Licensed to practice law in Arizona since 1977, Daniel R. Ortega, Jr. practices in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury, primarily concentrating on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Among several other major million dollar settlements and verdicts, in 1990 Mr. Ortega was the primary litigator and co-counsel in a trucking accident case in which a federal court jury awarded $10.7 million to the seriously injured victims. His skills as a lawyer has garnered him a listing in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers as well as listings in Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and Southwest Super lawyers.
Mr. Ortega carries a strong record of service to his profession. He has served on the Disciplinary Commission of the Arizona Supreme Court, Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments, Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court Master, Supreme Court Commission on Minorities in the Judiciary and the Board of Directors of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. He also frequently speaks at continuing legal education seminars, where his presentations focus on litigation; personal injury and wrongful death cases; trucking accident cases, representing Spanish-speaking clients; ethics; trial practice and federal court practice.
As a legal professional, he has appeared as a commentator (in both English and Spanish) on a variety of television and radio programs and is frequently quoted in a variety of newspapers and periodicals. He has also hosted a several educational radio legal talk shows, aimed at educating the public about their legal rights and remedies including the rights of accident victims and wrongful death cases.
Mr. Ortega’s long and distinguished history not only includes his professional work, but also his public service in the community. Over the years he has served on a variety of Boards and Commissions dedicated to serving and improving the community.
1974 – Arizona State University, B.A. Political Science
1977 – Arizona State University College of Law, J.D