Shawnee S. Soto-Ortiz was born and raised in Lancaster County. She graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School in 1996. While attending L-S, Ms. Soto-Ortiz enjoyed participating in the chorus, the marching and concert bands, and the track and field team. Upon earning a scholarship through the Rotary Club, she spent her junior year as an exchange student in Thailand. After spending her freshman and sophomore years of college studying the Thai language at the University of Oregon, she transferred to the Pennsylvania State University in University Park where she graduated in 2000 with a major in Political Science.
In 2002, she moved to Boston to attend the New England School of Law. Simultaneously, she interned at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and worked as a law clerk for a firm specializing in Family Law. She graduated in 2005, admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. She practiced Family Law for four years in the Greater Boston Area.
Ms. Soto- Ortiz returned to Lancaster County in 2010 after accepting a position as the Custody Attorney at MidPenn Legal Services until recently, when she joined Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat PC in March where she primarily practices Family Law. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and the Lancaster Bar Associations and sits on the Board of the Lancaster Bar Association. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, baking and practicing yoga.
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|Custody Attorney||MidPenn Legal Services||2010 - 2014|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Kathleen Ann Foley, P.C.||2007 - 2009|
|Attorney||Cushner & Bloom||2005 - 2006|
|New England School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Pennsylvania State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|