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2020 Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar Video Recordings & Course Materials | Self-Study


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Admin Law |  Criminal |  Litigation / Trial Practice |  Traffic, DUI/DWI
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These video recordings & course materials from the 2020 Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar include quality CLE programing delivered by our knowledgeable faculty of attorneys and industry experts. Click on the Schedule tab to review the session topics that were presented and included in this self-study product.

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

 

Faculty

Kimberly Benjamin's Profile

Kimberly Benjamin Related seminars and products: 1

Benjamin Law Firm


Kim Benjamin is the founder of the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at Benjamin Law Firm in Kansas City and Belton, MO. She coaches, consults and co-counsels regularly for other lawyers in criminal and civil trials. She teaches for Trial Lawyers College & National College of DUI Defense.

 


Tory Bernsen's Profile

Tory Bernsen Related seminars and products: 1

Muhlenkamp & Bernsen


Tory Bernsen is a partner at Muhlenkamp & Bernsen and focuses her practice on criminal defense and appellate advocacy. Ms. Bernsen is a Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney for the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri and the defense attorney for the DWI Court Program in St. Louis County. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL).

Ms. Bernsen received the Atticus Finch Award from MACDL in 2019 and is a staunch advocate for appellate review on the merits and effective representation of criminal defendants. Ms. Bernsen is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and, while serving as Special Assistant Attorney General and Legal Counsel to the Director of Revenue, she completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) course in the administration of standardized field sobriety testing.

 

 


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's Profile

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's Profile

Dave Cox Related seminars and products: 1

American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys


Dave Cox is the Founder and President of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys.  Dave has taught approximately 700 DWI Defense Continuing Legal Education Courses across the United States since 2008. Dave is a decorated former police officer and he was recognized as one of the top DWI officers in the country. Dave’s knowledge, experience, and expertise is highly sought after as he is consistently retained nationwide by defense attorneys to help them win their DWI cases. Dave is asked to assist on everything from the highest profile DWI – Drugs accident case with multiple fatalities to the most common DWI – Alcohol case. Dave regularly receives requests to hold special training courses for judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and police officers in various locations in the country.


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.

 


Marisa Feil's Profile

Marisa Feil Related seminars and products: 1

FWCanada


McGill & University of Montreal educated Marisa Feil holds a Bachelor & Master’s of Law. Marisa is the principal/founder of FWCanada, a Canadian law firm specializing in travel waivers for individuals with previous convictions. She offers her expertise at conferences and has written “Inadmissible to Canada” available on Amazon.


Matthew Fry's Profile

Matthew Fry Related seminars and products: 1

Rosenblum, Schwartz, and Fry, P.C.


Matt is a partner with Rosenblum, Schwartz & Fry. Over the past 15 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 


William Head's Profile

William Head Related seminars and products: 1

William C. Head PC


Atlanta attorney Bubba Head was named “Best DUI Lawyer in Atlanta” in 2017 and 2012 by Best Lawyers in America. No DUI attorney in the State of Georgia has been named to Super Lawyers more times or maintained the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell ratings longer than Mr. Head. Plus, he has been nominated and named to Best Lawyers in America longer than any other Georgia attorney.


Jason Heany's Profile

Jason Heany Related seminars and products: 1

Dull & Heany, LLC


Jason Heany earned his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Illinois University in 2006. He practices in the counties of Johnson, Henry, Benton, Bates, and St. Clair here in Missouri. He practices in the firm of Dull & Heany, LLC with offices in Windsor, Clinton and Sedalia, Missouri.

 


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.

 

 


Kathleen Matthews's Profile

Kathleen Matthews Related seminars and products: 1


Kathy Matthews graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and UMKC Law School in 1983. For the past 33 years she has represented commercial motor vehicle clients in a diverse range of CDL matters as a solo practitioner in Kansas City, Missouri.


