Samantha Hernandez-Ortega

Samantha Hernandez-Ortega Law Student Mentoring

At six years old, Samantha witnessed Marcia Clark infamously prosecute a retired football player, and decided then, in her grandmother’s kitchen, she wanted to become an attorney. Growing up in Boyle Heights, a neighborhood within East Los Angeles, Samantha was attuned as for the need of fair, accessible, and zealous advocacy for the poor and voiceless.

For the last 10 years, Samantha has worked in personal injury to help obtain the proper justice those hurt truly deserved. She is now an attorney at AlderLaw, P.C., in Los Angeles, California.


When she’s not in the office fighting for her clients, Samantha enjoys cooking, traveling, watching sports, and going for long walks with her husband and dog, Bella.


In addition to serving on the WLALA Board, Samantha is also a board member of the Whittier Bar Association.