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2020 Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar

Total Credits: 17.3 MCLE, 3.0 Ethics, 1.0 Elimination of Bias, 16.0 Kansas Credit, 3.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
Admin Law |  Criminal |  Elimination of Bias |  Ethics |  Litigation / Trial Practice |  Traffic, DUI/DWI
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Join your colleagues for the 2020 Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar!
Presented by MoBarCLE and the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Kimberly Benjamin's Profile

Kimberly Benjamin Related seminars and products: 1

Benjamin Law Firm

Kim Benjamin is the founder and owner of the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at Benjamin Law Firm in the Kansas City metropolitan area. She has over 75 jury trials, over 200 bench trials, and teaches often nationally and locally on DWI and criminal law as well as trial skills.

Tory Bernsen's Profile

Tory Bernsen Related seminars and products: 1

Muhlenkamp & Bernsen

Tory Bernsen received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from the University of Dayton. After interning at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and the St. Louis County Public Defender's Office, Ms. Bernsen worked as a law clerk and then an associate attorney at Frank, Juengel & Radefeld in St. Louis, Missouri for five years. Ms. Bernsen then worked as Legal Counsel for the Director of Revenue (Transportation Division) for almost two years before opening her own firm, Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, in Clayton, Missouri. Ms. Bernsen and her partner focus their practice on criminal defense (including DWIs and driver license matters) and appellate work. 

Maureen Brady's Profile

Maureen Brady Related seminars and products: 3

McShane & Brady, LLC

Maureen Brady is a proud Kansas City native. She went to law school after working as a litigation paralegal for 12 years in the Kansas City legal community.  She attended Michigan State University but came back to Kansas City to practice.  After working as a law clerk for Judge Michael W. Manners and as an associate at Sanders Warren & Russel, she decided to open her own firm specializing in plaintiff’s personal injury work.

In 2013, Maureen and her law partner Lucy McShane founded McShane & Brady, LLC.  McShane & Brady has become one the leading personal injury law firms in Missouri representing all clients who are injured in any type of accident or situation.  Maureen’s personal injury work include a niche practice in the area of medical records disclosures resulting in harm to patients.  Maureen has established herself has the prominent attorney involving issues related to HIPAA laws.  She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in the medical disclosure and privacy field, including the Legal Innovation Award in 2018 and Women’s Justice Award for Litigation Practitioner in 2020.   

Timothy Cisar Related seminars and products: 1

The Cisar Law Firm, PC

Timothy R. Cisar was born in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he received his B.A. in 1979. Tim graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1983, and was admitted to the bar the same year. He served as Municipal Judge in Lake Ozark, Missouri from 1985-89, and in Eldon, Missouri from 2003 to 2013.  

He is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Camden County Bar Association (Treasurer, 1984-85) and 26th Judicial Circuit (Miller County Representative) Bar Association; National College for DUI Defense; The Missouri Bar; Missouri Association of Criminal  Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors, 1996-00; Treasurer 2001; Secretary 2002; Vice-President, 2003); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; President of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for 2004-05. He successfully completed the DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program put forth by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration on September 8-10, 2011.

Dave Cox Related seminars and products: 1

American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

John Eccher's Profile

John Eccher Related seminars and products: 3

Eccher Law Group

John M. Eccher is a trial attorney at the Eccher Law Group. Mr. Eccher devotes a large amount of his practice to protecting the rights of employees in various capacities, including prosecution of discrimination/retaliation/other employment-related claims, severance negotiations, etc. Mr. Eccher's judgments/settlement in such cases total in excess of $10,000,000.00.


Matthew Fry's Profile

Matthew Fry Related seminars and products: 1

Rosenblum, Schwartz, and Fry, P.C.

Matt Fry is a partner with Rosenblum, Schwartz & Fry. Over the past 14 years, Matt has successfully defended clients on charges ranging from murder to assault, robbery, and fraud. Matt’s focus is in the area of DWI, Drug, and Sex offenses. He also handles select civil cases and appeals. 

Matt serves on the executive committee for the St. Louis County Bar Association, on the board and DWI committee for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and as a member of the National College for DUI Defense.

Two of Matt’s passions are teaching Trial Advocacy II at Saint Louis University School of Law and serving on the board of his non-profit, St. Louis Impact.

