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2021 Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Virtual Seminar

Total Credits: 24.3 MCLE, 2.0 Ethics, 1.0 Elimination of Bias, 20.0 Kansas Credit, 2.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
Admin Law |  Criminal |  Elimination of Bias |  Ethics |  Litigation / Trial Practice |  Traffic, DUI/DWI
Access for 1 year(s) after program date.



Join your colleagues for the 2021 Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Virtual Seminar!
Presented by MoBarCLE and the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The PREMIER DWI seminar in Missouri!

featuring these speakers and more!


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Kimberly Benjamin, Chair
Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar Planning Committee

Speaker Bio

David Ball's Profile

David Ball Related seminars and products

Malekpour & Ball Consulting

David Ball who wrote trial advocacy’s best-selling strategy bookDavid Ball on Damagesand is a litigation researcher and strategist with North Carolina’s Malekpour & Ball Consulting (JuryWatch, Inc.). He is widely acknowledged as the nation's most influential jury consultant, communications expert, and advocacy teacher. His training is in science, engineering, and small-group communications, and he is a 30-year veteran of the professional theater.

Dr. Ball and his partner, NC lawyer/consultant Artemis Malekpour, consult on civil and criminal cases across the country. They’re routinely credited with turning the most difficult cases into significant victories. They are the nation’s only trial consultants qualified to safely and comprehensively guide attorneys with Reptilian, David Ball on Damages, and David Ball on Criminal Defense methods and strategy. Their hundreds of brainstorming sessions – “WorkDays” – have become the gold standard for case-strategy development.

In addition to David Ball on Damages, Dr. Ball’s other landmark advocacy books include Theater Tips & Strategies for Jury Trials, Reptile  (with Don Keenan), Theater for Trial (with Joshua Karton), Reptile in the MIST, and David Ball on Criminal Defense.

Dr. Ball has taught law students at North Carolina, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Roger Williams, Loyola, and Campbell schools of law, at Duke Law as Senior Lecturer. He’s helped train public defenders around the country. He's an award-winning teacher for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and he has long been among the nation's most in-demand CLE speakers. His favorite job was taxi driver in the 1970s in Stamford, CT. David particularly appreciates good criminal defense attorneys because his Daddy was a Catskill Mountains bootlegger during Prohibition.

Dr. Ball is also a pioneer in adapting film and theater methods into trial techniques. His theater/film students have won Oscars, Obies, Tonies, and Emmies; his own plays have been staged at professional theaters off-Broadway, throughout North America, and overseas; and he’s directed more than a hundred shows. He helped to lead Minneapolis’s famed Guthrie Theater, as well as Carnegie-Mellon University’s theater conservatory and, as Chair, Duke University’s Drama Department. His best-selling film and theater training book, Backwards and Forwards, has been the field’s standard every year since 1984, and is now used by trail lawyers as well. His crossover books, Theater Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials along with the new Theater for Trial, are the standards for the use of film and theater techniques in litigation.

Dr. Ball also wrote the cult classic film Hard Rock Zombies, though he made up for it by writing Swamp Outlaw, a novel about Civil War Era Lumbee hero Henry Berry Lowery, recently optioned for a motion picture.


Diane Bellquist's Profile

Diane Bellquist Related seminars and products

Joseph, Hollander & Craft, LLC

With over 10 years’ experience working for regulatory agencies of the State of Kansas, Ms. Bellquist now utilizes her government experience to defend licensed individuals and entities before their respective regulatory boards. Her practice includes appealing application denials, responding in investigations of complaints, negotiating settlement agreements, defending against allegations in formal disciplinary proceedings, and petitioning for judicial review of agency actions.

Ms. Bellquist has a thorough understanding of the Kansas Administrative Procedures Act and the Kansas Judicial Review Act. Having the experience as an insider in these governmental agencies, she has the unique practical advantage of having already-established relationships with agency personnel, as well as an understanding of the unwritten protocols and practices.

Ms. Bellquist has significant legal knowledge of the healthcare industry, having served as Assistant General Counsel for the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and focusing on healthcare in private practice. She has defended a multitude of physicians, chiropractors, and physician assistants in actions involving their licensure. Similarly, she regularly defends nurses before the Kansas State Board of Nursing and defends other healthcare providers before their respective administrative agencies.

