Erika L. Alverson

Erika Alverson

Erika is a recognized leader in Colorado’s workers’ compensation practice. She has served on the Workers’ Compensation Executive Council for the Colorado Bar Association and is a Vice President of the Workers’ Compensation Education Association (WCEA) where she lobbies for changes to the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act. After practicing bankruptcy law in California, she began her workers’ compensation career defending insurance companies, but quickly recognized that her passion was for the injured worker and switched sides to align with her values. A fierce advocate for workers’ rights, Erika prides herself on the dedication, integrity, and zeal she brings to the table for each of her clients.  Erika is the recipient of awards such as:

  • Denver’s Top Lawyers Selected by Their Peers via 5280 Magazine (2022 – 2024)
  • Best of the Best Attorney’s Top 10 Workers’ Comp Attorney (2020)
  • The National Advocates Top 20 Workers’ Comp Attorney (2020)
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel’s 10 Best Attorneys (2017-2019)

….just to name a few.

Erika and Matt began Alverson + O’Brien, PC in 2013 to put the injured worker first. And that is exactly what she does, every day. Erika is dedicated to maximizing results for her clients and knows the best strategies for how to get you there. She is a Colorado native, dedicated to making real change happen and would be honored to fight for you too.


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California – J.D. cum laude
  • University of Denver, Denver, Colorado – B.A., Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2024
  • Top Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2023
  • Top Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2022
  • AVVO Rated Attorney, 2012
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011
  • Outstanding Claimant’s Attorney of the Year, PWC, 2011
  • Nomination for Outstanding Claimant Attorney by Professionals in Workers’ Compensation, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Workers’ Compensation Education Association (WCEA), Vice President, 2020-2024
  • Workers’ Compensation Education Association (WCEA), Member 2009-2020
  • Colorado Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Executive Council, Board Member, 2020-2024
  • Professionals in Workers Compensation, Secretary of Board, 2013
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Chair of Social Security Committee, 2013
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Disability Law Section, Member, 2009 – Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member, 2009 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • The Sawaya Law Firm, Litigation Attorney, 2009 – 2013
  • Dworkin, Chambers, Williams, P.C, Attorney, 2007 – 2009
  • McCarthy Holthus, LLP, 2005-2007, Bankruptcy Attorney, 2005-2007