Director of Business Development
Carol Jinks is a Director of Business Development for Synergy Settlement Services. She is based in the Pacific Northwest, calling Portland, Oregon home. In this role, Carol partners with trial attorneys and their plaintiff clients on the critical and complicated issues that arise during settlements, including healthcare lien resolution, Medicare Set-Asides, structured settlements, special needs trusts, and attorney fee deferral programs.
Carol grew up in Louisiana (the Bayou State) and graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Minor in Kinesiology. Carol’s legal career began in Atlanta, GA over 17 years ago when she joined Martindale-Lexis Nexis. Carol eventually joined Thomson Reuters and relocated to Portland, OR, and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. Carol has served many roles throughout her legal career and is often thought of among her peers as a trusted advisor. Her experience expands to most US markets with a deep knowledge of law firm business development. Carol is excited to use her legal experiences and passion to resolve the issues surrounding settlements to benefit injury attorneys and their clients. Carol takes pride in customizing solutions to the needs of each individual situation, maximizing the reward to the injured party, and building relationships with law firms.
In Carol’s spare time she serves as the President of the Board of Trustees for Beckett Point Fishermen’s Club. This is a waterfront, non-profit corporation established in 1939 on the beautiful Puget Sound. Carol’s family enjoys many weekend trips to enjoy whale watching, seeing eagles soar, afternoon kayak trips, and nighttime beach fires. This quaint little place has introduced Carol’s family to many lifetime experiences of nature similar to her days growing up in Louisiana. Commitment, relationships, and ethical values are what matters most to Carol.