The excellent podcast hosted by business consultant Rhodes Perry, The Out Entrepreneur, recently featured workers’ compensation lawyer Marcia Alvey.
Perry is a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader and entrepreneur who helps individuals and organizations cultivate workplace cultures of belonging.
For more than 30 years, Marcia Alvey has been fighting powerful insurance companies and government bureaucracies. She has helped thousands of people throughout Oregon with workers’ compensation, social security, and personal injury claims. Marcia has been a small business owner since starting her own law practice back in 1996. She is an active volunteer with the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and with Basic Rights Oregon, seeking to protect the rights of LGBTQ Oregonians. Outside of her busy law practice, Marcia is a book collector and a dedicated amateur astronomer.
Alvey, like many lawyers who represent people instead of companies, started her own small business. Marcia and Rhodes discuss her history, and how trial lawyers become individual business owners instead of working for big corporate law firms.
They talk about how transitioning gender can be similar to entrepreneurship, and how to create an inclusive workplace culture in small law firms.