Our Attorneys

Adriana  Lopez-Ortiz

Adriana Lopez-Ortiz

Phone: 512-476-0005
Adriana is a member of the business and transactional practice group at Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP. She focuses her practice on all aspects of general business counsel, including entity formations, contract and lease negotiations, and commercial real estate issues. In addition, she works with lenders to complete the documentation of commercial business loans and assists lenders through closing. She has a personal interest in art and cultural heritage law, and is currently working on research regarding the destruction of cultural heritage in times of armed conflict.

Adriana graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law Houston, where she received her Transactional Law Practice Certificate. As a law student, Adriana interned for the Policy and Compliance department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and studied art law in Siena, Italy at The Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage and the Arts.

In addition to her law degree, Adriana obtained her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she also studied theatre and dance.

Adriana enjoys volunteering with Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA), helping to meet the legal needs of artists from all creative disciplines, including visual artists, musicians, actors, dancers, choreographers, composers, lyricists, film makers and writers. Currently, Adriana is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mexic-Arte Museum, the official Mexican and Mexican American fine art museum of Texas, located in downtown Austin.

Professional Licenses, Memberships, Honors and Awards
  • State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • All Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Member, College of the State Bar
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
  • Member & Parliamentarian of the Board of Directors, Mexic-Arte Museum
  • Recipient, Weston Award for Fine Arts in Dance, 2004
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, South Texas College of Law Houston, 2013
    • Transactional Law Practice Certificate
  • The Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage and the Arts, June 2011
  • William and Mary Law School, Summer in Spain, July 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Brown University, 2004