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Patrick T. Barone, Esq.

Founding Partner / CEO
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Phone: 248-306-9158

280 N Old Woodward Ave #200
Birmingham, Michigan 48009

Principal attorney and Barone Defense Firm founder Patrick T. Barone is among the most experienced and well-respected DUI/OWI defense attorneys in the state of Michigan. His impressive record of case wins, published works, teaching experience, and client and peer reviews have cemented his esteemed position in the legal community.

After beginning his legal career handling medical malpractice cases, Mr. Barone decided to open his own criminal defense firm and eventually narrowed his practice to focus solely on drunk and drugged driving defense. His passion for helping accused citizens and holistic approach to helping clients win back their lives have led to his firm’s success.

Mr. Barone is the co-author of two books on DUI-related issues, including Defending Drinking Drivers (James Publishing) a well-known and highly respected multi-volume national legal treatise, and “The DUI Book – A Citizen’s Handbook on Fighting a Drunk Driving Charge.” Mr. Barone is also the executive editor of The DWI Journal, Law & Science, a nationally circulated legal periodical dedicated to improving the success rate of defense attorneys in drunk driving cases

Mr. Barone has a sterling reputation among his clients and peers. US News & World Report has ranked him among America’s Best Lawyers and has named The Barone Defense Firm as one of America’s Best Law Firms. He enjoys a perfect rating on AVVO—the premiere client- and peer-rating site—and has been given a rating of “Seriously Outstanding” by SuperLawyers. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Barone an AV rating, the highest achievable in the legal field.

My Story

I know what it's like to be scared, in the dark, and feeling helpless - no one should have to feel that way.

You can chalk it up to me being a dumb teenager, and there's truth to it, but I didn't do anything wrong. Not really. And yet, I was still treated like a common criminal. And I remember feeling like the Detroit officers were getting a big kick out of the whole thing. It seemed like they were getting pleasure from inflicting the emotional pain and humiliation. I remember the rude comments on the way to the precinct.

Sitting in a Detroit jail cell, accused of Grand Theft Auto….That's how I spent my 18th birthday!

As a teenager, living close to an international border seemed fun, and going through customs was a breeze in those days. Of course, at 18 we were still kids really, and my friends and I didn't fully appreciate nor totally understand the need to be careful. No need to give them a reason to interrogate you, that's for sure.

That night my Italian girlfriend made our reservations under the name "Tocco&" at the Roma Café, a Downtown restaurant that was once a hangout for the Detroit mob. A dimly lit dusty old place that might remind you of a brothel except that it smelled like veal Siciliano. Possibly owing to my friend's last name, the service that night was outstanding, diligent and exceedingly polite. After dinner, our plan was to go to Coach and Horses in Windsor to shoot pool with some friends.

Our troubles started toward the end of our night when we approached the U.S. Canada border.

I was driving a golden brown 1972 Pontiac Ventura. An old beater of a car with a blue driver-side door, a crushed rear end, and bald tires. I paid roughly $200.00 for this rare beauty only a few months earlier and since the law had just changed, I left the former owner's license plate right where it has always been - on the front bumper. The law had just changed making front plates unnecessary, so what did it matter that my front plate didn't match the backplate? The border agents didn't see it that way. Especially since the front plate came up registered to a stolen car!

When the agent stepped out of his little gate house and started walking around the car all suspicious like, I immediately started feeling something wasn't right. After a couple more questions, we were directed to pull over, then whisked inside a small sterile room with no windows or furniture. My stomach sank, and I could feel that lump in my throat - this wasn't funny anymore, this was serious. After being interrogated and strip-searched, we were turned over to the Detroit Police Department. Two burly Marine-cut officers talked briefly to the agents, grabbed some paperwork, then arrested me.