Having served as General Counsel to the Office of the State Bank Commissioner, Ms. Bellquist worked closely with federal regulators who had overlapping regulatory authority, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank. Bringing that depth of experience to her private practice, she now offers consulting and defense services to regulated entities in the financial industry, including banks, trust companies, money transmitters, payday lenders, mortgage companies, and debt management companies.

Additionally, Ms. Bellquist’s regulatory defense practice includes defending attorneys responding to bar complaints, investigations, and disciplinary proceedings involving alleged violations of the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct.

Kimberly Benjamin's Profile

Kimberly Benjamin Related seminars and products

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

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.



Nimrod Chapel's Profile

Nimrod Chapel Related seminars and products

The Chapel Law Group, LLC

Nimrod “Rod” Chapel, Jr., is a Missouri trial lawyer and former Commissioner of the Administrative Hearing Commission who has dedicated his professional and private life to helping people stand up for their rights.

Rod founded The Chapel Law Group, LLC, to create a vehicle for the protection of workers and their families through not only the court system, but also administrative and legislative avenues and venues.  Chapel’s advocacy has protected the rights of workers in Missouri, impacted multi-million dollar settlements, and helped to make Missouri a safer place to live and work for everyone.

Most recently though, Rod served as a Commissioner on the Administrative Hearing Commission.  The Administrative Hearing Commission is a neutral, independent, administrative tribunal.  Rod also served as General Counsel/Director of Legal Services for the Missouri Department of Revenue. 

The Chapel Law Group, LLC, has a practice restricted to the representation of people and families injured in any way, deprived of wages due for their labor, and consumer issues that affect working families. 

He is married to Denise Chapel and has 2 young sons. Rod is active in his community and believes strongly in community service.  Currently, he serves as President of the Jefferson City, MO, NAACP as a member of The Board of Governors for The Missouri Bar and he is on a number of other boards including the Missouri Kid’s First, YMCA, Crimestoppers, Boy Scouts of America, St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, United Way and Rotary.

John Eccher's Profile

John Eccher Related seminars and products

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

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. 

Scott Hamilton Related seminars and products

Aull, Sherman, Worthington, Giorza & Hamilton, LLC

Joani Harshman's Profile

Joani Harshman Related seminars and products

The Harshman Law Firm, LLC

Joani Harshman is passionate about building a Cannabis Law practice pursuant to Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution. She recognizes the historical significance of this new cannabis industry in Missouri and is proud to be a founding member of it.

Joani works overtime on her mission to advocate with the support of the Cannabis Community for fair and just integration of the new law into existing law.

After graduating law school at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Joani started her own law firm in 2004 and has been a solo practitioner and business owner for over 15 years. During this time, Joani practiced in the areas of Criminal Defense, Traffic Law, Consumer Bankruptcy, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury and Estate Planning. She is currently licensed in both Missouri and Kansas. 

As a mother of three young children, Joani understands the struggle to balance family, career and a busy life. She has always taken a hands-on approach with her business including the Marketing, Accounting, Administration and Management of her firm.

Richard Jaffe's Profile

Richard Jaffe Related seminars and products

Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, PC

Through his distinguished career, Mr. Jaffe has successfully defended hundreds of clients facing murder charges, including over 70 who faced the death penalty, and professionals of all types, including lawyers, pharmacists, doctors, accountants, Mayors, politicians, and CEO’s. He is widely recognized as one of the top experts on criminal law in the United States and is frequently called upon by national media outlets for his insight on complex issues related to the death penalty and other areas of criminal law. He has published numerous articles on trial and communication skills. Mr. Jaffe is most well-known for his role in the exoneration of four Alabama death row inmates, as well as representing Eric Robert Rudolph, who is more commonly known as the Olympic Park Bomber. No client of Mr. Jaffe is currently on death row, and none have been executed. He has obtained acquittals in numerous murder cases. Mr. Jaffe is the founder and senior partner at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama. As a former Alabama Assistant Attorney General and Deputy District Attorney, he brings over 4 decades of legal experience to the firm’s white-collar crime and criminal litigation practice in state and federal courts. Best Lawyers of America recognized him as lawyer of the year in white-collar litigation for Alabama in 2013 and 2020, and Super lawyers named him as one of the top 10 lawyers in Alabama in 2014. He is a life member and former board member of NACDL and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). He is the author of Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned, 2nd edition (2020).

