offices he supervises and, in particular, maintains a keen interest in bankruptcy and consumer apapellate issues that affect working people.
Mr. Mason has testified before U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees and the National Bankruptcy Review Commission on proposed bankruptcy legislation. Mr. Mason, a member of NACBA since 1993, became a Director of NACBA in 1996 and now serves as NACBA's President.