As a Bay Area native, Pamela is committed to fighting for her clients. She has been in private practice specializing in criminal defense exclusively since 2002. She handles all types of felonies and misdemeanors in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
Pamela has a BS in Criminal Justice from CSU, Sacramento (1987 graduating with honors). She then attended law school at Golden Gate University in San Francisco during which she interned with the Marin County Public Defender’s Office, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California. Upon her graduation in 1991, she went to work as a deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County for several years.
After working for a number of years in a law firm as a civil litigator and a large company focusing on employment law issues, she returned to the practice of criminal law as a private criminal defense attorney. In addition to her private practice, she serves as a court appointed attorney in Alameda County through the Alameda County Bar Association and handles adult serious felony matters.
“She WALKS THE WALK THAT OTHERS CAN ONLY TALK! I wish I could give Attorney Pamela Ortiz more stars!”
“She is our go to when we need advice and she also has answered many questions despite how long it has been. Thank you Pam for all your help!!!”
“I wish I could give Attorney Pamela Ortiz more stars! Hands down she is an expert at what she does. She’s a fighter at getting you the best possible results.”
“She’s a hard-working professional Attorney who walks with dignity and is dedicated to seeing justice speak for her clients! My case was extremely difficult and I needed someone who had a great deal of insight, tenacity, confidence, one who was fierce!”
“She walks with a grace, and knows her stuff in the courtroom. She’s compassionate towards her clients and treats them with respect and listen intently to their request big or small and is diligent at resolving issues.”