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Ruben Ortiz

Criminal defense Attorney at El Paso, TX

4.7   119 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Defending clients accused of all felony and/or misdemeanor cases, from DWI, marijuana/cocaine possession or trafficking cases to family violence assault or aggravated assault cases up to capital murder cases and every other type of charge whether in State Court or Federal Court.

    25 years

  2. Car accident
    15%

  3. DUI and DWI
    15%

    25 years

  4. Personal injury
    15%
    We handle serious injury cases which have caused my clients severe injuries that will impact their lives for the rest of their lives. I can help clients if they were injured in 18 wheeler accidents; car accidents; train accidents; industrial accidents; construction accidents; defective products; work accidents; manufacturing accidents; and injuries caused due to the negligence of others.

    25 years

  5. Trucking accident
    15%

  6. Motorcycle accident
    10%

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATIONS FOR ALL PERSONAL INJURY LAW CASES AND CRIMINAL LAW CASES. NO UPFRONT FEES PAID TO ATTORNEY TO WORK ON ALL PERSONAL INJURY LAW CASES AND ATTORNEY FEES ARE ONLY PAID IF AND AFTER A CASE IS WON. ALSO OFFER AFFORDABLE PAYMENT PLANS FOR ALL CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASES-CALL NOW!

Attorney Ruben Ortiz has a reputation for client-centered advocacy. Most recently named 1st Place Winner of "The Personal Injury Law Office Category of El Paso Inc. Best of El Paso for past two years of 2021 & 2022 also 1st Place Winner of "The Criminal Law Office Category of El Paso Inc. Best of El Paso" for 2022 and has been the winner in the past for “The Best Lawyer to Get You Out of Trouble” by El Paso’s What’s Up Entertainment Weekly and the recipient of the prestigious Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell® for three year period in a row in the past, you can have confidence in Attorney Ortiz. An El Paso native, he has helped thousands of clients pursue the best results in state and federal courts since beginning his career in 1998. Free Initial consultations for all Personal Injury Law Cases and Criminal Defense Cases. Ruben Ortiz does not charge any upfront fees for all Personal Injury Law Cases for cases such as Car/Trucking/Motorcycle Accidents, and wrongful death cases caused by such type of accidents & attorney fees are only paid when and if the case is won.  He also offers affordable payment plans for all Criminal Defense cases.  Contact the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz to obtain a Consultation regarding your criminal defense, personal injury, or family law case.

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Licensed for 24 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/23/2022

