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Hybrid Conference

2022 20th Annual Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar

Total Credits: 17.0 MCLE, 2.0 Ethics, 1.0 Elimination of Bias



Since 2002, the Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar has brought together nationally recognized lawyers, speakers, and authors to help Missouri lawyers better serve their clients. Offering something for everyone, this seminar covers everything from the basics essential to achieve victory in your first DWI case to the advanced techniques and case law updates necessary to keep veteran practitioners at the top of their game.

Designed with your entire firm in mind, this seminar has the training needed to ensure paralegals, new lawyers, and advanced practitioners practice with the skills needed to be on the cutting edge of DWI defense.

Co-hosted by The Missouri Bar and the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, this seminar is your first and best opportunity to learn from experts in the fields of science and the law.

Kim Benjamin 
Conference Chair 
Benjamin Law Firm


Kimberly Benjamin's Profile

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Benjamin Law Firm

Kim Benjamin owns the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at the Benjamin Law Firm, LLC, which is honored to be named in the top 30 of 355 criminal defense firms in Kansas City. She regularly teaches lawyers all over the US how to try criminal and civil cases. - 


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.  

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Scott Bokal is with J.B. Hammer Digital Forensics.  His focus is on computer, mobile device, cloud, social media, OSINT framework, vehicle & cloud-based data.  His certifications include Computer Examiner & International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners, Magnet Forensics Certified Examiner, Research Electronics, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures and Berla iVe Vehicle Forensics Certified.  Scott is an Adjunct Professor at Maryville University teaching Cybersecurity and at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

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Livingston County Circuit Court

A native of Chillicothe, Missouri, Judge Chapman earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College, where he majored in political science and graduated as Valedictorian in 1988. Judge Chapman received his J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law in May 1991; and received his Master of Laws, Taxation, from U.M.K.C. School of Law in 1995. During law school, he 

was a member of Phi Delta Phi and was an editorial board member of The Journal of Law & Politics. After graduating from law school, Judge Chapman practiced law in Chillicothe for 19 years before being elected in 2010 as circuit judge for the 43rd Judicial Circuit, Division 1. He was reelected in 2012, and then served as the 43rd Circuit Presiding Judge through 2018. In 2018, he was appointed by Governor Michael Parson to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, and was retained in that position in 2020.

Judge Chapman is a past member of the Missouri Circuit Judge Association, and a current member of the Livingston County Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He also serves as a member of the Chillicothe Rotary Club, and the Chillicothe Elks Lodge 656, among many others. Judge Chapman and his wife, Lindy, continue to reside in Chillicothe, Missouri. Their eldest daughter, Claire Chapman, is a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force and is currently enrolled in medical school at the University of Missouri. Their son, Wagner Chapman, is a product developer at Amazon and resides in Seattle, Washington. Their youngest, Callaway Chapman, is a sophomore at Miami University of Oxford, Ohio.

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Eccher Law Group

John M. Eccher is a criminal defense and civil plaintiff trial attorney, with the majorities of his criminal practice in the area of DWI defense and his civil practice in the areas of employment and civil rights litigation. 

Zel Fischer's Profile

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The Supreme Court of Missouri

Judge Zel Fischer was born in Hamburg, Iowa and grew up in the small town  of Watson, Missouri. He was educated in Rock Port public schools, and attended William Jewell College, in Liberty, MO.  He went on to graduate from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law with distinction in 1988.  
Judge Fischer was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1988 and served one year  as law clerk for the Honorable Andrew Jackson Higgins of the Supreme Court of Missouri.  From there, he practiced law in Kansas City, engaged in a solo law  practice in northwest Missouri, and in November 2006, he was elected associate circuit judge for Atchison County. Judge Fischer served in that capacity until his appointment to the Supreme Court of Missouri in October 2008. He served as chief justice from July 2017–June 2019, receiving the Theodore McMillian Judicial Excellence Award from the Missouri Bar in 2019. 
Judge Fischer is the President of The National Courts and Science Institute (NCSI), which is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to training judges in science, and also serves as a member on the National Advisory Board for the University of North Carolina Bryson Center for Judicial Science Education.
Judge Fischer is an active member of his church and community. 
Judge Fischer has been married to Julie Fischer, his wife of 36 years. They have four children, and four grandchildren.


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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 and running his non-profit, St. Louis Impact.

