Ginger T. Ortiz


Ginger Ortiz has been practicing law in San Luis Obispo County for more than twenty years. After graduating from McGeorge Law School, Ms. Ortiz worked for the Santa Clara Public Defenders Office for 9 months before moving to the San Luis Obispo Public Defenders Office. Ms. Ortiz joined the private practice Hurst & Ortiz in 2007 with attorney David Hurst before moving on to a solo practice in 2010. Ms. Ortiz attended the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC) in 2011, an intensive three-week program run by nationally renowned attorney Gerry Spence that focused on effective trial advocacy skills for defense attorneys. Since then Ms. Ortiz has founded her own TLC working groups in San Luis Obispo and attended seminars throughout California and across the country. Ms. Ortiz has worked as a staff member for TLC since 2014 and is the regional representative on the Alumni Board. In addition to private cases, Ms. Ortiz also works as a Conflict Public Defender, choosing to continue serving those in our community who cannot afford representation.