Mr. Ortiz represents clients in single plaintiff, collective, and class actions seeking to recover overtime, minimum wages, and other owed compensation. Mr. Ortiz has significant experience prosecuting wage and hour class and collective actions across various industries, such as hospitality and service providers, energy (oil & gas), security providers, office workforces, construction, health care, and banking. 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. In addition, he has litigated cases arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Florida Insurance Unfair Trade Practices Act.
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. Mr. Ortiz received his B.A. from Boston College and received his J.D. from Suffolk University, cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Ortiz was a member of the Journal of High Technology Law and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Robert Tochka in the Massachusetts state court system.
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, the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the District of Colorado, the District of North Dakota, and the Western District of Arkansas. Mr. Ortiz is also member of NELA and NELA’s New York Chapter. Super Lawyers Magazine has named Mr. Ortiz to its list of Rising Stars in from 2017 to the present.
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