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Ronald H Elzinga

Personal injury Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   66 reviews

About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%

    31 years, 500 cases

  2. Personal injury
    50%

    31 years, 450 cases

I was born, raised, and married in the San Francisco Bay Area, but moved my family to Portland in 1985.  I formerly taught high school English and Social Studies in California and Oregon.  When not representing hurting people, I enjoy hanging out with and cooking for my friends and family, reading books (especially contemporary fiction), bicycling, hiking, watching baseball (I'm a San Francisco Giants fan), activities in my church and community, and eating at the fabulous restaurants in town. 

Licensed for 31 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/09/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Ronald

Ronald H Elzinga
1020 SW Taylor St #888
Portland, OR, 97205

Reviews

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Posted by Aaron | November 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Ron did an awesome job for me and took on my case even though it wasn’t something that was gonna make him a ton of money. He did it because he wanted to help me and cares about people who have been wronged. I was a bit nervous to hire my first attorney but Ron was down to earth and willing to answer any questions i had. I would highly recommend him to anyone and would use him in the future without thinking twice about it.
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Posted by Cheyenne | September 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney!!
Ronn is amazing to work with! I was nervous to go through bankruptcy and had no idea what to expect but he walked me through it step by step. He answered every question I had and would let me know what to expect ahead of time so there were no surprises. He genuinely cares about his clients and wants the best future for us and it really shows. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Nick | August 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ronald H Elzinga I Give you 5 Stars For You being very helpful
Very helpful Great To talk to easy Helpful communication / Very comfortable I was Very Happy This would be my Attorney If I need one or recommend one to any of my Friends thanks Ronald H Elzinga
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ronn Elzinga is Fantastic!
Ronn Elzinga has all the attributes one could hope for when they hire an attorney. He listens, is empathetic, and does and excellent job of explaining things to you in easy to understand language. He makes himself accessible and works diligently to address your issue. I highly recommend Ronn!!
Posted by David | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attourney
Ronn and Linda are great! I worked with Ronn for over two years. They’ve been nothing but great help with my case. Highly recommend! I’ve worked with several attorneys and I’d have to say Elzinga & Associates are my favorite. I’ve got him on speed dial.
Posted by Iris | July 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Kind
Ronn is extremely professional, nice and seems to love what he does. I appreciated his fast responses and when you call in you always get a live person. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer or experience. Thanks Ronn
Posted by Savannah | June 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A Truly Incredible Attorney
I was referred to Mr, Elzinga from the Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral program and I couldn't be happier with the services I received. Ronn promptly connected with me regarding my concerns, and I strongly encourage anyone seeking representation for personal injury claims to reach out to his office as soon as possible. He was a genuine delight to work with and was extremely professional, compassionate, and truly went above and beyond to make sure I achieved justice. I would highly recommend Ronn if you are looking for knowledgeable and easy to work with lawyer willing to go the extra mile like Ronn. It was truly an absolute privilege to work with Elzinga & Associates!
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Posted by Melanie | April 8, 2022
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Couldnt be happier with my outcome
I contacted Ronn about an issue that arose suddenly and was time sensitive. I had put off handling it myself and created a time crunch. He was informed, took time to fully understand my circumstance, guided me through the process and made it less scary for me. He had a resolution for me quickly and one that exceeded my expectations. He is easy to talk to, professional, and nice guy. I couldn't be happier with him and the legal assistance he provided me.
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Posted by Patti | March 25, 2022
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Best call I ever made!!! Thank you for turning overwhelm into relief.
If you are overwhelmed with trying to understand or take on a legal situation on your own and feeling kind of sick to your stomach...well, that is where I was. It was terrible. I was embarrassed to talked about my truths. I prayed for help and was guided to the Law office of Elzinga & Associates. How I imagined the conversation going was not the case. Mr. Elzinga, listened to me with professional and human ears. He didn't put words in my mouth, his questions lead me to share with him my struggles and the truth of my fears. He guided me through the process from the beginning to the end. I was no longer overwhelmed, I finally found the expert help I needed to get me through my struggles. Today, I am soooo very grateful that my prayers were answered with the gift of a name and phone number. Free yourself of legal overwhelm and call 503-222-2033.
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Posted by Leonard | March 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Potential client
Thanks in all your info provided, we'll educated in variety of complex issues.
Posted by Valerie | March 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An Attorney who puts his clients interests above his own!
Ronn was absolutely compassionate, and understanding after my son was treated with horrible injustice by another attorney. We both highly recommend Ronn, and trust that you will be treated fairly. As my dad once quoted “a rose in a field of weeds”. many thanks to you Ronn!
Posted by Scott King | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I was going through a civil suit that was very stressful, and discussing the case with Mr Ronn Elzinga he made me feel at ease as he genuinely cares for his clients, not just a number pusher. He gave me excellent advice and we ended up winning my case. True professional with tons of experience. I have referred many people to him as if you need the best this is where you go. He is still always willing to take the time to direct me where to go, and appreciate him for doing so.
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Posted by Steve | February 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
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Amazing and terrific legal team.
Ronn Elzinga and his team are awesome. I was really impressed with his knowledge and skills. He was very easy to talk with and was able to make complicated issues simple and easy to understand. Thank you so much! I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an injury lawyer. If your reading this looking for a lawyer, give him a call right now! You’ll be glad.
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Posted by LYNNE | January 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and skilled, highly recommend.
Can't say enough good things about Ronn and his staff. Never had trouble getting ahold of Ronn, always replied same day or next. Ronn kept me informed every step of the way. I have complete confidence in Elzinga & Associates LLC. Professional in every sense of the word. Would highly recommend to any one who needs a Lawyer.
Posted by Emily | December 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy going, funny, and responsive
I recently hired Mr. Elzinga to help with my bankruptcy. I'm glad I went with him! He has warm energy, has a great sense of humor, and is very easy to speak with on the phone. He was extremely responsive (a good communicator), provided me with an affordable, qualified debtor education class (required for bankruptcies), and complimentarily enrolled me in a course for building my credit back up to a 720. Everything was very smooth. He's also flexible and accommodating of 'life' circumstances. I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Vicki | December 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Skilled and responsive
Legal advice and activities can be stressful, and Ron Elzinga helped reassure me with calm advice as I took time to explain my situation. He responded within 24 hours to my call answered my questions, and referred me to an appropriate lawyer for my needs. I was very appreciative and would recommend him!
Posted by Freedom | December 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Elzinga & Associates are the bee's knees
I am so grateful for this angel of a human being. Ronn and his office are there to genuinely help with legal matters and to put you at ease. Ronn is personable and explains everything very clearly. He is also very responsive and excellent at communication in general. I found myself in an unfortunate situation and he worked his magic to get me through it. I haven't had the best experiences in my life when it comes to legal representatives but this experience made me have faith in the fact that there are people who exist that can help you and make it as painless as possible.
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Posted by MurfN | October 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Made a Bad Thing Good
Really a pleasure to work with. Took care of my issue quickly and was quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had. I am really glad I found him.
Posted by Amanda | October 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful human being
Ronn helped me through a stressful time in my life. He is professional, personable, and extremely helpful through my entire journey. Thank you, Ronn. You're the very best there is!
Posted by Barbara | September 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent review for Ronn Elzinga
I would definitely recommend hiring Ronn Elzinga as an attorney. He is very honest, forthcoming, direct and a no pressure Human being. He was extremely helpful as well as very thoughtful. Sincerely, Barbara Bednar 904-463-0811 ( I would not leave my phone number if I did not believe in this man.)
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Owner
  • Elzinga & Associates LLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Meyer, Elzinga & Gannett PC
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bailey & Wolf PC
  • 1990 - 1994

