Joshua Ortega

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Pasadena, Maryland

Ortega Law, LLC
Joshua Ortega
Ortega Law, LLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 2013

Education: Charlotte School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2023
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Ortega Law, LLC

8023 Ritchie Hwy
Suite A
Pasadena, MD 21122 Visit website


Joshua Ortega is the managing partner at Ortega Law, LLC, in Pasadena, Maryland. Dedicated to protecting his clients’ rights and freedom, he offers knowledgeable representation to those in Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Howard County, Harford County, Montgomery County, Frederick County and surrounding areas in all types of criminal law, family law and personal injury matters.

Mr. Ortega graduated magna cum laude with his B.A. in organizational communication studies in 2006 from the California State University, Sacramento, with memberships in the Phi Kappa Phi and Lambda Pi Eta fraternities. An active member of the trial advocacy team at the law school, he was inducted into the Order of the Crown honor society. Before joining the current firm, he served as an of counsel at Parker, Pallett, Slezak, & Russell, LLC.

Determined and unafraid, Mr. Ortega has proven to assert himself in court and out of it, making him an unstoppable force. With his thoroughness and case preparation coupled with his clarity of thought, he builds persuasive arguments for his clients. A helpful and responsive professional, he keeps clients at ease during the whole process by being considerate of their situations.

To be well-connected with the legal community, Mr. Ortega networks through the Maryland State Bar Association’s Criminal Law & Practice Section and Family & Juvenile Law Section, the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association, the American Bar Association and the Maryland Association for Justice. In addition, he is the trustee of the Anne Arundel Bar Association. Since 2015, he has been the trial coach for the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Mr. Ortega has been included in the list of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and the America's Top 100 Attorneys in criminal defense. Avvo has bestowed a “Superb” rating on him for all his notable services to the legal community. He has delivered lectures on the Legal Status of Marijuana in Maryland at the Business Training for the Cannabis Industry.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault, Assault & Battery, Construction Accident, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Probation, Slip and Fall, Theft, Traffic Violations, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2013, Maryland

Professional Webpage:

  • Super Lawyers Selectee, 2016-Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2016
  • , Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney, 2018-2019
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Assistant Coach for Trial Advocacy team of University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law 
Educational Background:
  • California State University, Sacramento - Graduated in 2006 University of Maryland (Windy Ortega) 
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Board Member for Anne Arundel County Bar Association 
  • Maryland State Bar – Criminal Law Section
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Association

Office location for Joshua Ortega

8023 Ritchie Hwy
Suite A
Pasadena, MD 21122

Phone: 410-650-8543


1 Year Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2023

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