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Max J Mizejewski

DUI and DWI Attorney at Eugene, OR

4.9   81 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2009
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About Max

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Most people agree that driving while you are high and/or drunk is not a good idea, but it is also a very common and sometimes difficult to avoid occurrence in America’s geographically dispersed car culture. Residents of Oregon should be aware that the state’s drunk driving laws are some of the toughest in the country, making DUII (Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants) an extremely serious offense. If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, contact our office.

    15 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Violent crime
    Experienced with felony and misdemeanor assault, strangulation, coercion, menacing and harassment including charges constituting domestic violence. We will identify defenses and work to protect your reputation and gun rights.

  3. Criminal defense
    Mr. Mizejewski defends clients against criminal charges. Mr. Mizejewski provides an aggressive defense against state and city prosecutors. Mr. Mizejewski believes everyone's rights should be protected, and everyone deserves the best possible defense. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you need to know your rights. We can defend you against your criminal charges, including: DUI Property Crimes Drug Crimes Violent Crimes All other felonies and misdemeanors

    15 years, 500 cases

  4. Expungement
    MJM Law Office is here to help you clean up your criminal record by expunging eligible offenses. When this process is complete the conviction will no longer show up on criminal background checks and can not be used against you in future cases.


Max Mizejewski is from Los Angeles and completed his undergraduate work at U.C. Berkeley. He graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland with an emphasis in environmental law. He served as an environmental planner and unit manager at the Oregon Department of Transportation for 10 years and then opened MJM Law Office, PC in 2009. Since 2009 Max has been focused primarily on DUI defense in Lane County and surrounding areas. Mr. Mizejewski served as editor of the DUII Notebook: A Comprehensive Guide to Your DUII Case 2020 edition. This 738 page document published by the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association is the legal authority used by attorneys statewide for defending DUI cases in Oregon. In addition to editing the notebook, Mr. Mizejewski co-authored 2 chapters: Chapter 10 Drug Recognition Experts & Cannabis which is a deep dive into the 2018 DRE manual used by law enforcement to prosecute controlled substance DUI cases and Chapter 2 You and Your Client which is about managing client relationships and best advocating for clients with drug and alcohol dependency issues. If you have been accused of DUI contact the attorney that wrote the book on it. In his spare time Max enjoys mountain biking, bird watching and exploring the nature of consciousness.


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Max J Mizejewski
101 East 14th Ave
Eugene, OR, 97401


