The Hon. Elia Ortiz is a judge for the Napa County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2012. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Raymond A. Guadagni (Ret.). At the time of her appointment, Ortiz was the first Latin American to be seated in Napa County.
She is a registered Democrat.
Judge Ortiz received her B.A. from Sonoma State University. She went on to earn her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law.
Prior to her appointment to the bench, Ortiz spent her entire legal career in the public sector. After practicing as a deputy public defender in the counties of Riverside and Solano, Ortiz joined the Napa County Public Defender's Office in 2001. During her tenure there, she specialized in cases involving felonies, homicides, juvenile delinquency, and conservatorships. She remained in Napa County until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2012.
While on the bench, Judge Ortiz has served as the Presiding Judge of the Court. She has also presided in the Civil, Criminal, and Appellate Divisions.
Nov 20, 2018 |  Napa County
PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY AND
AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER UNDER THE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION
OF ESTATES ACT
TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition.
Nov 07, 2018 |  Napa County
APPEARANCE REQUIRED by the conservator and the father, Michael Anthony
Torres. The conservatee need not appear.
Jul 26, 2018 |  Napa County
1) DEFENDANT JENNIFER GUNNELL, M.D.’S DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF’S
TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant’s Demurrer is SUSTAINED WITHOUT LEAVE
TO AMEND. Plaintiff’s Complaint is barred by Code of Civil Procedure section 340.5, which provides: “[i]n an action for injury or death against a health c...
Jun 21, 2018 |  Napa County
SECOND ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF TRUSTEE AND PETITION FOR SETTLEMENT
OF ACCOUNT, AND FOR APPROVAL OF TRUSTEE FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: The matter is continued to July 20, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in Dept. I. The parties shall meet-and-confer in an attempt to resolve the four objections. If the objections are ...
Jun 14, 2018 |  Napa County
1) PLAINTIFF’S/CROSS-DEFENDANTS’/CROSS-COMPLAINANTS’ MOTION FOR
LEAVE TO AMEND CROSS-COMPLAINT TO SUBSTITUTE ROCKZILLA AS A DOE
TENTATIVE RULING: The Motion is DENIED. As an initial matter, moving party
failed to comply with California Rules of Court, rule 3.1324(a). The propo...
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