Gabrielle Ortiz represents California school districts and county offices of education in special education law and student disability matters. Ms. Ortiz provides interpretation and assessment of issues arising under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. She handles IEP team meetings, resolution sessions, Section 504 meetings and other matters.
As an undergraduate student, Ms. Ortiz interned with the Indiana House of Representatives, where she mediated between constituents and health organizations, Family and Social Services Administration, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. She is certified as a mediator under the Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA). During law school, she clerked with the Orange County Alternate Public Defender’s Office, handling a variety of matters including pretrial motions, special jury instructions, and discovery.
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- Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member