Stephen J. Otte

Stephen J. Otte

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Stephen gradutated 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 and served as the vice president of the Mock Trial Team. He also externed for Judge William O. Bertlesman, Senior Judge in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Kentucky, and was actively involved in multiple pro-bono activities, including the Hamilton County Youth Court and the Tenant Information Project. As an associate at Brinkman & Associates, Stephen brings his strong advocacy skill and his passion for serving families to each case.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2017


  • 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


  • English (Primary)


  • Lambda Chi Alpha