ABOUT THE SPEAKER
The Honorable Daniel E. Ortiz, Fairfax County Circuit Court / Fairfax
Judge Daniel E. Ortiz completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia and received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School. He began his legal career at the Fairfax County Circuit Court, clerking for the Honorable M. Langhorne Keith. At the conclusion of his clerkship, Judge Ortiz joined Blankingship & Keith, P.C., where he became a shareholder and principal at the firm. Judge Ortiz was elected to serve an eight-year term as a Circuit Court Judge that began on January 1, 2015. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Association and the Board of Governors of The Virginia Bar Association, and was selected by his peers to chair both the Young Lawyers Section of the Fairfax Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division of the VBA. He previously served as a Substitute Judge in the General District Court and Juvenile Domestic Relations District Court for five years. Recently, Judge Ortiz was selected to serve on the Virginia Access to Justice Commission. He is a member of the faculty of the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course. Judge Ortiz is a former board member and president of Legal Services of Northern Virginia.