Otis Felder has substantial trial and appellate experience in state and federal court, and has represented various London Market insurers in a variety of coverage disputes. From his role as a partner in a firm specializing in representing the cruise industry, Otis accepted a position managing litigation as in-house counsel for Princess Cruise and Cunard, focusing on crew and passenger cases. He acted as a 24-7 resource for legal advice to all departments, including ongoing ship operations in a variety of legal jurisdictions. He later was engaged as general counsel for a company forming various theme cruises involving commercial transactions in promoting well-known national brands.
Otis also served as a Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney, successfully prosecuting hundreds of criminal violations, from arraignment through jury trial. He clerked for the Honorable Wallace Douglass in the San Francisco Superior Court, Criminal Division while in law school, and subsequently took a year’s sabbatical to volunteer to try cases, achieving a 98 percent conviction rate. In addition to advocating on behalf of crime victims, Otis volunteered to train cadets with the Los Angeles Police Department at the Ahmanson Recruiting Center in testifying for various court proceedings. He also volunteered with the Valor Citation Clinics for Veterans program, most recently at the Midnight Mission. Otis works with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department in supporting its Threat Interdiction Unit (TIU) team in the annual Baker to Vegas relay.
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