Maria Ortega Castro

Maria is a tireless advocate who believes in putting her clients first.
Maria Ortega Castro, Associate Photo

Maria is a passionate advocate who values helping individuals overcome inequalities and difficult circumstances to attain their goals. As a former licensed real estate agent, she understands the importance of putting her clients’ needs first. Her problem-solving perspective is deepened by varied experience which includes commercial litigation and transactional matters, including SEC compliance and corporate governance. Maria also conducts beneficial ownership analyses as part of her work with the Corporate Transparency Act Task Force. In addition to her client work, Maria provides pro bono legal services for community members and community-based organizations.

Boards, Memberships & Certifications


  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association

Professional Activities

Pro Bono Work

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Life Beyond the Law

Outside of work, Maria enjoys spending time in nature with her dog Lexi, horseback riding, and traveling.

  • Languages
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Illinois Bar
  • Education
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, Editor-in-Chief, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, 2023
    Loyola University Chicago, BS, 2019