Daniel Haus's Profile

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Haus Law Firm, LLC

Dan Haus is owner of the Haus Law Firm. He is a former law enforcement officer and former counsel for the Kansas City Police Department. His current practice focuses on probate, personal injury, DWI defense and general counsel to law enforcement agencies. 

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Hoefle Law, LLC

T.R. Hoefle is an attorney with Hoefle Law in Belton, Missouri. Most of his practice is Business Formation, Civil Litigation, traffic and DWI. Practicing since 2004 his firm concentrates on a personal and compassionate approach to each client's unique needs. He has also taught paralegals for Grantham for 9 years.

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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. 

Travis Noble's Profile

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Travis Noble, PC

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.

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Forensic Justice Project

Janis C. Puracal is the Executive Director of the Forensic Justice Project. Ms. Puracal became devoted to innocence work after her brother was wrongfully convicted. Ms. Puracal is also an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School where she teaches a course on wrongful convictions.

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University Medical and Forensic Consultants, LLC.

Dr. Rose began his career in science and medicine in 1974 working as a research technician in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Miami School of Medicine, preparing anatomic remains for the anatomy class and cell biology teaching materials for the medical students.
He worked as a research technician from 1976-1978 in the Department of Pharmacology at the same medical school running an over the counter drug efficacy trial and performing bench research on drug transport across cell membranes by UV-VIS Spectrophotometry. From 1978 to 1981 he attended Florida Atlantic University and earned his BA degree in Biology followed by earning his Doctor of Medicine ( M.D. ) degree from the University of Miami in 1985.
Subsequent to medical school he trained in Clinical Pathology ( Laboratory Medicine ) for two years at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and was in charge of the emergency toxicology testing for ethanol by serum enzyme assay testing, and other intoxicating substances when on call duty. He then trained at the Dade County Medical Examiner Department formal Forensic Toxicology training program and rotated through all sections of the medical examiner department and the toxicology laboratory, analyzed many samples by GC-FID, and GC-MS and performed research on ethanol and cocaine during that training.
In 1992 he started the first DUI laboratory at the University of Miami and was responsible for blood ethanol testing, blood drug testing and urine drug testing for the law enforcement agencies of Dade County, Florida. From 1995 through 1998 he trained in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Miami, diagnosing and treating psychiatric patients, often under the influence of ethanol and drugs. He had an opportunity to correlate the behavioral effects of ethanol and drugs with a combination of physical examination of the patient and laboratory testing of the patient.
He has been a courtesy professor in the Department of Chemistry at FIU since 1997 and has taught Forensic Toxicology and performed research in a variety of areas including detector dogs, breath ethanol testing and blood ethanol testing. Dr. Rose has been in the field of laboratory science and pharmacology since 1974, and from then until the present he has experienced formal education, training and research in clinical and forensic pharmacology and toxicology.
Dr. Rose is available to answer any questions you may have about his professional experiences, please contact him at your convenience by telephone or email.

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Saint Louis University School of Law

Hon. Gary Witt's Profile

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Mo Court of Appeals-Western District

Hon. Gary Witt appointed Western District 2010. Previously an Associate Circuit Judge in Platte County 1998 - 2010. Shareholder Witt, Hicklin & Witt, P.C. in Platte City. Married to Angie. Undergraduate degree William Jewell College and law degree MU. State Representative 1991-1996. Received the Appellate Judicial Excellence Award 2020. 

Agenda DWI Law & Science Seminar

WED | JUL 27 
4:00 – 6:00 PM | Registration 


THU | JUL 28 
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Registration 

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Exhibitors 

7:30 – 8:30 AM | Breakfast 

8:30 – 8:40 AM | Welcome & Opening Remarks  
Speaker: Kimberly Benjamin, Planning Chair, Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center, Benjamin Law Firm, LLC, Belton 

8:40 – 10:10 AM | PLENARY
Blood Test Errors: How to Identify Unreliable Results  

National Speaker: Janine Arvizu, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, Texas DWI Lawyers, San Antonio, TX

10:10 – 10:25 AM | Network with Exhibitors
10:25 – 11:15 AM | PLENARY
Case Law Update  
Speaker: Matthew D. Fry, Rosenblum, Schwartz, and Fry, PC, St. Louis
11:15 – 11:25 AM | Break 

11:25 AM – 12:15 PM | PLENARY
What is a DRE & What it is NOT     
Travis B. Jones, TBJ, LLC, Moscow Mills 

12:15 – 1:30 PM | Lunch         

Perpetuating the Presumption of Guilt: Implicit Racial Bias in Forensic Testimony
National Speaker: Janis C. Puracal
, Forensic Justice Project, Portland, OR | joining live virtually

