Stephen J. Otte

Stephen J. Otte

Associate
Location:
West Chester, Ohio
Phone:
513-889-0400
800-542-4495
Fax:
513-889-0600
Email:
Stephen graduated from Hanover College with honors in 2014 and continued his education at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, graduating in 2017. In law school, Stephen was a Senior Articles Editor of the Cincinnati Law Review, served as the vice president of the UC Mock Trial Team, and was involved in multiple pro-bono activities. He also externed for Judge William O. Bertelsman, Senior Judge in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Kentucky. 

Upon graduating from law school, Stephen began his career in employment/labor law.  From there, he transitioned to family law in order to pursue his passion for helping families and to utilize his strengths in litigation and negotiation. He practiced family law in the Cincinnati area from 2018 until joining The Lampe Law Office in March of 2020. 

Stephen has experience in a wide variety of family law matters including divorce, dissolution, child custody, parenting time, child support, and domestic violence protection orders.  He adopts a client-focused approach in each case, always providing his clients with personalized attention and effective representation.     

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2017

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2017
    • Law Review: Cincinnati Law Review, Editor, 2015 - 2017
  • Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana
    • B.A. cum laude - 2014
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Whether the EPA has Authority under the CAA to Enforce President Obama's Clean Power Plan , University of Cincinnati Law Review, 2015
  • Whether the DOJ Should Have Authority to Compel Apple Inc. to Breach its IPhone Security Measures, University of Cincinnati Law Review, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Norbert Heinsheimer Essay Prize for Best Comment, 2017 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cincinnati Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • William O. Bertelsman, Judicial Extern, 2017 - Present
  • Lazarus & Lewis, Associate Attorney, 2017 - 2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • Hamilton County Youth Court, 2014 - 2017
  • Tenant Information Project, 2014 - 2017
  • Covington Catholic High School Mock Trial Team (coach), 2020 - Present

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Lambda Chi Alpha