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William Francis

About William Francis

About me

Trial attorney. DUII defense specialist. Founding partner of Carini & Francis.

William Francis is an Oregon trial attorney specializing in the defense of persons accused of major traffic crimes, including driving under the influence of prescription medications, controlled substances and alcohol (DUI or DUII).

Admitted to practice before the United States District Court, District of Oregon, and all state courts in Oregon. In private practice since 1994.


Oregon State Bar, National College for DUI Defense, Jackson County Bar Association, American Inns of Court. Disciplinary Board Member, Oregon State Bar, Arbitrator, Oregon State Bar.


Mastering Scientific Evidence, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana

Graduate, National College for DUI Defense, convening at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Certificate of Completions, combined conferences of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Las Vegas, Nevada

Police certification training in drug recognition expert (DRE) protocols, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Certificate of Completion, approved curriculum for DUI – DUII Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and International Association of Chiefs of Police, Los Angeles, California

Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Willamette University College of Law

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Willamette University College of Law

Master of Arts, University of Arizona

Undergraduate, Suffolk University, Boston University