Attorney - Lauren Otto

Lauren Otto, a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, has been a practicing attorney since 2009. During that time, she has served as a Judicial Law Clerk, practiced law, and served as a Special Prosecutor at the Chippewa County District Attorney’s Office. In 2011, Lauren opened Otto Law Office LLC so she could cultivate relationships with each of her clients, building one of the premier law firms in the Chippewa Valley.   Lauren focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning and Family Law.

In her personal life, Lauren is married to Nate and has two children, Grant and Rowan. She enjoys running half-marathons, canoeing, and other outdoor activities. During the summer months, Lauren focuses on gardening, including planting both perennial flowers and vegetables.

A Message from Lauren
“I became a lawyer because I love working with people and I enjoy guiding my clients through their unique legal situations. Every case presents a new puzzle to be solved and I welcome the challenge.”


Attorney - Erwin "Erv" Steiner

Attorney Erwin (“Erv”) Steiner has been practicing law in the Chippewa Valley for over 45 years and has deep roots in this community. He is also an associate professor emeritus in Business Law at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In his many years of experience, he has served clients in a wide variety of areas of the law. Currently, he focuses his practice in the following areas: Business and Corporate, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, and Construction Law. He has written course instruction manuals used to educate other lawyers in the areas of Construction Law, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, and Federal Civil Procedure.

Erv is married to Kristine Steiner and they have two adult children and two grandchildren. He enjoys spending time at his cabin near Hayward, collecting cars and antique cameras, and practicing law.

A Message from Erv
“One friend is not enough, and one enemy is too many. Just be nice and you can avoid most problems.” 

Proudly Serving Western Wisconsin

We are pleased to serve clients throughout Western Wisconsin, including the following counties: Eau Claire, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Buffalo, Barron, Clark, Jackson, Pierce, Rusk, and Trempealeau.

Client Testimonials

“I hired Mrs. Otto in regards to obtaining custody of my two children. She made the best of an unfortunate situation and understood my need to put the well-being of my children first. Her extensive knowledge of family law eased my anxiety about the tough legal process ahead! Her experience in the courtroom gave me confidence that we would be successful. Mrs. Otto gave me clear advice about how to proceed with my case without using confusing legalese. Thanks to her council, I am now happy to have placement and custody of my son and daughter. I can rest better at night knowing that their needs are needs are being met.  I thank Mrs. Otto for being my best asset in my fight for them!!!! You're the best!!!!”  2013 Family Client

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