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Rachel M. Ortiz

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Rachel M. Ortiz

Rachel M. Ortiz is an Associate Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. She is based out of the Orlando office.

Ms. Ortiz’ practice focuses primarily on state and federal court litigation of business disputes, creditor rights under state and federal consumer protection laws, and appellate practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ortiz worked at the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, Florida as a law clerk and research attorney to the Honorable Richard J. Suarez, handling civil and criminal appeals as well as post-conviction matters and petitions for extraordinary relief.  She was formerly an associate attorney with the law firm of Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she defended numerous civil actions in state court.  She is highly proficient in Spanish.

Ms. Ortiz is a member of the Florida Bar and the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

EDUCATION

University of Florida

  • Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
  • J.D. (Juris Doctor)
  • Conferred May 2010, with Honors (cum laude)

University of Florida

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Gainesville, Florida
  • B.A. Political Science, Spanish
  • Certificate in Translation Studies
  • Conferred May 2007, with Honors (cum laude)

EMPLOYMENT

  • Associate Attorney, Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. Orlando,
    Florida, January 2014 – Present
  • Law Clerk/Research Attorney, Third District Court of Appeal, Miami,
    Florida, February 2013 – December 2013
  • Staff Attorney, Third District Court of Appeal, Miami,
    Florida, March 2012 – February 2013
  • Associate Attorney, Banker Lopez Gassler, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale,
    Florida, December 2010 – March 2012

EDUCATIONAL HONORS

  • Florida Law Review
    • Managing Editor, Summer – Fall 2009
    • Member, Fall 2008 – Spring 2010
  • Jessup International Moot Court
    • Best Oralist, 2009 Southeast Super Regional Competition
  • Book Award, International Human Rights, Spring 2009
  • Florida Bar Foundation Summer Fellow, 2008

ORGANIZATIONS and MEMBERSHIPS

  • Admitted, Florida Bar
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member, Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member, University of Florida Alumni Association