I have a diverse background in various areas of law that give me a broad, thorough legal base to provide quality services to my clients. I am aggressive but polite, and firm but compassionate.
Criminally, I prosecuted misdemeanors for the City of San Diego with multiple trials and a winning record. I never lost a DUI jury trial verdict for the City. My responsibilities include reviewing thousands of cases (DUI and misdemeanor) to determine if the City should prosecute or not. Now, you can put this former prosecutor experience to work for you.
First, I can analyze a case as a prosecutor, and clearly identify how they will view the facts. This means I can also identify what they are likely to overlook, or any weaknesses that can be exploited. Second, I know the prosecution procedures from the inside. From a strategic perspective, this provides me a chance to act before they do, or adjust the litigation timeline to my client's benefit. Third, I know what will best produce judicious results for my clients in negotiations. I know how to present factors or evidence to them in the most palatable, favorable light as they see it. Lastly, there is professional respect from having done their job: we are opposing counsel and viciously fight for our client's best interests, but it can be done with civility and decorum.
My civil work for the City of San Diego includes reprsenting the Transportation and Engineering Design Division (TEDD) in the Engineering and Capital Projects Department. TEDD handled transportation construction contracts and amendments in the City. I handled dozens of contracts and amendments from initial review to City Council ratificaiton, including drafting City Council resolutions and ordinances. Although I kept a low profile, I worked on some of the highest profile and controversial projects in recent City history. Now, I offer my clients inside knowledge of City contracting procedures to either negotiate a resolution, or recommend an efficient course of action.
For the County of San Diego, I reviewed all projects requiring grading over 200 square yards for environmental law compliance- from driveways or tennis courts to multi-million dollar developments. My knowledge of municipal development or permit approval is available to clients to help facilitate project approval, or negotiate mitigation requirements.
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Peter used to work for the prosecution and has great experience as a trial attorney. He is very, very well-versed in how the system works and truly understands how to approach, prepare, and represent each case. Definitely a guy you want on your side. And to boot, heâ€™s great with responding to emails and callsâ€”something most lawyers push to the side. Within minutes, youâ€™ll understand Peter knows his material and cares about his clients.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Instructor, Standardized FST Administration||La Pier per National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration and International Association of Chiefs of Police||2012|
|Qualified Standardized FST Administration||LaPier per National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration and International Association of Chiefs of Police||2011|
|Instructor Qualified Standardized FST||LaPier per National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration and International Association of Chiefs of Police||2011|
|Public Service Award||County of San Diego||2005|
|Honoree||Who's Who in American Colleges and Universties||1993|
|Most Improved||Roger Williams University- NCAA Div. III Intercollegiate Wrestling||1992|
|Owner||The Law Office of Peter A. Mesich, Esq.||2010 - Present|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||City of San Diego, Criminal Division||2007 - 2010|
|Deputy General Counsel||City of San Diego||2006 - 2007|
|Legal Land Use Planner||County of San Diego||2005 - 2006|
|Litigation Associate||Naumann & Levine||2004 - 2005|
|Associate||Briggs Law Corporation||2003 - 2004|
|Principal||Peter Mesich, Sole Practitioner||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Public Interest Advocacy Clinic||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (San Diego chapter)||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2011 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|San Diego Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2002 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|TEP Public Service Group||President||1992 - 1993|
|Harvard United Nations||President||1991 - 1992|
|.11 DUI with prior stopped at sobriety checkpoint||No prior, wet reckless reduction, no custody|
|DUI (with prior), Hit and Run, on DUI Probation||All charges dismissed|
|DUI with Prior, .15 BAC||No custody, no public work service|
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|San Diego Free Press||County Wants to Charge Alpine Residents $1600 to Oppose Covert Canyon Private Military Training Camp||2015|
|Vermont Law School Forum||The Sybilline Pages||2001|
|Vermont Law School Forum||What's Behind "Take Back Vermont"||2000|
|New Hampshire Municipal Law Lecture Series||Innovative Land Use Techniques||1990|
|Vermont Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Vermont Law School||Law||MA - Masters||1998|
|George Washington University||Public Policy||MA - Masters||1996|
|Roger Williams University||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|