About Our Attorneys & Staff
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers Committed to Helping Injury Victims
If you or a loved one is injured and need a Portland personal injury lawyer, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys at Zbinden & Curtis. Jon Zbinden and George Curtis have the experience and resources needed to provide quality representation for people injured as a result of some other person or company’s negligence.
The attorneys have practiced law since 1982. Since their partnership began in 1987, Zbinden & Curtis have assisted thousands of injury victims and their families in personal injury cases, ranging from minor injuries to catastrophic injury or death.
Licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington, Zbinden and Curtis have handled all types of personal injury claims, ranging from car accidents and slip-and-fall accidents to cases involving defective products.
Meet the Team at Zbinden & Curtis
Jon Zbinden, Attorney: Jon has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1982. A graduate of Lewis and Clark Law School, he is a longstanding member of the Portland legal community. Jon started his career practicing criminal law and gained valuable trial experience before moving on to his true passion: personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims. Jon is happily married with two fantastic kids and a big, beautiful dog, Kai, who he brings into the office from time to time.
George Curtis, Attorney: George is originally from Wisconsin, where his father is also an attorney. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he has been practicing law since 1982. Like his partner, Jon Zbinden, George gained valuable trial experience practicing criminal law early in his career before moving on to personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims. When he's not working, George can be found with his family, on the golf course or at his local gym.
Elda Smith, Portland Office Manager: Elda is the firm’s longest-tenured employee with over two decades’ experience. Elda is known in the office for her glamor and often brings in flowers; over the holidays, she goes all-out with cookies, cards and other goodies. Elda enjoys spending time with her husband, an outdoorsman, and her daughter, a dental hygienist, going out with them on adventures almost every weekend.
Lupe, Woodburn Office Manager & Legal Assistant: Lupe has been with our firm since 2008. Lupe manages our Woodburn office. She’s in charge of training our new associates, ordering supplies, and tending to the clients that frequent our Woodburn office. She’s also a notary. Lupe is bilingual, so she helps with interpreting for our Spanish-speaking clients. As a legal assistant, Lupe follows up on files, requested records and clients’ treatment. Among the many jobs Lupe has, she also handles the property damage and wage loss on Jon’s team. Lupe enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Susi, Head of Reception: Susi is head of reception in our Portland office. She has been with the firm for almost five years, first as a file clerk, then taking over the reception desk in Portland. In addition to working at Zbinden & Curtis, Susi is pursuing her degree in Engineering. She spends her weekends up in Seattle with her friends.
Dominique, Paralegal: Dominique has been with our firm for seven years. She works on litigation cases with George Curtis, drafting pleadings, scheduling, organizing files, speaking with doctors, attorneys, adjusters and clients, and doing whatever else may come her way. When she’s not working, you can find her rooting on her kids in whatever sport they may be playing.
Jasmine, Paralegal: Jasmine started working for the firm in 2016 as a file clerk and worked her way up to her current position as Jon’s paralegal. She primarily handles cases in litigation and assists Jon in every aspect, from drafting pleadings to preparing cases for arbitration or trial. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys taking her dog on long walks, cooking, and reading. She is constantly challenging herself by setting monthly reading goals.
Natalie, Legal Assistant: Natalie has been with the firm since 2017. She started as a file clerk and has worked her way up to a legal assistant. Natalie follows up with ordering records and makes sure files are ready for demand before drafting them. Natalie enjoys exploring the city, reading and binge-watching shows.
Marla, Legal Assistant: Marla is an Oregon native. She has been with the firm for seven years. A very hard and studious worker, Marla has her bachelor of science degree. She is also a notary in our office. She is married with two grown children and is a very happy grandmother to one grandson.
Valerie, File Clerk: Valerie has been with the firm since late 2017. She handles all the filing for the firm, including keeping track of files that need to rotate back and form between the two locations. She is in charge of organizing new files and pulling files as needed as we move cases forward. Valerie is also bilingual and translates for our attorneys when they meet with Spanish-speaking clients.
Noemi, Scan Clerk: Noemi oversees all the mail and faxes that come through the office. She makes sure both teams are aware of everything that comes in daily and keeps everyone's electronic files up to date with what is coming in. She is also in charge of keeping in touch with our IT company, keeping our systems up to date. Noemi enjoys reading and watching movies. She's currently rereading the Harry Potter series for the ninth time.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured, call (503) 287-5000. Choose a law firm that understands what victims are going through. Jon Zbinden and George Curtis are experienced and compassionate lawyers who are dedicated to helping victims obtain the compensation and closure they need and deserve.