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Francisco J. Ortega

Employment and labor Attorney at El Paso, TX

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  • State Years
    New Mexico - NM 4 years
    Texas - TX 16 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Francisco

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Mr. Ortega is an attorney whose experience encompasses complex commercial litigation, appeals, and labor and employment law.

 

In the area of business litigation, Mr. Ortega was recently recognized as a 2017 “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers, a designation given to no more than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys under the age of 40. In this area of the law, Mr. Ortega’s experience includes handling claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, deceptive trade practices, fraud, usury, trade secrets, shareholder derivative claims, breach of partnership obligations, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, non-compete covenants, construction claims, tortious interference, and wrongful termination.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ortega served as a law clerk to the Honorable David M. Medina of the Supreme Court of Texas and as a law clerk to the Honorable Philip R. Martinez of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

 

While attending law school, Mr. Ortega served as Lead Articles Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review, Note & Comment Editor for the Wisconsin International Law Journal, staff member for the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, and member and team coach of the Wisconsin Moot Court , Mr. Ortega won First Place Brief and Second Place overall in the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) National Moot Court Competition and was a Midwest Regional Semifinalist in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court . Ortega is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the El Paso Bar Association, and the El Paso Young Lawyers Association. He currently serves on the Admissions Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and is a past board member of the El Paso Federal Bar Association.

 

A graduate of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce Leadership El Paso Class XXXIV, Mr. Ortega is active in the Borderplex community. He was appointed by Mayor Oscar Leeser to serve as a commissioner of the Housing Authority for the City of El Paso where he was elected vice-chairman. He also serves on the board of directors of the KCOS Community Advisory Board and the El Paso Marathon Foundation. He previously served on the board of directors of El Paso Museum of Art, AVANCE-El Paso, and the Ethics Review Commission for the City of El Paso as vice-chairman.

 

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Francisco J. Ortega
201 E. Main Dr.
1100 Chase Tower
El Paso, TX, 79901

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • ScottHulse, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Clerk
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • 2007 - 2008

Education

  • University of Wisconsin
  • 2007
  • University of Texas System, El Paso
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Admissions Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Member
  • N/A
  • AVANCE El Paso
  • Former Vice-Chairman
  • N/A
  • Border Industrial Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • El Paso Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ethics Review Commission for the City of El Paso
  • Former Vice-Chariman
  • N/A
  • Housing Authority for the City of El Paso
  • Vice Chair Commissioner
  • N/A
  • KCOS Community Advisory Board
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association (El Paso chapter)
  • Former Board Member
  • 2011 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • First Place Brief
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Midwest Regional Semifinalist
  • Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court
  • N/A
  • Second Place Brief
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Journal of Law and Border Studies
  • Eyewitness Reliability: Causation & Preclusion of Erroneous Convictions
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Small Business Development Center in El Paso, Texas
  • DOL’s Overtime Exemption Rule: Strategic Tips to Prepare Your Business
  • 2016
  • ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar
  • LGBT in the Workplace
  • 2016
  • 11th Annual Veterans Business Conference
  • Ins & Outs of Corporate Structures/Business & Contract Law
  • 2016
  • ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar
  • Post-Game Highlights: State and Federal Employment Case Law Updates
  • 2015
  • El Paso Probate Bar Association
  • Unique Issues Involving Appeals of Probate Court Orders
  • 2015
  • ScottHulse Labor & Employment Seminar
  • Avoiding the Blacklist: Preparing for Governmental Audits Before Hiring
  • 2014
  • ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar
  • Army Wives' Tales
  • 2014
  • Associated General Contractors Seminar
  • A Guide to Your Legal Rights Under Construction Contracts
  • 2014
  • ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar
  • Union Issues for Non-Unionized Employers
  • 2013
  • ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Hiring and On-Boarding
  • 2012
  • Fall Employment Law Update
  • Social Media and Workplace Technology
  • 2012
  • ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar
  • Union Avoidance: A Canvas of Conflict
  • 2011
  • ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar
  • Healthcare Law: A Collage of Issues in Healthcare Reform
  • 2011
  • Fall Employment Law Update
  • State/Federal Employment Law Update
  • 2011
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El Paso Employment and labor Lawyer Francisco J. Ortega
Francisco J. Ortega
Employment and labor Attorney
El Paso, TX
Licensed for 16 years