Gabrielle Ortiz represents California public school districts, charter schools, county offices of education, and special education local plan areas with a concentration in special education and student issues. Her practice focuses on advising clients under the IDEA, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act and assisting with resolution sessions, mediations, IEP meetings, analyzing strengths and defensibility of assessments, defensible goal writing, Section 504 meetings, CDE compliance complaints, and OCR compliance complaints regarding disability discrimination/harassment/retaliation. In addition, she handles special education due process hearings and Section 504 complaints.
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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