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William Francis

DUI and DWI Attorney at Medford, OR

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    75%
    DUI defense includes representation of persons charged with felony, misdemeanor and administrative offenses of driving under the influence of controlled substances, prescription medications, marijuana, and alcohol.

    29 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Criminal defense is a practice that includes representation of clients charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses. Felony and misdemeanor charges are punishable by jail terms, fines, license suspensions, and loss of professional credentials.

    29 years

Trial attorney. DUII defense specialist.

William Francis is an Oregon trial attorney specializing in the defense of persons accused of major traffic crimes, including driving under the influence of controlled substances, prescription medications, marijuana, 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.

PROFESSIONAL AND BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

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.

ACADEMIC

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, Boston University

 

 

 

 

Location

William Francis, P.C.
915 W. 10th St.
Medford, OR, 97501

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Alex | October 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Gave me great advice!
William essentially gave me a free consultation over the phone and gave me great advice. He insisted to me that honesty is the best policy. Although I did not end up hiring William Francis, I took his great advice to my court appearance regarding a citation to do with a DUI from 7 years ago. The judge ended up dismissing my case! Anytime I get into any trouble again I will always call Will Francis first.
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Posted by Gene | September 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Francis represented me in way that made me feel like he was really on my side. There was absolutely no discussion of a plea bargain. He called me & let me know every step of the way, what was going on. I appeared in court once. I pled not guilty. Mr. Francis requested a trial on my behalf. He isn't easily intimidated in court, to say the least. He called several weeks before the trial & told me the DA had called him because the charges had been dismissed. OMG! It's been a few years now, but hiring this man was one of the best decisions of my life. Thank you, Sir!
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Response from William Francis October 19, 2022
Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my life
I caught myself in a situation and my career was on the line. As a healthcare professional, I felt like I was living in a nightmare and my life was over. I was charged with a DUI and in the healthcare industry, it is deeply frowned upon. I fell into a deep depression and William Francis was my savior. I called a few attorneys and William Francis was the only one that wanted to have an in person consultation. Upon meeting him, he treated me with the upmost respect and was compassionate towards my situation. I was given false information from another attorney who told me that the DMV hearing could not be in person due to the covid pandemic and only over the phone. William showed me in writing that everyone has the right to have an in person hearing regardless of the circumstances of the pandemic. He was able to save my driver's license and ability to drive. He walked me through the entire process and even checked up on me to make sure I was okay. I was an emotional wreck during this time and he truly cared about my well-being. After going through all of the evidence, he was able to dismiss my reckless driving charge and failure to perform duties as a driver. I agreed to go into the diversion program where I will not have a DUI conviction on my record. I am so grateful that my instinct to hire William Francis as an attorney gave me the best outcome of my case. I can not thank him enough for all that he did for me.
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Posted by Arnold | June 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowlegeable attorney
Be from Arizona and not knowing anyone in Jackson county I called Mr. Francis on a very busy court day for him but he returned my call after hours and spent over 30 minutes with me describing the legal process effecting my situation. As it turned out he was exactly right. The charges were dropped. Exactly what he predicted.I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
William Francis is an excellent attorney. He is very experienced and knowledgeable, patient, listened and answered every question that I asked. Was there at each court date and ready. Also explained every thing that he recommended and broke things down for me.
Posted by gary | September 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five stars and two thumbs up!! Excellent Lawyer.
I am a business owner and found myself in serious legal jeopardy with the possibility of jail time. This could have led to the loss of my business. I hired Mr William Francis to help me through the nightmare of the legal system. Mr Francis was there for me through the entire process. Start to finish. There is not enough space here for me to express the gratitude I have for William Francis. He is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate, non-judgemental, He is scrupulously honest. His fees are more than fair. He is extremely generous with his time and advice. His ethics are solid. It was always comforting, even empowering, knowing Bill had my back in Court. With Bill in my corner, I never gave up hope. Watching him handle my case it became apparent early on that Bill was an extremely skilled and passionate Lawyer. Hands down one of the best I have ever seen. He worked hard to resolve my case in a way that was fair and just. "Not Guilty" was not in the cards for me. Bill brokered a deal that kept me out of jail and on the job. I truly believe no other lawyer could have got me this outcome. I am 100% satisfied with the job William Francis did for me. My case was resolved two years ago. I've been contacted by Bill since then just to check on me and see how I am doing. What can I say, that is the kind of man Bill is. I still occcassionaly contact bill for legal advice. To me Bill is not just my "go to" Lawyer he has become a very good and trusted friend. If you need a Lawyer do yourself a favor and contact William Francis. Do not give up hope with Bill in your corner you have the best.
