Introductory Video for Hon. Mike Alvey
Chairman, KY Workers Compensation Board
Presenting: "Summary of Important Board Opinions"
Chairman Michael W. Alvey, received his Bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University in 1980, and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky, College of Law in 1988. Admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1988, Chairman Alvey engaged in a general civil practice, which included workers’ compensation, federal black lung and personal injury claims, as well as corporate and business law. On November 13, 2009 Chairman Alvey was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board effective January 5, 2010. Chairman Alvey was reappointed as Chairman of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board for a term beginning January 5, 2014, and most recently for a term beginning January 5, 2018. Chairman Alvey began serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary, Inc. in 2011. Chairman Alvey is a past president, and currently serves as Treasurer for that organization. Chairman Alvey was inducted as a member of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in March 2014. Chairman Alvey has served on the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame Committee, and on the steering committee for the National Workers’ Compensation Adjudicator Hall of Fame.
Chairman Alvey retired from the Kentucky Army National Guard in 2000 where he served nearly 21 years as an armor officer and is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses.
Chairman Alvey has made numerous presentations, both at the state and national level, and has contributed to state and national publications on topics related to workers’ compensation law. Chairman Alvey represented the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary at a national summit in Dallas, Texas in May 2016, and again in Orlando, Florida in August 2016. Chairman Alvey has also served on the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Centennial Celebration Committee, and the board of directors of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Education Association. Chairman Alvey also serves on the Western Kentucky University Alumni Association board of directors, where he chairs the investment committee.