As I'm sitting in silence in the back of Detroit PD cruiser the only thing I can hear is whirring sound of something electronic periodically punctuated by the clunky sound of the wheels jumping over each bump on our way to the precinct. This has a strange almost hypnotic rhythm to it. The ride feels like an eternity. Soon, I am booked and tossed into an empty cell that is brightly lit from above by hanging fluorescent buzzing lights. I hear the sound of metal on metal as the door closes behind me, and I realize I'm not just hearing but somehow actually feeling in the pit of my stomach the clunk of the doors locking. My mouth is dry, and as I enter the cell the institutional smell hanging in the air grabs my nose; it's kind of like a cross between a locker room and a hospital, but nastier, like they tried to make things clean and sterile but it really just smells like they're covered up someone's body odor, or worse. The linoleum covered cement floor feels cold and hard under my feet. I'm caged like an animal and I feel more alone than ever.

After several hours of just me and God in that cell; suddenly, I am released, along with my girlfriend. Not really released as much as kicked out in the pouring rain to start our drive home. No apology, no explanation.

It's hard to really talk about all the sights and sounds and feelings, but if you've ever been in jail, you know what I mean. And the experience stays with you. It wasn't until a long time later that I finally got that smell out of my nose. That's what I remember most. I also remember the feelings - scared and powerless and despite the bright lights, I was totally in the dark. I didn't know it then, but as bad as it was, that arrest changed the course of my life.

I also know what it's like to have to explain what happened to loved ones.

I hardly made it home before dawn that night, so of course, the parents were upset. My mom was beside herself with worry. And so were my girlfriend's parents. I tried my best to apologize to them when I dropped her off back at home, but it didn't matter. That was our first and only date. My parents found my story very hard to believe and insisted I must have done something wrong. One thing I learned about being arrested; it doesn't matter if you did it or not, people treat you different afterward. People who are innocent don't get arrested, right?

And being bullied by men in authority with guns is no fun.

As the son of a dentist who grew up in the suburbs, I can't say that I know what it's like to be targeted by the police. But in this experience at least I learned what it's like to be the target of a bully. Looking back, I think this is when the seeds were sown in me; seeds that grew into a criminal defense lawyer. On behalf of the clients I proudly serve today, my role is to make the bully fight fair. Then, after working for a judge in law school, and seeing how the law is really practiced, not in the classroom but in the courtroom, I knew the criminal law would be my passion. I've never looked back.

Detailed Biography

Patrick T. Barone began his legal career in 1988 when he was a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard D. Kuhn of the Oakland County Circuit Court. In 1992, he opened his law practice and initially he handled hundreds of disparate felony criminal matters in the adult and juvenile courts. In 1999, Mr. Barone decided to focus exclusively on cases involving allegations of intoxicated driving. Almost immediately thereafter Mr. Barone quickly began to establish a national reputation for being among the best DUI defense lawyers in the country, and this lead to the formation of the Barone Defense Firm in 2003, which is now headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan. The Barone Defense Firm maintains offices in Grand Rapids as well.

After a national search, in 2006 Mr. Barone was offered the opportunity to become the new author of Defending Drinking Drivers, which was first published in 1986 and authored by one of the titans of DUI defense, John Tarantino. This two-volume textbook remains widely considered a seminal work on the subject. In 2007 Mr. Barone took over as the executive editor of the DWI Journal -Law and Science, and in 2008 he was offered a position as an adjunct professor at the Western University Cooley Law School where he teaches a course entitled "Drunk Driving Law & Practice.&" He has also authored chapters in Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012/2014 eds., and a chapter in Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings, 2015 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding the Role of Witnesses in DUI Cases (Inside the Minds) (Aspatore Books). In 2017 Mr. Barone authored two more books, one entitled "Michigan Gun Law&" and The Entrepreneurs Guide to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Laws.

In 2010 Mr. Barone accepted a position as a legal skills instructor for the CDAM/Cooley Trial Practice College, and in 2012 he graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College. In 2017 Mr. Barone became a Board-Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama; an action method used by many of the Nation's top trial lawyers for trial preparation and presentation. No other Michigan lawyer has this distinction.

Mr. Barone has applied his psychodrama training in his law and trial practice, in his teaching of law and trial skills, sociodrama in the business environment and Bibliodrama and psychodrama in the church setting. In his capacity as a business consultant, Mr. Barone has worked with business owners and executives in businesses of all sizes throughout Michigan, including by way of example, TGI Direct, Movimento, AcuMax, A2 Energy Systems LLC, Spry Publishing, Compliance Training Partners/Drakeshire Dental, Booms Stone Co., The Hunter Group, LLC., Vistage Michigan, and dozens of other businesses and executives.

