• Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of Texas at Austin , B.B.A., 1977, Marketing and Finance
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1980
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
Jeffrey D. Otto
Jeffrey D. Otto Photo
701 Brazos
Suite 1500
Austin, Texas 78701
512-703-5036 direct  |  512-708-8777 fax
Kerry Henson
512-703-5010 direct

Jeff Otto has extensive experience in the defense and trial of professional liability litigation brought against attorneys and physicians.

Representative Experience

  • Tried medical malpractice case involving failure to diagnose breast cancer litigation resulting in defense verdict in Central Texas.
  • Tried medical malpractice case involving wrongful foreclosure claims against large regional law firm and its substitute trustee during foreclosure action; defense verdict.
  • Defended deceased attorney’s estate in action brought by heirs in probate case claiming mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duties; confidential settlement reached.
  • Defended architects and engineers in litigation over multiple rural school district projects brought by local school boards; statewide settlements reached in all cases.

Professional and Community Activities
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) – Speakers Committee
  • Medmarc Defense Group
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
Speeches and Presentations
  • "After the Accident – Now What?" Fleet Safety Symposium at UT / Pickle Research Center (2010)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel - Risk Transfer Agreements; The Express Negligence Rule; Ethyl Doctrine in Texas (2007)
  • TADC/U.T. Construction Law Seminars – Cross-Examination of Experts (2004, 2007)
Professional Recognition
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Austin Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year." (Copyright 2013 by Woodard/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
  • Nominated by peers to The Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2019 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants.  (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
  • Law & Politics magazine's Texas Super Lawyers® - Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Defense: General- 2004-2014
  • Law & Politics magazine's Texas Super Lawyers® - Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition for Personal Injury Defense: General 2010
  • “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Best Lawyers 2015 - Jeff Otto





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Past Events


2010 LoneStar HME Conference