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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.


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Kimberly Benjamin's Profile

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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

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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

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McShane & Brady, LLC

Maureen Brady is managing partner and founder of McShane & Brady, LLC. in Kansas City. Her practice focuses on personal injury cases involving auto/trucking wrecks, slip & falls, privacy law, and nursing home abuse. In addition, Maureen has been recognized nationally for her expertise in HIPAA laws and regulations.

Timothy Cisar's Profile

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rosenblum, Schwartz, and Fry, P.C.

Matt Fry is one of Missouri’s top DWI attorneys. He has successfully defended every type of DWI case, including assault, manslaughter, and felony murder. There is no DWI fact pattern Matt has not seen. Outside of DWI offense, Matt is passionate about teaching Trial Advocacy II at SLU Law. 

William Head's Profile

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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

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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

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The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC


John M. Lynch is an attorney in St. Louis, who also serves as a legal commentator for a host of news/media outlets across the country. Presently, he concentrates in areas of federal law, civil litigation, criminal defense and personal injury. 

Kathleen Matthews's Profile

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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

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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

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Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law

Michael Sharma-Crawford is a principal in Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law. He has been defending non-citizens in removal proceedings since 2002. In 2011 he and his partner Rekha Sharma-Crawford opened The Clinic, a 501(c)(3) non-profit law clinic that provides representation to indigent non-citizens in the Kansas City Immigration Court. 

Jimmie L. Valentine, PhD's Profile

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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

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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.



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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