Our Firm

Steven Oberman


Steve Oberman, the managing partner of Oberman & Rice, was the first lawyer in Tennessee to be certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense. (NCDD). Steve’s accomplishments in the area of DUI Defense include featured lectures, prestigious awards and 2 DUI textbooks.

Sara Compher-Rice


Sara Compher-Rice, a named partner in the law firm, focuses her practice on those accused of crimes across the State of Tennessee. Sara has also been recognized for her accomplishments as a DUI defense attorney and often lectures on topics related to driving under the influence. She is proud to have served the Tennessee Criminal Defense community as a Past President of the largest criminal defense organization in the state, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“TACDL”). Click here to read more about Sara Compher-Rice and her qualifications.

Arrin “A.Z.” Zadeh


Arrin “A.Z.” Zadeh, a partner at Oberman & Rice, served many years as an Assistant Public Defender for Knox County, Tennessee. During his tenure, he represented clients charged with everything from serious felony offenses to traffic tickets. In his final years of public service, AZ was assigned to the DUI Division of Knox County, TN Sessions Court where he successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with both misdemeanor and felony offenses of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Since joining Oberman & Rice, AZ has undergone advanced training in both Field Sobriety Testing and Drug Evaluation and Classification (a/k/a DRE). He looks forward to helping you. Click here to read more about Arrin “A.Z.” Zadeh.

Featured Posts

April 12, 2024

New DUI Law Alert–Work Release Requirement Update

The Tennessee Legislature passed several new laws that became effective on January 1, 2024.  One DUI related law involves the Tennessee Work Release Program.  Work release is a form of probation that may be used, in certain circumstances, after a person has […]

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April 08, 2024

Reinstating Your Tennessee Driver’s License

If the Tennessee Dept. of Safety and Homeland Security has suspended or revoked your driver’s license, you are not allowed to drive again until you have obtained a valid driver’s license. This means that you cannot reuse your old driver’s […]

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Tennesee Sobriety Checkpoints
March 27, 2024

Tennessee Highway Patrol Traffic Enforcement and Sobriety Checkpoints

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has planned several Sobriety Checkpoints (also commonly referred to as a “DUI Roadblocks”) throughout this spring in East Tennessee.  Motorists in Campbell County can expect a DUI Roadblock on March 29, 2024 on State Route 116 at […]

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Oberman & Rice
550 Main Street
Suite 730
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone Number
(865) 249-7200
(865) 540-1696 (fax)

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