Experience • Knowledge • Understanding
My name is Jana Ortega, and for the last 17 years, I have focused solely on representing those accused of criminal offenses. I graduated from the University of Texas in 1999, and from St. Mary's School of Law in 2003. A few years later, I realized how broken and unfair the criminal justice system is and was, and I decided I had to help. I opened my own practice in 2006, and since that time I have represented many of our friends and neighbors on all types of offenses.
My philosophy is to ensure all parties are treated with respect, compassion, and patience. I work diligently to provide an open line of communication with my clients during what can be an extremely stressful and trying time.
I strive to provide the best possible representation by offering a thorough and detailed analysis of individual cases. My goal is to achieve the best outcome for my clients, and during the process, I will explain all pertinent aspects of the criminal justice system.
Coming from a small, poor Central Texas community, I remind myself every day that I am lucky to be where I am at. With that in mind, I try to give back to our community as much as possible. I currently serve as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Austin/Travis County Sobering Center, a diversion center that accepts publicly intoxicated individuals in lieu of jail or the hospital. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Capital Area Public Defender Service, an organization established to train and oversee our local court appointed attorneys. In the past, I have mentored students at all levels of education - from middle school to graduate and law school. I have also served on the Board of Directors for Integral Care, Con Mi Madre, the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and as Chair of the State Bar of Texas, Hispanic Issues Section.
If you find yourself entangled in the criminal justice system, call me. I stand ready to fight for you.
Consultations by appointment only. Please contact us at 512-469-9900 to schedule.