Mr. Gurvey is the managing partner of the Law Firm of Rowen, Gurvey & Win. He joined the firm in 1992.
Mr. Gurvey graduated from Brown University with an honors degree in Ethics and Political Philosophy. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1990 from the University of Manitoba in his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. Upon graduation from Brown, Mr. Gurvey became an advertising account executive with the Leo Burnett Advertising Agency in Chicago and Toronto.
Subsequently, he attended the renowned American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. After attending acting school, he worked for Princess Cruises as an entertainer and disc jockey.
Mr. Gurvey's first position in the legal arena was at the NBC Legal Department in Burbank, California, focusing on entertainment, media, intellectual property, and corporate law. After that, Mr. Gurvey started his own production company geared toward developing fact-based drama television programming and children's television shows and videos.
As a respected litigator in workers' compensation, Mr. Gurvey has been a featured speaker at the California Applicants' Attorneys Association conventions and seminars on numerous occasions, the State Bar Workers' Compensation Section conferences, and the California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys Association conferences. He has been a keynote speaker for the Ventura County Sheriff's Association and other labor associations and unions. He has been an instructor for the workers' compensation section of the California State Bar "Boot Camp," and for WorkCompCentral's education seminars. He has also been a panelist for the ExamWorks medical seminars and has lectured at numerous other medical seminars. Mr. Gurvey was formerly the workers' compensation expert for the KABC Radio legal program. He is often asked to provide expert legal commentary for WorkCompCentral articles.
Mr. Gurvey is the host of Gurvey's Law on Talk Radio 790 KABC radio. With co-host Kerri Kasem, the show takes a closer look at law and life, featuring interviews with well-known lawyers, legal scholars, actors, filmmakers, writers, and politicians. He is an Honorary Board of Governors member for the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities and is on the Board of Directors of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association. Mr. Gurvey is a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation by the California Board of Legal Specialization of California's State Bar.
The California Applicants' Attorneys Association honored Mr. Gurvey with the 2016 Harold W. Wax Outstanding Merit Award for his years of legal service to the injured worker and the community. He won the WorkCompCentral CompLaude Award for Applicant Attorney of the Year in 2014. In 2017 and 2019, Mr. Gurvey was honored as one of the two nationwide Applicant/Claimant Attorney of the Year by WorkCompCentral. In December 2014, he was featured on the cover of Valley Lawyer, a publication of the San Fernando Bar Association. The Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group recognized Mr. Gurvey as "One of the Nation's Top Injured Workers Attorneys" in 2015. University Club of Southern California Advisory Council, after having served two terms as the club's President.
Mr. Gurvey has been selected as a Super Lawyer in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and now, in 2021. A feature article was written about Mr. Gurvey in Super Lawyers Magazine in 2017.