PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY & FOUNDER
Peter Laurence Carr, IV
PETER LAURENCE CARR, IV is the founder of PLC Law Group, APC. Mr. Carr dedicates his practice to civil rights, criminal defense and personal injury. He primarily focuses his practice on civil rights cases involving police brutality/excessive force and represents clients in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and Santa Monica as well as throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
Mr. Carr is a “Triple-Bruin.” In 2003, he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2007, he went on to receive a master’s degree and law degree from the joint degree program at University of California Los Angeles School of Law, in conjunction with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. While in law school, Mr. Carr specialized in the Critical Race Studies concentration that focuses on intersections of race and the law.
Following law school, Mr. Carr became licensed to practice law in California and has been a licensed attorney since 2008. Before founding PLC Law Group, he worked as an associate at two private California-based firms and was a founding partner of Sias | Carr, LLP.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Carr has litigated many significant cases against entities, including, but not limited to, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Indio Police Department, the Riverside Police Department, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, the San Diego Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Additionally, he has argued in the Court of Appeal which resulted in a published opinion in a landmark decision that extended civil rights protections to individuals that were subject to lawful arrests. (See Simmons v. Superior Court (2016) 7 Cal.App.5th 1113 [212 Cal.Rptr.3d 884]).
Mr. Carr is very active in his local community. He provides pro bono services to the FAME Legal Clinic and the National Action Network’s legal clinic. He also serves on panels for various community organizations, speaking on legal matters.