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  119 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
Ruben received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2018
Posted by Brandon | April 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Mr Ortiz is the greatest lawyer by far. Reason why I say this is because I was looking at 10yrs for a 1st degree aggravated robbery charge I didn’t commit. I talk to mr Ortiz and explained my situation and he believed in me and told me with no hesitation he was ready to fight for me. I been fighting this case for a year and while going through this mr Ortiz and his legal team made sure I was all ways up to date. Mr Ortiz never gave up on me and he for sure went the distance. My case was dismissed today because mr Ortiz never gave up on me. I wish I can give this man more stars if I could. If anyone is looking for a good lawyer that will go the distance for them and need someone who will give them the right advice I say mr Ortiz is the guy. Mr Ortiz I want to thank you again for helping me get my life back and now I can continue my military career .
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Posted by Leo | December 3, 2019
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Confidence
From the onset, Mr. Ortiz made me feel confident about hiring him to represent me on my case. He did not disappoint. He was successful in significantly reducing my probation. I am seeking his services again to assist me with complications with probation and am confident that he will be successful in resolving this issue.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I’ve hired Ruben Ortiz for multiple speeding citations and he got every ticket dismissed. His staff is always very nice, informative and professional. I’ve recommended him before and I will continue to do so.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You for your professionalism! I feel I am getting my life back.
Today Mr. Ortiz won another case for me and I feel a ton of weight has been lifted from my shoulders
Posted by Robert | August 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Got me out of a mess.
Mr Ortiz is very competent and knowledgeable. Both my cases were dismissed. Thank you, thank you.
Posted by Hilda Gonzalez y Juan Gonzalez (hijo) | June 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Abogado Ruben Ortiz
Gracias por su Excelencia !! al devolverme a mi niño de 13 años. No fue servicio y pago.. toque muchas puerta por ayuda y El Abogado Ortiz respondio. Es un ser humano empatico y ve a las personas de acuerdo a sus necesidades. Gracias.
Posted by Mark | July 17, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Ruben Ortiz
Mr. Ortiz already has an excellent reputation in the legal community in Texas. Here’s what sets him apart from most other attorneys: He answers phone calls. He returns phone calls. He responds quickly. His Staff is also very responsive and knowledgeable. He understands that the US Constitution is the supreme law and that all laws must conform to the Constitution. Critical to note is that he also knows that government agencies and employees including police officers, either do not know the Constitution or what it’s purpose is and if they do know, they don’t care to respect and honor it and because of that, he will fight very aggressively to protect your Constitutional and Civil Rights. You by yourself cannot successfully argue for your Constitutional Rights. You can’t educate a cop on the side of the road or a Judge in the Court. Mr. Ortiz can and he won’t put up with any nonsense from the other side.
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Posted by SAMUEL | March 4, 2020
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AWESOME LAWYER!!!!
MY CASE WAS A DUI: WORRIED VERY WORRIED I HIRED RUBEN ORTIZ, ASSURED ME HE WOULD TAKE CARE OF ME.VERY CONFIDENT LAWYER!!!! AND WOW THEY BOTH KEPT THERE PROMISE HIM AND MR COX!!!! GOT MY CASE DOWN TO CLASSES AND A FINE!!!! WOW OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE!!!! THEY ARE THE LAWYERS TO HIRE!!! THANK YOU BOTH AND YOUR AWESOME STAFF!!!!
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
El Paso’s Best
Mr. Ruben Ortiz was hired for a criminal case, the punishment was years jail time from the court system. As a client I was worried and could not afford to lose my occupation. Throughout the months awaiting a jury trial sentence, Ruben Ortiz and assistant Curtis always made me feel at ease. Both attorneys reassured me they were doing whatever possible for the best outcome. Finally court date arrived and Mr. Ortiz handled the matter amazingly well! The outcome was a dismissal! I couldn’t ask for a better attorney. Not only was Mr. Ortiz excellent his staff was also. Thank you for assisting me in this troublesome time. I would highly recommend hiring Ruben Ortiz and his professional staff. The law office offers low payments plans n ample of time to pay. Ruben Ortiz will work hard everyday for a successful outcome for his clients. Thank you once again.
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Posted by William | December 13, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
He refunded me a consult
Guy was so nice. He couldn't help me and just gave me my money back. So genuine. Hard to find for sure.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Town
Mr. Ortiz has helped me out a couple of times. He’ll be my top recommendation for anyone living in the El Paso area. Him and his staff will handle all the paperwork and do most of the leg work for you, making them incredible easy to work with. If you need to get yourself out of trouble, Mr. Ortiz is the way to go.
Posted by chris | October 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.Ortiz
Best attorney I've ever had and best in El Paso. I was facing a charge that would be life changing if convicted. Mr.Ortiz was confident in me and my case throughout the entire process (3 years). When offered a plea deal Mr.Ortiz saw no reason to take it and believed my innocence . In the end we got my case dismissed! i am very thankful to Mr.Ortiz and if I ever need an attorney again, it will be Ruben.
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Posted by Alejandro | September 20, 2018
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Ruben Ortiz
Ruben Ortiz was helpful all the time he explained every detail possible he got my case dismissed Thank You Mr Ortiz I highly recommend Mr Ruben Ortiz
Posted by Stephanie | September 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
He worked hard to get my mothers case dismissed . I recommended this attorney because he got my warrants dismissed. Thank you Mr. Ortiz for getting my moms case over and done with we are grateful.
Posted by Martha | September 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Ortiz
Mr Ortiz was a very professional attorney. Im from Kansas City and he was still able to provide me with great service. He was able to dismiss my case in less than 6 months. I am so grateful. Thank you Mr. Ortiz.
Posted by Carlos | September 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Be cleared on case and he will work with you. In a short time period my case was dismissed .
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Ruben Ortiz Takes Care of Veterans!
Mr. Ortiz is an excellent attorney! Took my case with a promise to do his best to take care of me during this process. Though it was long he was able to get me out of trouble. He is the best Criminal Defense Attorney in El Paso!
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
I hired Mr. Ortiz for two felony cases against my son. He and his staff were so knowledgeable and so professional! I never had to wait on getting answers and they kept me updated every step of the way. This was a very complex case and Mr. Ortiz had it under control from the very beginning. He was easy to talk to as well as was his staff. This case is finally in the process of being dismissed. I would highly recommend Ruben Ortiz Law Firm. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2018
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Straightforward and fair
I had a brief consultation with Mr.Ortiz. I have a family law case that will require additional expertise due to complex issues. He was upfront and straightforward with me, which I appreciate greatly during this stressful time. Although I didn’t end up hiring Mr. Ortiz, I wanted to leave a review because he was fair and ethical. He didn’t charge me and even referred me to the best lawyer with relevant experience and expertise. Also, his staff was really nice. They were professional, sincere, and polite. I would feel comfortable recommending him based the positive impression and experience I had. The consultation fee they charge is fair and is half of what other firms are charging.
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Posted by Mark | July 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
Mr. Ruben Ortiz is a great lawyer in El Paso Texas I highly recommend them to my family and friends he took care of my case and handle it very well his office staff is very professional and respectful. There is always great communication between the staff Mr. Ortiz and I
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz
  • 1998 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
  • MA - Masters
  • 1997
  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Texas System, El Paso
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Jury Trials
  • Not Guilty Verdicts