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Posted by Sam | July 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A well deserved positive reputation
I contacted William Francis to seek his help with a situation. he listened to me. Mr Francis understood my situation completely was very supportive and provided me with the information I needed to proceed. I told Mr. Francis I contacted him because of the positive reviews I read on Google. I complimented him for having such a good reputation and, based on my experience, he has a well deserved positive reputation.
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Posted by Tim | July 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best At What He Does
Very focused Knows all the players on the prosecutions side and has an amiable relationship with them Not adversarial Walks you thru the process and the options for your case Very down to earth and supportive of my emotional state
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2012
William Francis saved me!!
William Francis saved me!! I got my first DUI and was so scared! I knew I wouldn't get that much help from a public defender. I called Carini & Francis and they took my case. They were able to come up with a couple different ways to beat the charge and helped me understand my rights and the law! They worked hard on my case and if it were not for them I would have ended up having to take a plea deal and plead guilty. If you find yourself in the same situation call them, they will help you!! I'm glad I did!!!!
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Posted by Eric | October 20, 2011
The Best For Your Money
I was in serious trouble and in need of a professional. Bill Francis WAS that professional. A true gentleman with a profound knowledge of DUII law. I had multiple counts against me and was contemplating a long stretch of jail time, a public defender or some low budget attorney would have never given me the results that Bill did. He kept me calm, informed, and never hesitated to answer any questions or settle any doubts that I might have had. I will, by some sort of miracle and much to my surprise, get my license back, serve the extreme minimum amount of time at home and walk away from all of this feeling like I could have chosen no better attorney for my money. I have sincere gratitude for Bill Francis and his unfailing efforts in fighting for my rights and his knowledge of DUII law. I am forever in his debt. Eric A.
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Posted by Dave | May 14, 2011
If you care about your future, call Bill Francis
When you pay money for a lawyer, you want the best. When you choose Bill Francis, you get the best. He was extremely kind through a very difficult time, and we felt he was knowledgable in the judicial process. Some decisions in life aren't easy, choosing a lawyer shouldn't be one of them. Whatever led you to review lawyers means you're going through something less than ideal...Bill makes that situation as painless as possible. Thank you, Bill. Dave and Jill
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Posted by Keith | March 31, 2011
Prompted Help
Promptly returned my call, gave solid advice and helped me resolve my issue. I couldn't ask for more!
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2010
excellent attorney
Bill has been a great attorney and has assisted me whenever I needed him. He was readily available when I had questions no matter the time. He always answered my questions and if he didnt have the answers, he made sure to find them. Bill was always forthright with his information and even if it wasnt the answer i wanted, he made sure i had all of the information and choices to go along with that.
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Posted by Tish&Tammy | November 23, 2010
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr.Francis is an outstanding lawyer. He is powerful yet compassionate at the same time. He helped us not only legally but, emotionally and spiritually as well. He has a keen awareness of character. His insight into our situation was right on point. While we learn life's lessons , it is nice to know we have someone we can trust.
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Posted by diana | November 3, 2010
honest and comforting
Mr. Francis was very supportive and reassuring. His knowledge and understanding along with his strong personality made my experience so much less intimidating.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2010
Excellent Divorce Attorney
I asked a former colleague to refer me to a divorce attorney, who would work with me to achieve a fair and equitable settlement, with the least amount of pain for all involved. He suggested Mr. Francis. While my divorce is still in progress, Mr. Francis was able to secure the needed emergency relief on our first appearance in court. He asked pointed questions that brought out the facts of our situation without unduly injuring my spouse or myself. While he is moving toward a new focus in his practice, he continues to support me as I pass through this difficult time, providing me with consistent representation and ample legal advice. I don't always like what I hear, but he is always straight forward and objective. I am thankful to have found Mr. Francis and would whole heartedly recommend him!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Arbitrator
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2012 - Present
  • President
  • William Francis, PC
  • 1996 - Present
  • Candidate for Judge
  • Jackson County Circuit Court
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Vice President
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Trial Panelist
  • Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Executice Committee Member
  • Oregon State Bar Family Law Section
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Richardson, et al
  • 1994 - 1996
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Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Certificate in Dispute Resolution
  • 1993
  • University of Arizona
  • MA - Masters
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. ___
  • NOT GUILTY OF DUI
  • State v. ___
  • HUNG JURY
  • State v. ___
  • NOT GUILTY OF DUII
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Associations

