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Peter B Castleberry

Peter B Castleberry

also known as Pete Castleberry

About me

I am an attorney dedicated to criminal defense.

I understand that facing criminal charges is a frightening and stressful experience, not only for the person charged, but also for families and loved ones. Selecting the right lawyer is an important decision. You need a honest, loyal, and dependable advocate that will guide you through the criminal justice system, explain your options, provide sound legal advice, and aggressively fight for your liberty and protect your rights in a court of law. That is where I come in. I will LISTEN to your side of the story, INVESTIGATE the facts of the incident and the witnesses involved, ADVISE you of your legal rights and options for fighting back, and DEFEND you against the government in a court of law. 


My Background

Pete Castleberry graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark
Law School in Portland, Oregon. During law school, he concentrated on
criminal law and successfully earned the Certificate in Criminal Law and
Procedure. In his first year of law school, Pete was awarded the honor
of Best Oral Advocate in an oral argument competition amongst first-year
law students. He also worked as the Internet Editor and Submissions
Editor for Lewis & Clark Law Review, and was the Vice President of
the Public Interest Law Project. After graduation, Pete was selected as a
member of Lewis & Clark Law School’s prestigious Cornelius Honor
Society on the basis of superior scholarship, leadership, and
contributions to the law school community. While in law school, Pete
worked as a law clerk for the Oregon Federal Public Defenders Office in
Portland, Oregon, where he worked on a variety of federal criminal
cases. Pete also interned at the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office
in Portland, where he had the opportunity to handle many misdemeanor
criminal cases in Multnomah County. Currently, Pete is a founding partner with the law firm of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., a law firm dedicated to criminal defense.

Pete lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and dog. He enjoys sailing, cooking, playing music, and swimming.


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Practice areas

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

26 total 

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  • Mary A Sell

    Pete Castleberry is dedicated, intuitive, and intelligent. I highly recommend him.


    Mary Sell Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Peter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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Contact info

Castleberry & Elison, PC

815 2nd Avenue South
Suite 500
Portland, OR, 97204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate in Criminal Law and ProcedureLewis & Clark Law School2010
Cornelius Honor SocietyLewis & Clark Law School2010
Outsanding Oral AdvocacyLewis & Clark Law School2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCastleberry & Elison, P.C.2010 - Present
Legal InternMetropolitan Public Defender2009 - 2010
Law ClerkFederal Public Defender2008 - 2010
Volunteer ResearcherBlack Warrior River Keeper2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
NORML Legal CommitteeMember2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2010 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Lewis & Clark Law School Cornelius Honor SocietyMember2010 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Phi Beta Kappa Honor SocietyMember2006 - Present
Public Interest Law ProjectVice President2009 - 2010
Lewis & Clark Law ReviewInternet and Submissions Editor2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Assault and Strangulation - Not GuiltyNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
OCDLA Trial NotebookMistrials2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Colorado - BoulderPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
19th Annual Animal Law ConferenceStudent Careers and Animal Law2011