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Ronald H Elzinga

Personal injury Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   90 reviews

also known as Ronn Elzinga

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%

    33 years, 500 cases

  2. Personal injury
    50%

    33 years, 450 cases

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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. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018
Client's Choice
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Location

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

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  90 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Ray | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert and Successful Representation
Ron Elzinga is the attorney you want if you need a professional who is highly competent, expedient and compassionate. I was fortunate enough to have a family member pay the professional fee for me but Ron made it clear that he was my attorney. I initially met Ron with several concerns that were directly or indirectly related to the decision to file for bankruptcy. Ron was kind and patient as he carefully considered each of the issues and competently and ethically counseled me as to how we should proceed. He never treated me like an idiot, but calmly explained each step so that I always understood what was going on as we moved through the process. Mr. Elzinga negotiated every aspect and detail on my behalf and the result exceeded my expectations. Ron is clearly extremely competent and effective as an accomplished lawyer in the Portland area. If you're in need of an adept and seasoned attorney, I definitely recommend that you contact Ron Elzinga.
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Response from Ronald Elzinga March 2, 2018
Ray, thank you so much for your kind remarks. You know, it's easy for me to work my butt off for people like you, because you are such a quality person. Hey, I think I still owe you a lunch! Let's make that happen. I'll give you a call.
Posted by Colleen | October 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exemplary attorney in all ways
Ronn Elzinga has worked for me and stood by me throughout a very difficult, complicated case. He consistently demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, competency, dedication and diligence. His honesty and compassion, as well as his ability to keep me well informed and treat me with the utmost respect was more than I expected and sincerely appreciate. I enthusiastically recommend Ronn to anyone with legal needs and I would not hesitate to turn to him in the future should the need arise.
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Response from Ronald Elzinga March 2, 2018
Colleen. I think you know how much I appreciate you, how much I enjoyed working with you, even though the case was extremely emotionally intense. We really because good friends through all of this. Colleen, I have such admiration for you. You are such a strong woman. You faced tough adversaries and didn't back down. Thank you for letting me be your advocate.
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Posted by Dwight Crump | March 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Referral
Ron did an amazing job for me.A man of his word.Always kept me in the loop.He won my case quickly. I will always use him in the future.I highly recommend him. Dwight Crump
Posted by Kristal | March 7, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ronn is so kind, smart and caring!
I found Ronn during an extremely hard and lost time in my life. I honestly do not know how I would have gotten through that time if Ronn wasn't there for me! There is nobody like him, he is a genuine person! I am so grateful for Ronn!
Posted by Tammy | February 20, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend Ronn! Knowledgeable attorney, that treated my situation with honesty and compassion.
I am beyond pleased with my experience. My situation caused me a great deal of anxiety, to say the least. I was unequipped to know how to move forward for myself. With Ronn’s thoughtful, honest, and compassionate recommendations, my anxiety-filled concerns were quickly replaced with the peace of mind of knowing how to move forward. Very grateful to have found Ronn, I highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a situation that requires the expertise of an attorney, who cares about the total well-being of their client.
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Posted by Lina | February 14, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Ronn and his team are the best! I really appreciated the way they communicated with me and treated me well. He did exactly what he said he would do. I will always recommend Ronn Elzinga and his team!
Posted by Lyn | February 9, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very professional, yet personal!
Recently, I found myself facing a frustrating situation: Being billed for services I never received. Needing guidance, I contacted the Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service and was connected with Ronn Elzinga at Elzinga & Associates LLC. From the start, Ronn impressed me: He was friendly, approachable, and listened attentively to my concerns. I provided the background of the issue, and within an hour (or so), he had reviewed the information and offered a clear, common-sense recommendation. I appreciated Ronn's efficiency and his ability to quickly grasp the key aspects of my situation. His advice felt insightful and appropriate, giving me the confidence to move forward. Once I have implemented his advice, I will update this review with the outcome of my situation. If you're facing legal questions or concerns, I confidently recommend reaching out to Ronn Elzinga. His professionalism, promptness, and genuine willingness to help, make him a valuable resource.
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Posted by Brittany | February 3, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Initiative To Help
Ronn was willing to help me out on short notice. There weren’t any attorneys, other than Ronn, who I could find willing to give my creditors a call to see if I could get a better deal. I love the worth ethic and priority to help the community.
Posted by Josh | January 24, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best in Compassion, Knowledge, Communication.
