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  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 50%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 10%



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  • Ryan Thomas Darby

    I worked for Mr. Otten, and was always impressed by his superior command of the law and articulate argumentation. I fully endorse Mr. Otten.


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  • Jason Andrew Davis

    I endorse this lawyer. I refer all my environmental matters to Mr. Otten as I know that my clients are in good hands.


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Otten & Joyce LLP

3620 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 100
Torrance, CA, 90505


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special CounselTrutanich-Michel1998 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Angeles Chapter of Sierra ClubVice Chair of Legal Committee2010 - Present
American Mule AssociationMember of Board of Directors2009 - Present
Sierra Club Conservation Legal CommitteeChair2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Carl Michel vs. Palos Verdes Network Group, Inc., et al, 156 Cal. App.4th 756 (2007)Won appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
WestCarl Michel vs. Palos Verdes Network Group, Inc., et al, 156 Cal. App.4th 756 (2007)2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - IrvineEnvironmental ManagementCertificate2006
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of California - Los AngelesN/AOther - Bachelors1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Environmental Law Series, Workshop VI: CEQA, NEPA & Open GovernmentCEQA Overview2013
Environmental Law Series, Coastal Protection, Land Trusts & Conservancies, Urban OilPrivate Coastal Act Enforcement2012
C.E.Q.A. Overview, Workshop on CEQA, Global Warming, Endangered SpeciesC.E.Q.A. Overview2010
Workshop on Global Warming Law, Clean Air Act and Clean Water for Environmental ActivistsGathering the Facts: FOIA, California Public Records Act & Aerial Photos,2009
Workshop on Land Use & Global Warming Law for Environmental ActivistsToxics (RCRA CERCLA, TSCA, FIFRA, California Analogs)2008