Mr. Barone has an "AV&" (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and since 2009 has been included in the highly selective US News & World Report's America's Best Lawyers while The Barone Defense Firm appears in their companion America's Best Law Firms. He has been rated "Seriously Outstanding&" by SuperLawyers, rated "Outstanding/10.0&" by AVVO and was appointed to the advisory board for the Michigan edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine.

The youngest of 6 children, Mr. Barone grew up in Oakland County. He has been happily married over 20 years and is the father of two girls.

Mr. Barone is an Adjunct Professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he teaches a course entitled "Drunk Driving Practice.&" This is believed to the only dedicated drunk driving course offered at any law school anywhere in the United States. The course combines criminal law, constitutional law, and forensic science into one course, and course topics include the science involved in drunk driving, such as alcohol metabolism, breath and blood testing, and field sobriety testing. Students also have the opportunity to apply what they learn in a mock trial at the end of the semester.

Mr. Barone was also recently unanimously nominated by the Board of Regents for the National College for DUI Defense to the position of sustaining member. He is also a member of the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Criminal Defense Lawyers of Michigan, and the Criminal Law Section of the Michigan State Bar Association.

Education

J.D., Detroit College of Law / Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan, 1991

B.S., Biology, Oakland University. Rochester, Michigan, 1987

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Michigan State Bar Association
Member Since: 1991

Illinois State Bar Association
Member Since: 1992

Oakland County Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section

Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys (Founding President)

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

National College of DUI Defense (sustaining member)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (sustaining member)

American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama

Vistage Michigan

Circuit Court Committee (by special appointment). Oakland County Bar Association, 1991 - 1999

Prior Roster Attorney. Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System

Prior Mentor. Oakland County Circuit Court Criminal Assigned Counsel System

Academic Appointments
  • Adjunct Professor: “Drunk Driving Law & Practice,” Western Michigan University/Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 2008 - Present.
  • Faculty Advisory Board: BAC-Tracker International, Inc. 2010-2015.
Continuing Education Faculty and Advisory Appointments

Small Group Workshop Instructor: Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Criminal Defense Trial Practice College. 2009 – Present.

Editorships

DWI Journal: Law & Science. Executive Editor. Whitaker Newsletters, December 2006 – March 2010.

Publications

Books & Book Chapters

  • Defending Drinking Drivers. James Publishing, 2006 – Present.
  • Michigan Gun Law, Armed and Educated, U.S. & Texas LawShield (in print).
  • Entrepreneur’s Guide to Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Law, Createspace Publishing, 2018.
  • Michigan DUI Law – A Citizen’s Handbook, Createspace Publishing, 2015.
  • Action Explorations, Using Psychodramatic Methods in Non-Therapeutic Settings, Paralax Publishing, 2019; Chapter Five; Bringing Scriptures to Life with Bibliodrama.
  • The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, 2016-2017 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Science and Process to Develop Winning Defense Strategies (Inside the Minds); Chapter Two: Developing Essential Trial Skills for Defending DUI Cases, Aspatore Books.
  • Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings, 2015 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding the Role of Witnesses in DUI Cases (Inside the Minds); Chapter One: Best Practices for the Preparation and Presentation of Defense Witnesses, and Cross-Examination of Prosecution Witnesses, Aspatore Books.
  • Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2014 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding DUI Cases, Developing a Thorough Defense, and Negotiating Settlements (Inside the Minds series); Chapter Three: Navigating the Waters of DUI Vehicular Homicide Law, Aspatore Books.
  • Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding DUI Cases, Developing a Thorough Defense, and Negotiating Settlements (Inside the Minds series); Chapter Seven: Successfully Dealing with the Most Difficult Aspects of a DUI Homicide Case, Aspatore Books, 2012.

