Joseph Ortiz Councilmember Joseph Ortiz has been a partner at Best Best and Krieger LLP since 2012, where he was of counsel from 2011 to 2012 and an associate from 2008 to 2011. He was an attorney at Epstein Becker and Green PC from 2005 to 2008 and at Gresham Savage Nolan and Tilden PC from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Ortiz served as a law clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals from 2001 to 2002. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. Appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Mr. Ortiz’s term expires January 1, 2021.