Steve Oberman’s Resume

STEVEN OBERMAN
Attorney at Law
550 Main Street, Suite 730
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Phone: (865) 249-7200
Fax: (865) 540-1696
Website: www.tndui.com
E-mail: oberman@tndui.com

Current through June 21, 2019

CURRICULUM VITAE

LEGAL EDUCATION & SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION

  • UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW, Knoxville, Tennessee
    Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1980
  • Board Certified as a Specialist in DUI Defense Law by the National College for DUI Defense, 1999

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Auburn, Alabama
    Bachelor of Arts, 1977

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U. S. Supreme Court (1985)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court (1980)
  • Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals (1980)
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals (1980)
  • U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee (1980)
  • U. S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1981)
  • U. S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (1983)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Association for Justice (1980 – Present)
  • Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee, Incorporated; Board of Directors
    (1993 – 2000); Vice President (1994 – 1998); President (1998 – 2000)
  • Knoxville Bar Association (1980 – 2006); Co-Chair Judicial Committee (1997 – 2001)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1982 – Present); Chair or Co-Chair, DUI Committee (1995 – Present)
  • National College for DUI Defense, Inc.; Fellow (2010-Present); Dean (2009-10); Board of Regents (1999 – 2011); Founding Member
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1980 – 2006); Board of Directors (1983 – 1989)

LEGAL RELATED EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 2010 – Present
    Oberman & Rice
    Trial Lawyers
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 2008 – 2010
    The Oberman Law Firm
    Trial Lawyers
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1986 – 2008
    Daniel & Oberman
    An Association of Trial Attorneys
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1996 – Present
    Adjunct Professor
    University of Tennessee College of Law
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1993 – 1995
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    University of Tennessee College of Law
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1983 – 1985
    Daniel, Claiborne, Oberman & Buuck
    Attorneys at Law
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1981 – 1983
    Daniel, Claiborne & Lewallen
    Attorneys at Law
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1980 – 1981
    Daniel, Duncan & Claiborne
    Attorneys at Law
    Knoxville, Tennessee

BOOKS

  • Oberman, Steven, DUI: The Crime and Consequences in Tennessee. New edition published annually since 2002 by Thomson Reuters (formerly West Publishing).
  • Oberman, Steven, DUI: The Crime and Consequences in Tennessee, copyrighted 1991 by The Harrison Publishing Company. Supplemented annually through 1996; Second Edition, 1997, supplemented annually through 2001.
  • Taylor, Lawrence and Oberman, Steven, Drunk Driving Defense, Eighth Edition, 2016, published by Wolters Kluwer Publishers, Inc., supplemented annually.
  • Taylor, Lawrence and Oberman, Steven, Drunk Driving Defense, Seventh Edition, 2010, published by Wolters Kluwer Publishers, Inc., supplemented annually.
  • Taylor, Lawrence and Oberman, Steven, Drunk Driving Defense, Sixth Edition, 2005, published by Aspen Publishers, Inc., supplemented annually.
  • Taylor, Lawrence and Oberman, Steven, Drunk Driving Defense, Fifth Edition, 2003-04 supplements, published by Aspen Publishers, Inc.
  • Oberman, Steven and Compher-Rice, Sara, Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication: Preparation, Strategy and the Law, in Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012 Edition, pp. 7-30 (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore).

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (in reverse chronological order)

