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

bail for a felony
June 11, 2024

Bail for a Felony Criminal Offense Just Became More Restrictive

Being arrested for any criminal offense is never a positive experience.  In Tennessee, two main genres of criminal offenses exist.  The first, is a Misdemeanor offense.  These offenses are typically considered less serious offenses (with some serious exceptions, of course).  […]

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underage drinking
May 11, 2024

Underage Consumption of Alcohol in Tennessee is more of a headache than you think.

As most folks should know, if you are under the age of 21 you are not allowed to consume alcohol in Tennessee (and all other states in the U.S.).  In fact, an underage person who has been drinking or is […]

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

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