SCOTT E. ORTIZ
Shareholder – Since 1993
JD, 1988, with honors, University of Wyoming School of Law
BA, 1985, University of Wyoming
ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE:
Wyoming State Bar, 1988
Nebraska State Bar, 1988
Colorado State Bar, 1989
United States District Court, District of Wyoming, 1988
Tenth Circuit Appeals Court, 1992
Mr. Ortiz has been a shareholder in the firm of Williams, Porter, Day, & Neville, PC since 1992. He has a trial practice specializing in professional negligence, medical malpractice, defense of transportation carriers, and oil and gas related litigation, and labor and employment law with large energy related employers. He has tried approximately sixty (60) jury trials . Mr. Ortiz has successfully defended management rights in more than one hundred twenty five (140) labor arbitrations, medical review panel hearings and other contested case hearings in a multi-state area. Mr. Ortiz’ clients include regional and county hospitals, individual health care practitioners, lawyers, and other professionals and their insurers, utility companies, energy companies, transportation carriers and their insurers, and many private industrial employers.
Mr. Ortiz has been nominated and accepted as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, ( ABOTA), and the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). He is also a member of Defense Research Institute, (DRI), (medical malpractice and professional liability sections) He is also an active member of USLAW, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, and the Wyoming State Bar Association. He is the past president of the Wyoming Chapter of ABOTA , and has been appointed to serve on the Wyoming Judicial Ethics Commission, the Wyoming State Bar Jury Instruction Committee, and is a member of the Wyoming State Bar Foundation. He previously served on the Wyoming State Bar Committee for the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Mr. Ortiz has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been referenced as one of the top employment lawyers in Wyoming in Chambers, USA, from 2003 through 2011. He is also recognized by Super Lawyers in the Rocky Mountain region.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:
Mr. Ortiz is the past chairperson for the legal division of the United Way Agencies of Natrona County, Wyoming. He is also a past active member in the Wyoming Methamphetamine Prevention program. Additionally, he is also the past president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Natrona County, as well as past president of the Casper Mountain Lions Club.
Mr. Ortiz frequently lectures on litigation and trial related topics including strategies defending the “Reptile” theory, “rules of the road” and other litigation tactics.