Steven Alves

Steven Alves

Founder/Attorney

Work History

Work History

Founder/Attorney

LAW OFFICE OF STEVEN J. ALVES
Jun 2011 - Present
  • Defend employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in workers' compensation and related matters throughout Southern California.
  • Consult and train human resource professionals and small business owners regarding wage and hour disputes, personnel policies and procedures, and sexual harassment.

Attorney/Marketing Lead

FLOYD, SKEREN & KELLY, LLP
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
  • Litigated workers’ compensation claims and related matters (i.e. serious and willful misconduct; discrimination under Cal. Lab. Code  §132a);
  • Developed a marketing plan and implemented a strategic workflow for executing and tracking the client development of associate attorneys in the San Gabriel Valley office.

Law Clerk/Attorney

PUTTERS AND ASSOCIATES, APC
Aug 2009 - Jun 2010
  • Successfully opened a new Los Angeles office for the firm and obtained panel-attorney status with several major workers’ compensation insurance carriers and third party administrators;
  • While bar results were pending, I managed workers’ compensation cases under the supervision of a partner.                                                           

Education

Education

Juris Doctor

Glendale University College of Law
2005 - 2009
  • Top Scores in Agency, Partnership and the LLC; Legal Research and Writing III; and Conflicts of Law;
  • Awarded “Best Appellate Brief.”

Industry Coursework

INSURANCE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
2002 - 2004
  • Workers' Compensation;
  • Permanent Disability Rating;
  • Medical Terminology; and
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

Bachelor of Arts

Chapman University
1998 - 2002
  • Major: Communications; Emphasis: Public Relations; Minor: Music;
  • Participated in Alumni Association and Opera Chapman

Skills

Skills
LEGAL WRITING

Drafting Pleadings, Petitions, and Legal Correspondence

RESERVING

Accurate Reserving for Workers' Compensation Claims

AME/QME CROSS-EXAMINATIONS

AOE/COE, Apportionment, AMA Guidelines, Almaraz-Guzman

ADVOCACY

Evidentiary Issues, Oral Argument, Witness Examination

OTHER DISCOVERY

Depositions, Subpoenas, Offers of Proof, Document Review

FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Spanish - Advanced Speaking, Reading , and Writing.