Law Office of Douglas W. Otto


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 Areas of Practice

Doug is a trial attorney with a private practice in Long Beach, California, emphasizing criminal defense, land use and administrative law. He has successfully tried over 120 jury trials to verdict. As a criminal defense attorney, he has handled cases in state and federal courts and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He has handled hundreds of Misdemeanors and Felonies and Post-Conviction matters including Appeals and Petitions for Habeas Corpus in state and federal courts.

Criminal Law including:

  • Assault and battery
  • Child abuse, physical and sexual
  • Child pornography
  • Controlled substances
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug crimes
  • DUI and DWI
  • Embezzlement
  • Environmental crimes
  • Financial crimes
  • Fraud
  • Grand theft
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Juvenile dependency
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Petty Theft
  • Rape
  • Sex crimes
  • Sexual abuse
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Violations of federal law
  • White collar crimes

Land Use including:

  • Administrative use permits
  • Business licensing
  • Community economic development
  • Conditional use permits
  • Environmental impact reports
  • Environmental litigation
  • Historic preservation
  • Land entitlements
  • Legalization of dwelling units
  • Local and regional permitting
  • Neighborhood organizations
  • Planning Commission hearings
  • Smart growth
  • Toxic waste litigation
  • Urban renewal
  • Zoning

Administrative Law including:

  • Bureau of Automotive Repair – licensing, regulation and litigation
  • Commission on Judicial Performance – representation of judicial officers
  • Department of Social Services – licensing, regulation and litigation
  • Homes for the Developmentally Disabled – licensing, regulation and litigation
  • Medical Board of California – licensing, regulation and litigation
  • Regional Centers for the Developmentally Disabled – licensing, regulation and litigation
  • Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center
  • Harbor Regional Center
  • Lanterman Regional Center
  • Orange County Regional Center
  • San Diego Regional Center
  • San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center
  • Various City Councils