  • Oberman, Steven, The Ethical Use of Technology: Protecting You and Your Clients,, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), April 2019 (featured cover article).
  • Oberman, Steven, Beware Driving Under the Influence of Prescribed Medication, Greater Knoxville Business Journal (published by the Knoxville News Sentinel), October 2016.
  • Oberman, Steven, Blood or Breath in Birchfield: The Supreme Court Draws a Critical Distinction, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), July 2016.
  • Murphy, Doug and Oberman, Steven, Defending Boating While Intoxicated Cases, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), July 2015.
  • Compher-Rice, Sara and Oberman, Steven, Investigating the DUI Case: Things to Do, Places to Go, People to See, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), March 2009.
  • Compher-Rice, Sara and Oberman, Steven, Have You Told Your DUI Client . . . ?, Dicta (published by the Knoxville Bar Association), April 2008.
  • Oberman, Steven and Compher-Rice, Sara, The Standardized Field Sobriety Test Validation Myth, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), June 2006.
  • Hlastala, Michael P., Ph.D., Polissar, Nayak, Ph.D., and Oberman, Steven, Statistical Evaluation of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Journal of Forensic Sciences, May 2005.
  • Kapsack, Bruce and Oberman, Steven, Crawford v. Washington: [The] DUI Defense Practitioner’s Perspective, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), September/October 2004.
  • Oberman, Steven, Cross-Examination of the State’s Blood Test Expert, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), December 2001.
  • Oberman, Steven, Drunk or Drowsy? How Fatigue Can Be Mistaken for Intoxication, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), January/February 2001.
  • Oberman, Steven and Bell James A. H., Effective Use of Police Videos in DUI Defense, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), November 1999.
  • Oberman, Steven and Cooper, Jonathan D., Attacking the Disclosure and Analysis of Hospital Blood-Alcohol Test Results, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), April 1997.
  • Oberman, Steven and Kellogg, Kimberly, DUI as a Federal Crime, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), January/February 1996.
  • Oberman, Steven and Cooper, Jonathan D., Evading Roadblocks on the Prosecution Highway (Part One), The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), December 1994.
  • Oberman, Steven and Bell, James A. H., D.W.I.: Defend With Ingenuity, a periodic series published by the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1985 – 1987.
  • Oberman, Steven, “Birmingham Drug Survey,” Social Studies: The Humanizing Process, eds. M. Kleg and J. Litcher (Winterhaven, Florida Council for the Social Studies, 1972) pp. 159-168.

HONORS, AWARDS & SPECIAL RECOGNITION

    • Fulbright Scholar Grant Recipient in 2018 by the Institute of International Education in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State to teach as an Visiting Adjunct Professor at the University of Latvia Faculty of Law (February – June 2019)
    • Named to “Best Lawyers in Knoxville” by the Knoxville News Sentinel and the Greater Knoxville Business Journal (Every year since its inception in 2009)
  • Named to the “Best Lawyers in America” List (Every year since its inception in 2008)
  • Named to the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers (2010-Present)
  • Named to the “Super Lawyer” List in Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine (Every year since its inception in 2006)
  • Named to the Knoxville Cityview Magazine “Top Attorney” List in the area of DUI Defense (Every year that the specialty area has been included since its inception in 2006)
  • Knoxville Criminal Defense: General Practice “Lawyer of the Year” Award, presented by The Best Lawyers in America© (2018)
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Erwin-Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (2014).  See https://www.ncdd.com/erwin-taylor-award.
  • Knoxville Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar Crime “Lawyer of the Year” Award, presented by The Best Lawyers in America© (2013)
  • Kentucky Colonel, Presented by Governor Steven Beshear (2011)
  • Fellow, National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (2011 – Present)
  • Arkansas Traveler, Presented by Governor Mike Beebe (2008)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The President’s Legal Education Achievement Award, in recognition of exceptional achievement in CLE programming and for outstanding contributions to the professionalism and integrity of the criminal defense bar (2008)
  • Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization, Award for Leadership in Attorney Certification (2006)
  • First attorney in State of Tennessee to become certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization (2006)
  • Appointment to Governor Phil Bredesen’s Task Force on DUI Laws in Tennessee, Selected as Committee Vice-Chair (2006)
  • Participant (invitation only) in meeting sponsored by Center for Disease Control/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Alcohol Impaired Drivers: Injured, Uncharged and Untreated (2005)
  • The Bernstein-Ritchie Award for Extraordinary Service to the University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Clinic (2004)
  • University of Tennessee College of Law Outstanding Adjunct Professor (2002)
  • American Bar Association/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Panel Member of the Judicial Issues Group Development Meeting regarding Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Per Se Legislation (2001)
  • Member of the Board of Regents, National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (1999 – 2011)
  • Advisory Board Member to The Champion, The Official Publication for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1999 – Present)
  • Appointee to the Administrative Office of the Tennessee Supreme Court Committee to Educate the Tennessee Judiciary about DUI Laws (1998)
  • Graduate of The National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, DUI/Traffic Safety Faculty Development Workshop developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (1998)
  • Designated as Stand-Alone Program Chair of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Continuing Legal Education Institute (1996)
  • DUI Committee Chair or Co-Chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1995 – Present)
  • Moot Court Board Special Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the University of Tennessee College of Law Advocacy Program (1995 – 1996)
  • Forrest W. Lacey Award for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to the University of Tennessee College of Law Moot Court Program (1993 – 1994)
  • Coach, University of Tennessee College of Law National Trial Team (1991 – 1996)
    Special Judge, General Sessions Court of Knox County, Tennessee, Criminal Division (1987 – 2009, 2017)
  • Colonel Aide de Camp, Tennessee Governor’s Staff, presented by Governor Lamar Alexander (1983)
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Knoxville Racquet Club; Board of Directors (1991 – 1993), President (1992 – 1993)
  • Arnstein Jewish Community Center; Board of Directors (1987 – 1991), President (1990)
  • Knoxville Legal Aid Society; Board of Directors (1986 – 1988)
  • Project First Offender (A probation program involving the rehabilitation of first offenders of certain criminal laws); Board of Directors (1981 – 1986), President (1983 – 1986)