Articles

  1. “May a Prosecutor Ethically Imply to Jury that Drinking Driver has Tolerance to Alcohol?” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. Volume 41.6 (July 2017):1-5
  2. “Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Guide to the DSM-5 for Substance Use Disorders,” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. Volume 40.1 (November 2016):1-5
  3. “Holy Spit” “The Legislature’s Newest Effort to Pave Way for More Drugged Driving Arrests,” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. Volume 40.1 (October 2016):11-14.
  4. “Criminal Accusations Cause Health Care Professionals to Face Potentially Debilitating Collateral Consequences, (Part Two),” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. Volume 39.11/12 (August/September 2016):1-2
  5. “Criminal Accusations Cause Health Care Professionals to Face Potentially Debilitating Collateral Consequences, (Part One)” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. Volume 39.10 (July 2016):6-8."
  6. Why Breath and Blood Tests in Intoxicated Driving (DUI/OWI) Cases Currently Fail to Meet Basic Scientific and Legal Safeguards for Admissibility," Michigan Bar Journal. 92.10 (July 2015): 30-35.
  7. “New Article Supports National Push to Make PBT Results Admissible as Evidence; But Not So Fast: SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. Volume 38.7 (April 2015):5-6.
  8. “Breaking the Spell of the Magic Question During Voir Dire,” NACDL/The Champion. 36.10 (March 2015): 22-26.
  9. “Recent Amendments to Michigan OWI Law Pave Way for More Drugged Driving Arrests.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. Volume 38.1 (October 2014):14-16.
  10. “General Motors to Launch Cars with Eye-Tracking Technology that Could Stop Drunk Driving.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. Volume 37.11/12, (August-September 2014): 10-11.
  11. “Ethically and Professionally Marketing Your Practice.” The Warrior. (Spring 2014): 25-26.
  12. “Can Michigan Ever Derive a Valid Uncertainty Budget for Breath Testing?” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 32.7/8 (April-May 2014): 8-11.
  13. “If Breath Alcohol Can’t be Measured, It Doesn’t Exist.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 37.2 (November 2013): 10-11.
  14. 14. ”Representing Licensed Health Care Professionals Accused of Alcohol- or Drug-Related Crimes.” Michigan Bar Journal. 92.10 (October 2013): 30-34.
  15. “Why Urine Drug Testing Should Never be Admitted Into Evidence in OWI/OUID and Other Drug-Related Criminal Cases.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 37.1 (October 2013): 5-8. 16. “Medical Marijuana No Longer Zero Tolerance in Michigan DUI Cases.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 36.8 (May 2013): 4-5.
  16. “How and Why Police Lie When Making DUI Arrests.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 36.5/6 (February/ March 2013): 1-5.
  17. “Independent Juries: Liberty’s Last Defense” NACDL/The Champion. 36.10 (December 2012): 24-28. 19. “New Evidence Trap for Unwary DUI Attorneys in Michigan.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 36.1 (October 2012): 6-7.
  18. “The Court’s Obligation to Squeal on Tour Client: The Duty to Report a Doctor’s DUI.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 35.12 (September 2012): 6.
  19. “Alcohol Metabolism Changes Considerably After Gastric Bypass Surgery.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 35.10/11 (July/August 2012): 4-5.
  20. “Coming Soon to a Town Near You: An Alarming New Emphasis in Law Enforcement- the Drug Recognition ‘Expert’.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 35.8 (May 2012): 4-6.
  21. “Roadside Breath Test Operators Should be Held to Standard of Substantial Compliance.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 35.7 (April 2012): 8-9.
  22. “Operating Under the Influence of Herbs Other Than Marijuana.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 35.5/6 (February/March 2012): 23-24.
  23. “Michigan’s New DWI/Sobriety Court Law.” Michigan Bar Journal. 91.1 (January 2012): 42-44.
  24. “Judges and Lawyers Must Exercise Caution as Facebook ‘Friends’.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 35.3 (December 2011): 12-13.
  25. “Prosecutorial Misconduct During Closing Argument in OWI Cases.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 35.2 (November 2011): 10-13.
  26. “Notice and Demand Increases Cost of DUI Litigation.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 34.12/35.1 (October 2011): 8-9.
  27. “Michigan DUI Jury Trial Reform.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 34.11 (August 2011): 15.
