Natasha Martinez Alvarado

What initially drew me to work at Brayton Purcell LLP was the firm's mission. Personal injury law is one of the few areas of jurisprudence where the stakes are so high that they extend to the jeopardization of an individual's body. The notion that litigation involving personal injury claims can result in healing for the individual-and their family-is my most prominent impetus for pursuing a career in personal injury law. While monetary damages do not negate the pain that victims have sustained, they can have tangible palliative effects. Helping to bring justice when an employer trespasses against the law and causes harm to another is an aspect of working at Brayton that keeps me energized on the day-to-day.

During my time in personal injury law, I have been fortunate enough to work at a law firm that goes beyond the call of duty, working diligently to represent clients effectively, while also advocating for amendments to the legal status quo where warranted. For instance, Silicosis is an emergent epidemic disease that primarily affects those who work in stone fabrication, cutting, and installation capacities. It results from persistent inhalation of small-particle silica dust, which causes severe bronchial inflammation and progressive multi-organ disruption. The attorneys at our firm have prioritized pushing to implement safety precautions intended to limit workers' exposure to silica dust. As a result of their advocacy, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has recently begun to enforce new safety measures aimed at protecting workers from developing Silicosis. As someone who majored in neuroscience, public policy, and psychology as an undergraduate, I believe that interdisciplinary approaches are imperative in personal injury litigation. I plan on building upon this perspective as a future attorney, influenced by my work at Brayton Purcell LLP, seeking where possible to create implementable policy change geared toward preventing negligent harm.

My hobbies include: participating in 15Ks and half-marathons, making art, reading, gardening, and playing chess with my fiancé. Additionally, I have been a kitten foster parent in partnership with San Francisco Animal Care & Control since 2016, and foster whenever possible.


University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience, Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. 2022






What Our Clients Say

  • Brayton Purcell has done a lot of work for me and I appreciate very much what you’ve done, what everyone has done…Thank you very, very much and I appreciate everything that has been done.
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  • On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for the way your firm handled my late husband’s case. Everyone that I dealt with was courteous, patient, and prompt in responding to my questions and concerns. Thank you very much for the excellent job, and most of all for your support during the process. Your guidance and the resolution to our case has brought closure to a difficult chapter in my life.
  • When The Brayton-Purcell Firm took my case I had almost given up hope of ever getting before a jury. I had a difficult and long standing case and had already been with two firms. Brayton-Purcell attorney Jason Rose worked closely with me, keeping me updated and giving me access to him which gave me a feeling of having someone truly on my side; a feeling that they were putting their whole effort into my case. Just getting this case a court date was an amazing feat. When we went to trial I met Gil Purcell and watched these two work professionally against great odds. They knew what they were doing, knew how to adapt to issues as they came up and all the while helped me hold up. We received a terrific verdict and are now in the appeal process. I have confidence that the Brayton-Purcell appellate team will be as competent and compassionate for me as my trial team was. Coming together with this firm has brought me a sense of confidence and peace that I wasn’t sure I was going to get a chance to feel.
  • I’d like to thank Brayton & Purcell for all the work your firm has done for me. I have asbestosis and without Brayton Purcell representing me the likelihood of getting compensated by asbestos manufacturers and the material suppliers of asbestos products would be zero. The law partners who run the show already know this, but I am going to write it down anyway. Every contact I had with anyone at Brayton Purcell LLP be it phone, fax, email and or personally, I’ve been treated courteously and promptly by your great employees.
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  • Your work has allowed us to continue to live our lives without fear of financial ruin and to be able to plan a future. . .
  • . . .Thank you for all you have done for me and for Bill before he died. You have been so caring. . .