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Daniel Ortega

2119 W. Orangewood Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
Tel: 714-935-0444
Fax: 714-935-9944
Email: Dortega@godfrey-law.com

Professional Experience:

Godfrey, Godfrey, Lamb & Ortega, LLP, Orange, CA 2012 – Present
Partner

Godfrey, Godfrey & Lamb, LLP, Orange, CA 2005 – 2011
Associate

  • Extensive experience in workers’ compensation defense. Legal skills and experience includes preparing claim evaluations, conducting discovery, drafting monthly update letters, quarterly case exposure reports, along with motions and petitions.
  • Perform legal research to devise a litigation strategy.
  • Persuasively frame and present factual/legal issues before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Boards throughout California.
  • Negotiate and settle all issues of a workers' compensation case on behalf of the employer, their insurance carrier and adjusting agency.

Adelson, Testan & Brundo, Santa Ana, CA 2004 – 2004
Associate Attorney

Law Offices of W. Peter Godfrey, Santa Ana, CA 2003 – 2003
Junior Associate

Orange County Dept. of Child Support Services, Santa Ana, CA 2001 - 2003
Senior Law Clerk

Santa Ana Unified School District, Santa Ana, CA 1996 - 2001
Teacher

Ford Motor Credit, Laguna Hills, CA 1995 - 1996
Management Trainee

Education and Honors:

J.D., Whittier Law School - Costa Mesa, CA 1996 - 2000

  • Intellectual Property Certificate
  • Moot Court Honors Board

M.B.A., University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA 1992 - 1994

  • Concentration in Finance and Business Strategy

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA 1988 - 1991

  • Economics major

Admissions to Practice:

State Bar of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Professional Affiliations:

Orange County Bar Association
Workers' Compensation Defense Association

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