Tanya Ortega, Esq
Tanya started her career in Chicago after earning a prestigious judicial clerkship with Supervising Judge Alexander P. White at the Circuit Court of Cook County. She then worked for a large Chicago insurance defense firm representing Fortune100 and 500 companies against personal injury claims. For years, she won cases for insurance companies and learned every strategy used to defeat the claims of injured individuals. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Tanya now uses her insight of the judiciary and insurance companies to gain a significant advantage for her clients. Tanya’s recent litigation accomplishments include the following jury verdicts and settlements: a jury verdict in McCall v. Coast Line Distributing, Inc., et al. for$2.1 million(exceeded policy limits); a confidential settlement of $2.8 million for a client struck on Hwy101 resulting in multiple surgeries; a settlement in Jane Doe v. Tom Malloy Corporation, et al. for 1.2 million; a settlement in Adams v. Main Street Produce, Inc., et al. for $1 million; a settlement in Macari v. Salvucci and RBZ Vineyards, LLC dba Sextant Wines for $1 million; Osumi v. Central Coast Fence, Inc.for$1 million and a settlement over the insurance policy limit in Wolff v. Cliff Resort LLC and Raul Quintana-Castillo. The Wolff case settled for $600,000, including $500,000 from Progressive Insurance that was 10times the underlying policy limit of $50,000.Tanya has been recognized by Top Verdict for having obtained one of the top 100 jury verdicts in California. Tanya has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in consecutive years, an achievement limited to the top 2.5% of attorneys in California, and The Top Women Attorneys in Southern California. She is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Tanya is a lifelong runner and formerly competed on the University of Houston cross country and track teams as a middle-distance runner. When not at the office, Tanya is at the beach with her husband and kids.