Michelle Ortega brings extensive experience in the fields of Special Education Law. Ms. Ortega attended Whittier Law School (“Whittier”), and volunteered within the Special Education and Domestic Violence Clinic therein. During her time at Whittier, Ms. Ortega received first hand training in dealing with Special Education matters in order to assist indigent families with obtaining appropriate placement and services for their children with special needs. The clinic allowed Ms. Ortega to learn valuable advocacy and negotiation skills and legal training in this uniquely specialized field of law. Ms. Ortega also assisted women and children who were victims of domestic violence to rebuild their lives. Michelle Ortega currently has her own office, the Law Offices of Michelle Ortega. She studied special education law at Whittier College School of Law she received her BA in English Literature at California State University in Long Beach and attended Upland High School. She currently leaves in Long Beach with her husband Roland Ortega, son Roland Ortega II and Adrian Ortega. Ortega Michelle is originally from Upland California.
Also during law school, Ms. Ortega interned for the Children’s Law Center where she advocated for children who were taken from their parents for neglect and abuse in order to ensure that their voices were heard. Since the inception of her career, Ms. Ortega has dedicated herself to fighting for families and their civil rights. The family is a fundamental component to her practice, involving parents by teaching them self advocacy skills.