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Randolph J. Ortega has extensive experience in Federal and State courts in Texas and New Mexico. Focusing his practice on personal injury and criminal law, he fights for his clients' rights to the fullest extent of his considerable abilities. He is committed to providing each client with the vigorous and aggressive legal representation they need without regard to the complexity of their case or the severity of charges they may be facing.

Mr. Ortega's clients have enjoyed not guilty verdicts in Federal Court in the area of narcotics trafficking, corporate crime, and insurance fraud. In the State of Texas, Mr. Ortega's clients have enjoyed not guilty verdicts in cases ranging from driving while intoxicated to aggravated assault. 

Mr. Ortega has also represented a wide range of clients in Federal Appellate Courts including cases involving drugs, internet crime, money laundering, and insurance fraud. He has also successfully defended a fellow attorney before the Board of Disciplinary Appeals in a compulsory disbarment proceeding. Mr. Ortega successfully achieved an en banc favorable ruling from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in a civil law case where he represented a Border Patrol Agent charged with civil liberty violations.

In 2012, Mr. Ortega was appointed as a special prosecutor in the prosecution of 3 organized crime members indicted for hate crimes. This resulted in prison sentences for the crimes they were convicted of.

Mr. Ortega was designated a Super Lawyer in 2014 and again in 2015. Mr. Ortega also received the CJA Panel Attorney of the Year for 2014 and 2015, and is a Barrister Member of The George A. McAlmon Inn of Court 2015, among his many presentations, lectures, publications, and designations.




- Certified Mediator

- Published Works

- Manual on Prosecution of Barratry, for use in the State of Texas (1994)

- Panels

- Designate of United States District Court Judge, David Briones, to the Western District of the Texas Criminal Justice Act Advisory committee, Panelist (2008 to present)

- El Paso Federal Bar Association, Bench and Bar Relations Co-Chair (2014 to present)

- Lectures and Presentations

- Speaker, El Paso Federal Bar Association CLE seminar, Practical and Ethical Considerations Inherent in Complex Cases (3/25/14)

- Speaker, El Paso Federal Bar Association CLE seminar, Defending Gideon (8/20/14)

- Speaker, El Paso Association of Legal Professionals seminar (01/14/2015)



William McGlashan is well known in the El Paso County Courthouse as a very accomplished advocate for his clients'. He has been in practice as a criminal defense lawyer and family law attorney since 2000 and has represented thousands of clients in both areas of law. He is well known for his sharp trial skills and willingness to go to trial on even the most difficult of cases in order to fight for his client's rights. Mr. McGlashan knows the rules of procedure and how discovery works and brings that knowledge and his extensive experience to use in formulating strategies of success in representing his clients.

Mr. McGlashan's history of accomplishments and honors carry over to the professionalism that he demonstrates in fighting for the best possible outcome in every situation for his clients. Mr. McGlashan is also an accomplished college level instructor, having instructed thousands of students in over a decade of service at El Paso Community College.

If you are looking for a results-oriented advocate for your case, Mr. McGlashan is your attorney.


- Certified Mediator

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