4.9 / 5.0
  81 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2014
Prevented the worst decision I've ever made from ruining my life
In mid-2014, I made a horrible decision to drink and drive. I ran a red light and crashed my car into another vehicle carrying an elderly woman. Both her and I escaped with no injuries, something which I am immeasurably thankful for, but I knew in the aftermath that without a fast and competent response, I could easily end up in jail. Both cars were totaled, and I was booked as blowing a .2% BAC. Max was recommended to me by a couple friends/co-workers as being personable and capable, so I took their word for it and gave him a call. He did not judge me for what I had done, which I really appreciated, and we quickly worked out an approach that was suited to my situation. When it came time for court, Max was great about meeting up with me before my appearances, to make sure everything was in order and that i was comfortable with how things were preceding. I was quite worried, and with good reason. I ended up being charged with 3 criminal counts, and 3 traffic violations....I really expected I would spend time in jail. How he did it....I honestly have no idea, but Max managed to get me into diversion (removing the DUI), and to get the other 2 criminal counts dropped, in addition to 1 of the traffic violations. I cannot describe the feeling of relief I had leaving court that day, after many months of agonizing over whether or not I would end up with a record, or even losing my job. None of this would have been possible without Max's experience and specific attention to my case, I highly recommend him to anyone who lands themselves in a situation similar to mine. Thank you, Max -G
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Posted by That mountain biker guy | October 24, 2014
Defended my third DUII
I had received a DUII citation in the spring of '14. This being my potential third in 10 years I was facing a possible lifetime revocation of my ODL as well as at least a month jail time and multiple thousands in fines. Max took a look at my case and first fought the DMV and was able to get my lifetime revocation dropped to a one year suspension based on the way I was wrongly stopped. Max then proceeded to negotiate with the DA and through a thorough knowledge of the legal system and a keen eye for details was able to get me through this process with only 10 days road crew and the minimum allowed $1k fine. Max's representation of my case far and away exceeded my expectations. My life would have been significantly altered should this not gone the way it did.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2023
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Needed some help and defense against some charges , I contacted Max and he able to provide me some immediate peace just by the consult. Once things went forward , he was able to get me a plea that worked well for me . He brought me pease of mind and saved me more stress for me and my family . Thank you
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2023
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I made a really dumb decision driving under the influence long story short, my life was pretty much over. safe to say Max was my hero in this situation, if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be here super thankful. easy to work with and super understanding. Honestly the best lawyer out there. Super recommend
Posted by Darrin | October 3, 2022
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Max is very diligent and accurate. He is a no nonsense attorney. He told me directly about my case, my options, and recommended a course of action. Max doesn’t give you rhetoric. He gives very diligent, and thorough legal representation
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2022
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Outstanding outcome and guidance
Max and his team went above and beyond my expectations. I was facing 6-12 months in county jail and was able to convince the court to give me alternative sentence which let me keep my job and home. If it’s your first or third DUI Max is going to be your best advocate!!
Posted by Tyler | July 26, 2022
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Outstanding Attorney
Max was an amazing attorney for my case. Very thorough. Dotted every "i" and crossed every "t". Very impressed and recommend him most definitely!
Posted by Mykenze | June 29, 2022
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Max is the real deal. A 10/10 lawyer and guy
Max is the man. He got me an even better outcome than I even thought was possible and I’m so grateful for him and his dedication. He’s organized, strategic and represented me like the expert he is. You can tell it’s not just a job for him but that he genuinely cares about you and your outcome. I HIGHLY recommend him.
Posted by Benjamin | December 25, 2021
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When the judge tells you you’re lucky
Woke up this Christmas morning, thinking about who I could talk to about hiring an estate attorney to write up my will...I’m going to call Max. From start to finish of my case in 2015, I was in good hands. I only had to go to court once, and the judge said to me at sentencing, “I don’t know if you hired the right attorney, or what happened, but consider yourself lucky.” Good show Max!! Thanks for helping me get on with my life, as painlessly and efficiently as possible!
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2021
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Great Lawyer
In the Eugene area I don’t believe there is a better defense lawyer, especially against DUI. I made the poor decision of drinking and drinking. I received a DUI, reckless driving, and reckless endangerment. Mr. Mizejewski worked very hard to get both reckless charges down to a careless and he was able to get me on diversion program. Keep in mind it was recorded that my BAC was a .189%. No lawyer will respectfully represent and defend you like Mr. Mizejewski.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2021
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The man for the job!
Max was on point! He was fast to reply, easy to talk to, answered any questions, and took care of everything in a very efficient manner. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. He was able to get two of the three convictions dismissed, and now I can get my life back on track! I would highly recommend him to anyone. I plan on never needing another criminal justice attorney again, but if I do, I know who to call for the best results! Thanks Max!
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Posted by Justin | February 10, 2021
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5/5 Would Recommend
I am very thankful that I had found the right attorney to represent my case. Max Mizejewski at MJM Law Office is smart, professional, and delivers on progress. I can tell Max cares about his clients by the way he conducts himself and negotiates. Please take my review as a very high recommendation to hire MJM Law for your needs. I am so glad I did.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2020
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Competent, Timely, Informative, Effective
Max was very effective in our case - he was able to come in and negotiate a very reasonable result in a case that got elevated unexpectedly. Straight and timely communication throughout, cared about getting the best results for the client, and was very informative about the follow-through as well. He does care about his clients, that is clear to us.
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Posted by Sarah | March 2, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Max returned my calls right away, was always clear and compassionate with his advice, and was a reassuring and knowledgeable presence with me in court. He challenged my license suspension at a DMV hearing and was able to have the suspension revoked. Very grateful for his help in getting me into the DUII diversion program as well.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2020
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Professional and Uplifting
I would highly recommend working with Max through any size of ordeal you're faced with. We all encounter those times in life where we feel the weight of what we've been dealt; sometimes that results in making the worst decisions for our lives. Through my wake up call with a rough DUI, Max kept me afloat when I had hit rock bottom. He was sweet, compassionate and above all trustworthy. To work with someone as knowledgable, professional and humanizing as Max was a blessing throughout dark times.
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Posted by Patrick | September 10, 2019
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Max is competent, straightforward, and compassionate. We had an abbreviated timeline and Max got us the results we wanted.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2019
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Excellent with complicated cases
Mr. Mizejewski represented me on a DUII case which had several other related charges as well. He was very professional and his experience, combined with his familiarity with the prosecution led to an extremely favorable agreement. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again for criminal representation.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2019
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Incredibly solid, reliable, and thoughtful representation.
I was charged with a DUI, blew a .2 on a breathalyzer, and totaled another car. The case was not black and white and I was extremely scared and ached with regret. I am so grateful that I hired Max. All I had to do was show up, be honest with him, and he navigated the rest. It was my first (and, god-willing, my last) experience with the justice system and he was nothing but patient with my fear and questions, and a steadying presence throughout. Because of his help, I was able to enter diversion and stay out of jail. I can keep moving forward with my life and use my horrible mistake as impetus to grow.
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Posted by Shawn | June 24, 2019
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I was arrested for DUI's alcohol and cannabis. Blew .04 hadn't smoked for 24 hours. I called max the best decision I have ever made. We went to jury trial and was found not guilty of all charges. In my opinion max is the best DUI's attorney in the state. Give max a call and find out for yourself.
Posted by John | May 21, 2019
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I was arrested for DUI and speeding, while having a bac that was more than double the legal limit, and going speeds of double the posted speed limit. Not only was Mr. Mizejewski able to get me diversion, but he was very professional and also clear, down to earth, easy to talk to, and it really felt like he cared about helping me fix my mistakes. He is as much knowledgeable and professional as he is compassionate, empathetic, and real. Best experience I’ve had with an attorney, I highly recommend him for any DUI related charges.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • MJM Law Office
  • 2009 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Energy Trust of Oregon
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Environmental Manager
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • 1998 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • US Deparment of the Interior
  • 1996 - 1996
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  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • Bachelors
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • State of Oregon v. S.S.
  • Not guilty verdict (acquittal) of DUII alcohol and cannabis charge after 3 day jury trial with expert testimony.
  • State of Oregon v. C.F.
  • DUII and Manslaughter Not Guilty Jury Verdict (Acquittal) after 8 day jury trial exploring issues of DNA evidence, airbag control module data, accident reconstruction, bio-mechanics, neurology, memory, surveillance and proper investigation.
  • State of Oregon v. T.K.
  • Marijuana DUII resulting in Hung Jury after first jury trial, Acquittal after second jury trial
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  • Lane County Bar Association
  • Chair of Criminal Defense Committee
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best in Oregon
  • American Institute of DUI Attorneys
  • 2014


