Mark A. Otto was born in Iowa. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in 1979 and his law degree from Drake University in 1981.
Mark is engaged in the general practice of law including but not limited to estate planning, wills and probate, trusts and estates, real estate, taxation, corporate and business law.
Mark is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association (Board of Governors 1998-2004, Ways and Means Committee 2005, Real Estate and Title Law Section Council 2006-2009, and member of the Probate and Trust Law, Real Estate and Title Law and Taxation Sections). Mark is also a member of The Iowa State Bar Foundation and the Jasper County Bar Association. Mark was admitted to the State Bar of Iowa in 1982, the United States District Court Southern District of Iowa in 1982, the United States Tax Court in 1982, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in 1984 and the United States Supreme Court in 1985.
- Iowa State Bar Association
-- Member, Board of Governors, 1998-2004
-- Member, Section of Probate & Trust Law, Real Estate & Title Law, and Taxation
-- Member, Real Estate and Title Law Section Council 2006-2009; Section Chair 2008-2009; Legislative Advocacy Award 2009
-- Member, Ways and Means Committee 2005
- Jasper County Bar Association; President, 1996
- Iowa State Bar Foundation
- Jasper County Estate Planning Council; President, 1986 -1987
- Member, Grievance Commission of the Supreme Court of Iowa, 2006-2012
- Iowa Trust Association
- Iowa Title Guaranty Division of the Iowa Finance Authority