Daniel E. Ortiz, September 1, 2021-

Photographic portrait, 2021

Born in 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Elected by the General Assembly on August 10, 2021 to an eight-year term beginning September 1, 2021 to fill a vacancy created by the 2021 expansion of the Court of Appeals from 11 to 17 judges.

University of Virginia, B.A., 1999
George Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2002

Other Judicial Service:
Law clerk for M. Langhorne Keith, 19th Judicial Circuit (Fairfax, Virginia), 2002-2004.
Substitute judge, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Fairfax County, Virginia, 2010-2014.
Judge, Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, 2015-2021.

Professional Experience:
Private practice of law in Fairfax, Virginia, 2004-2014.
Chairman of the Board of Directors and President, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 2011-2012.

Sources:  Elected, 2021 Special Session II, House Resolution no. 843, Legislative Information System; Paul Fletcher, “Eight on deck: General Assembly taps new judges for appeals court,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, August 9, 2021; 2021 Special Session I, SB 1261 Court of Appeals; expands jurisdiction, increases from 11 to 17 number of judges on Court. Elected to Circuit Court: 2014 Special Session I, Senate Resolution no. 534, Legislative Information System. Career and education: Virginia Women Attorneys Association Judicial Screening Committees to John S. Edwards and Charniele L. Herring, June 3, 2021, letter re: Vacancies on the Virginia Court of Appeals. Jennifer L. Eaton, “Making Introductions: Profiles of the new judges on the expanded Court of Appeals of Virginia,” VBA Journal (Spring 2022), p. 20.