  28. “How Long Can We Go: Is Zero Tolerance for all Drivers Coming to Michigan?” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 34.10 (July 2011): 15-16.
  29. “Admission of Blood Results Uncertain in Michigan.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 34.9 (June 2001): 11-13.
  30. “DUI Defense: Breathing Pattern May Provide a Defense in Breath Test Cases.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 34.8 (May 2011): 13-14.
  31. “The Jury’s Independent Power to Acquit.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 34.7 (April 2011): 1-4.
  32. “When it comes to Admission of Blood Test Results There is A lot of ‘Bull’ Coming From New Mexico.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 34.5 (February 2011): 15-16.
  33. “Intoxication as a Defense to Drunk Driving.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 34.4 (January 2011): 4-5.
  34. “After Super Drunk Comes Sobriety Court.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. (November 2010): 1-3.
  35. “Don’t Let the Prosecutor Claim the Driver is a Drunk.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. (October 2010): 1-5.
  36. “Using Technology in Your Next DUI Trial.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 33.10 (August 2010): 7-8.
  37. “Michigan’s High BAC Driver’s Will Soon Face More Treatment and Greater Punishment.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 33.9 (July 2010): 4-5.
  38. “Michigan OWI Convictions Trigger Ohio License Suspension.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 33.8 (June 2010): 15-17.
  39. “Medical Marijuana and OWI in Michigan.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 33.7 (May 2010): 5-6.
  40. “Michigan Drunk Drivers Risk Permanent CPL Loss.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 33.7 (April 2010): 16-17.
  41. “Michigan’s New ‘Super Drunk’ Law.” Michigan Bar Journal. 89.3 (March 2010): 36-37.
  42. “Using Modern Software to Discredit the State Expert’s Extrapolation Evidence.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 33.6 (February-March 2010): 11-12.
  43. “Oakland County Will Begin Virtual Work Release in Early 2010.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 33.4 (January 2010).
  44. “Therapeutic Value is not Synonymous with Intoxication in Drugged Driving Cases.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 33.3 (December 2009).
  45. “Beware of the Substitute Expert in DUI Litigation.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 33.2. (November 2009).
  46. “A DUI Prosecutor’s Ethical Obligation to Provide Favorable Discovery.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/ DUI Defense Column. 33.1 (October 2009).
  47. “Michigan Driver’s Find Insurance Difficult to Obtain after DUI Conviction.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/ DUI Defense Column. 32.12 (September 2009).
  48. “Oakland County to Begin Virtual Work Release.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/ DUI Defense Column.
  49. 32. 11(August 2009).
  50. “A DUI Lawyer’s Duty to Preserve Client Confidences Should Take Precedence Over Candor to the Court.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 24.8 (August 2009).
  51. “A DUI Defense Lawyer Should Never be Required to Disclose Their Client’s Prior Alcohol Related Convictions.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/ DUI Defense Column. 32.10 (July 2009).
  52. “Confronting the Chemical Test: Using the Confrontation Clause to Keep Test Results Out of Evidence.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 24.7 (July 2009).
  53. “Minnesota’s Source Code Litigation May Halt State’s Drunk Driving Prosecutions.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/ DUI Defense Column. 32.9 (June 2009).
  54. “A Lawyer’s Duty to Report a Lawyer’s DUI Conviction.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 32.7,8 (April - May 2009).
  55. “Confronting the OWI ‘Per Se’ Charge.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 32.6 (March 2009).
  56. “Using Videotapes and PowerPoint to Persuade the Jury.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 24.3 (March 2009).
  57. “An Unethical Lawyer and His Money Will Soon Go Separate Ways: How to Avoid Fee Agreement Disputes in Criminal Cases.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 25. 2 (February 2009).
  58. “Well Drafted Fee Agreements in DUI Cases.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 32.5 (February 2009).
  59. “Raising and Preserving Independent State Constitutional Grounds in DUI Cases.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 24. 1 (January 2009).
  60. “Getting a High BAC Drunk Driving in 2010 will Really Blow!” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 32. 4 (January 2009).
