About Kirsten

Kirsten Curtis heads Thenell Law Group’s Central Oregon practice, and is located in Bend, Oregon. Licensed in Oregon and Washington, Kirsten has spent her entire legal career assisting Special Investigation Units with defense of first and third – party claims and preparing insurance coverage opinions.  She has taken her experience into litigation of insurance claims, where she has been complimented for her deposition and trial skills.

Kirsten has handled dozens of court mandated and binding arbitrations, and has successfully handled over a dozen jury and bench trials in Oregon and Washington, both in state and federal court. Kirsten sits as an arbitrator in Multnomah County and Deschutes County, Oregon, for binding arbitrations, is often appointed as an arbitrator for UIM arbitrations, and also serves as an appraiser for insurance valuation disputes.

Additionally, Kirsten joins Dan and Emerson in representation of law enforcement officers through their coverage with FOP and PORAC. With her location in Central Oregon, Kirsten is able to quickly deploy to assist those in need of representation for criminal, civil, and administrative matters.

Kirsten enjoys volunteering within her community. Pre-COVID, she sat as a judge for the Beaverton and Tigard Youth Peer Courts. She also assists non-profit organizations with their start-up paperwork, volunteers with the Multnomah County Bar Association’s Will for Heroes program, and is a Central Oregon Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

When not helping clients fight potential insurance fraud, Kirsten enjoys spending time in the outdoors of Central Oregon, watching her daughters discover new things, supporting the Oregon State Beavers, and baking new delicacies to bring to neighbors and co-workers.

Practice Areas


  • Board Member, Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation
  • Central Oregon Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • Volunteer, Will for Heroes program, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC), Board Member
  • Cascade Women Lawyers, President

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Idaho (pending)


  • J.D., University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
  • B.A., Oregon State University