FEATURED SPEAKER FOR LECTURES AND SEMINARS (in alphabetical order by organization)

  • Advanced DRE Course Overview for Legal Professionals (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 2009)
    Topic: Cross Examining the Drug Recognition Expert
  • Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Girdwood, Alaska 2013)
    Topic: Driving Impairment by Drugs: The Drug Recognition Evaluation & Issues of Proof
  • American Bar Association
    • ABA Standing Committee on Specialization
    • National Roundtable Panelist (St. Louis, Missouri 2017)
    • National Roundtable Panelist (Long Beach, California 2014)
    • National Roundtable on Lawyer Specialty Certification (Napa, California 2007)
      Topic: Micro-Specialties: Insights from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc.
  • American Bar Association/National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1997)
    • “Defending DUI Cases: Insights from the Masters,” Las Vegas, Nevada
      Topics: “Investigating the DUI Case” and “Demonstrating Field Sobriety Tests”
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Tucson, Arizona 2006)
    Topics: “Effective Use of PowerPoint at Trial” and Beating the Field Sobriety Tests with Statistics
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Little Rock, Arkansas 2008)
    Topic: Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them©
  • British Columbia Provincial Court’s Seminar (Penticton, British Columbia 2013)
    Topic: Driving Impairment by Drugs: The Drug Recognition Evaluation & Issues of Proof
  • California Public Defenders Office (Marina Del Ray, California 2016)
    Topic: Drug Evaluation & Classification Training Program
  • Cambridge, England Court Clerk Meeting (1984)
    Topic: Defending Drinking Drivers in the United States
  • Canadian Lawyers’ Association (Toronto, Ontario Canada 2010)
    Topic: Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them©
  • Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services & Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Hartford, Connecticut 2014)
    Topic: Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them©
  • Cook County Public Defender’s Office (Chicago, Illinois 2009, 2010)
    Topics: “Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them© (2009 and 2010)” and “Enhancing Your Trial with PowerPoint®” (2010 only)
  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute (Atlanta, Georgia 2003)
    Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation New Agent Training (Quantico, Virginia 2002)
    Topic: Courtroom Testimony
  • Federal Defenders Services for East Tennessee, Continuing Legal Education Program (Townsend, Tennessee 2003)
    Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Orlando, Florida 1995)
    Topic: Investigating the DUI Case
  • Florida Bar Association Masters of DUI Seminar (Miami, Florida 2004)
    Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Florida Public Defenders DUI Seminar (Orlando, Florida 2015)
    Topic: What’s New in the DUI World: The Latest in SFSTs & Drug Recognition Evaluations
  • Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education
    Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask (2003)
    Topic: Opening Statements: Your First Opportunity to “Win Over” the Jury (2002)
    Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask (2001)
  • Grainger County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Department (2018)
    Topic: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in Tennessee
  • Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Sun Valley, Idaho 2000)
    Topic: The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them©
  • Impaired Driving Specialists (Atlanta, Georgia 2008, 2010-2017)
    Topic: Cross Examining the DRE
    Topic: Crossing the A.R.I.D.E. Officer (2016 only)
  • Indiana Public Defenders Council (Indianapolis, Indiana 2008)
    Topic: Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them
  • Indigent Defense Services of North Carolina (Durham, North Carolina 2015)
    Topic: The Science of SFSTs: Probable Cause or Probably Mistaken? ©
  • Jefferson County, Alabama Public Defenders DUI Seminar (Birmingham, Alabama 2015)
    Topic: Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them ©
  • Kentucky Association of Defense Lawyers (Louisville, Kentucky 2014)
    Topic: Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them ©
  • Kentucky Association of Defense Lawyers (Lexington, Kentucky 2015)
    Topic: The Science of SFSTs: Probable Cause or Probably Mistaken? ©
    Topic: Drug Evaluation & Classification Training Program
  • Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (Lexington, Kentucky 2011, 2018)
    Topic: Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases: Alcohol & the Human Body (2011)
    Topic: Cross Examination: Becoming the “Witness Whisperer” (2018)
    Topic: Driving Impairment by Drugs: The Drug Recognition Evaluation & Issues of Proof (2018)
  • Knoxville Bar Association (1988, 1991, 1996, 2011, 2014, 2016)
