Armando Ortiz – Associate

Mr. Ortiz represents clients in single plaintiff, collective, and class actions seeking to recover overtime, minimum wages, and other owed compensation.  He also represents clients in a wide range of employment disputes, such as claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under both federal and state law.

Prior to joining Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, Mr. Ortiz gained valuable experience litigating wage & hour and employment discrimination cases at a well-known Florida wage and hour practice.  In addition, Mr. Ortiz has litigated cases arising under the False Claims Act, The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Florida Insurance Unfair Trade Practices Act. 

Mr. Ortiz is licensed to practice law in the states of New York, Massachusetts, and Florida, and the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York, the District of Massachusetts, and the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School and received his undergraduate degree in Psychology with minors in Music and History from Boston College.  While in law school, Mr. Ortiz interned with the Honorable Robert Tochka in one of Boston’s busiest courthouses working exclusively on criminal matters.  Mr. Ortiz was also a member of the Journal of High Technology Law, which published his student note promoting the use of a virtually dormant antitrust doctrine in modern markets.  He also volunteered his time with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, assisting its Advocacy and Law Enforcement divisions in passing a new animal cruelty statute. 

Published Works:
Old Lessons Die Hard:  Why the Essential Facilities Doctrine Provides Courts the Ability to Effectuate Competitive Balance in High Technology Markets, 13 J. High. Tech. L. 170 (2012)