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Alfred J. Carlson

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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ALFRED J. CARLSON is a partner at Martin Law and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Carlson has been a litigator in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law since passing the bar in 1992. He previously practiced at a leading defense firm in Philadelphia, representing international corporations, major insurance companies and state and local government agencies in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Carlson joined his partners at the firm in 2000 to represent injured workers in Pennsylvania and protect their rights. In the spring of 2013, Mr. Carlson became a certified specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation by the PA Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the PA Supreme Court.

In addition to maintaining an active case load, he is a frequent guest lecturer at Villanova University School of Law in the area of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation. He has also published numerous articles on the subject. Mr. Carlson served as a Co-Chair in 2008 for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section and also served as the legislative liaison. He was elected to the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association in June 2010.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation, Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1992


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. - 1992
  • Widener University, Wilmington, Delaware
    • M.B.A. - 1992
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1989
    • Major: Accounting


  • Guest Lecturer, Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law, Villanova University
  • How to Handle a Workers' Comp Mediation, CLE, August 1, 2013 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005 - 2014
  • Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyer, 2009 - Present
  • Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyer, 2011 - 2014
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2009 - Present
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2012 - 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Co-Chair
  • Philadelphia Bar Association's, Workers' Compensation Section, Legislative Liaison
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member Board of Directors