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Alfred J. Carlson

Alfred J. Carlson

Martin Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Pennsylvania
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ALFRED J. CARLSON is a partner at Martin Law. Al has been a litigator in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law since passing the bar in 1992 and joined his partners at Martin 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. In addition to maintaining an active case load, Mr. Carlson is a frequent guest lecturer at Villanova University School of Law in the area of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation. Al served as a faculty member for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course entitled “I Know What you Did Last Weekend: Use of Social Media in Workers’ Compensation Litigation” in March 2014. 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. Late in 2014, a groundbreaking decision was handed down in a case represented by Mr. Carlson: The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued an affirmative ruling on a case it previously denied in 2011, after the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania vacated that first decision earlier in 2014. The ruling now awards Al’s client, a former liquor store manager, benefits for the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) he suffered when his store was robbed at gunpoint. This case was heavily covered by the press.

Widener University School of Law
J.D. | Law
Villanova University
B.S. | Accounting
Professional Experience
Martin Law
Work Injury and Social Security Disability Law Firm
Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Certified Specialist
Pennsylvania State Bar Association
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top 100 in Philadelphia
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
Al has been named listed by Best Lawyers in America since 2013.
Top 100 in Philadelphia
Super Lawyers
Al Carlson was named a Top 100 in Philadelphia in 2009 and again since 2011.
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Al Carlson has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2005.
Top 100 in Pennsylvania
Super Lawyers
Al Carlson was named a Top 100 in Pennsylvania in 2009 and again since 2012.
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Bar Association # 65416
Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
Legislative Liaison
Justinian Society of Philadelphia
- Current
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Directors
- Current
Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Area
  • Workers' Compensation
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Philadelphia Worker's Compensation Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Martin Law LLC
1818 Market Street
35th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Toll-Free: (888) 722-6671
Telephone: (215) 587-8400
Fax: (267) 765-0088