Travis Jones's Profile

Travis Jones Related seminars and products


Travis Jones has been an instructor in the law enforcement field for the last 20 years. He has taught in DWI Enforcement and traffic safety related topics. Travis is currently the owner of TBJ LLC which conducts training, case reviews, and expert testimony. 

Tyrone Moncriffe's Profile

Tyrone Moncriffe Related seminars and products

Tyrone Moncriffe & Associates

Tyrone C. Moncriffe is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and a faculty member of the Criminal Defense Institute. He is certified for first chair in Death Penalty cases in Harris County, Texas and, also lectures on acting and storytelling in trials where he uses skills learned from Sandra Zimmer’s Self Expression Center in Houston, Texas. In 1978, he graduated from Texas Southern University, magna cum laude. After completion of his undergraduate degree, Tyrone continued his education at Thurgood Marshall School of Law graduating in 1982.

2013 was a phenomenal year for Tyrone, obtaining many new accolades as well as continuing to build on his previous awards. Tyrone C. Moncriffe was given a presidential award by TCDLA President Lydia C. Jackson for work in the organization and received the most nominations for the TOP 50 Black Lawyers of Houston. He was voted as one of the favorite speakers at the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Seminar in May. Tyrone was asked to speak at the Ohio Bar Associate Superstar Seminar as well as the DUI/DWI Seminar in Las Vegas Nevada.   

Tyrone was honored with a Trail Blazer Award by Harris County Black Criminal Lawyers in 2015, The Presidential Award 2015 for work with TCDLA, voted in "National Top One Percent Lawyers 2015", and "Best Attorney" charter member 2015. Also, was voted for the 10th year in a row as a Super Lawyer.

Travis Noble's Profile

Travis Noble Related seminars and products

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.

Joseph Passanise's Profile

Joseph Passanise Related seminars and products

Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise

Joseph Passanise earned his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law. A member of the National College of DUI Defense and a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, he was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2021 Ed., as Springfield Lawyer of the Year: Criminal Defense.


Larry Pozner's Profile

Larry Pozner Related seminars and products

Reilly Pozner, LLP

Larry Pozner is a nationally recognized trial lawyer, lecturer, and author. His book “Cross Examination: Science and Techniques,” first published in 1993, is now in its third edition and continues to be America’s bestselling book on cross. Mr. Pozner began his career in the Colorado public defender system and later formed a firm devoted to criminal defense and both plaintiff and defense sides of complex commercial litigation. His national civil defense practice has included lawsuits involving large and small companies, law firms, and corporate executives. For many years he has defended the Denver Broncos franchise in trials including the lawsuit challenging Pat Bowlen’s purchase of the team. Mr. Pozner is a past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is listed in “Best Lawyers in America.” He has lectured in 48 states, throughout Canada, and in Brazil. 

Kevin Schug's Profile

Kevin Schug Related seminars and products

University of Texas - Arlington

Cynthia Short's Profile

Cynthia Short Related seminars and products

CLS Mitigation & Consulting Services

Cynthia Short is a trial lawyer, mitigation specialist and sentencing advocate. Her trial work has been recognized by the Missouri Bar. In 2003, Cyndy founded CLS Mitigation & Consulting Services LLC. In non-capital cases the CLS group provides sentencing investigation with the creation of exhibits for use in sentencing proceedings.

Paige Sparks's Profile

Paige Sparks Related seminars and products

Eccher Law Group

Paige Sparks is a trial attorney at the Eccher Law Group, with her practice focused on representing plaintiffs, in both federal and state court, in complex civil litigation, particularly involving employment and civil rights. In just the past year, Ms. Sparks has helped recover more than $2,000,000.00 for clients.

Joseph St. Louis's Profile

Joseph St. Louis Related seminars and products

Nesci & St. Louis

Joseph P. St. Louis, Regent of the National College for DUI Defense, and past president of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, is a certified specialist in both criminal and DUI defense, has an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating, and is listed in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers' Best Lawyers.

