Mr. Otis represents civil and criminal clients in state and
federal court. Mr. Otis represents personal injury
clients, insurance companies, employers, and individuals charged
with crimes in state and federal court. Additionally, Mr.
Otis has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the
He is currently a deputy public defender for LaPorte County and a ferderal public defender under the Criminal Justice Act for the Northern District of Indiana. Mr. Otis regularly contributes to our Criminal Defense Blog.
While in law school, Mr. Otis
clerked for Federal District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer,
Northern District of Illinois and the United States Attorney’s
Office in Hammond, Indiana. Additionally, Mr. Otis worked for
private law firms in Chicago, Illinois and Merrillville, Indiana
while in school.
Mr. Otis is a La Porte High School graduate. Mr. Otis
received a full athletic scholarship to play basketball at Belmont
University. He graduated from Belmont University, cum laude,
receiving a degree in Accounting. Mr. Otis received a full
academic scholarship to Valparaiso University School of Law where
he received his Law Degree, graduating magna cum laude.
Otis is active in the community serving on the La Porte Education
Development Foundation Executive Board, and the La Porte County Red
Cross Executive Board. Mr. Otis is also currently
serving on the Board of Governors for the La Porte County Bar
Association and was elected the 2012
LaPorte County Bar Association President. Additionally, Mr. Otis volunteers as a Judge in
the La Porte Teen Court program.
Nick Otis and the Chief Justice of the United States
Mr. Otis argues Corbin v. State, 75A03-1209-CR-402 in front of the Indiana Court of Appeals.
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