Otis Hayes III received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Studies from California State University, Northridge and his juris doctorate from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. After graduating from law school Otis started his own private practice assisting clients with entertainment and related contracts, landlord tenant disputes, consumer issues, bankruptcy, criminal law, lemon law, and civil litigation. Otis is licensed in the State of California as well as the United States Federal District Court for the Central District of California.

Prior to attending college and law school, Otis spent several years as a professional drummer, touring and recording with well-known recording artists. You may find Otis performing around town with his own jazz quartet or hear his music playing on radio stations worldwide.

Otis is a member of the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and volunteers his legal services at the Mesereau Free Legal Clinic in Inglewood. As an associate at Strategic Legal Practices, Otis focuses his practice on consumer protection.