    Topic: Defending the Drinking Driver (1988, 1991, 1996)
    Topic: DUI Legislative Update: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (2011)
    Topic: DUI Legislative Update (2014)
    Topic: The Science of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs): Probable Cause or Probably Mistaken?© (2016)
  • Knoxville Barristers Seminar (1985, 1996)
    Topic: General Sessions Court Criminal Practice
  • Knoxville Defense Lawyers Association (2011)
    Topic: DUI Legislative Update: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
  • Knoxville Rotary Club (2012)
    Topic: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About DUI & Field Sobriety Testing
  • Knoxville Sertoma Club (2002)
    Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law (2018)
    Topic: The Science of SFSTs: Probable Cause
or Probably Mistaken?©
  • Lorman Educational Services: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in California (San Diego, California 2005)
    Topics: “The ‘Science’ Behind Standardized Field Sobriety Tests;” “Using a Holistic Approach to Standardized Field Sobriety Tests;” “Cross of the Cops on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests;” and “Roundtable Questions and Answers”
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (New Orleans, Louisiana 2001)
    “Law and All That Jazz”
    Topic: Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them©
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence (Atlanta, Georgia 2004)
    Defense Counsel for DUI Case Mock Bench Trial
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence (Dallas, Texas 2007)
    Topic: Examining the EC/IR Breath Test Device
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases (New Orleans, Louisiana 2010)
    Topics: “Finding & Preparing Your Blood Test Expert for Trial” and “The Nuts & Bolts of PowerPoint® to Make the Story Come Alive”
  • Memphis Bar Association (Memphis, Tennessee 1997)
    Topic: A Complete Arsenal for DUI Defense
  • Mykolas Romeris University Law School (Faculty of Law) (Vilnius, Lithuania 2019) International Professors Week
    Topic: The Right Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures and Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in the United States: A Defense Lawyer’s Perspective
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (St. Louis, Missouri 2002)
    Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & Montana Office of Public Defenders (Great Falls, Montana 2015)
    Topics: “The Science of SFSTs: Probable Cause or Probably Mistaken?©;” and “Drug Evaluation & Classification Training Program”
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity®: Grand Slam Defenses,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2018)
      Seminar Moderator and Featured Speaker
      Topic: PowerPoint in the Courtroom
    • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity®: Rock Stars of DUI Defense,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2017)
      Seminar Moderator and Featured Speaker
      Topic: The Ethical Use of Technology 2.0
    • Forensic Science Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2017)
      Topic: Drug Evaluation and Classification Training Program
    • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity®: High Gear Defenses for Getting to Victory Lane,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2016)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor
      Topics: “Drug Evaluation and Classification Training Program; Technology for Law Firms: Easy ≠ Ethical;” and “The Psychology of Winning”
    • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity®: Secrets Revealed – Overcoming the Illusion of Guilt,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2015)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor
      Topics: “Trial Technology Toolkit;” and “The Science of SFSTs: Probable Cause or Probably Mistaken?©
    • Forensic Science Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2015)
      Topic: The Science of SFSTs: Probable Cause or Probably Mistaken?©
    • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity®: The Art & Science of DUI Defense,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2014)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor (Crossing the FST Officer)
      Topic: SFSTs: The Changes in the 2013 Manual
    • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity®: A Recipe for Success: Trial Techniques That Win!” Las Vegas, Nevada (2013)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor (DRE: What the Officers Know)
    • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity®: Getting the Not Guilty Vote,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2012)
      Seminar Moderator
    • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity®: Winning at Every Level,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2011)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor (Technology in the Courtroom)
    • “Making Sense of Science,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2011)
