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Howard E. Tanner, Managing Partner
Hugo G. Ortega, Partner

Tanner & Ortega, LLP is a New York City based litigation firm representing individuals in various types of cases, including personal injury, criminal, matrimonial and labor related cases. The firm was founded in 1998, by Howard E. Tanner and Hugo G. Ortega, based upon the principle that every individual deserves to have representation equal to that of corporations, insurance companies, and government agencies. In every case, our team is dedicated to leveling the playing field between individuals and the power and wealth of government agencies, corporations, and insurance companies.

Tanner & Ortega is committed to giving each client the personal attention of an experienced attorney. The firm's principal attorneys have been trained on the front lines of courtrooms throughout New York and New Jersey. They have the trial experience and knowledge to handle the most complex litigation, no matter what legal issues may arise. 


Being arrested and charged with a crime is one of the most stressful events that can happen in a person's life. Even a minor criminal case will trigger worrisome questions like: Will I go to jail? Will I lose my job? Will I lose my drivers license? Will this arrest stay on my record? How will this affect my immigration status? Will I have to report this to my boss, or disclose it on my college application?A strong defense in a criminal case is the key to your freedom -- and your future. Every criminal case contains uncertainty and the outcome of your case depends upon the facts surrounding the crime charged, the strengths/weaknesses of the evidence, the validity of the enforcement and court procedures, the goals and strategies of the prosecution and, perhaps most importantly, your defense. As your defense attorneys, Tanner & Ortega will navigate you through this complicated legal process and educate you about the legal and practical risks and consequences presented by your case and defenses.Tanner & Ortega has earned a reputation for aggressive representation grounded in solid research, thorough investigation, negotiations and preparedness.  We have counseled hundreds of clients, throughout New York and New Jersey, faced with the worrisome uncertainty of their legal problems. We will zealously defend your legal rights and take every step necessary to help achieve a positive outcome. 


Our firm treats each client as a member of our family. We do not just process a volume of cases,  we represent each client as an individual. To that end, we make ourselves extremely accessible via phone, e-mail, and in person appointments. Our office in Manhattan, allow clients to see us at their convenience. For new clients, we also make home or hospital visits when an injury prevents someone from traveling to our offices.

For anyone seeking a New York personal injury lawyer, choosing the right lawyer can be a difficult task. In New York, there are several thousand attorneys who might call themselves "personal injury lawyers". The frustrating challenge for a potential client is to figure out which of these New York personal injury lawyers can and will do the best job possible. During your initial free consultation you will meet with the attorney who will handle your case from the initial interview through its conclusion either through settlement or trial. Once we accept your case, we will start working on it immediately. We prepare every case for trial with diligence and precision.  At trial, we offer the strongest possible presentation of liability and damages so that the jury will return a verdict awarding maximum compensation. Every personal injury case is handled on a contingency basis, which means that there are no legal fees to you unless we recover money damages in your case.  


A divorce is rarely easy.  When children are involved, even an amicable divorce can take a turn for the worst. When property is involved, it is important to take action to ensure that your future interests are taken care of.  At Tanner & Ortega, our goal is to educate, negotiate, mediate or litigate to the best interests of our clients.  With our help, your divorce or family law matter can be handled in such a way as to benefit your current and future interests as well as those of your family. When you retain our firm, you have the backing of our entire team in helping you achieve a favorable result in your family law issue.

Tanner & Ortega, has in depth experience in the matrimonial and family law practice area. We represent husbands and wives in all family matters. We handle all issues of marriage and divorce, pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements, child custody, rights of the spouse, children and parents, as well as a wide variety of issues surrounding family property issues, such as equitable distribution of marital property. 


Tanner & Ortega's representation of several of the most prominent local and national labor unions has made us the preeminent union-side labor law firm in New York.  We represent, or are of-counsel, to numerous public sector unions, including members from every rank of the New York City Police Department, members of Communication Workers of America, Local 1182 Traffic Enforcement Agents, members of Transit Workers of America, Local 100 and members of the largest International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union, Local 237. Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of workers against unfounded or exaggerated charges or even abusive tactics by their employers.  We have represented thousands of union members to help them achieve a positive outcome whether by defending them against  disciplinary charges, wrongful termination of employment, character or background disqualification, or by litigating discrimination suits against City, State and Federal agencies.  Our firm has also negotiated labor contracts on behalf of our clients.  


Tanner & Ortega, , L.L.P. is available any time, 24 hours a day, to help potential clients set up a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer.  Visit our contact page or call (212) 962-1333 anytime. Potential clients can also fill out the online form.

Tanner & Ortega helps clients throughout the five boroughs, as well as  Westchester County, Rockland County, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and northern New Jersey.

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