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You should know that I was suspended for 30 days for, in essence, inconveniencing the court. I was found to have engaged in conduct that was deemed prejudicial to the administration of justice. That conduct consists of: (1) appearing by telephone without prior authorization of the Josephine County Court; (2) not answering the telephone call of the Josephine County Court because either the receptionist was using the bathroom at the time of the call or the office telephone system malfunctioned; (3) missing a court appearance in Josephine County because my calendaring clerk made a clerical error; and (4) the late filing of a motion to postpone a trial in Josephine County.  In my experience, Josephine County Oregon is a unique place. As a result of the suspension, I have changed the way that I handle my business. I have replaced the office telephone system and I personally attend to all of my calendaring needs. I no longer rely on any employee in any dealing with the Josephine County Court.    Commonly, lawyers are suspended for misconduct for an act of fraud, deceit, dishonesty, criminal conduct, or misrepresentation that reflects adversely on the lawyer's fitness to practice law. I was not suspended for anything like that. I hope that you will read my reviews and qualifications and conclude that I am worthy of your trust. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    22 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    22 years, 2 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

1555 E. McAndrews Rd.
Medford, OR, 97504


WAAdministrative Suspension199307/16/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension - Disciplinary
    issued in OR, 2013


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Peter’s comment: “I was suspended for, in essence, inconveniencing the Josephine County Court. The legal name for what I did was "to engage in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice." The conduct was as follows: (1) appearing by telephone for a court appearance without having called the Josephine Court court clerk in advance; (2) not knowing that the Josephine county court called my office; and (3) missing a Josephine County court appearance because of a clerical error made by my calendaring clerk.”

  2. Suspension Stayed, Probation
    issued in OR, 2010


    This means the attorney did something wrong and could have temporarily lost his or her license to practice law. Instead the Hearing Board placed the suspension on hold, monitoring the attorney’s behavior for a period of time.

    Peter’s comment: “I was sanctioned, in essence, because I failed to timely file a motion to postpone a trial in Josephine County. I had a trial set in Multnomah County that was delayed by that court which caused a scheduling conflict with a trial date in Josephine County. I called the Josephine Court and the prosecutor to tell them the need for a postponement but I would be unable to submit the written motion that day because I was in transit from Multnomah County. Court said not good enough.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Annual Premier DUI Defense SessionOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
Grad 1Trial Lawyers College2011
Mastering Scientific EvidenceNCDD/TCDLA2011
Forensic Chromatography IV: Theory and PracticeAmerican Chemical Society2011
Annual Summer Criminal Defense SessionOregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2011
Annual Summer Criminal Defense SessionOregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2010
NCDD summer session at Harvard LawNational College for DUI Defense2010
NCDD Summer Session at Harvard lawNational College for DUI Defense2009
NCDD Summer Session at Harvard LawNational College for DUI Defense2006
Intoxilyzer 8000 Operators CourseODOT2006
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI CasesNCDD2006
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI CasesNCDD2006
Drug Recognition Evaluation and Classification Student CourseNHTSA/IACP2006
Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor CourseNHTSA/IACP2005
NCDD Summer Session at Harvard LawNational College for DUI Defense2005
Intoxilyzer 5000 Operators CourseODOT2005
Graduate AwardNHTSA SFST Course2004
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI CasesNCDD2003
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWO CasesNCDD2002
NCDD Summer Session at Harvard LawNational College for DUI Defense2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCARINI and FRANCIS2010 - Present
Senior AttorneyPeter Carini P.C.1999 - 2010
Staff AttorneySouthern Oregon Public Defenders Office1994 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Untited States Court of Apeals for the Ninth CircuitMember2002 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseMember2001 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationLife Member1994 - Present
Jackson County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1993 - Present
Jackson County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2014 - 2015
Oregon State BarHouse of Delegates2012 - 2014
National College of DUI DefenseState Representative2001 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Oregon v. DriverFound Not Guilty by Jury
State of Oregon v. ZechAcquitted DUI, Disorderly Conduct and Harassment
State or Oregon v. BowersAcquitted by Jury of DUI
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Publication nameTitleDate
JCBALawyer Quick Guide to the Midnight Client Call2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Pace UniversityAccountingB.B.A.1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Annual DUI Defense ConferenceVoire Dire2015
NCDD Winter SeminarVoire Dire2015
The Annual OACDL Premier DUI Defense SeminarTrial Skills2014
Jackson County Inns of CourtVoire Dire2014
OCDLA DUII ConferenceHead Space Gas Chromatography2012
DUII Law for PoliceImplied Consent Searches2009
DUII Do's and Dont'sDUII Practice2009
Jackson County BarDUI2007
Oklahaoma DUI DefenseDrug Recognition Evaluations for DUI cases2005
Oregon DUII ConferenceDrug Recognition Evaluation - Fact or Fiction2004