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

February 03, 2024

Roadblocks and Sobriety Checkpoints

Did you know that publicizing a roadblock/sobriety checkpoint is a factor used by the courts indetermining whether a roadblock meets federal and Tennessee constitutional requirements? Thisfactor is considered because a roadblock or sobriety checkpoint (the terms are generallysynonymous in the […]

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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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Oberman & Rice
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Suite 730
Knoxville, TN 37902

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