John Lynch's Profile

John Lynch Related seminars and products: 2

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC

John M. Lynch is a former law-enforcement officer who now runs a growing law practice with locations in greater St. Louis area.  Mr. Lynch’s law enforcement experiences is comprised of several years working as a police investigator and federal drug task force agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration. This experience, paired with his legal degree from St. Louis University School of Law, allows Mr. Lynch to provide a unique and candid perspective for people charged with a full range of criminal activities. His practice includes federal criminal defense, DUI/DWI defense, drug possession defense and white-collar crime defense.  In this capacity, Mr. Lynch has secured acquittals in a multitude of criminal trials throughout the country where he routinely appears in courts coast to coast. 

Mr. Lynch now serves as a featured legal commentator in radio and television where appeared on many newscasts as an expert on various legal topics, including the Ferguson, Missouri riots, terrorism, gun laws and a host of other legal topics with regional and national implications.  Mr. Lynch has also been a featured speaker at many universities regarding gun ownership rights, women’s rights and the associated legislative process, and a host of topics involving trial practice and other criminal defense topics.  He has also lectured for the Missouri Bar, Lorman Education Services, MACDL, The Missouri Bar, Washington and Lindenwood Universities and other organizations on a wide-array of topics including constitutional law - search and seizure, cross examination, community policing, federal and state drug laws, and methamphetamine/drug production. Mr. Lynch concentrates in the areas of Federal and State Criminal Defense, Misdemeanor, Traffic/DWI and General Civil Litigation. With prior law enforcement experience as a police investigator and federal drug task force agent, Mr. Lynch provides a unique and candid legal perspective for those charged with the full myriad of criminal activities; from the inherently complex felony such as a white-collar offense or criminal drug conspiracy, to routine traffic offenses and other ordinance violations. 

The judiciary and peers recognize attorney Lynch for his excellent legal guidance. Other attorneys routinely call upon him to assist with tough criminal cases. His legal proficiency is demonstrated not only by his record of case success but also by the recognition that he has gained from his peers in Super Lawyers, Best St. Louis Attorneys, Rising Star in Missouri, Rising Star in Kansas, Top 100 Trial Lawyers and AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating. Attorney Lynch has a record replete with unparalleled success and is often requested to lecture about criminal defense topics such as federal crimes, cross examination, white collar crimes, DWI-DUI, drug investigation, corporate defense. Attorney Lynch is routinely called upon by the media to discuss a variety of criminal defense topics.



Norman Napier's Profile

Norman Napier Related seminars and products: 1

Missouri DUI & Criminal Law Center

Travis Noble's Profile

Travis Noble Related seminars and products: 1

Sindel Noble

Travis Noble concentrates in the areas of DWI, federal and state drug charges and other felonies. He served as a police officer from 1985 until 1990 and a narcotics agent from 1990 until 1995. He has instructed in the areas of Narcotics Investigations, Forensics, Criminal Investigations, Police K-9, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and DWI Investigations. As a result of ten years in law enforcement, he brings a unique outlook and background in the defense of persons charged with crimes. In addition to trying cases throughout the State of Missouri, he has represented defendants in both federal and state courts throughout the United States.

William Sharma-Crawford's Profile

William Sharma-Crawford Related seminars and products: 3

Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law

Michael Sharma-Crawford has practiced immigration law since 2002 and is a founding member of Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law. The Firm, founded in 2003, has carved a niche in the Midwest handling complicated immigration litigation. The Firm also has contracts with the Kansas State Board of Indigents’ Defense Service and the Missouri State Public Defender, through which Michael regularly consults with criminal defense attorneys on pending cases with immigration implications.  In 2012, Michael and his partner – both in life and in the practice of law – opened The Clinic, a nonprofit legal clinic providing top-shelf immigration court representation to indigent noncitizens where no representation existed previously. The Clinic serves the Kansas City Immigration Court and is the only low-fee and pro bono removal defense service provider west of Springfield, Missouri to the Kansas-Colorado border. As a result, Michael and his partner were awarded the Missouri Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award in 2017. Before becoming an attorney, Michael served nearly 15 years in the Sedgwick County, Kansas Sheriff’s Department.