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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max has a wonderful understanding of substantive law. He is always up to date on changes in the law and how to best utilize them for his clients, a valuable skill."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Max because he is a "true believer.""
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max is very knowledgeable in his chosen specialty, and he is one of the attorneys that I will use as a sounding board when dealing with a unique issue. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max is a professional in every respect."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to refer a client with a criminal law issue to Max Mizejeski. He is very knowledgeable and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have gotten to know Max over several years. He is a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max is a hard working, caring, credible, and effective lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Mizejewski. Although his name is difficult to pronounce I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney in either criminal defense or family law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having previously worked in the same office suite as Max, I observed first hand his strong work ethic, extensive knowledge of the law and compassion for helping others. I highly recommend Max Mizejewski."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Max for more than 15 years, and in that time have found him to be thoughtful, thorough, creative, and caring -- characteristics you don't always find in an attorney. When faced with the complexities of a difficult Driving Under the Influence case, Max is who I turn to for advice and insight. I highly recommend him whenever possible."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Max while taking the Oregon State Bar examination. Since that time, Max has effectively assisted clients with criminal and family law matters. Practicing in the same legal community, I do not hesitate to refer clients to Max because I know they will receive competent legal advice."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"In the case Max and I litigated, he was professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to the interests of his client. I would recommend him for anyone seeking assistance with Criminal or Family law matters."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Mizejewski several times in the last few years and have been consistently impressed by his level of experience and advocacy for his clients as well as his ability to work with other lawyers to achieve collaborative results. He is not afraid to take on difficult and complex matters and finds ways to resolve them in ways which are beneficial to his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Max is a pleasure to work with on a case. He offers his clients aggressive yet compassionate representation and he is well regarded by our colleagues in the legal community for his professionalism. He also has a great sense of humor. I highly recommend him as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Professional and personable . . . a great attorney all around!"
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