1:30 – 1:45 | Break

1:45 – 3:45 PM | PLENARY
Court of Appeals Oral Arguments
Speakers: Hon. Zel M. Fischer, The Supreme Court of Missouri, Jefferson City; Hon. Gary D. Witt, Missouri Court of Appeals-Western District, Jefferson City; and Hon. Thomas N. Chapman, Livingston County Circuit Court, Chillicothe

3:45 – 4:00 PM | Network with Exhibitors
4:00 – 5:00 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 1

Criminal Tips: How to Talk to a Jury About a DWI Case
Speaker: Kimberly Benjamin

DOR Basics: Everything You Need to Know About How to Handle the DOR Case    
Speaker: Stephen S. Grafelman
, Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center, Benjamin Law Firm, LLC, Kansas City  
DOR Advanced: How to Win Your DOR Case Using the Rules of Civil Procedure & How to Prepare Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law for Your Judge    
Speaker: John M. Eccher
, Eccher Law Group, St. Louis    

FRI | JUL 29
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Registration 

7:30 – 8:30 AM | Breakfast

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Exhibitors

8:30 – 8:40 AM | Announcements     
Speaker: Kimberly Benjamin
, Planning Chair

8:40 – 9:30 AM | PLENARY
Discovery in Blood Alcohol & Blood Drug Cases: What to Request and Why You Need It    
National Speaker: Janine Arvizu
, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, Texas DWI Lawyers, San Antonio, TX

9:30 – 9:40 AM | Break
9:40 – 10:40 AM | PLENARY
How to Use Giglio & Discovery Rules to Win a DWI Case    
Speaker: Daniel J. Ross
, Daniel Ross, LLC, Kansas City

10:40 – 10:55 AM | Network with Exhibitors     

10:55 – 11:45 AM | PLENARY    
Challenging a DRE Case with Science and Medical Evidence
National Speaker: Steven Hernandez
| joining live virtually

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | Lunch | Ticketed      

Treatment Courts: DWI, Drugs, Veterans & Mental Health - Your Ethical Duty to Your Clients
Speaker: Tory D. Bernsen
, Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, St. Louis 

1:00 – 1:10 PM | Break     

1:10 – 2:00 PM | PLENARY
Storytelling: Opening & Close    
Speaker: Professor Thomas Stewart, 
Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis 

2:00 – 2:10 PM | Break
2:10 – 3:10 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 2

Criminal Tips: Creating Exhibits - Preparing & Admitting Exhibits for Hearings & Trials 
Speakers: Jeannean Fenske
, Travis Noble, PC, St. Louis 

Sunshine Law & FOIA: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Client    
Speaker: Daniel J. Haus
, Haus Law Firm, LLC, Belton 

3:10 – 3:25 PM | Break
3:25 – 4:25 PM | PLENARY
Why You Should NEVER Plead a Marijuana DWI Case 
National Speaker: Stefan Rose
, M.D., Laboratory Medicine, Forensic Toxicology and Psychiatry, University Medical and Forensic Consultants, LLC, Palm City, FL | joining live virtually

4:25 – 4:35 PM | Break

4:35 – 5:25 PM | CLOSING PLENARY 
The Art of Voir Dire:  How to Win Your Case in Voir Dire    
Speaker: Travis L. Noble, Jr.,
Travis Noble, PC, St. Louis

Agenda Paralegal Track

FRI | JUL 29
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Registration 

7:30 – 8:00 AM | Breakfast | Ticketed

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Exhibitors

8:00 – 8:05 AM | Welcome & Opening Announcements 
Speaker: Kimberly Benjamin,
Planning Chair, Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center, Benjamin Law Firm, LLC, Belton  

8:05 - 8:55 AM | Top Hits in the Law for Paralegals    
Speaker: Matthew D. Fry,
Rosenblum, Schwartz, and Fry, PC, St. Louis     

8:55 – 9:00 AM | Break
9:00 – 9:50 AM | Social Media Research on Witnesses & How to Submit in Evidence at Hearings
Speakers: Matthew D. Fry
and Scott Bokal, J.B. Hammer Digital Forensics, St. Louis
9:50 – 9:55 AM | Break
9:55 – 11:10 AM | Analyzing a Driving Record
Speaker: Kimberly Benjamin

11:10 – 11:15 AM | Break
11:15 – 11:55 AM | Subpoenas: How Do You Get Them, Serve Them & Handle Out of State Witnesses
Speakers: Jeannean Fenske
, Travis Noble, PC, St. Louis 

