José A. Ortiz


Founding member José A. Ortiz focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including banking, investment/financial fraud, business torts, shareholder disputes and fraudulent transfers.  He also counsels businesses on general legal matters.

José A. Ortiz

Phone: (305) 779-8107
Fax: (305) 779-8104

  • Florida State University, B.S., Finance
  • Catholic University of America, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • Florida Bar
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court
    • Northern District of Florida
    • Middle District of Florida
    • Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Eleventh Circuit

Mr. Ortiz graduated from Florida State University in 1994 and earned his law degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in 1999. After graduating from law school, Mr. Ortiz served a one-year clerkship for the Honorable James Lawrence King, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

In 2000, his article titled: The Illegal Expropriation of Property in Cuba: A Historical and Legal Analysis of the Takings and a Survey of Restitution Schemes for a Post-Socialist Cuba was published in the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review.

Mr. Ortiz is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine, “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine, and a “Top Lawyer” by South Florida Legal Guide.

He is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Florida, and the United States District Court for Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association, including serving as director in 2001 and 2002. He has served on the Florida Bar’s Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law (including three years as chair).

Mr. Ortiz is fluent in Spanish.