The leader in workers’ compensation defense law.

Counseling employers and insurance carriers throughout California.

Career Basics

Alvin was admitted to the California State Bar in 1986. He represented injured workers at Mastagni Holstedt from 1986 to 1988. From 1988 to 1991, Alvin was a staff attorney with Hanna & Brophy, representing employers and compensation carriers. Alvin was in private Applicant's practice in Stockton from 1991 to 1998. Alvin joined the WCAB as a WCJ in 1998 and worked in the Stockton office until 2018. He is currently a staff attorney with the Stockton office of Mullen & Filippi.

Education

Alvin earned his B.A. in Philosophy at California State University, Sacramento in 1982 and his J.D. from Lincoln Law School in 1986.

Professional Membership

Alvin is a current member of the California State Bar. He has taught workers' compensation law at Humphries School of Law, U.C. Davis and PIWC. He is a past president of the workers' compensation section of the San Joaquin County Bar Association.

Personal Note

My proudest single legal accomplishment to date has been the successful defeat of the "Pick-N-Pull ERISA" effort to dismantle the California workers' compensation system.

I enjoy playing tournament racquetball, motorcycling, flying and playing practical jokes upon my friends.