  61. “General Due Process and the Importance of Assuring the Court’s Gate-Keeping Function in DUI Cases.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 23.12 (December 2008).
  62. “The Gun-Grabbing DUI Task Force: Loss of CCW Permit as a Collateral Consequence of Conviction.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 32. 3 (December 2008).
  63. “SWOTing Your Way to Not Guilty.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 23. 11 (November 2008).
  64. “ETG Tests Do Not Reliably Monitor Court-Ordered Abstinence in DUI Cases.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 32. 2 (November 2008).
  65. “Using Alcohol Biomarkers to Monitor Court Ordered Abstinence.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 23.10, (October 2008).
  66. “Can the DataMaster Ever Accurately Measure Blood Alcohol?” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 31.11 (August 2008).
  67. “Casino Workers Shouldn’t Gamble with Drunk Driving.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 31.10 (July 2008).
  68. “Getting and Holding Jurors’ Attention During Voir Dire.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 31. 9 (June 2008).
  69. “Michigan Among the States with the Most Drunk Drivers.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 31. 8 (May 2008).
  70. “Advantages of Substance Abuse Treatment to the Drunk Driving Accused.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 24.4 (April 2008).
  71. “When a Breath Test Refusal is Not a Refusal.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 31.7 (April 2008).
  72. “Avoiding Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in DUI Cases.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 23.3 (March 2008).
  73. “DUI and Deportation.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 31. 6 (March 2008).
  74. “An OWI Conviction May Bar International Travel.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 31. 5 (February 2008).
  75. “Identifying and Eliminating De-Facto Experts.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 23.1 (January 2008).
  76. “Breaking Through to the Two-Word Verdict.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 31.4 (January 2008).
  77. “Judge vs. Attorney Conducted Voir Dire.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 22. 12 (December 2007).
  78. “Keeping Your Head Above Water in DUI Boating Cases: A Lawyer's Guide to Michigan's Drunk Boating Laws.” Michigan Bar Journal. 86.12 (December 2007).
  79. “Using Software to Assist the Jury in Understanding Alcohol Metabolism Calculations.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 31.3 (December 2007).
  80. “Identification of Transdermal Alcohol.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 22.11 (November 2007).
  81. “Good Trial Practice is Simply a Complicated Exercise in Restraint.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 22.10 (October 2007).
  82. “May I Have Your Attention Please? Getting a Two-Word Verdict from a Two-Word Attention Span.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 22.9 (September 2007).
  83. “The Current Status of Source Code Litigation.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 22.7, (July 2007).
  84. “Two New Bills to Toughen Drunk Driving Laws.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 30.10, 11 (July - August 2007).
  85. “The Brave New World of DUI Defense.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 22.6 (June 2007).
  86. “New Breath Testing Rules Offer Accused Less Protection Against Unreliable Evidence.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column, Vol. 30.8 (May 2007).
  87. “Asking the Jury for Justice.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 22.5 (May 2007).
  88. “DUI Discovery and the “126-Day” Rule: A Defense Attorney’s Perspective.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 30.7 (April 2007).
  89. “Persuading Juries Using the Six Principles of Influence.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 22.4 (April 2007).
  90. “Using Your Client’s Disability to Cripple the State’s Case.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 22.3 (March 2007).
  91. “Heidi’s Law Removes 10 Year Look-Back for Felony Drunk Driving.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 30.5 (February 2007).
  92. “Serum Blood Defenses in DUI Cases: Why Serum Doesn’t Tell the ‘Whole’ Story.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 22.2 (February 2007).
  93. “Representing the Out of State Driver,” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column, Vol. 30.4 (January 2007).
