Marcia L. Alvey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Portland, OR

Alvey Law Group PC
 | 8555 SW Apple Way Ste 310, Portland, OR 97225
Phone: 503-229-0895
Fax: 503-229-1094
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Marcia L. Alvey is the founder of Alvey Law Group in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Alvey handles personal injury matters, Social Security Disability, workers’ compensation claims and other issues, representing clients throughout the Portland metropolitan area. She has over 30 years of experience serving Oregon residents.

    In recognition of her accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Ms. Alvey an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, the highest available rating, reflecting her high legal ability and ethical standards. She is the recipient of the Douglas W. Daughtry Award of Merit from the Oregon State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section and the Doug Swanson Outstanding Workers’ Compensation Attorney Award from the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

    Over the years, Ms. Alvey has been active in the Oregon State Bar and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, serving in several leadership roles for both organizations. She also belongs to the Multnomah Bar Association and has authored articles for professional publications and spoken at legal education seminars and other events.

    Service to her community and protecting the rights of Oregon residents is particularly important to Ms. Alvey. She volunteers with Basic Rights Oregon and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, she works as an adjunct professor at Portland Community College, where she teaches workers’ compensation law, a role she in which she has served since 2008.

    Ms. Alvey earned a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and received her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. She obtained her license to practice law in 1987 and is qualified to appear before all Oregon state courts.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Workers' Compensation: Claimant


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    Super Lawyers: 2020

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    About Marcia Alvey

    Admitted: 1987, Oregon

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    • Awarded by the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association in memory of Doug Swanson to the outstanding worker's compensation attorney in the year in which the award is made., Doug Swanson Outstanding Workers' Compensation Attorney, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
    • The Douglas W. Daughtry Award of Merit is awarded yearly to an attorney for commitment to the highest standards or professionalism, honesty, integrity, and willing adherence to the highest ethical standards while making outstanding contributions to the Workers' Compensation Section and the hearings process., Douglas W. Daughtry Award of Merit, Oregon State Bar Workers' Compensation Section, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • 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
    • 1987 Admitted, Oregon State Bar; 2005-2006 Chair, Workers' Compensation Section, Oregon State Bar; 2003-2004 Chair, Workers' Compensation Section, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association; 2007-2008 Chair, Workers' Compensation Section, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2013

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board Member, Catholic Youth Organization/Camp Howard, 2010

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Big Town, Small Town Lawyer” Trial Lawyer, Fall 2015.
    • “How we got here: Oregon Workers’ Compensation Law” Trial Lawyer Spring 2019
    • Co-Author, 1994, 1996, and 200 chapter on Permanent Disabilities in the Oregon State Bar Workers' Compensation treatise., Co-Author, Permanent Disabilities, Oregon State Bar Workers' Compensation CLE Treatise, 1994
    • “Those Who We Rely On” President’s Message, Trial Lawyer, Summer 2014.
    • “United, We Move Ahead” President’s Message, Trial Lawyer, Spring 2014.
    • “Focus On Distracted Driving” President’s Message, Trial Lawyer Winter 2014.
    • “Sawmill Roots Important for Workers’ Rights Advocate” President’s Message, Trial Lawyer Fall 2013.
    • “Calculating Third-Party Liens, How to Maximize Your Client’s Results”, Trial Lawyer, Fall 2013.
    • “Interviewing the Client” Chapter of the 2009 edition of the Oregon State Bar CLE treatise on Workers’ Compensation.
    • “Permanent Disabilities” Chapter of the 1994, 1996, and 2000 editions of the Oregon State Bar CLE treatise on Workers’ Compensation.
    • Oregon State Bar, Speaker, "Solo Practice"-Learning the Ropes CLE, 2002
    • Speaker, "25 Practice Tips in 60 Minutes", Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
    • Speaker, "SB 485 Aftermath", Oregon State Bar Workers' Compensation Section, 2003
    • Speaker and Co-Planner, "Workers Compensation in Oregon", Oregon Law Institute, 2005
    • Speaker, "Workers' Compensation in Oregon", Lorman Education Services, 2002


    • Liberty Northwest v. Potts, 119 Or App 252, 850 P2d 1135 (1993)
    • Astoria Plywood Corp. v. Culp, 115 Or App 579, 840 P2d 99 (1992)
    • Precision Cast Parts v. Lewis, 115 Or App 732, 840 P2d 104 (1992)
    • SAIF v. Wolff, 138 Or App 579, 908 P2d 954 (1996)
    • Garcia-Solis v. Farmers Insurance, 288, Or App 1 (2017)
    • SAIF v. Kurcin, 334 Or 399, 50 P3d 1167 (2002)
    • Foster Wheeler Corporation v. Marble, 188 Or App 579, 72 P2d 645 (2003)
    • Knaggs v. Allegheny Technologies, 195 P.3d 431, 223 Or. App. 91 (2008)

    Educational Background:

    • Willamette University
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    Office Location for Marcia L. Alvey

    8555 SW Apple Way Ste 310
    Portland, OR 97225

    Phone: 503-229-0895

    Fax: 503-229-1094

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    Last Updated: 4/30/2020

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