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Take a moment to learn more about the dedicated professionals at Curtis & Porter Law Office, P. A. at Idaho Falls, ID. See how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Paul T. Curtis - Attorney
Paul Tibbitts Curtis was born and raised in Idaho Falls, growing up on the west side of town near the airport. Paul obtained an undergraduate degree in accounting in 1984, at Brigham Young University, and thereafter worked as a tax consultant in Sacramento, California. While still employed on a full-time basis, Mr. Curtis attended Lincoln Law School. After graduating second in his class in 1993, Mr. Curtis practiced personal injury law in the Sacramento area for five years before returning to Idaho Falls. In 2001, Mr. Curtis founded the law practice now known as Curtis and Porter, P.A. He specializes in plaintiff's work, focusing on cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. Mr. Curtis is one among the handful of attorneys that are Certified Specialists in the area of workers' compensation law - meaning he has met the objectives and rigorous standards approved by the Idaho State Bar Association. His ability to meet these stringent requirements makes such certification a highly regarded credential.
Mr. Curtis has acted as lead counsel in numerous jury and court trials in both California and Idaho. He is currently licensed to practice law in both Idaho and California, as well as in the Federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Most recently, Mr. Curtis has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the "Top 100" trial lawyers in the State of Idaho for 2012.
Mr. Curtis has been actively involved in promoting legislation for the benefit of injured persons. He has successfully initiated the process leading to changes in the law - including laws mandating that all insurance companies in Idaho offer "underinsured" motorist coverage and laws allowing the estate of a deceased plaintiff to recover damages that, prior to the law, were not available.
Mr. Curtis is married to Rebecca Curtis (Snyder) formerly of Elk Grove, California, and is the father of three children-Logan, Olivia, and Landon. Mr. Curtis is an expert kayaker, including experience on the North Fork of the Payette, as well as the Grand Canyon. He is a former whitewater river guide based out of Moab, Utah. He also enjoys other aspects of the outdoors, including backpacking, mountain climbing, hunting, fishing, alpine, backcountry skiing, and trail riding on both bikes and horses. His 3x3 basketball team (the "Old Dawgs") earned a silver medal in the 2010 Huntsman Senior Games in St. George, Utah.
Brandon Porter - Attorney
Brandon Porter was born and raised in Southeast Idaho. He graduated from Bonneville High School in 1991. Following High School, Brandon served an LDS mission in New York City from 1992-1994. He then attended Idaho State University and graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing. Following Idaho State University, he attended the University of Idaho College of Law. He graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2002. In 2004, he began working with Paul Curtis - now Curtis & Porter Law Offices, P.A. He specializes in personal injury cases such as:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip & fall accidents
- Semi-truck accidents
- Insurance claims
- Dog bite accidents
Andrew Adams - Attorney
Andrew (Andy) Adams was born and raised in Blackfoot, Idaho. He attended and graduated from Snake River High School in 2000. He served an LDS mission in San Diego, California from 2001 to 2003. When he returned home from his mission, he attended Brigham Young University-Idaho. While attending school, he met and married his wife, Janessa Sparks, from Shelley, Idaho. He graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor's of Science in English. After careful consideration, Andy and his family moved to Arizona where he graduated from Phoenix School of Law in January of 2011. Andy has completed the Industrial Commission's Workman's Compensation certification and focused his practice is in personal injury and worker's compensation law.
Stephen Browning - Paralegal
Stephen Browning (Steve), was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He graduated from Bonneville High School in 1971. Steve apprenticed as an electrician for two years after high school and become the youngest journeyman electrician in the State of Idaho in 1974. He began working for the INEL Site, west of Idaho Falls, in 1977, as an electrician and later in management and facility inspection. He was employed at the INEL for 23 years. In 2000, Steve changed careers and began a new career in the legal profession. He trained as a paralegal in family law for approximately three years prior to coming to work for the firm now known as Curtis & Porter Law Offices, P.A. Since then he has continued his experience and training in family law and has further trained in, and is experienced in, criminal law, personal injury law and workman's compensation law. He is now involved with all personal injury cases in litigation for the firm. Steve is also experienced and continues to work miscellaneous family law cases and criminal law cases and does legal research for two attorneys at Curtis and Porter, P.A.
Shona Ker - Paralegal
Shona Ker was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho and graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1976. She attended Boise State University and graduated with a B.A. in Communications in 1982. She interned with ABC Sports during her last year of college and moved to Denver, Colorado, to pursue sports writing and reporting. She then worked for various property or casualty and commercial insurance companies as a bodily injury claims adjuster since 1987. She has directed insurance defense attorneys and actively participated in numerous depositions, mediations, and trials regarding personal injury claims. In 2007, she moved from Denver back to Idaho Falls to be with her family. Since 2008, she has worked as a paralegal and claims analyst for Curtis and Porter, P.A.
Britney Ocampo - Paralegal
Britney Ocampo was born and raised primarily in Saint Louis, Missouri but moved out west to complete her Bachelors Degree at Brigham Young University, Idaho in Political Science. She has aspirations of attending law school in the future.
Mrs. Ocampo is the Spanish speaker for the firm after living four years abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She helps Spanish speaking clients with both personal injury and worker's compensation cases. She has worked for two law firms in various capacities previous to her current position at Curtis & Porter Law Offices, P.A.
Diane Wilding - Workers Compensation Specialist Paralegal
Diane Wilding has solid roots in South East Idaho as she has spent most of her life in this area raising her four children. Mrs. Wilding is married to Ross A. Wilding, who owns a wood working business specializing in high-end cabinetry and furniture.
Mrs. Wilding began her career in law in 1988 working as a paralegal for Judge Douglas Mills of Saratoga Springs, New York. In 1992, she returned to her roots in the Idaho Falls area working as a paralegal for a small personal injury office, specializing workers' compensation cases.
In 2001, Ms. Wilding joined Paul T. Curtis working as a paralegal for his personal injury practice. In April of 2008, she achieved her "Worker Compensation Specialist" award, re-certifying in 2010. Mrs. Wilding continues to work as Mr. Curtis' personal paralegal and heads the Worker's Compensation department at Curtis & Porter Law Offices, P.A. Mrs. Wilding has an obsession for her work and finds satisfaction in serving others.
Mrs. Wilding has an insatiable passion for the outdoors. On long weekends you might find her fishing the mighty Snake River for trophy fish, camping in the secluded regions of the Idaho mountains, hiking or riding her trail bike to the mountaintops, as this where she finds her calm.