  94. “Using Common Metaphors and Analogies to Win at Trial.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 22.1 (January 2007).
  95. “Crafting Winning Arguments for Your Next OWI Trial.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 30.3 (December 2006).
  96. “Does Anstey Suggest an Expanded Role for Michigan’s DUI Juries?” CDAM The Right to Counsel. 13.3 (Fall 2006).
  97. “False Positives or Faulty Science – SCRAM Strikes Back.” SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter/DUI Defense Column. 30.2 (November 2006).
  98. “Get Your Program Here, DUI Breath Tests, Computers, and Dismissals – Part II, For The Defense.” Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 21.4 (August – September 2006).
  99. “DUI Boating Offenses in Michigan: Which Defenses Might Float?” Michigan Beverage Institute Journal. 23.8 (August 2006).
  100. “Source Code Defenses: Taking the ‘Byte’ Out of Breath Testing.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 21.6, 7 (July 2006).“Why the Greenfield Opinion is a ‘Brown Field’ for DUI Defendants.” Criminal Defense Newsletter. 29.10 (July 2006).
  101. “Get Your Program Here DUI Breath Tests, Computers, and Dismissals – Part I, For The Defense.” Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 21.4 (June – July 2006).
  102. “The Sauce on Source Codes: Obtaining DUI Dismissals from Software Non-Disclosures.” Michigan Beverage Institute Journal. 23.5 (May 2006).
  103. “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Due Process Violations in SCRAM Cases.” DWI Journal: Law and Science. 21.4 (April 2006).
  104. “Unlocking the Mystery Behind Breath Testing: The Right of Access to Source Codes.” Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly 20.714 (April 17, 2006).
  105. “Michigan’s Drinking Drivers Denied Justice when the Supreme Court Places Speed Above Due Process.” The Right to Counsel. 12.5 (Winter 2005-2006): 11, 19.
  106. “Keeping Retrograde Extrapolation Out of Your Next OWI Trial.” The Right to Counsel. 12.3 (Fall 2005): 13.
  107. “Understanding Modern Drunk Driving Law Enforcement, A Laymen’s Primer on Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.” Michigan Beverage Institute Journal. 22.10 (October 2005).
  108. “Do ’Standardized’ Field Sobriety Tests Reliably Predict Intoxication?” Michigan Bar Journal. 84.7 (July 2005).
  109. “DWI - Alcohol Monitoring Bracelets: Junk Science or Important Scientific Breakthrough?” NACDL/The Champion. 29.4 (May 2005): 41-44.
  110. “Using the Confrontation Clause to Win DUI Cases.” Illinois State Bar Association’s Traffic Laws & Courts. 14.2 (January 2005).
  111. “Examining Michigan's New MIP Law.” Michigan Beverage Institute Journal. 21.9 (September 2004).
  112. “Crawford Objections in DUI Cases: Paper Won’t Cut it Anymore,” The Right to Counsel. 10.3 (Fall 2004): 8-11.
  113. “Using PowerPoint to Prove Your Point at Trial.” Illinois State Bar Association's Tort Trends. 39.6 (June 2004).
  114. “Michigan's New .08 Law Tightens Noose Around Drinking Drivers.” Michigan Beverage Institute Journal. 21.5 (May 2004).
  115. “Losing Blood and Liberty on America’s Highways: A Case Review.” Criminal Defense Newsletter. 27.8 (May 2004).
  116. “.08 and Other Changes: 2003 Changes to Michigan's Drunk Driving Laws.” Michigan Bar Journal. 83.2 (February 2004).
  117. “Understanding Quantitative Blood Alcohol Testing in Drunk Driving Cases.” Michigan Bar Journal. 82.8 (August 2003).
Special Awards, Certifications & Expert Qualifications
  • “Best Lawyers in America.” Woodward/White Inc. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • “Best Law Firms.” Woodward/White Inc. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • “Client Choice Awards.” AVVO. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • “Michigan SuperLawyer.” 2007- 2019.
  • “Best Lawyers in Metro Detroit.” dBusiness. November 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016.
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest) rating. 2009 – Present.
  • Practitioner Applicant for Trainer, American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. 2018 – Present.
  • Certified Practitioner, American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. 2018.
  • “Award of Excellence.” Dui-Help.com. 2006.
  • Proficient in use of the BAC Tracker Software. Certified by the National Forensic Science Consultancy. March 7, 2008.
  • Expert Witness. “Police Officers’ Field Sobriety Testing Protocols.” 34th District Court before Judge Oakely. 2006.
  • Competent to Operate and Perform Calibration Checks and Essential Diagnostic Verifications on Michigan’s Breath Testing Machine. Certified by NPAS, the Manufacturer of the Datamaster. January 2005.
