About Attorney Elizabeth Ortiz
Attorney Ortiz received her law degree (cum laude) from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI. Immediately following her bar admission in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Attorney Ortiz began practicing independently, focusing her practice on litigating complex Family Court issues. With over ten years of administrative legal experience prior to becoming an attorney and successfully handling hundreds of complex family law cases since her admission to the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bars in 2011, Attorney Ortiz has the knowledge to assist you.
In addition to representing litigants in Family Court, Attorney Ortiz serves as a court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem in Rhode Island and is a Certified Rhode Island Family Court Mediator. Attorney Ortiz is the first Latina Municipal Court Judge for the Central Falls Municipal Court and also an Adjunct Professor in the Legal Studies Department at the Community College of Rhode Island, lecturing on legal studies, contracts, and constitutional law.
Attorney Ortiz is a member of the Edward P. Gallogly American Inn of Court, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, American Bar Association - Family Law Section (where she is a Section Fellow promoting diversity), as well as a Founding Member and the Vice President of the Rhode Island Hispanic Bar Association, and a former member of the Rhode Island Bar Association House of Delegates.
As a first generation Hispanic-American, Attorney Ortiz recognizes the importance of reaching out to, and remaining involved in, the Hispanic community. In addition to her work with the Rhode Island Hispanic Bar Association, she has served on the scholarship selection committee for Latino Dollars for Scholars and was honored to be the Key Note Speaker at the LADO Scholarship Presentation Reception in January 2015.
Attorney Oritz was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2018 New England Rising Stars Super Lawyers Award.
With over ten years of administrative legal experience prior to becoming an attorney, Attorney Ortiz had the hands on experience and confidence necessary to successfully start her own practice upon her admission to the Bar in 2011. Attorney Ortiz has a proven track record as a Family Law Attorney, successfully handling hundreds of complex Family Law cases to a diverse clientele. Attorney Ortiz has the knowledge and compassion necessary to assist you with any Family Law issues that you or your family face.