Bogdan Susan Related seminars and products

Holder Susan Slusher, LLC

Schedule at a Glance

THU | JUL 29

9:00 – 10:00 AM | Caselaw Update
Speaker: Matthew D. Fry, Rosenblum, Schwartz, and Fry, PC, St. Louis 
NEW: Materials to include cases organized by category over past several years

10:00 – 10:05 AM | Break 

10:05 – 11:05 AM | Suppression Issues with the Stop, Detention, Searches, & Statements
Speaker: Scott C. Hamilton, Aull, Sherman, Worthington, Giorza & Hamilton, LLC, Lexington

11:05 – 11:15 AM | Break 

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | LIVE: Prosecutor's Perspective on What Works for the Defense in Negotiations 
Speaker: Thomas E. Hollingsworth, Prosecuting Attorney, Hillsboro

12:00 – 12:30 PM | Grab Your Lunch

12:30 – 3:45 PM | LIVE: David Ball on Criminal Defense: How to Win at Trial | includes 15 minute break
Speaker: David Ball, Malekpour & Ball Consulting and Richard Jaffe, Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, PC, Birmingham, AL  
Free E-book for all attendees, "David Ball on Criminal Defense"

3:45 – 4:00 PM | Break 

4:00 – 5:30 PM | LIVE: Blood Testing: Admissibility & Reliability Issues in Alcohol & Drug Cases
Speaker: Joseph P. St. Louis, Nesci & St. Louis, Tucson, AZ 

5:30 – 6:00 PM | Break 

6:00 – 7:00 PM | LIVE: Lab Tour: Learn How Your Blood Test Cases Can Easily Have False Results
Speaker: Kevin Schug, University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, Texas 

FRI | JUL 30

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | LIVE: Pozner on Cross: The Chapter Method Applied to DUI Cases | includes 15 minute break 
Speaker: Larry Pozner, Reilly Pozner, LLP, Denver, CO

1:00 – 1:20 PM | Grab Your Lunch 

1:20 – 2:30 PM | Nuts & Bolts: Administrative Hearings & Trial de Novos & Chemical Refusals 
Speaker: Bogdan A. Susan, 
Holder Susan Slusher, LLC, Columbia

1:20 – 2:30 PM | Challenging Priors: How to Go From a Felony to Misdemeanor
Speaker: Michael Reid
, M. Reid Legal Solutions, Edwardsville, IL

1:20 – 2:30 PM | Winning License Cases Using Rules of Civil Discovery
Speakers: John M. Ecche
r and Paige M. Sparks, Eccher Law Group, St. Louis

2:30 – 2:35 PM | Break 

2:35 – 3:25 PM | Collateral Consequences: Military Personnel, Security Clearances, Professional Licenses
Speakers: David M. Lowe
, David M. Lowe, LLC, Waynesville and Diane Bellquist, Joseph, Hollander & Craft, LLC, Overland Park, KS  

2:35 – 3:25 PM | Use Storytelling Techniques to Win Your Case
Speaker: Tyrone Moncriffe, 
Tyrone Moncriffe & Assoc., Houston, TX

2:35 – 3:25 PM | Improve Your Plea Negotiations & Sentencing Hearings - How to Present Mitigation Evidence
Speaker: Cyndy L. Short
, CLS Mitigation & Consulting Services, Kansas City 

3:25 – 3:30 PM | Break 

3:30 – 4:20 PM | LIVE: Expert Perspective: Why You Can't Trust a Breath Test & What To Do About It
Speaker: Travis B. Jones
, TBJ, LLC, Moscow Mills 

4:20 – 4:30 | Break 

4:30 – 5:45 PM | LIVE Demonstration of Voir Dire & Opening in a DWI Case
Speaker: Travis L. Noble, Jr.
, Sindel Noble, St. Louis 

SAT | JUL 31

9:00 – 9:50 AM | How to Ethically Defend a Medical Marijuana Card Holder Facing a DUID 
Speaker: Joani C. Harshman
, The Harshman Law Firm, LLC, Kansas City

9:50 – 9:55 AM | Break 

9:55 – 10:45 AM | Checklist of What to Look for to Win Your Case
Speaker: Kimberly Benjamin
, Benjamin Law Firm, Belton

10:45 – 10:50 AM | Break 

10:50 – 11:40 AM | How to Use the Regulations to Win Your Case
Speaker: Tory D. Bernsen
, Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, St. Louis 

11:40 – 11:45 AM | Break 

11:45 AM – 12:35 PM | How to Defend DUI Drugs
Speaker: Joseph S. Passanise
, Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise, Springfield 

12:35 – 12:40 PM | Break 

12:40 – 1:30 PM | How to Handle Implicit Bias When Defending Your Clients 
Speaker: Nimrod T. Chapel, Jr.
, The Chapel Law Group, LLC, Jefferson City 

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 July 21, 2021. 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 July 21, 2021. You will have access to electronic course materials.

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