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The Stotter Family Law Collection

This guide is an overview of the collection donated by Lawrence Stotter '58, a nationally renowned trial lawyer, to Moritz in 2006.

About Lawrence H. Stotter

Lawrence H. Stotter was born on September 24, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio. After serving in the Korean War, he attended The Ohio State University on the GI Bill. Stotter graduated in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. During his undergraduate years, he was a member of the Bucket and Dipper, the Commerce College Council, Delta Sigma Rho, the Forensic Society (Vice President), the Junior Class Cabinet, the Men's Honorary Advisory Committee, Sailing Club (Treasurer), Student Court, and the Union Activities. 

Stotter then attended law school at The Ohio State University College of Law, graduating in 1958. During law school, he was a member of the Junior Class Cabinet (Vice President), the Law Journal (Associate Editor), Moot Court (Associate Justice), Phi Delta Phi, and the Student Bar Association.

After graduating, Stotter was admitted to the California bar in 1959, where he went on to practice. Stotter would later become a nationally renowned trial lawyer, specializing in family law litigation. His many honors and appointments include being: Member of the National Council on Family Relations; Delegate of the Hague Conference on Private International Law; Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco; Vice Chairman, Chairman, and Advisor of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California; Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association; and first editor-in-chief of the section's magazine, Family Advocate. 

In 2006, Lawrence Stotter generously donated his collection of approximately 200 rare and historical books and manuscripts relating to women and the law and family and domestic law to The Ohio State University Moritz Law Library.

Selected Bibliography


Archived Images

Stotter receives the Illi-buck from the president of Sachem, junior men's honorary at the University of Illinois.