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Peter A. Mesich, Esq.


BA Philosophy, Minors in Business Administration and Psychology, Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island

Student Senator, NCAA collegiate wrestling, service fraternity founder and president, Dean's List multiple semesters.

MA Philosophy and Social Policy, The George Washington University in Washington DC

Philosophy Department Research Assistant

MSEL (Master of Studies in Environmental Law) Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont

Legal Clerk, The White House Council on Environmental Quality

Juris Doctorate, Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont

 Editor, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law

 Editor, Vermont Bar Journal

 Legal Internships- New Jersey Attorney General's Office, New Hampshire Office of State Planning, McNeill, Leddy & Sheahan


Litigation Associate, Naumann & Levine, San Diego, CA

Complex construction defect litigation, construction contracts, civil litigation


Land Use Planner, San Diego County Department of Public Works, Environmental Services Unit

Reviewed hundreds of grading permits for environmental, land use, and zoning compliance, drafted CEQA documents, advised mitigation measures, and advised final project approval.


Deputy City Attorney, San Diego City Attorney's Office Civil Division, Public Works Department, Transportation and Engineering Design Division (TEDD)

Analyzed, reviewed, negotiated and executed dozens of transportation contracts (many multi-million dollar) and presented projects to the San Diego City Council for approval.  

Notable San Diego projects facilitated includes the Bayshore Bikeway, La Jolla Boulevard improvements, Sea World promenade, and First Avenue bridge.

Advised city to declare emergency 11 days before Mount Soledad landslide.


Deputy City Attorney, San Diego City Attorney's Office Criminal Division, General Trial Unit

Issued, negotiated and prosecuted misdemeanor cases in San Diego Superior Court, was go-to DUI prosecutor, having never lost a DUI trial to verdict (15), was resident restitution hearing prosecutor (securing over $10,000 restitution for one victim), and handled dozens of court appearances in multiple specialty courts.


Civil Litigation and Trial Attorney, The Law Office of Peter A. Mesich, Esq.

Represented San Diegans in civil litigation cases, defended citizens charged with criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to federal embezzlement charges, always maintained room for pro-bono or sliding scale financially challenged clients, represented crime victims enforcing their Marsy's Law rights.

Litigation representation included state administrative hearings, pre-trial discovery and privacy motions, Superior Court trials to verdict, and appellate practice.

Strategized and executed comprehensive plan to shut down the illegally operating Covert Canyon shooting range in Alpine. 

Pete Mesich for City Attorney 2020
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