  • Oregon State Bar, Disciplinary Board
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • State Delegate, Sustaining Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon Mock Trial Competition
  • Judge
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Executive Committee, Family Law Section, Oregon State Bar
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2005
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Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Completion: Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • Texas Criminal Defense Layers Association
  • 2014
  • Graduate, Summer Session, Convening at Harvard Law School
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Certification: Drug Recognition Evaluator
  • Platt and Associates
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Completion: DWI Means Defend with Integrity
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Graduate, Summer Session, Convening at Harvard Law School
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Completion: DWI Means Defend with Integrity
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Graduate, Summer Session, Convening at Harvard Law School
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • Certification: Police Field Sobriety Testing, Orange County, CA
  • LaPier and Associates
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Completion: DWI Means Defend with Integrity
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Admitted to Practice
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Sunrise with Craig
  • Judges and Politics
  • 2014
  • 2014 Primary Candidates' Forum
  • The Judicial Candidates
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse William
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as a highly respected and skillful advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The lawyers in this firm are the ones to seek for all your criminal defense needs. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bill Francis. I have known Bill for several years; he is an advocate for justice in the Court room. Bill brings his vast knowledge and incredible trial skills to Court on a daily basis. If you need a great lawyer look no further than Bill Francis."
Family Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've seen Mr. Francis in court. When his client has a strong case, he is understated and respectful. He doesn't score points for their own sake, but saves his ammunition in case the opposing attorney makes a false statement or otherwise blunders into his sights. Mr. Francis is one of the few attorneys who can use the opposing attorney to build and win his case. He is capable of sublime and masterful performance. Mr. Francis is even more impressive when his client has a weak case. He graciously concedes exactly what is necessary, nothing more. If the opposing attorney tries to take undue advantage, Mr. Francis exposes the foolishness for all to see. This is more than style, intelligence, experience and precision. Mr. Francis understands human nature and brings out the best in judge and jury for the benefit of his clients. Best of all, being comfortable and accomplished in court allows him to settle cases, when appropriate, from a position of strength. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In my experience in dealing with Mr. Francis, as an adversary and co-counsel, Mr. Francis has been a diligent, thorough, knowledgeable, well prepared and zealous advocate and compassionate counselor for his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Francis is the lawyer that I refer my valuable clients to when they need help with a dissolution or any other family law matter. He is a great listener and my clients have all reported back to me that they were extremely impressed with the results he was able to obtain for them. He is extremely intelligent, calm, and caring. Judges is Jackson County hold him in high regard. These are just a few of the reasons that you cannot go wrong having Mr. Francis is your corner."
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