Guillermo “Memo” Ortiz was raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He earned a bachelor’s in International Relations and Latin American Studies from St. Edward’s University. Memo earned his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law. His desire to practice immigration law was inspired by his work as a student attorney at the St. Mary’s Law School Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where he successfully represented clients before the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Since then, Memo has devoted himself to practicing immigration law. He has experience in a wide array of immigration matters and represents companies and individuals in employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, family-based petitions and naturalization applications.

Education & Admissions

St. Mary’s University Law School, Juris Doctor, Graduated with Pro Bono Service Certificate
St. Edward’s University, Bachelor of Arts, International Relations and Latin American Studies


American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)


St. Mary’s University Law School Pro Bono Service Certificate
Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary International
Ambassadorial Scholar Rotary International District 1800