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A trial attorney for more than 20 years, Paul Otten limits his practice to the area of personal injury and alternative dispute resolution.
He represents individuals and families who have suffered a significant
personal injury or the loss of a loved one; including those involved in
automobile collisions, work related accidents, medical malpractice
claims, slip and fall cases and dog attacks. Otten has achieved major
awards for his personal injury clients, both through negotiated
settlements and jury trials. Since the establishment of the Otten firm,
family law, criminal defense and alternative dispute resolution
practice areas have been added to the foundation in personal injury.

A native of northern Minnesota, Otten received his Doctor
of Jurisprudence degree from the William Mitchell College of Law, St.
Paul, Minn. Earlier he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of Minnesota, Duluth.

speaks regularly at professional seminars and continuing legal
education programs for attorneys. He has gained considerable
professional recognition, including his selection by his peers as a
Leading American Attorney. He has been named an Arbitrator for the
American Arbitration Association and an Arbitrator approved by the
Minnesota Supreme Court. Martindale-Hubbell awarded Otten its
highest rating.

in professional associations, Otten is a member of the American
Association for Justice, the Minnesota Association for Justice, the
Minnesota State Bar Association, the First Judicial District Bar
Association and the Dakota County Bar Association.

managing partner of Otten & Seymour is involved in numerous
community activities and has served on the board of directors of
several nonprofit organizations.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    27 years
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%



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Contact info

Otten Law Offices

12400 Portland Ave So.
Suite. 135
Burnsville, MN, 55337-6847


MNAuthorized to practice198807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Dakota County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
First Judicial District Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Minnesota Association for JusticeBoard of GovernorsN/A
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William Mitchell College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A