CARINI & FRANCIS
William Francis has been a trial lawyer since 1994. practice is devoted to the defense of persons accused of driving under the influence of a prescription medication, a controlled substance or alcohol (DUI or DUII). He also accepts a limited number of family law cases involving divorce, custody, support and property. He is a founding partner of the law firm of Carini & Francis. He advocates for his clients at hearings and in trials throughout Oregon and appears regularly in circuit courts in Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Curry and Douglas counties.
In March 2014, William Francis completed an advanced legal education program, Mastering Scientific Evidence, sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, convening in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a graduate of the National College for DUI Defense, convening at Harvard Law School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has also received continuing legal education at combined conferences of National College for DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He completed advanced police certification training in drug recognition (DRE) protocols in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2013. He completed specialized police training in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and International Association of Chiefs of Police-approved curriculum for DUI – DUII Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, in Los Angeles, California, in 2011.
William Francis is a board Member of the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board. He is a former Board Member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar, Jackson / Josephine County Local Professional Responsibility Committee. He is a former Board Member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section.
William Francis has been admitted to practice before United States District Court, District of Oregon, and all state courts in Oregon. He is a member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar, the National College for DUI Defense, the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Jackson County Bar Association and the American Inns of Court. He has been appointed as an Arbitrator by the Oregon State Bar. He is also a trained mediator, having been awarded a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Willamette University College of Law.
In February 2014, William Francis was a candidate for Circuit Court Judge in Jackson County.
William Francis holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Willamette University College of Law and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Arizona. He completed undergraduate studies at Suffolk University and Boston University.