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Rebecca Jean Otey

Criminal defense Attorney at Bristol, VT

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also known as Rebecca J. Otey, OPLaw, L.L.P.


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Rebecca's legal experience crisscrosses the country and reads like an adventure novel. From her start as a public defender trying felony cases in Miami, Florida, to serving her country in the U.S. Air Force, to protecting her community as a domestic and sexual violence criminal prosecutor in Addison County, Rebecca's wealth of legal experience has prepared her for any legal need her clients might have.

Rebecca was born on Yokota Air Force Base in Japan and subsequently moved frequently in her childhood. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, SD in 1998. Rebecca earned a B.S.B.A. in International Business from Drake University in 2001 and her Juris Doctorate from University of Iowa College of Law in 2004.

During law school, Rebecca studied European Union law in the south of France and British common law in London with a British Barrister. After graduating from law school, Rebecca joined the Miami, Florida Public Defenders' Office, gaining valuable criminal defense and trial experience in a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony cases for indigent defendants. She then joined a private criminal defense firm in Coral Gables, Florida, continuing her criminal defense practice and experience.

In 2007, Rebecca felt the call to serve her country and joined the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate General. While stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, Rebecca rose through the ranks while broadening her legal skills and experience helping military personnel with their legal issues. During her active duty tour Rebecca wrote wills and counseled airman about their estates, worked in labor law, civil litigation and continued to expand her trial experience in criminal defense. Still a major in the Air Force reserves, Rebecca continues to serve her country and assist the men and women of the Air Force as appellate defense counsel, reporting to her duty station in Washington, D.C.

In 2012, Rebecca and her husband moved back to Vermont with plans to stay and raise their two children. Rebecca joined the Addison County State's Attorney's Office as the domestic and sexual violence prosecutor under a federal grant. For two years, Rebecca prosecuted domestic batterers and sexual predators, obtaining countless guilty pleas and no less than two guilty verdicts from trial juries.

At home, Rebecca enjoys her time with her husband and children on their hobby farm, raising chickens and ducks, along with a cat, a dog, and a horse the whole family is learning to ride.

Licensed for 17 years
State VT
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/29/2023
State FL
Status Inactive
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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OPLaw, L.L.C.
25 Moutnainview Street, Suite E
Bristol, VT, 05443

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • OPLaw, L.L.P.
  • 2018 - Present
  • JAG
  • United State Air Force (Reserves)
  • 2012 - Present
  • Deputy State's Attorney
  • Addison County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Owner
  • Rebecca J. Otey Attorney at Law LLC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • JAG
  • United States Air Force (Active Duty)
  • 2008 - 2012
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Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD
  • 2004
  • Drake University
  • BSBA
  • 2001

Associations

  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rebecca's wealth of legal experience on both sides of criminal law gives her excellent insight that she uses to get the best resolution for her clients. She's tough, smart, determined, and willing to put in the time to work hard for her clients, no matter the legal issue."
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Bristol Criminal defense Lawyer Rebecca Jean Otey
Rebecca Jean Otey
Criminal defense Attorney
Bristol, VT
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation