Attorney Hector R. Ortega was born and raised in East Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles in the year 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in History. In May of 2004, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.
While attending law school he was a student intern at El Rescate Legal Services, a non-profit organization serving the immigrant community of Los Angeles. It was during this student internship, seeing the direct and immediate effect that immigration laws have on families that Attorney Ortega decided to practice in this field of law. To this day he continues to volunteer at El Rescate and serves his community pro bono on a weekly basis.
He has been in private immigration practice since the year 2005, forming Ortega, Canossa & Associates, PLC in 2007. He is an active member of the California State Bar, and has represented hundreds of clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, and the Immigration Court. He currently focuses his practice in the handling of very complex cases, the preparation of legal arguments before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Practices Areas: Immigration Law
Languages: English and Spanish
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