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.
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
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
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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
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