Brady E. Ortego


Brady Ortego understands that a home may be the most significant asset in a person’s life. Guiding community association board members, managers, and even community members through the highly specialized and ever changing area of the law requires a lawyer to be accessible, responsive, and dedicated. Brady serves a variety of property owners associations including master-planned, condominium (hi-rise, mid-rise, and conversions), townhome, commercial, and single-family communities. Brady also works with real estate developers in relation to the creation of communities and community associations. His Board Certifications in Residential Real Estate Law and Property Owners Association Law exemplify Brady’s dedication to the law and service of Texas communities. Brady is a multi-chapter member of Community Associations Institute (CAI) and serves as a board member for the San Antonio chapter of CAI. He serves as a Co-Chair of the Education Committee for his local San Antonio Chapter of CAI, and formerly chaired the Legislative Committee. He has received a professional designation from CAI as a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), armed with a better understanding of the depth of knowledge required to manage community associations. Brady’s dedication extends to monitoring and shaping legislation affecting community associations serving CAI’s Texas Legislative Action Committee and as a past board member of the Texas Community Association Advocates.

In 2017, Brady was admitted as a Fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers. This is a group of fewer than 200 attorneys across the United States, who have demonstrated skill, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of community association law, and who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of community association law.

As his career expands, Brady continues to focus on education. He regularly speaks at CAI events and has written numerous articles that were published in all four Texas CAI chapters. He uses his experience to educate his fellow attorneys on community association law issues. He has presented at the Texas State Bar’s 2015 Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course, the Advanced Real Estate Law Courses in 2017 and 2018, and the Advanced Real Estate Strategies Courses in 2018 and 2019. Brady wrote the Property Owners’ Association Chapter in the State Bar of Texas’ Foreclosure Manual.

Licensed In

  • Texas


  • J.D. South Texas College of Law Houston
  • B.S. Stephen F. Austin State University


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Community Association Law (2022-Present)
  • CAI San Antonio, Chapter President-Elect (2023), Education Committee Co-Chair (2022-2023), Legislative Committee Chair (2022-2023)
  • Best San Antonio Lawyers, San Antonio Scene Magazine (2019-2021)
  • CAI San Antonio Business Partner of the Year (2020)
  • CAI San Antonio President’s Award (2018)
  • CAI San Antonio Business Partner of the Year Runner-Up (2018)
  • Fellow, College of Community Association Lawyers (2017)
  • Professionals on the Fast Track, H Texas Magazine (2009)
  • Top Young Lawyers in Texas, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2008)
  • Highest Grade Awards, South Texas College of Law (Civil Procedure and Contracts II)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Strategies for a Successful Transition from Developer to Owners, Advanced Real Estate Strategies” – 2019 State Bar of Texas
  • “Property Owners Association Law 2018 Selected Issues, Advanced Real Estate Strategies” – 2018 State Bar of Texas
  • “Social Media and Property Owners Associations” – 2018 Advanced Real Estate Seminar, State Bar of Texas
  • “Property Owners Association Foreclosures” – 2017 Advanced Real Estate Seminar, State Bar of Texas

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