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Ramón E Ortiz-Vélez

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Ramón E Ortiz-Vélez is a founding member of Ortiz Gosalia, PLLC. Prior to establishing Ortiz Gosalia, Mr. Ortiz-Vélez was a founding partner of Ortiz & Vondra Law, PLLC. His practice centers in complex estate planning, tax, and immigration law.

Mr. Ortiz-Vélez is also a Part-Time Lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law, where he teaches tax practice and skills to Juris Doctor and Master of Laws (LL.M.) students as well as bankruptcy, tax, and immigration law to legal technicians. He also teaches business law, mediation, and ethics to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Phoenix.

Prior to establishing his law firm, Mr. Ortiz-Vélez served as labor contracts negotiator and was the Director of Port Security for one of the largest ports in North America. Mr. Ortiz-Vélez also worked for over 23 years for various United States agencies and departments, serving both in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Ortiz-Vélez volunteers his time through a variety of government and private institutions in the States of Washington and Alaska, providing pro bono legal representation to low-income families and first responders in tax, estate planning, and immigration matters. 


  • B.S., Biology, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, magna cum laude
  • M.P.A., Troy State University, summa cum laude
  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, cum laude
  • LL.M., Taxation, University of Washington School of Law


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Wealthcounsel
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
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