Alfred J. Carlson

Martin Law partner Alfred Carlson recently won a commonwealth court case for airline worker.

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ALFRED J. CARLSON is the managing partner at Martin Law and has been duly sworn to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Carlson is a graduate of Villanova University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1992 with a joint JD/MBA degree.

Al has been a litigator in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law since passing the bar in 1992 and joined his partners at Martin Law in 2000 to represent injured workers. 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. In the spring of 2013, Mr. Carlson was among the first class of attorneys to become 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.*

The law practice of Martin LLC consists of twelve attorneys who limit their practice to representing injured workers in Pennsylvania and Social Security Disability claims. Mr. Carlson is a member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers and is an author and lecturer on workers’ compensation matters. He presently represents over 400 injured workers and disabled individuals.

Mr. Carlson is currently the President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association and served as an executive board member since 2010. In 2008, he served as co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section.

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about Alfred:

Areas of Practice:

Workers Compensation

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties:

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation

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


Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 1992


Honor & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Since 2005
  • Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyer, 2009, 2011-2016, 2019-2021
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2009, 2012-2015, 2019-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, since 2013
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Past Co-Chair, 2008
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Legislative Liason
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
  • Justinian Society of Philadelphia, Board of Directors
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President