Lauren Otto


Ms. Otto is the founder of Otto Family Law. She’s been a licensed attorney in the State of Wisconsin since 2010 after earning her Juris Doctorate degree at William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota in 2009.

She founded her predecessor firm Otto Law Office, LLC in 2011, aiming to provide support and guidance to the residents of Altoona, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Chippewa Falls, and surrounding areas in West Central Wisconsin. Attorney Otto merged her firm with Steiner Legal Services, SC in 2016 to form Otto Family Law, in which she is now the sole owner and partner. She focuses her practice in the areas of divorce and family law, as well as bankruptcy law.

After earning her law degree, she focused her legal career on helping people during life’s most difficult moments, leading her down the path of aiding clients needing divorce and family law expertise. These areas require an attorney who is sensitive to a client’s needs and willing to guide them in making tough decisions that will affect them and their families for years to come. Having a decade of experience at her current position, Ms. Otto is highly qualified and highly respected in Eau Claire and surrounding communities in Western Wisconsin. She is also innovative in her practice and is expanding her services into mediation and do-it-yourself divorce and family law options to serve the over 70% of divorce and family law litigants who do not have attorneys.

Ms. Otto is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, a member of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce and a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section. As the owner and founder of her legal practice, Ms. Otto has seen steady growth from a single practitioner to three attorneys and five support staff today.

She has been married to her husband, Nathan Otto, for 11 years and they have two boys, Grant and Rowan. In her spare time she enjoys CrossFit type circuit training and yoga. She has participated as a runner in the marathon relay of the Eau Claire Marathon. She enjoys traveling and taking annual trips to the Boundary Waters with her family. Ms. Otto also recalls fondly her memories as a foreign exchange student.

Contact Our Team