Meet the Firm

The Law Offices of Gretchen Ortiz is a boutique law firm located in Central Florida and serving all Florida. Our firm’s focus areas are Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Probate, Contracts Law, Business,  Personal Injury (vehicle accidents, slip and falls). Gretchen’s inherent business acumen, unparalleled business and legal work ethic, coupled with her natural ability to strategize and analytical skills, combine to provide her clients with unrivaled legal advice and representation.
Being an attorney is Gretchen’s second career. Prior to opening her law practice, Gretchen was a business entrepreneur with over 20 years of working experience in the real estate industry including owning a mortgage, real estate and five star rated title company for over five years. Her real estate experience includes commercial and residential sales, commercial leasing, lending, and contract negotiations. In addition, Gretchen also worked with foreign investors through the EB-5 Immigrant Visa Program for over seven years, which gave her an in depth understanding of the economic challenges faced by clients in foreign countries. Coming from a structured and diversified background, Gretchen understands the importance of having a team of experts by her side.

While Gretchen is originally from Puerto Rico, she has resided in Orlando, Florida for over 25 years, where she attended Nova Southeastern University, graduating with Honor’s Bachelor of Science in Finance & Economics, and an MBA Cert. in International Finance. While at Nova University, she made the Dean’s List and joined the Honor’s society.

Gretchen’s passion for law came soon after her own personal experience of being involved in a horrific car accident with her two kids on board, and after almost losing a loved one to cancer due to a misdiagnosis. She then attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law at Barry University in Orlando, Florida graduating with a Juris Doctorate.
While in law school, Gretchen served and was the Vice President of the American Constitution Society, wrote various articles for legal journals, and she also had the opportunity to intern, and then become a Law Clerk, at the Office of the Attorney General in their Orlando office supporting the Attorney in Chief in their Economic Crimes and Deceptive Marketing division. However, more importantly, it is Gretchen’s passion for helping others and her belief that one must give back to the community that sets her apart from others in her field.

Her passion for helping other’s is greatly motivated by her own personal experiences and cultural background. Hence, for the past 14 years, she has been an active volunteer and Board Member at Hi Kid Foundation N.A., devoting her time to improving the lives of children undergoing cancer treatment and other terminal illnesses.
In her free time, Gretchen loves to spend time with her family and friends at the beach or in nature, traveling, painting, and paddle boarding in natural springs throughout Florida.

At the Law offices of GRETCHEN ORTIZ
“We put ourselves in your shoes”

Throughout my life, I have heard the above expression many times. However, over time, I have discovered just how much we take it for granted without taking notice.⠀

Today, I want you to know that we are committed to you and that at our firm, putting “ourselves in your shoes” is not just phrase, is what we do.

As a professional and as a person, I will put myself in your shoes and walk by your side every step of the way.


Heather Maltby

Excited to announce the addition of Heather Maltby, Esq. to our team as of counsel in the areas of estate planning, guardianship and probate. Heather Maltby has focused her career solely on estate planning, guardianship and probate law, and we’re thrilled to have her as part of our team. Heather provides legal counsel for individuals, families, and business owners in the creation of trusts, wills, financial and health care powers of attorney, guardianships, and she assists families going through the probate process.

Adriana Olivares, Esq.

Adriana Olivares has joined our team as of counsel in the areas of Real Estate Law. For the past 8 years, Adriana Olivares has focused her legal career solely on residential and commercial closings, quiet title actions, evictions and the preparation of real estate contracts. We’re thrilled to have her as part of our team!

Practice Areas

Gretchen Ortiz is a very passionate attorney and business entrepreneur with over 20 years of working experience in the real estate industry

Real Estate Law

Estate Planning & Probate

Business Law


Vehicle Accidents

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Gretchen is an amazing lawyer! We were connected with her through a family friend and she was able to help our business. We contracted her to review a lease agreement that we wanted to sign, but we felt many of the terms and conditions were not in our favor. Gretchen worked with us to understand each of these issues that we had with the lease, researched the laws around each item, then negotiated the lease in our favor. Her pricing was fair and she was communicative throughout the entire process, allowing us to feel comfortable signing the new lease within one week. We would 100% recommend Gretchen Ortiz for any commercial law services that you may need.


“One of the passionate legal professionals that i have met in the last 27 years as an entrepreneur! Servant driven at its finest”


“Highly recommended!!! Attorney Gretchen Ortiz was on her game from the moment we had an initial phone consultation. When we met in person, she had a plan of action, leaving no room for errors. She made herself available, and her advice was always on point. We put our full trust in her, based on her expertise and tract record. Most importantly, she was able to establish a personal connection with us from the very beginning and made us feel very special. Mrs. Ortiz was able to provide a resolution to our situation in record time. Her fees were very reasonable, upfront and with no surprises. That’s the kind of attorney everyone should have. She’s very passionate about all she does.”


“Gretchen is the best lawyer i’ve met. She’s honest, efficient, caring, and know how to apply the law to solve any situation quickly, highly recommended”


“Honesty, Integrity and Passion describe the work by Ms. Ortiz”

– J.S. –

We are the right choice for your family.

An attorney should have one ultimate goal – that is to make sure that clients cases are worked on in such a way that the best possible outcome is obtained. Here at the Law Office of Gretchen M. Ortiz, we understand and value our clients, hence we work relentlessly to make sure our clients feel secured and are able to obtain what our clients deserve.

We stand behind our work, which is why we initially provide clients with a three part consultation, we listen, we research, we explain the process. Our attorneys’ business acumen and our legal and business work ethic is guaranteed to provide clients with unconditional support and work practices.

We use tactical, strategic, and analytical skills to represent our clients. Keep in mind that our primary objective is to help others with distinct motivation. That’s what sets our firm apart from any other. We ensure you not only get first class service but also the best outcome for your case! Contact our firm anytime during our working hours or fill out a consultation form to receive a detailed description regarding your case.

We seek to better serve our clients and we look forward to hearing from you!



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