From August 26, 1939 to February 15, 1941 he was an advisor in the legal department of the Wehrmacht (WR), OKW , before becoming a legal advisor at Army Group Command A until April 15, 1941 . Lotter then worked again as a consultant in the legal department of the Wehrmacht (WR), OKW, until October 10, 1941. This was followed by activities as legal advisor at Army Group Command South (October 10, 1941 - July 9, 1942) and Army Group Command B (July 9, 1942 - October 1, 1942).
His first term as Reich war attorney at the Reich Court Martial (RKG) lasted from October 1, 1942 - December 30, 1943. The following months until March 20, 1944 he was Deputy Head of Legal Affairs of the Wehrmacht, after which he was reappointed as Reich War Attorney at the Reich Court Martial. Lotter was captured on May 8, 1945, the day of the German surrender , and was released again in 1947.
- October 1, 1942: Reich war attorney (corresponds to major general)
- April 1, 1945: General Judge (corresponds to Major General)
- Richter, Paul Emil, 1844-1918; Central Commission for Scientific Regional Studies of Germany: Literature of Regional and Folklore Studies of the German Empire. edited on behalf of the Central Commission for Scientific Regional Studies of Germany by Paul Emil Richter. In: Bibliotheca geographica Germaniae. Leipzig, W. Engelmann 1896, accessed on June 13, 2012 .
- General Judge Dr jur. Karl Lotter. Retrieved June 13, 2012 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German Reich war attorney|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 2, 1893|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zeulenroda|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 27, 1963|
|Place of death||Brunseck|