After reading his reviews on multiple different review websites, I thought to myself: "Either this guy is as good as everyone is saying or he has one hell of a PR team!!" Well, it turned out he is as good as everyone is saying. Hands down the best attorney in practice for the financial and legal situation I was in. It was an extremely hard decision for me to make, but choosing to approach and resolve my entire dilemma legally, with incredibly adept legal counsel was the best decision I could have made. Ronn was compassionate, non-judgmental and direct with a kindness that is hard to find in the legal community at times. He was extremely knowledgeable, accurate and always available to me. If he needed to get back to me, he got back to me right away. One thing I truly appreciated was the ability to visit him in his office. I hate doing business, especially important business, over the phone or any kind of electronic communication. I truly feel it is best to be in person for anything important that is legal. And this was no problem with Ronn. He presented the process at the beginning and I truly feel because of his expertise, it went exactly as he said it would. There were no speed bumps or problems at any point in time. Additionally, Linda, who basically runs the whole office was available when he wasn't and was able to produce him out of thin air whenever I had questions. I do not think I ever waited more than 24 hours at the most for any response, and most times it was immediate when I called. I can't thank him enough for his expertise, his professionalism and his compassion. If you are finding yourself in an overwhelming financial situation you would be doing yourself a great service by consulting with Ronn Elzinga.
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Posted by Kali | January 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
So much Gratitude
Ron is amazing. He talked me through the process from moment one. Kept me in contact regardless of mis-step on my part, and was thorough with all email communication. He treated me with dignity and respect, got my settlement down to less than half the original debt. I cannot thank him enough for the whole experience being as seamless as it was.
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Posted by Stephanie | December 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent communication!
I wholeheartedly recommend Ronn Elzinga and his firm. Our nonprofit found ourselves in need of legal counsel and he helped us from start to finish. We especially appreciate his excellent communication and follow-up throughout the process. Thank you, Ronn.
Posted by Kathy | December 27, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Appreciation
Ronn was very helpful when I called for guidance on filing bankruptcy on behalf of a family member. He was responsive, professional and empathetic. Gave me objective guidance that I sincerely appreciate.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great man to work with
I wanted to get my thoughts on my experience working with Elzinga & Associates LLC, and I pacifically worked with my Ronn Elzinga. I can definitely start off, saying I wouldn’t change a thing about this experience. Ron help me through difficult unfamiliar part in my life but he was the best he ever left me, guessing on what was going on I felt guided and supported and he explained things thoroughly never had any problems with any questions or the many emails I have sent through the process lol I would definitely recommend
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Posted by Nancy | November 16, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best of the best
I spoke with Mr Elzinga twice at great lengths about a serious malpractice situation costing me extreme distress. I was so impressed by his compassion, guidance, and understanding heart, that I called again hoping to retain him. He was direct, honest, and kind to me. I tried to reimburse him for his time, and he refused to be another attorney to take money from me. Amazing soul!
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Ronn is a lawyer with integrity
Ronn helped me with a ethics issue that came up. He was compassionate, patient, and supportive throughout the transaction. If you're looking for an attorney you can trust, Ronn is your guy.
Posted by George | October 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Ronn is very professional. He was efficient in handling my case. He went above and beyond and totally delivered with a great resolution. He kept us informed and followed up in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Tatyana | September 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome legal counsel
Ronn is a great lawyer. He was right on top of my case, followed through quickly, and always responded or got back to me in a reasonable amount of time I would definitely recommend him and his legal services.
Posted by Sarah | September 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience Working with Ronn Elzinga
I really appreciated the time and care Ronn Elzinga took while working with me on an insurance claim issue. I had very little experience navigating a situation like this, and Ronn stayed in close communication with me through the process and made an effort to keep me informed regarding what he was doing and why. Knowing I had his help if things escalated made me feel way more confident navigating an uncomfortable situation. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
Having Ronn as my lawyer was probably one of the best decisions that I have ever made. From start to finish was nothing but a professional. Always made himself available to answer questions, guidance throughout the whole process, and kept me up to date in order to make things as efficient and effective as possible. Definitely recommend working with Ronn!
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Posted by Nadia B | July 30, 2023
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Nadia B
Overall I'm very satisfied with my experience at Elzinga & Associates LLC. Ronn is highly professional, honest, and knowledgeable. He was considerate, helpful, and provided solutions for the issue in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him to any of my close family and friends.
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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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Sample of 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

Honors and 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)
Endorse Ronald
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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