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I proudly served as a U.S. Navy Jag Officer, defending those charged with violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for over 24 years. I have successfully defended many members throughout the United States and the world. My practice is divided between  military defense, and civilian criminal defense. Although based in San Diego, California I am available to defend a military member anywhere I am needed. In the last few years, I have traveled throughout California, Utah, New Mexico and Alaska in those endeavors. I am a former magistrate at the Miramar Naval Base Brig, and due to my continued practice, I know many of the judges and prosecutors throughout the San DIego area. While negotiating cases is a key part of the practice, I am always ready to go to trial on a case where I am retained. Please call if you would like a free consultation.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 58%
    37 years, 600 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 42%
    40 years, 1.2 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Scott Andrew Taylor

    When I was still on active duty, I worked on a case with Mr. carver that was a very sensitive sentencing hearing. He fought for our client and got a great result!


    Scott Taylor Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


    James Dicks Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1010 2nd Ave Ste 1000
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationThomas Jefferson School of Law2012
I.H.Prinzmetal AwardBeverley Hills Bar Association1975
California Acadmic Achievement ScholarshipState Of California1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyLaw Office Of Jeffrey W. Carver1996 - Present
Trial LawyerLaw Offices of Jeff Estes and Associates1989 - 1995
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of California At San Diego1987 - 1989
Trial AttorneyUnited States Navy, Office Of General Counsel, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command1985 - 1988
Adjunct ProfessorAdjunct Professor Of Law At University Of San Diego1985 - 1988
JAG Corps Defense AttorneyU.S.Navy1979 - 2003
Trial AttorneyPasadena-Pomona Legal Services Corporation1977 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2000 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v TurnerNot Guilty
U.S. v. M***Not Guilty of Attempt murder
U.S. v BaldwinClient ordered released
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Publication nameTitleDate
Beverley Hills Bar Association JournalDeterminate Sentencing In California1975
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State Polytechnic University, PomonaN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Pepperdine University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The "Science" Of FingerprintingFingerprints2012
Continuing Education of the BarMilitary Law Primer2012
Continuing Eduacation Of The BarMilitary Law Primer2012
How to Beat the Government out of a ConfessionConfessions2005