Our Team at Otto & Steiner Law, S.C.
ALYSSA CARLSON- OFFICE MANAGER
While completing her Associate of Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology, Alyssa found the legal field a bit more interesting and was soon hired at Otto & Steiner as a legal assistant. Soon after her career started at Otto & Steiner, Alyssa was promoted to a paralegal in January 2021. She relies on her 15 years of customer experience and three years of leader experience to help Otto & Steiner’s clients who are going through unfamiliar situations. Alyssa enjoys the close knit team at Otto & Steiner and appreciates all the hard work they for their clients.
Alyssa has a 7-year old dog named Pugsley who keeps her quiet busy. She also finds time for crafting, reading, playing games and spending time with her family, friends and fiancé Fred.
ROBIN WEST- paralegal
Robin completed her Associates degree in Paralegal Studies from Chippewa Valley Technical College in 2020. This American Bar Association Accredited program has provided the foundation for which Robin applies her knowledge and experience in helping clients at Otto & Steiner. She uses her previous customer service and management experience to communicate with the clients about every aspect of their case and to ensure them that they are being well taken care of during this stressful event in their lives.
Since the company takes great care of their employees, Robin believes that this is representative of how Otto & Steiner also treats their clients by putting their client’s interests first.
Robin’s free time is spent with her husband Ben, their four children, 2 boys and 2 girls, a St. Bernard and other pets. She is also a board member and volunteer for a mental health coalition support group in her county. Robin also likes to organize local fundraisers and charity events for various causes in her community. The family loves the outdoors and enjoys hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers, snowmobiles, sledding and camping.
Arden York - Paralegal
Arden brings their passion for the law and helping people to everything they do at the firm.
They believe everyone deserves vigorous representation, whether they are going through a divorce or facing felony charges. It is this belief that puts them in lockstep with the principles of teamwork and compassion embodied at Otto & Steiner Law, S.C. They appreciate being part of a firm that enthusiastically collaborates to ensure each client has the very best legal counsel.
For Arden, the most rewarding aspect of their work is when a client feels they are receiving the zealous representation they deserve. Lessening the anxiety and stress inherent to legal challenges is an integral part of their work as a paralegal. They continue to hone their skills as a senior philosophy major at the University of Baltimore.
Prior to joining Otto & Steiner Law, S.C., they worked in Baltimore’s Federal Public Defender’s Office. This experience has helped them develop a well-tested and resilient predisposition for helping clients walk through difficult, life-changing legal procedures.
When not working or studying, Arden enjoys being a newlywed with Sara. They also appreciate reading, writing, running, and spending time outdoors.
OLIVIA WILLIAMS – PARALEGAL
Olivia Williams was drawn to family law because of its personal touch. She is fulfilled by helping people through difficult times. By working hard, she shows her appreciation to our clients. She is pleased that they chose and trusted us to help with their needs.
For Ms. Williams, collaboration is the best way to get things done. With our firm, she has found a team that works together. Each member feels free to ask for input from another, and everyone is happy to help. Olivia appreciates the combined experience of a team, knowing that years of knowledge go beyond the individual.
Ms. Williams’s dedication to her work shows. She enters the right headspace to tackle difficult tasks, assuming her role in each case. We are always impressed to see her put in the time and effort needed to get things done correctly.
Liz Templen - Paralegal
Liz grew up looking up to her grandmother who inspired her to go into law. She graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College in 2021 with a degree in Paralegal and Legal Studies. She originally joined Otto & Steiner Law, S.C. as an intern. Liz is currently studying for her bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies and plans to attend Law School afterward.
She found her passion for family law since joining the firm and she loves supporting people during some of the toughest times of their lives. Liz appreciates how the small staff at Otto & Steiner Law, S.C. helps focus on teamwork and build close connections between paralegals and attorneys.
As a paralegal, Liz works on a variety of cases, including divorce, custody, guardianships, and adoptions. She is always looking for growth opportunities to better help clients achieve their goals. Liz usually handles day-to-day interactions with clients. Compassion and communication are central to her approach.
When not at the office, Liz spends time with her daughter Ryder, her boyfriend Brock, and her cat Georgia. She enjoys reading personal growth books and working on DIY projects for her home.