      Topic: Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases: Alcohol & the Human Body
    • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity®: Communicating Your Way to an Acquittal,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2010)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor (Crossing the FST Officer)
    • “Rock & Roll Defenses: Singing the Tune of Victory in Street Crime Cases,” Memphis, Tennessee (2010)
      Topic: Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them©
    • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity®: Ultimate DUI Defense: Strategies for the Courtroom Warrior,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2009)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor (Making Yourself More Interesting)
    • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity®: Winning with DUI: Offense, Defense and Special Teams,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2008)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor (Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests)
    • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®: Going All-In When the Deck is Stacked Against You,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2007)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
    • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®: Making Over Your DUI Practice,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2006)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
    • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®: Under the Microscope: Beating DUIs with Science,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2005)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
      Topic: Effective Use of PowerPoint® in the Courtroom
    • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®: Presenting a Gold Medal Defense,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2004)
      Seminar Moderator
    • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®: Superheroes of DUI Defense, “Las Vegas, Nevada (2003)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
      Topic: Bring Your File – Individual Consultation with Other Lawyers
    • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®: From Curbside to Courtroom,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2002)
      Seminar Moderator and Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
      Topic: Crossing the Officer
    • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®: Skills that Win Cases,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2001)
      Seminar Moderator
    • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®: Difficult DUIs and Tragic Consequences,” Las Vegas, Nevada (2000)
      Topic: Drunk or Drowsy? How Fatigue Can Be Mistaken for Intoxication
    • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®: Las Vegas, Nevada (1999)
      Topic: Field Sobriety Tests: A View From a Different Perspective
    • “The Ultimate in DUI Defense: Mastering Science, Maximizing Success,” Las Vegas, Nevada (1998)
      Topics: Ethical Issues for the DUI Practitioner, Panel Discussion Regarding Chemical Testing
    • “Defending DUI Cases: Insights From the Masters,” Las Vegas, Nevada (1997)
      Topic: Investigating the DUI Case: People to See, Places to Go, Things to Do
  • National Business Institute (Knoxville, Tennessee 2012)
    Topic: Getting It All Started – Preliminary Proceedings in DUI Cases & Legislative Update
  • National College for DUI Defense
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2017)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on cross examination and other trial techniques)
    • Tucson, Arizona (2017)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial techniques)
      Topic: The Science of SFSTs: Probable Cause or Probably Mistaken?©
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2016)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial techniques)
      Topic: Winning Suppression Motions
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2015)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2014)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
    • San Diego, California (2014)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2013)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2012)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2011)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2010)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial techniques)
      Topics: Opening Statements; Cross-Examination; and Closing Arguments
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2009)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
      Topics: Cross-Examining the DRE Officer; Opening Statements
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2008)
      Topic: The Science of Classical Persuasion: Lessons for the Trial Lawyer
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2007)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
      Topics: Breath Testing; Problem Witnesses; Field Sobriety Test Impeachment; Opening Statements; Closing Arguments