Associations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Best Personal Injury Law Office
  • El Paso Inc., Best of El Paso
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 4.5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award for 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell Publications
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award for 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell Publications
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award for 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell Publications
  • 2013
  • The Best Lawyer To Get You Out Of Trouble for 2012
  • What's Up Entertainment Weekly
  • 2012
  • The Best Lawyer To Get You Out Of Touble for 2011
  • What's Up Entertainment Weekly
  • 2011
  • The Best Lawyer To Get You Out Of Trouble for 2010
  • What's Up Entertainment Weekly
  • 2010
  • The Best Lawyer To Get You Out Of Trouble for 2009
  • What's Up Entertainment Weekly
  • 2009
  • The Best Lawyer To Get You Out Of Trouble for 2008
  • What's Up Entertainment Weekly
  • 2008
  • The Best Lawyer To Get You Out Of Trouble for 2007
  • What's Up Entertainment Weekly
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • The 24th Annual National Latina/o Law Student Association Virtual Conference & Moot Court Competition
  • “Starting your own firm: success in the law”
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruben knows his way around the courthouse, and his friendly attitude makes him a pleasure to deal with. I watched him haggle with the District Attorney until he got the deal he and his clients wanted ."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ruben Ortiz for at least 15 years. I have seen him in action! This attorney knows his business and gets it done. I am a former prosecutor and have faced off against him. I have great respect for his talents."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ortiz is a seasoned lawyer who is highly competent and personable in delivering legal services. He truly is one who looks after the best interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together on different matters over the past 15 years. He is always well prepared and handles each case with the utmost importance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of his zelous client representation and his successful and extensive experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Friend
"I very highly and with utmost enthusiasm endorse this lawyer. He embodies the highest degree of competence, professionalism and dedication. It has been a tremendous pleasure and honor working with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Best criminal defense lawyer in El Paso, Texas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great Criminal Defense lawyer; he represented a family member in a case and did an excellent job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ruben is a conscientious and tenacious advocate. He is competent various areas of the law. I've worked with him and against him in the past and I hold him in the highest regard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer, with my highest compliments. My colleague is a attorney of the highest caliber, and a professional second to none. I have known Mr. Ortiz for seventeen years, and I have always known him to be honest and very hard working. Ruben is a smart person and a great trial lawyer. When a client puts their faith in Ruben by hiring him, that client is assured of zealous, ethical representation and a lawyer who is dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for his client. I could go on all day about what a great attorney Mr. Ortiz is, but his record speaks for itself. Ruben has a sterling reputation among attorneys and judges alike, and the wider community knows him as a trusted professional. What more could a person ask for in a lawyer? I want to make it clear that I would say these things about Ruben even if I didn't work in his office. I give my unbiased opinion here. Ruben is a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you really need help, Mr. Ortiz is the lawyer for you. A class act, true professional, and absolutely the attorney who will fight the battle for his clients."
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