Experience On All Sides Of Workers' Compensation Cases

Experience On All Sides Of Workers' Compensation Cases

I am attorney Michael J. Orlando, and I help people recover the workers' compensation benefits they and their families need. Over my career, I have been on every side of workers' compensation disputes. I know what the other side is thinking and leverage this experience to your advantage.

Some of the cases I have handled include:

  • Construction accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Occupational illness
  • Hearing loss
  • Inhalation claims
  • Back injury
  • Repetitive strain and many other issues


I help workers and their families at any stage in the process, helping them navigate the paperwork and bureaucracy of claims, or arguing on their behalf in negotiations, hearings and appeals. From my Beaverton office, I help people in the Portland metro and throughout Oregon.

MICHAEL J. ORLANDO

(503) 626-6288

Address:

4085 SW 109th Ave, Ste 100

Beaverton, OR 97005

EDUCATION

Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia, (May 2006).

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

B.S. in Political Science, minors in Business Administration & Sociology, 1989


DESIGNATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

Associate in Risk Management (ARM); Associate in Claims (AIC); Certificate in
General Insurance; Certificate in Oregon Workers’ Compensation Claims Administration; Formerly certified Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner in Oregon for 12 years and in Washington for 10 years; formerly certified Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.


EXPERIENCE

Owner - Accurate Work Comp, Inc. (Private law practice). October 2017 to present
My current solo law practice is dedicated exclusively to representing injured workers in Oregon and Washington.


The Gilroy Law Firm,
(Lake Oswego, OR) 2006 to Sept-2017

Associate Attorney at Law. Admitted to Oregon and Washington State Bars.

Defended Employers in workers’ compensation claims throughout Oregon and Washington.


Metropolitan Public Defenders Office
, (Hillsboro, OR) Summer 2004

(Extern)

Assisted 18 staff attorneys by researching and writing legal memoranda on

assigned legal issues in conjunction with observed courtroom activity.


GatesMcDonald Company
, (Beaverton, OR) 1995-2003

GatesMcDonald was a subsidiary of Nationwide Insurance Enterprises.


National Claims Manager (Albertson’s Workers’ Compensation Account), 2001-2003

Served as the primary contact to Fortune 500 client coordinating all activities necessary to build and maintain strong, strategic relationship by proactively identifying and meeting service delivery needs to fulfill their nationwide self-insured workers’ compensation program.


ACE Performance Review Specialist
, 2000-2001

Conducted procedural technical file reviews of both open and closed workers’ compensation, liability, and STD/LTD claim files in field offices across the country; performed quality audits and calibration functions to ensure file adequacy in accordance with compliance standards.


Account Executive
, 1997-2000

Built relationships with Fortune 500 client to understand their self-insured workers’ compensation needs and developed processes to meet their goals.


Claims Supervisor
, 1995-1997

Led a fast paced high volume Workers’ Compensation Claims Department in timely and quality delivery of all claims services in support of Company’s growth and profit goals.


Grocers Insurance Company
, (Milwaukie, OR) 1989-1995

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Workplace Consultant, 1993-1995
Provided quality case management and vocational services to injured workers.

Senior Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner, 1991-1993

Administered high dollar exposure claims in seven state jurisdictions.

Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner & Liability Adjuster, 1989-1991