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2006)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
      Topic: Cross-Examining the Arresting Officer
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2005)
      Topic: Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them©
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2004)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
      Topic: Field Sobriety Tests and Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2003)
      Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask
    • San Antonio, Texas (2003)
      Topic: The Art of the Opening Statement
    • Biloxi, Mississippi (2002)
      Topic: Cross-Examination of the State’s Blood and Urine Test Expert
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2001)
      Topic: Cross-Examination of the State’s Blood Test Expert
    • Kauai, Hawaii (2001)
      “DUI Defense for the Real World”
      Topic: Field Sobriety Tests – Panel Member
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (2000)
      Workshop Instructor (critiquing other lawyers on trial skills)
      Topic: Cross-Examination of the State’s Breath Test Expert
    • Kansas City, Missouri (1999)
      Topic: Closing Arguments
    • Charleston, South Carolina (1998)
      Topic: Pre-Trial Investigation and Discovery
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts (1996)
      Topic: The Art of the Opening Statement for DUI Defense
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (2001, 2002)
    Faculty Member, Tennessee Regional Advocacy and Technology Training Program
    University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • National Judicial Institute of Canada (Vancouver, British Columbia, 2011)
    Topic: Don’t Be Misled by the “E” in DRE: A Defense Perspective on the DEC Protocol
  • New Mexico Public Defenders (Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010)
    Topics: “Crossing the Officer on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Book at Them©;” and “Issues with Blood Testing”
  • New York Bar Association
    • DUI on Trial – Big Apple XI (2011)
      Topic: Cross-Examination: A Practical Approach
    • DUI on Trial – Big Apple IX (2009)
      Topic: Finding and Preparing Your Blood Test Expert for Trial
    • DUI on Trial – Big Apple VII Seminar (2007)
      Topic: Enhancing Your Trial with PowerPoint®
    • DUI on Trial – Big Apple IV Seminar (2004)
      Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask
    • DUI on Trial – Big Apple II Seminar (2002)
      Topic: The Art of Opening and Closing Statements
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Criminal Defense Institute (2018)
    Topic: Cross Examination: Becoming the “Witness Whisperer”
    Topic: The Ethical Use of Technology: Protecting You and Your Clients Version 3.0
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & Oklahoma City University School of Law (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2003)
    Topic: The Art of the Opening Statement
  • Penn State Dickinson School of Law (Carlisle, Pennsylvania 2012)
    Topics: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask; The Art of the Opening Statement
  • Sevier County, Tennessee Bar Association
    Topic: Field Sobriety Tests (2001)
    Topic: Recent Developments in Tennessee DUI Law (2000)
  • Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers (Gatlinburg, Tennessee)
    Topic: Field Sobriety Tests (1997, 2007)
    Topic: Don’t be Misled by the “E” in DRE: A Defense Perspective on the DEC Protocol (2011)
  • Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association
    Topic: The Science of SFSTs: Probable Cause or Probably Mistaken?© (2017)
  • Southeastern Educational Institute (Knoxville, Tennessee 1984)
    Topic: Recent Tennessee Legislative and Case Law Developments in the Defense of DUI
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Topic: The Ethical Use of Technology: Protecting You and Your Client (Knoxville, Tennessee 2016)
    Topic: Technology for Attorneys: Easy ≠ Ethical (Knoxville, Tennessee 2015)
    Topic: 2015 DUI Legislative & Case Law Update (Nashville, Tennessee 2015)
    Topic: Tennessee Preliminary Hearings (Knoxville, Tennessee 2013)
    Topic: DUI Legislative & Case Law Update (Nashville, Tennessee 2011)
    Topic: The Nuts & Bolts of PowerPoint to Make the Story Come Alive (Nashville, Tennessee 2009)
    Topic: DUI Defense (2005, 1997, 1995, 1991, 1987, 1985)
    Topic: Ethical Considerations of Retainer Fees in a Criminal Case (1996)
  • Tennessee Bar Association (Knoxville, Tennessee 1996)
    Topic: Criminal Representation
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (Destin, Florida 2006)
    Topic: Everything the Insurance Defense Lawyer Needs to Know About Field Sobriety Tests but is Afraid to Ask
  • Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference (Chattanooga, Tennessee 2000)
    Topic: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About DUI, But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference (Franklin, Tennessee 2018)
