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State Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certified in Civil Trial Law & Personal Injury Trial Law


Jeff Otto devotes his practice to civil trial work with an emphasis on personal injury litigation, products liability, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, chemical and toxic tort litigation, insurance litigation, and reinsurance.

Jeff has represented chemical manufacturers, physicians, and nursing homes in serious personal injury and death cases. Additionally, he has handled complex business litigation related to market conduct of insurance carriers and reinsurers.

Jeff is certified by the State Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. Only 3% of all Texas attorneys hold this double certification.

Representative Experience

Obtained unanimous defense verdict for premises owner/construction company in a trucking accident at a gravel pit.

Handled multiple fatality and burn cases involving trucking accidents on a statewide basis.

Handled construction accidents involving the collapse of an entire hotel structure involving severe brain injured plaintiff in South Texas.

Handled construction defect litigation with over 75 contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in Central Texas.

Handled defense of attorneys involved in wrongful foreclosure action in federal court in Central Texas.

Handled business litigation involving allegations of internal fraud by insiders in North and Central Texas.

Handled complex medical device litigation involving both off-label use allegations as well as design and manufacturing defect claims.

Handled complex reinsurance treaty claims in arbitration arising from receivership of Texas domiciled admitted carrier.

Handled claims and suits involving toxic products alleged to have resulted in non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas.

Handled premises liability claims against national retailer involving manufacturing defect claims where manufacturer was Chinese and beyond reach of U.S. jurisdiction.

Professional Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America

Listed for Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

The Best Lawyers in America

Lawyer of the Year list

Texas Super Lawyers

Listed for Personal Injury - General: Defense, Professional Liability: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense

Martindale-Hubbell

AV Peer Review Rated

State Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certified in Civil Trial Law

State Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law

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Education, Admissions & Activities

Education

Baylor University School of Law

J.D., 1980

University of Texas at Austin

B.B.A., 1977
Marketing and Finance

Bar Admissions

Texas

1980

Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas

Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western

Professional and Community Activities

Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC)

Speakers Committee

Medmarc Defense Group

Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)