Carrie R. Valentine's Profile

Carrie R. Valentine Related seminars and products: 1


Medical Pharmacology and Toxicology Consultants

Jimmie L. Valentine's Profile

Jimmie L. Valentine Related seminars and products: 1


Medical Pharmacology and Toxicology Consultants


(Conference topics & times are subject to change)

TUE | DEC 1 

8:30 – 8:33 AM | OPENING REMARKS 
Planning Chair: Kimberly Benjamin, Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at the Benjamin Law Firm, Kansas City & Belton

8:33 – 9:30 AM | PLENARY SESSION  
Case Law Review
Speaker: Matthew D. Fry, Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry, St. Louis

9:30 – 9:40 AM | BREAK

9:40 – 11:25 AM | PLENARY SESSION  
Using NHTSA Manuals to Cross LEOs
Speaker: Dave Cox
, American Association of Premier DUI
 Attorneys, Middleton, ID 

11:25 – 11:40 AM | GRAB YOUR LUNCH 

Ethics at Lunch: What You Need to Know about HIPAA in Your DWI Cases
Speaker: Maureen M. Brady
, McShane & Brady, LLC, Kansas City

12:30 – 12:40 PM | BREAK 

12:40 – 1:40 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION  
CRIMINAL | Everything I Wish I’d Known About DWIs When I was a Public Defender
Speaker: N. Craig Napier, Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at the Benjamin Law Firm, Kansas City & Belton

DOR BASICS | Administrative Hearings
Speaker: Tory D. Bernsen
Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Clayton 

IMMIGRATION | Immigration Issues all DWI Lawyers Should Know
Speaker: W. Michael Sharma-Crawford
, Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law, Kansas City

1:40 – 1:50 PM | BREAK 

1:50 – 2:50 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION  
CRIMINAL | How to Win a DWI Case with a Motion to Suppress
Speaker: John M. Lynch
, The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC, St. Peters

DOR BASICS | Refusal Cases & Trials de Novo
Speaker: Christopher J. Zellers
Gabris Law LLC, St. Louis 

IMMIGRATION | Even an SIS on a DWI Prevents Travel to Canada
Speaker: Marisa Feil,
FW, Canada, Montreal, Quebec

2:50 – 3:00 PM | BREAK 

3:00 – 4:30 PM | PLENARY SESSION  
50 Ways to Beat a Breath Alcohol Test

Speaker: William “Bubba” C. Head, Attorney at Law, Sandy Springs, GA 



8:30 – 10:30 AM | PLENARY SESSION  
Why Blood Tests Cannot Be Trusted to Be Accurate: An Expert’s Perspective

Speakers: Carrie R. Valentine, PhD and Jimmie L. Valentine, PhD, Medical Pharmacology and Toxicology Consultants, Gulfport, MS 

10:30 – 10:40 AM | BREAK 

10:40 – 11:40 AM | PLENARY SESSION  
How to Keep the Blood Test & Breath Test Out of Evidence: Foundation Issues

Speakers: John M. Eccher, Eccher Law Group, St. Louis and Tory D. Bernsen 

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM | GRAB YOUR LUNCH 

Ethics at Lunch: How You Can Win Your DWI by Using a DOR Subpoena & Court Reporter at Your Administrative Hearings: Including the Ethics of Using a Subpoena

Speaker: Jason Heany, Dull & Heany, LLC, Clinton 

12:50 – 1:00 PM | BREAK 

1:00 – 1:50 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION  

Speaker: TBA

DOR BASICS | Drafting Exceptional Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law in Your DOR
Speaker: John M. Eccher  

1:50 – 2:00 PM | BREAK 

2:00 – 3:00 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION  
Speaker: TBA

DOR BASICS | Everything you Need to Know about CDL’s
Speaker: Kathleen Matthews, Attorney at Law, Kansas City  

3:00 – 3:10 PM | BREAK 

3:10 – 4:00 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION  
CRIMINAL | How to Effectively Talk to a Jury & Win Your Case Using the Methods of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
Speaker: Kimberly Benjamin

DOR BASICS | Everything You Must Know About BWIs: Sink or Swim
Speaker: Timothy R. Cisar, The Cisar Law Firm, PC, Lake Ozark  

4:00 – 4:10 PM | BREAK 

4:10 – 5:00 PM | PLENARY SESSION  
Can’t Miss! Be Aware of Implicit Bias & Cultural Incompetency in Juries, Judges, Cops, Prosecutors, & YOU
Speaker: Travis L. NobleSindel Noble, St. Louis 

5:00 PM | ADJOURN 

Cancellation Policy


  •  All cancellation and refund requests must be in writing to
  •  A FULL REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation by November 23, 2020. You will not have access to electronic course materials.
  •  NO REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation after Novemer 23, 2020  You will have access to electronic course materials.

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