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Andres Rivera-Ortiz

Employment and labor Attorney at Miami, FL

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Andres

Learn Andres’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Represents only employees in all employment related legal matters

    41 years

  2. Immigration
    Represent aliens seeking asylum and other relief from deportation in Immigration Court

    25 years


The Law Offices of Andres Rivera-Ortiz
330 SW 27TH Ave Ste 608
Miami, FL, 33135-2968

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  9 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Great lawyer, very passionate about his line of work and smart with outstanding work ethics. Andres is always looking forward to his case with incredible performances delivering successful and remarkable services for his clients. Very understanding and my humble appreciation for his time and efforts are infinite in eternity. He’s a great man.
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Posted by Andres | August 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Avyanna Torres
So happens that I had a Haitian internet troll , apparently a friend of a client, a “Pauline”, send me an email trying to tell me what the law is. Apparently this idiot , who I have no idea who she is, read an email that I sent to a client and sent me an email saying I forgot “X”. I put the idiot in her place, with a cc to the client, and buala…”Avyanna Torres” appears, the same day I responded to the idiot , with this tale. Never had a client name “Avyanna Torres”, the “case” is a total fabrication. I had to select a rating, or couldn’t post a response , so I selected what my real clients have .
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Posted by Ariel | October 17, 2014
kick ass lawer
Ive had a hard time looking for the right person but when I did thank god I found the right lawyer he was very professional and on point picked up my calls was on top of every step of the way from beginning to end I will recommend him to anyone all I can say is thank you Mr. Andres Rivera-Ortiz , greate job i will strongly recommend him for any employee that needs help
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Posted by Martha | November 28, 2012
unemployment appeal
I hired attorney to represent me for unemployment compensation appeal. He was very concerned about me and my rights. He took time to gather all information about my case was always available to answer any concerns I had. On day of phone hearing he was aggressive, asked pertinent questions and i won case!I high recommend him!
Posted by Elizabeth | November 27, 2012
An excelente lawyer
I extremely recommended this lawyer to someone needs to represent themselves in unemployment cases, He is still my lawyer ever for ever and I need to thank God to illuminate my mind when I selected him. He is a strongly professional person and get to his clients feel comfortable before, during and after the hearing process. In one sentence: He is the best!!!!!
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Posted by Enrique | October 17, 2012
Good Man/Good Lawyer
This lawyer helped me get my money back from a tyranical employer who just refused to pay for my last month of work. A friend told me about this guy so I made an appointment to see him. I started telling him what had happened, and this guy immediately showed a genuine concern for what I was going through, and knew exactly what kind of people I was dealing with, and told me "don't worry, they know they must pay you, they just need a little motivation, I'll motivate'em". Anyways, to make a long story short, I got my money back from this silly company-and then some. This guy is a bulldog.
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Posted by Nilda | October 12, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Rivera-Ortiz is excellent. I was denied unemployment and he did the appeal for me. He answered all my questions and took his time to explain all my rights. He prepared me for the unemployment hearing and it came out exactly as he told me it would. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ollie | December 2, 2009
Highly Satisfied Client
Mr. rivera was 100% professional at all times. He answered every question that I had with great detail. He made sure I understood evey detail of the case even the over the head legal statements in my case I had no idea of what it was.
Posted by Avyanna Torres | August 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not recommend
Handled my family case to get a green card. We had to paid in total of $15,766 for everything. After a few years we all were denied but he insisted if we pay more he can make things right. I was referred to him by a former coworker. Never again. He overpriced everything. I should of done more research on his firm. No other reviews explains if he ever won a case like mines before.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Andres Rivera-Ortiz, P.A.
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kaplan & Bloom, Pa
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Attorney
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • 1984 - 1990


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Harmon v. CB Squared
  • Settled
  • Damiana PEREZ, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GLOBE AIRPORT SECURITY SERVICES, INC. Defendant-Appellant.
  • Win
  • Denial of Unemployment Benefits Reversed
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  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • N/A
  • 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • N/A
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina (pro hac vice)
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court Sourthern District of NY (pro hac vice)
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas ( pro hac vice)
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia ( pro hac vice)
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1981
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • 1980


  • Federal Supplement
  •  Harmon v. CB Squared Services, Inc., 624 F. Supp. 459 ( E.D. VA. 2009) .
  • 2009
  • GEN TV Channel 8
  • Child Labor Laws
  • 2009
  • GEN TV Channel 8
  • Overtime and Minimum Wage Laws
  • 2009
  • Federal Reporter
  •  Perez v. Globe Airport Security Services, Inc., 253 F. 3d 1280 (11th Cir. 2001).
  • 2001
  • Miami Herald
  • UM Employee Fired for September 11 Remarks
  • 2001
  • Southern Reporter
  •  Lugo v. Westside Sanitation Inc., 744 S. 2d 465 (3rd DCA Fla. 1999).
  • 1999
  • Federal Supplement
  •  Long v. Mangos Tropical Café Inc., 958 F. Supp. 612 (S.D. Fla. 1997).
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Talk Show
  • 2013
  • Talk Show
  • Can An Employer Fire an Employee for Bad Credit
  • 2012
  • Carpenters Union Conference
  • NLRB Representation Elections
  • 1992
  • Carpenters Union Conference
  • How to Handle an NLRB Unfair Labor Practice Charge
  • 1992
  • Carpenters Union Conference
  • Preserving Evidence for NLRB ULP Hearings
  • 1992
  • Carpenters Unions Conference
  • Employer Union Busting Tactics in Representation Elections
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Endorse Andres
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andres represented his clients zealously in a litigated matter but at the same time showed the highest level of respect for my client and professionalism towards me. If I had a friend or relative that needed representation, I would recommend him without hesitation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer he gave an answer that was on point and concise and to the point."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I'm very impressed with his contributiions to and I can see that he always tried to find the best advantages for his clients that law will allow, which is the mark of a good advocate."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andres is a superior attorney. We've worked together on several matters. His knowledge and experience is invaluable."
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