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I graduated from University of Oregon School of Law and received my undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley.  Before joining Alvey Law Group I served as a judicial extern for Judge Darryl Larson in the Lane County Circuit Court.  In law school I was an editor for the Oregon law review.


I am admitted to practice in the state of Oregon and the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon.  Professional organizations I belong to include the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the Oregon Workers' Compensation Attorneys, Oregon State Bar, Workers' Compensation Section and the Multnomah Bar Association.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Social Security: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Robert was my classmate in law school, where he was an outstanding legal scholar. Now he's an experienced and dedicated attorney standing up for the rights of injured workers. I recommend him highly, and I'm proud to endorse him.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Oregon Rising StarsOregon Super Lawyers2014
Moot Court Negotiation Competition - ChampionUniversity of Oregon School of Law2008
Associate EditorOregon Law Review2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAlvey Law Group2009 - 2014
Law ClerkMoore and Jensen2007 - 2008
Judicial Law ClerkJudge Darryl L. Larson, Lane County Circuit Court2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationGuardian Member2009 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Workers' Compensation SectionMember2009 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robert A. Lienhard, 63 Van Natta 313 (2011)We won. The employer's denial was set aside and Mr. Lienhard's claim was remanded to the employer for processing.
Corey A. Otterson, 63 Van Natta 156 (2011)We won. Mr. Otterson's claim was found to be compensable and he received the workers' compensation benefits he deserved.
Ford A. Cheney, 65 Van Natta 1 (2013)We prevailed. The Board ordered the insurer to accept the condition causing Mr. Cheney's need for surgery.
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.martinalvey.comAlvey Law Group Blog2013
Trial Lawyer (OTLA)Attorney Fee Inequality: An access to justice issue for injured workers2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of California - BerkeleyPsychology and CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Salishan - 32nd Annual Meeting of the Workers' Compensation SectionAppellate Update 2013-20142014
Workers' Compensation Board's In-House CLE - Fall 2013Ethics Panel Presentation2013
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Workers' Compensation SectionThe Paperless Comp Office2012
2012 Workers' Compensation UpdatePenalties, Attorney Fees, Sanctions and Costs2012