    Topics: “DUI Law Update” and “Drug Recognition Evaluations”
  • Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference (Memphis, Tennessee 2011)
    Topics: DUI Legislative & Case Law Update
  • Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference (Knoxville, Tennessee 2005)
    Judicial Impaired Driving Training Seminar
    Topic: Tennessee Law Relating to Probable Cause in a DUI Case
  • Tennessee General Sessions Court Midwinter Judicial Conference (Nashville, Tennessee 1999)
    Topic: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About DUI, But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Tennessee Criminal Court Judicial Conference (Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville, Tennessee 2000)
    Topic: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About DUI, But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Tennessee Public Defenders Annual Training Conference
    Topics: Impeaching the Officer With His Training and DUI Trial Skills
    (Memphis, Tennessee 2015)
    Topic: What’s New in the DUI World: The Latest in SFSTs & Drug Recognition Evaluations (Nashville, Tennessee 2014)
    Topic: DUI Legislative & Case Law Update (2013) (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
    Topics: DUI Legislative Update: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly; Drug Recognition Evaluation & Classification (2010) (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
    Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask (Gatlinburg, 2003)
    Topic: Preparing to Defend DUI Cases in Tennessee (Gatlinburg, 1998)
  • Tennessee Specialization Conference (Gatlinburg, Tennessee 2008)
    Topic: Micro-Specialties: Insights from The National College for DUI Defense, Inc.
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis – 1986)
    Topic: DUI Defense
  • Tennessee CLE, Inc. (Knoxville, Tennessee 1987)
    Topic: DUI Defense
  • United States Embassy English Speaking Conversation Club (Riga, Latvia 2019)
    Topics: “Importance of Jury Trials in the United States,” “Rights of a Criminal Defendant in the United States,” and “Persuasive Speaking Techniques”
  • University of Mississippi Center for CLE (Jackson, Mississippi 2003)
    Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Field Sobriety Tests But Were Afraid to Ask
  • University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information, Guest Instructor (Knoxville, Tennessee 2013-2017)
    Topic: The Art of Persuasive Speaking
  • University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Clinic, Guest Lecturer (Knoxville, Tennessee 1997-2017)
    Topic: DUI Case Evaluation and Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • University of Tennessee Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, Guest Lecturer (Knoxville, Tennessee 2015-2017)Topic: DUI – The Basics
  • University of Tennessee “People’s Law School” Guest Instructor (Knoxville, Tennessee 1988 – 1990)
    Topic: Criminal Law – Rights of the Accused
  • University of Tennessee Graduate School, Criminal Justice Program Guest Instructor (Knoxville, Tennessee 1983, 1984)
    Topic: Criminal Procedure
  • University of Latvia Faculty of Law, (Law School) (Riga, Latvia 2019)
    Topics: “The Ethical Use of Technology: Protecting You and Your Clients” and “The Right Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures and Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in the United
    States: A Defense Lawyer’s Perspective”
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI Seminar (Salt Lake City, Utah 2015)
    Topic: The Science of SFSTs: Probable Cause or Probably Mistaken? ©

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October 25, 2022

New Tennessee Crime: Aggravated Reckless Driving

Effective July 1, 2022, the Tennessee Legislature created the new Tennessee Crime of Aggravated Reckless Driving.  A person who “intentionally or knowingly impedes traffic upon a public street, highway, alley, parking lot, or driveway, or on the premises of a […]

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October 07, 2022

Boating Under the Influence (BUI) May Now Be Used to Enhance a Sentence for Tennessee Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Beginning July 1, 2022, a conviction for a Tennessee Boating Under the Influence (BUI) offense may be used to increase the penalties when a person is charged in Tennessee with Driving Under the Influence (DUI).  Prior to July 1, 2022, […]

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September 23, 2022

Ignition Interlock Device (IID) as a Tennessee Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Bond Condition

When charged with a Tennessee Driving Under the Influence or DUI-related offense (including Vehicular Assault by Intoxication, Aggravated Vehicular Assault by Intoxication, Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication, and Aggravated Vehicular Homicide), an offender may be required to operate only a motor […]

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