Norman Napier's Profile

Norman Napier Related seminars and products: 1

Missouri DUI & Criminal Law Center


Craig Napier is the Senior Associate Attorney at the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at the Benjamin Law Firm, LLC. He joined the firm after 10 years with the Missouri State Public Defender representing Missourians from all over the state during his tenure in two different offices. He spent many years teaching trial skills to public defenders from all over the state, and in 2015 graduated from the National Criminal Defense College’s Trial Practice Institute. Since focusing on DWI/DUI work he has attended the DWI/DUI Bootcamp with two of Missouri’s DWI/DUI Defense Veterans, and attended DWI/DUI investigation training with a former law enforcement officer and international law enforcement instructor. Craig devotes about 75% of his practice to DWI work now, and the other 25% is spent covering the firm's serious felony practice. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Craig has called Kansas City home for most of his life. He currently resides in Waldo with his wife, Jen, kids Aidan and Ayla, and rescue dog George Harrison.


William Sharma-Crawford's Profile

William Sharma-Crawford Related seminars and products: 2

Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law


Michael Sharma-Crawford has practiced immigration law in the Kansas City area since 2002. Michael is a frequent lecturer and, as a recognized immigration law expert, a witness regarding the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

 


Jimmie L. Valentine, PhD's Profile

Jimmie L. Valentine, PhD Related seminars and products: 1

Medical Pharmacology and Toxicology Consultants


Dr. Valentine has B.S. degrees in both Biology and Chemistry from Centenary College of Louisiana; M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Mississippi in Medicinal Chemistry. He retired in 2008 from the University of Arkansas, College of Medicine, where he served for 19-years as Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, and Myeloma Research and the last 5-years as Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences which oversaw all the human research in the various colleges and affiliated Veterans’ Hospitals. Prior to that Dr. Valentine was a faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Lecturer in Medicine) and Oral Roberts University School of Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Associate and Full Professor and Chairman of Pharmacology). At all the academic institutions where Dr. Valentine served as a faculty member he also directed Toxicology laboratories and had active research programs in the fields of drugs of abuse, performing and developing analytical techniques for determining drugs of abuse, and correlating levels found in humans with behavioral effects.

Dr. Valentine was a pioneer in utilizing gas and liquid chromatography for analysis of human physiological fluids and tissues. Dr. Valentine has published 59 articles in peer-reviewed scientific and medical literature, 12 monographs in forensic newsletters, 14 chapters in books and is co-author of 3 books. He has presented at many scientific meetings on the correlation of drug use and behavioral effects in relationship to levels determined in physiological fluids both in living and post-mortem situations. Dr. Valentine has testified in numerous civil and criminal trials, and administrative hearings concerning drug findings and has been qualified as an expert witness in 28 different states as well as Federal courts and military court martial proceedings. Dr. Valentine now serves as a consultant in medical pharmacology and toxicology. Dr. Valentine is also a commercially rated pilot and a Certified Flight Instructor.


Christopher Zellers's Profile

Christopher Zellers Related seminars and products: 1

Gabris Law LLC


Christopher J. Zellers graduated from Saint Louis School of Law in 2012. In 2019, Christopher joined Gabris Law. His primary practice area is DWI defense in Missouri and Illinois.

 


Schedule

Opening Remarks & Case Law Review
Speaker: Matthew D. Fry, Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry, St. Louis 

Using NHTSA Manuals to Cross LEOs
Speaker: Dave Cox, American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Middleton, ID 

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

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. BernsenMuhlenkamp & Bernsen, Clayton 

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

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. ZellersGabris Law LLC, St. Louis 

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

50 Ways to Beat a Breath Alcohol Test
Speaker: William “Bubba” C. Head, Attorney at Law, Sandy Springs, GA 

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 

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 

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 

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

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

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  

Can’t Miss! Be Aware of Implicit Bias & Cultural Incompetency in Juries, Judges, Cops, Prosecutors, & YOU
Speaker: Travis L. NobleSindel Noble, St. Louis 

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