Mr. Gurvey is the managing partner of the Law Firm of Rowen, Gurvey & Win. He joined the firm in 1992. He is a graduate of Brown University with an honors degree in Ethics and Political Philosophy. Mr. Gurvey received his law degree in 1990 from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, his hometown. He also attended the renowned American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.
Upon graduation from Brown, Mr. Gurvey became an advertising account executive with the Leo Burnett Advertising Agency in Chicago and Toronto. After attending acting school, he worked for Princess Cruises as an entertainer and disc jockey. Mr. Gurvey’s first job in the legal arena was at the NBC Legal Department in Burbank, California, focusing on entertainment, media, intellectual property and corporate law. Soon thereafter, Mr. Gurvey started his own production company geared toward the development of fact-based drama television programming and children’s television shows and videos.
As a respected litigator in workers’ compensation, Mr. Gurvey has spoken at the California Applicant Attorney’s Association convention on numerous occasions as well at the State Bar Workers’ Compensation section conferences and the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association. He has also been a featured 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 a Facilitator for a workcompcentral education seminar.
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. He is also an Honorary Board of Governors member for the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities, and serves as a member of the Brown University Club of Southern California Advisory Council, after having served two terms as the Club’s President. Mr. Gurvey was formerly the workers’ compensation expert for KABC Radio legal programs. He is on the Board of Directors of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association and is Education Co-Chairperson of the California Applicants’ Attorney Association. Mr. Gurvey is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.
Mr. Gurvey was honored by the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association with the 2016 Harold W. Wax Outstanding Merit Award, and the WorkCompCentral Comp Laude Award for Applicant Attorney of the Year in 2014. He was also featured on the cover of Valley Lawyer, a publication of the San Fernando Bar Association in December 2014. The Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group recognized Mr. Gurvey, “as One of the Nation’s Top Injured Workers Attorneys” in 2015.
He was selected a Super Lawyer in 2017, and has again been selected a Super Lawyer in 2018. A feature article was written about Mr. Gurvey in the Super Lawyers Magazine in 2017. In 2017, Mr. Gurvey was recognized as one of the finalists nationwide for Applicant/Claimant Attorney of the Year by WorkCompCentral.