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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

José A. Ortiz focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation.  His practice includes various areas of litigation, including banking, investment/financial fraud, business torts, shareholder and partnership disputes, healthcare and fraudulent transfers. Mr. Ortiz has particular experience in banking litigation, including disputes involving the Uniform Commercial Code, the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, wire fraud and check fraud. He represents individuals and businesses in state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitration forums.

Mr. Ortiz also counsels individuals and businesses on general legal matters.

Professional and Civic Activities and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • The Cuban American Bar Association (including as director from 2001 to 2002)

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers USA in General Commercial Litigation (Florida) 2020-2022
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2009, 2011-2012)
  • Super Lawyers (2013-2023)
  • South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyer” (2020-2021)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida


  • Judicial Clerkship, Honorable James Lawrence King, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1999-2000)


  • The Catholic University of America (J.D., 1999)
  • Florida State University (B.S., Finance, 1994)


  • 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; 22 Loy. L.A. Int’l& Comp. L. Rev. 321 (2000)


  • English
  • Spanish