Education

  • Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • St Mary's College of California
  • Teaching Degree
  • 1983
  • New College Berkeley
  • MA - Masters
  • 1982
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981
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Legal Cases

  • IN RE: CRESCENT RESOURCES, LLC, et al
  • Duke/Crescent Resources was granted a bankruptcy discharge

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 1995 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 2015
  • Heritage Club
  • YMCA
  • 1993

Publications

  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • DIY Legal Marketing
  • 2017
  • Book
  • Providing Clear Answers To Confusing and Complex Bankruptcy Questions
  • 2016
  • SIDEBAR
  • Guardian Spotlight
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • How To Do This Business Called Law
  • Advanced Business Marketing For Lawyer
  • 2017
  • How To Do This Business Called Law
  • Business Marketing for Lawyer
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (20)
Litigation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ronn and I worked on a case together on opposite sides. As a new attorney, many more experienced attorneys will take advantage of or push new attorneys, exploiting their relative inexperience. This was not Ronn. He was professional, courteous, and quick to respond to telephone calls and e-mails. At our first scheduling conference, he took the time to introduce me to the Court and the other attorneys waiting in the queue to welcome me to the bar. As my first opposing counsel, I hope that all my future opposing counsels will be half as professional, and I hope to have him as opposing counsel again!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronn is excellent attorney and passionate about what he does. He is a leader in the legal community. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronn is an icon in the Portland legal community. Not only does Ronn advocate for his clients' rights in the courtroom but he also works hard everyday to protect the liberty of every Oregonian through his tireless work with the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. Ronn is one of the most approachable and kind attorneys I have every met."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ronald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronn is a fantastic attorney in our community. He advocates strongly for his clients and he is very knowledgeable in his practice areas. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Ron Elzinga on injury cases and he's thorough, conscientious and professional. I've also referred cases to Ron because I know he does a good job."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronn is the kind of lawyer that makes you proud to be in the profession. He is a thoughtful and honest advocate. He puts his clients first, always acting in their best interest."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronn is a very knowledgeable attorney with over 20 years experience, and active member in the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. I have no hesitation in recommending him to help protect the rights of a person injured due to the negligence of another, and to ensure that the injured person receives full and fair compensation through the tools available in our American civil justice system."
General practice Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronn is an experienced attorney with remarkable diversity in his skills and practice. I’m confident that he does his best for all of his clients, and I would highly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ronn has provided litigation assistance for my business clients. Ronn is an excellent litigator. He provides thorough analysis of the matter and extremely competent legal counsel. My clients have been very pleased with his litigation prowess and demeanor."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronn is a great attorney and also a great human being. He works hard for his clients and if I were involved in an accident I would fully trust him to get me the best award."
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