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Ryan James Otis

Ryan James Otis

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Defective and Dangerous Products, Wrongful Death, Motorcycle Accident, Slip and Fall Accident

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About Me

I recently joined The Buchta Law Offices after graduation from the
University of San Francisco, School of Law. During my time there, I
acquired valuable experience clerking for over two years at the
plaintiff personal injury firm of Hinton, Alfert & Sumner in Walnut


While at USF, I participated in the USF Criminal Law Clinic where
I represented indigent clients in criminal matters and successfully
achieved favorable outcomes for my clients. In addition to the Clinic,
I competed in the USF Advanced Moot Court: Advocate of the Year
Competition. I was also a staff member and survey author for the USF
Intellectual Property Law Bulletin.


Like my boss Mr. Buchta, I possess an engineering degree, having
graduated with High Honors in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara. Additionally, I served as the
Vice President for the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi.


I particularly enjoy working directly with my clients and
helping them achieve the best possible results. I also like the
litigation process and being in the courtroom.


My competitive edge comes in part from sports; I excelled at
football and rugby in high school as well as rugby in college.
Additionally, my hard work and determination enabled me to become
an Eagle Scout and Senior Patrol Leader (the highest position) in my troop.


In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, running, politics, and some TV.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Car Accidents: 45%
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 10%
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%



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Attorney Endorsements

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    I endorse Ryan Otis' work because he is a skilled advocate who really cares about his clients and their needs.


    Sophia Aslami Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

350 Frank H Ogawa Plz 4th Fl
Oakland, CA, 94612




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateThe Buchta Law Offices2009 - Present
Limited Scope Volunteer AttorneySan Francisco Housing Negotiation Project2009 - 2009
Law ClerkHinton, Alfert & Sumner2007 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of California, New Lawyer DivisionBoard Member2010 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar Association, Barristers/Young Lawyers SectionBoard Member2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJuris Doctor2008
University of California - Santa BarbaraMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2005