Alan Gurvey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Sherman Oaks, CA

Law Firm of Rowen, Gurvey & Win
 | 5900 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 500
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
Phone: 818-981-9960
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant,
  • Administrative Law (0%),
  • Social Security Disability (0%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Alan Gurvey is the managing partner at the Law Firm of Rowen, Gurvey & Win, A Professional Corporation. Since joining the Sherman Oaks firm in 1992, Mr. Gurvey has focused his practice on representing injured workers from throughout Southern California, including the cities of Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Long Beach and Thousand Oaks. With his assistance, more than 1,000 Californians who sustained on-the-job injuries have successfully obtained the workers' compensation benefits they needed to allow them to remain financially secure while recovering from their injuries.

Mr. Gurvey began his legal career in the United States in 1991 after earning his law degree from Robson Hall Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba and his admission to The State Bar of California. In addition to his admission, the California Board of Legal Specialization recognizes him as a board-certified workers' compensation attorney.

Over the course of Mr. Gurvey's 25-year legal career, he has earned a reputation as one of the state's leading workers' compensation lawyers, which has resulted in numerous honors. He has an "Excellent" rating from Avvo and the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group named him one of the country's top injured workers' attorneys. In addition, he received the Comp Laude Award for Applicant Attorney of the Year from WorkCompCentral in 2014. In 2016, he was honored with the Harold Wax Outstanding Merit Award by the California Applicant Attorney's Association. 

Mr. Gurvey is an active member of the legal community and his local community. He is a member of Brown Club of Southern California's advisory council, and he is an honorary member of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities board of governors. He is co-chair of the Education Committee of the California Applicant Attorney's Association. He is also host of Gurvey's Law, a leading legal radio program on KABC in Los Angeles.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Workers' Compensation (100%)

Administrative Law (0%)

Social Security Disability (0%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Alan Gurvey

Admitted: 1991, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • One of the Nation’s Top Injured Workers Attorneys, The Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, 2015
  • Featured in article called "Gurvey's Life and Law (So Far)," in the Jewish Post and News., 2014
  • Featured on the cover of Valley Lawyer, "An Unconventional Journey: Alan Gurvey and a Commitment to Service," a publication of the San Fernando Bar Association in December 2014., 2014
  • WorkCompCentral Comp Laude Award for Applicant Attorney of the Year in 2014
  • Honored by the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association with the 2016 Harold W. Wax Outstanding Merit Award

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Education Co-Chairperson of the California Applicants’ Attorney Association
  • Board of Directors, California Applicants' Attorneys Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President, Brown University Club of Southern California Advisory Council
  • Member, Brown University Club of Southern California Advisory Council
  • Honorary Board of Governors Member for the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Medicare set asides and worker's compensation, webinar for California Applicant Attorneys' Association., Speaker, 2017
  • California Applicant Attorney's Association convention, Speaker, 2017
  • Comp Laude conference "TED talk" presenter. The mental toughness of a San Bernadino terrorist attack victim., 2016
  • Case management society of America The role of nurse care managers cases in worker's compensation., 2016
  • MPNs: The Fiasco Starts Here.  Article published in different media regarding Medical Provider Networks in Worker's Compensation and their flaws. , 2015
  • WorkCompCentral Education Seminar, Facilitator
  • Workers Compensation Section of the California State Bar “Boot Camp”, Instructor
  • Ventura County Sheriff's Association, Speaker
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys Association, Speaker
  • State Bar Workers’ Compensation section conferences, Speaker

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Maureen Hikida v. Costco (Court of Appeal, 2nd District)  Writ granted on issue of total disability based on causation of disability, not injury in connection with apportionment finding., 2017
  • Belling v. UPS WCAB (reconsideration granted) 24 hour, 7 day home care granted for wife to care for her husband., 2016
  • Ferrona v. Warner Brothers, Time Warner Entertainment (writ denied). 24 hour, 7 day a week home care provided extending the Patterson doctrine, where utilization review is not relevant to a request for authorization. , 2015
  • Nilsen v. WCAB (Supreme Court writ denied). Total disability found based on compensible consequence disability without apportionment., 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Host of leading legal radio program, "Gurvey's Law," on KABC radio, interviewing top lawyers and newsmakers in the country such as Alan Dershowitz, F. Lee Bailey, Gerry Spence, Gloria Allred, Erwin Chemerinsky, Christiane Amanpour, Erin Brockovitch, Robert Kennedy, Jr. and a host of others. , 2017
  • Frequently quoted in news articles in WorkCompCentral, the industry leader in news in the Worker's Compensation community. , 2017

Educational Background:

  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Honors: Finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship
  • Brown University with an honors degree in Ethics and Political Philosophy
Office Location for Alan Gurvey

5900 Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 500
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

Phone: 818-981-9960


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Last Updated: 1/12/2018

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