Brandon Ortiz, Esq.
Toll Free: 866-920-1292
21051 Warner Center Lane, Suite 225
Woodland Hills, California 91367
Brandon Ortiz was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Ortiz received a bachelor’s degree in news-editorial journalism from Texas Christian University in 2004, and graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2014.
Prior to entering law, Mr. Ortiz was an award-winning journalist and labor activist. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Ortiz was a reporter at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. As a reporter, Mr. Ortiz covered dozens of murder and civil trials while covering the courts beat, garnering several awards for his reporting from the Kentucky Press Association. In 2007, his newsroom colleagues elected him president of the Lexington Newspaper Guild, a local within the Communications Workers of America. Brandon Ortiz led an organizing drive that more than tripled the union’s membership, represented the union in grievance negotiations, and led the union in collective bargaining with the Herald-Leader, successfully negotiating a favorable contract at a time of economic upheaval in the newspaper industry. For his efforts, Brandon was awarded the 2008 Charles B. Dale Guild Service Award, the highest honor for a Guild member.
Beginning in 2009, Mr. Ortiz spent a year working in the labor movement, first as an organizer in Kentucky, Illinois, and Iowa, and later as a public relations professional in Los Angeles.
Brandon Ortiz returned to journalism in 2010 to work as a reporter for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, where he wrote about criminal justice.
During law school, Mr. Ortiz spent the summer of 2012 as a legal intern for the American Federation of Teachers-New Mexico as part of the AFL-CIO’s Law School Summer Program. He clerked for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Hardcore Gang Unit in Fall 2012. In the summer of 2013, Mr. Ortiz clerked in Houston, Texas for the Lanier Law Firm, a plaintiff’s product liability firm. He clerked in Lanier Law Firm’s Century City office in Spring 2014.
Mr. Ortiz’s honors during law school include: Dean’s List in Fall 2012 and Spring 2014; Best Petitioner Brief in the Spring 2013 Dalsimer Moot Court Competition; Quarter-finalist in the Moriarty First-Year Moot Court Competition in Spring 2012; Finalist in the 2013 ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Mock Trial Competition; CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Legal Research & Writing in Spring 2012 and Labor Law in Fall 2014.
Mr. Ortiz passed the July 2014 bar, and will be licensed to practice law in California.
- B.S. Texas Christian University
- J.D. Pepperdine University School of Law
- California State Courts
- U.S. District Court – Central District of California
- State Bar of California
- American Association For Justice
- California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
- Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
- Capital City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA)
- Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)