Meet our Team

Andrew Ortiz

Staff Attorney 
Pronouns: He/Him

Andrew A. Ortiz believes in and works to create queer, liberatory futures.  Prior to joining TLC, Andrew was a senior staff attorney in the LGBTQ/HIV Advocacy Project at Brooklyn Legal Services.  His primary practice areas included eviction defense, public benefits, housing & employment discrimination, and immigration.  Andrew is a proud graduate of Howard University School of Law.  While in DC, he was a member of Trans Legal Advocates of Washington’s steering committee and volunteered at its community legal clinics.  Prior to law school, Andrew served as an Urban Youth Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Paraguay and worked as a counselor at a job training program for youth in north Texas.

Andrew hopes that you will invite him to your next dinner party or protest and appreciates opportunities to build community.  He enjoys riding his bike, reading nonfiction, listening to podcasts, and traveling with friends.  Somewhere, we have already won.
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