Trial Lawyers
Since 1881

Medical Malpractice

General Liability



Obtaining results for
our Clients for 140+ years


Hands-On Personal Touch

& Federal

State & Federal Courts

The Otjen Advantage

Experienced Insurance/Civil Defense Attorneys

Aggressive, Experienced Trial Attorneys

Work Directly with Your Attorney

No Outsourcing or Case Hand-Off

Point A – Point B Approach- Most Expeditious
Way Out of the Case

Admitted In Both State & Federal Courts


Defense Lawyers

The Otjen Law Firm has extensive experience handling all facets of the litigation process including jury trials, bench trials, and settlement negotiations in both state and federal courts. The Otjen scope of experience includes devising case strategy, managing discovery, drafting dispositive motions and briefs, conducting depositions. Otjen represents clients at hearings, mediations, and arbitrations. Otjen Law Firm has vast experience in selecting expert witnesses, taking cases to trial, winning jury and bench trial verdicts, and negotiating favorable settlements. We look at legal issues from multiple angles, develop effective legal strategies, and resolve legal matters consistent with a client’s strategic objectives.


Theobald was born to German immigrants John Conrad and Dorothea (Schreiner) Otjen, in west China township in St. Clair County, Michigan and attended the Marine City Academy and a private school in Detroit. Theobald was employed as foreman in the rolling mill of the Milwaukee Iron Co. in Milwaukee 1870–1872. He graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor on March 25, 1875. Theobald was admitted to the bar at Ann Arbor in 1875 and commenced practice in Detroit, Michigan. Theobald founded the Otjen law firm in 1881. Theobald served as a member of the common council of Milwaukee 1887–1894. Otjen also served as a trustee of the Milwaukee Public Library 1887–1891, and a trustee of the public museum 1891–1894.