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Stephen J. Otte

  • Associate

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Practice Areas

  • Family Law 100%

Biography

Stephen is a skilled family law attorney who prides himself in offering unparalleled representation and strategic advocacy for every client. Having devoted his practice exclusively to family law, Stephen instills confidence through his knowledge of the law and experience in the courtroom. He is recognized by his peers—including members of the judiciary—as having a singular commitment to his clients’ best interests and a devotion to professional excellence and integrity. Stephen approaches each case with diligence, responsiveness, and an emphasis on problem-solving. He strives to always exceed expectations and provide exceptional client experiences. As a hard-working attorney who practices throughout Butler, Hamilton, Warren, and Clermont counties, Stephen’s clients can trust that his advice is sound and that he will successfully guide them through all the uncertainties of their case, ranging from simple to extraordinarily complex matters. His practice extends across a wide range of areas from divorce/dissolution, post decree, child custody, child support, domestic violence civil protection orders, and family law appellate practice.

 Stephen’s background has uniquely positioned him to excel in the practice of family law. He studied psychology and political science at Hanover College, a liberal arts institution in Indiana. There, he learned to be an analytical thinker and a dynamic problem-solver—attributes that he still exemplifies today. Upon graduating from Hanover with honors, he continued his education at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he served as the Senior Articles Editor of Law Review, the Vice President of the University of Cincinnati Mock Trial team and graduated with several distinctions. Stephen began practicing family law in 2018—a field where he has found his passion for assisting families and utilizing his strengths as an advocate. While at the Lampe Law Office, Stephen has been highly engaged with local bar associations and other organizations. He served as a Board member of the Hamilton County Juvenile Law Committee, coached high school mock trial, frequently volunteers for the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, and is currently serving as a board member of a local non-profit. 

When Stephen is not working, he enjoys spending time outdoors on his family farm in southeast Indiana or exploring the national parks with his wife, Suzi, and son, Levi. 


Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2017

Fraternities

  • Lambda Chi Alpha

Honors

  • 2017 Norbert Heinsheimer Essay Prize for Best Comment

Pro-Bono Activities

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

Past Positions

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