11:55 AM – 1:00 PM | Lunch  
12:10 – 1:00 PM | Treatment Courts: DWI, Drugs, Veterans & Mental Health Courts - Your Ethical Duty to Your Clients 
Speaker: Tory D. Bernsen
, Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, St. Louis    

1:00 – 1:10 PM | Break
1:10 – 2:00 PM | Training on Excel - Systems for Tracking Discovery, Tracking Witnesses    
Speaker: Theodore R. Hoefle,
Hoefle Law, LLC, Raymore

2:00 – 2:10 PM | Break
2:10 – 3:10 PM | Criminal Tips: Creating Exhibits - Preparing & Admitting Exhibits for Hearings & Trials
Speakers: Jeannean Fenske

3:10 – 3:20 PM | Break
3:20 – 4:30 PM | How to Help Clients Who Have Mental Health/Addiction Issues    
Speaker: Tory D. Bernsen

4:30 – 5:00 PM | Roundtable: Ask All Your Questions
Speaker: Tory D. Bernsen

Pass Details

Whether you are attending the Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar with a focus on networking, CLE, or the ability to join from anywhere you’d like, there’s a pass option for you!

All Access Pass*
Early MACDL Member: $405** | Regular: $450
Early Non-MACDL Member: $445 | Regular: $500

Access to CLE sessions and the following meals:
    Thursday: Breakfast, Lunch, & Reception
    Friday: Breakfast & Lunch
Program recording access for 90 days

Standard Pass*
Early MACDL Member: $345** | Regular: $400
Early Non-MACDL Member: $385** | Regular $440

Access to CLE sessions and the following meals:
    Thursday: Breakfast, Lunch & Reception
    Friday: Breakfast & Lunch

Virtual Pass
MACDL Member: $345
Non-MACDL Member: $400

Virtual access to CLE sessions
Program recording access for 90 days

Virtual Pass
Law Student/Paralegal/Legal Aid Pass - $300

Virtual access to CLE sessions
Program recording access for 90 days

Paralegal Track: $255*
Access to paralegal track sessions and the following meals:
  Friday: Breakfast & Lunch
Program recording access for 90 days

Paralegal Track: $225*
Access to paralegal track sessions and the following meals:
  Friday: Breakfast & Lunch

Virtual Pass
Paralegal Track: $225

Virtual access to paralegal track sessions
Program recording access for 90 days

* Due to on-site capacity limits, on-site registration will not be available.  
** Early Bird rates end 6/27/22

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Updated 4/28/22

Lodging Rates


315 Four Seasons Drive | Lake Ozark, MO

Seasons Bay $141
Main Building $172
Rates are per night, and do not include tax.

To make a reservation, call 888-265-5500 or reserve online at

Conference lodging rates end on June 27, 2022, or when the block is filled, whichever occurs first.

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 20, 2022. 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 20, 2022.  You will have access to electronic course materials.

Photo/Video/Comments Permission

MoBarCLE may take photos and video at this program. By attending, you give The Missouri Bar permission to use images or audio captured at these programs, as well as any written comment on evaluation forms, in any electronic or printed communications by The Missouri Bar and for any educational, advertising, and promotional purposes. You agree to release The Missouri Bar, its employees, agents, and designees from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right you may have in connection with such use.

COVID-19 Safety Information

The Missouri Bar takes the safety and well-being of its members, the public, and its employees very seriously. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus and its variants, adapting our services and events as appropriate, based on the advice of governments, public health authorities, and medical professionals.

  • We will make sure you are informed of any changes that affect you, especially when it comes to live programs and conferences. This includes any cancellation notices or changes to venue, format, or safety guidelines.  
  • Whenever possible, any notices will be announced at least three days in advance of a conference or event.
  • We encourage all attendees of Missouri Bar conferences, events, and programs to be aware of and follow CDC guidelines for large gatherings.
  • Help us keep everyone in attendance safe by not attending if you are currently experiencing or within the last 14 days have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Be respectful of the personal comfort level of other attendees when it comes to physical distancing, including shaking hands or other gestures common in networking environments.

Please also be advised that, pursuant to RSMo. 537.1005, effective Aug. 28, 2021, “under Missouri law, any individual entering the premises or engaging the services of the business waives all civil liability against the individual or entity for any damages based on inherent risks associated with an exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19, except for recklessness or willful misconduct.”

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