Chelsea Ortega has been helping consumers who are being sued and harassed by debt collectors and debt buyers since 2012. She has obtained relief for those who have been cheated or the victims of fraud under Maryland’s consumer protection laws. She has also helped people involved in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and helped people whose loved ones have been injured in nursing homes as a result of neglect or abuse.

Chelsea is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association, the Baltimore City Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. She is admitted to practice law by the State Bar of Maryland and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury, including
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    • Premises Liability
    • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Consumer Protection Law, including
    • Debt Collection Defense
    • Debt Collection Harassment
    • Auto Fraud
    • Lemon Law
    • Financing Violations
    • Illegal Telephone Solicitation
    • Class Actions
  • Litigation

Education: 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., with highest honors, 2008

University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012

Publications:

“Malack v. BDO Seidman, LLP: Gatekeepers Not So Conflicted in the Fraud-Created-the-Market Theory,” 7 J. Bus. & Tech. L. 387 (2012)

E-mail: cortega@svolaw.com