Fighting for working people since 1987
For more than 30 years, Marcia Alvey has been fighting powerful insurance companies and government bureaucracies.
Alvey has helped thousands of people throughout Oregon with workers’ compensation, social security, and personal injury claims.
About Marcia Alvey
A fifth-generation Oregonian, Marcia Alvey is a native of the fishing port and mill town Coos Bay.
She understands the real challenges that working people face.
Alvey worked her way through an undergraduate degree at Willamette University, and earned her Juris Doctorate at Lewis & Clark Law School. As a law student, she clerked for a firm of trial lawyers and learned worker’s compensation law in North Bend, Oregon.
Ever since then, she has been actively involved in protecting the rights of Oregonians.
Marcia has been a small business owner since starting her own law practice back in 1996. She is the proud parent of two grown children. Outside of her busy law practice, Marcia is a book collector and a dedicated amateur astronomer.
She is an active volunteer with the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and with Basic Rights Oregon, seeking to protect the rights of LGBTQ Oregonians.
She has also been an adjunct instructor of workers’ compensation law in the Portland Community College Paralegal program since 2008.
- President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), 2013-2014
- Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Doug Swanson Outstanding Workers’ Compensation Attorney, 2008
- Oregon State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section Douglas W. Daughtry Award of Merit, 2007
- Oregon, 1987
- U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1987
Memberships and Professional Associations
- Oregon Trial Lawyers Association: (1987 to present)
- Member, Motor Vehicle Section (1987 to present)
- Member, Workers’ Compensation Section (1987 to present)
- Co-Chair Workers’ Compensation Section (2004-2009)
- Board of Governors (2009-2016)
- Parliamentarian (2011- 2012)
- Secretary-Treasurer (2012)
- President-Elect (2013-2014)
- President (2013-2014)
- Guardians of Civil Justice-Guardian Plus Member
- Oregon State Bar
- Workers’ Compensation Section (1987-present)
- Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Committee (2000-2006)
- Workers’ Compensation Section
- Chair, Workers’ Compensation Section (2005 and 2006)
- Litigation Section, Member (1987-present)
- Admiralty Section, Member (1987-2013)
- Multnomah County Bar Association: Member
Classes and Seminars
- Solo Practice, Learning the Ropes CLE – Oregon State Bar, 2002 – 2004
- Workers Compensation in Oregon, Lorman Education Services CLE, 2002: “Current Issues in Workers’ Compensation Cases”
- Workers Compensation in Oregon, Lorman Education Services CLE, 2003
- SB 485 Aftermath, Oregon State Bar, Workers’ Compensation Section Annual Meeting and CLE, 2003
- Workers Compensation in Oregon, Oregon Law Institute – Oregon Convention Center, 2003
- 25 Practice Tips in 60 Minutes, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association – Workers Compensation Section Annual Seminar, 2005
- “Current Issues in Workers’ Compensation Cases” Oregon Law Institute, Oregon Convention Center, 2010
- “Permanent Disabilities” Chapter of the 1994, 1996, and 2000 editions of the Oregon State Bar CLE treatise on Workers’ Compensation.
- “Interviewing the Client” Chapter of the 2009 edition of the Oregon State Bar CLE treatise on Workers’ Compensation.
- “Calculating Third-Party Liens, How to Maximize Your Client’s Results”, Trial Lawyer, Fall 2013.
- “Sawmill Roots Important for Workers’ Rights Advocate” President’s Message, Trial Lawyer Fall 2013.
- “Focus On Distracted Driving” President’s Message, Trial Lawyer Winter 2014.
- “United, We Move Ahead” President’s Message, Trial Lawyer, Spring 2014.
- “Those Who We Rely On” President’s Message, Trial Lawyer, Summer 2014.
- “Big Town, Small Town Lawyer” Trial Lawyer, Fall 2015.
- “How we got here: Oregon Workers’ Compensation Law” Trial Lawyer Spring 2019
Garcia-Solis v. Farmers Insurance, 288, Or App 1 (2017)
Knaggs v. Allegheny Technologies, 195 P.3d 431, 223 Or. App. 91 (2008)
Foster Wheeler Corporation v. Marble, 188 Or App 579, 72 P2d 645 (2003)
SAIF v. Kurcin, 334 Or 399, 50 P3d 1167 (2002)
SAIF v. Wolff, 138 Or App 579, 908 P2d 954 (1996)
Liberty Northwest v. Potts, 119 Or App 252, 850 P2d 1135 (1993)
Precision Cast Parts v. Lewis, 115 Or App 732, 840 P2d 104 (1992)
Astoria Plywood Corp. v. Culp, 115 Or App 579, 840 P2d 99 (1992)
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