  • Certified Instructor and Practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. In accordance with standards set forth by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). January 2005.
  • Certified Instructor and Practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. In accordance with standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). March 2004.
Continuing Education Lectures and Workshops Presented
  1. “Drug Recognition Evidence: The Science, the Law, & its Application in the Court,” Michigan Judicial Institute's Regional Judicial Seminar, November 2019.
  2. “Using the Fourth Amendment to Win Your DUI Case,” Michigan Criminal Defense Association’s Summer Seminar, August 2019.
  3. “Trial Skills Workshop,” Michigan Psychodrama Center, October 2018.
  4. “The Hero’s Journey: An Intro to Story Telling in Action,” Michigan Psychodrama Center, Royal Oak, Michigan, October 14, 2017.
  5. “Trial Skills Workshop,” Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, March 2017.
  6. “Intro to Psychodrama for Lawyers,” Michigan Psychodrama Center, Royal Oak, Michigan, October 22, 2016.
  7. “Trial Skills Workshop,” Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, March 2016.
  8. “Michigan DUI Expert Panel Presentation,” Wisconsin Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar, November 18, 2015.
  9. “Trial Skills Workshop,” Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, March 2015.
  10. “Jury Psychology: Finding Their Not Guilty Button,” National College for DUI Defense, July 25, 2014.
  11. “Trial Skills Workshop,” Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, March 2014.
  12. “SCRAM Technology, 2014 Mastering Scientific Evidence,” Co-Sponsored by National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, March 22, 2013.
  13. “Defending the Difficult OWI Case,” Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, September 21, 2013.
  14. “Should You Tell Alcohol Tethers to SCRAM?” Utah Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, September 13, 2013.
  15. “Trial Skills Workshop,” Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, March 2013.
  16. “Pushing the Not Guilty Button,” Grad II Course, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College, Dubois, WY, August 23, 2012.
  17. “Pushing the Not Guilty Button,” West Virginia Public Defender Services, 2012 Public Defender Conference, Charleston, WV, June 21-22, 2012.
  18. 18. "Pressing the Not Guilty Button in Jurors’ Brains: How to Create and Present Compelling Case-Themes That Leave Jurors Yearning to Acquit," Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, March 2012.
  19. “Developments in Defenses of Super Drunk Cases.” ICLE 2011 Drunk Driving Defense Update. Plymouth, MI. 11 October 2011.
  20. “Michigan’s Super Drunk Law.” State Bar of Michigan Paralegal Association Annual Meeting. Dearborn, MI. September 16, 2011.
  21. “Developments in Defenses of Super Drunk Cases.” ICLE 2011 Drunk Driving Defense Update. Grand Rapids, MI. September 7, 2011.
  22. “Applying the TLC Method to DUI Cases.” Grad II Course, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College. Dubois, WY, August 25, 2011.
  23. “Opening Statements.” CDAM Trial Practice College. Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI. August 20, 2011.
  24. “Alcohol and How it Affects the Body.” Understanding the Mystery of Breath Testing, Lansing, MI. June 3, 2011.
  25. 25. "Pressing the Not Guilty Button in Jurors’ Brains: How to Create and Present Compelling Case-Themes That Leave Jurors Yearning to Acquit," Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Mid-West DUI Seminar entitled WINNING: Blows, Stops & Trials. Chicago, IL. May 13-14, 2011.
  26. “Michigan’s New Super Drunk and Sobriety Court Laws.” State Bar of Michigan Criminal Law Mid- Winter Conference, Shanty Creek Summit, February 19-22, 2011.
  27. “What Isn’t an Expert?” Criminal Law Brown Bag Series, Oakland County Bar Association. Pontiac, MI. November 16, 2010.
  28. “Super Drunk Driving,” Detroit/Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program, October 1, 2010.
  29. “SCRAM Update and Michigan’s New Super Drunk Law.” Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM) CDAM Spring Conference & Awards Dinner. Novi, MI. March 20, 2010.
  30. “What Isn’t an Expert?” Advanced OVI Seminar. Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Columbus, OH. March 12, 2010.
  31. “Discovering the Story.” Advanced OVI Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Columbus, OH. March 11, 2010.
  32. “Making Transdermal Electrochemical Alcohol Violations ‘SCRAM.’” Masters of OWI Defense. Indianapolis, IN. March 5, 2010.
  33. “Best Practices Model: A Partnership with a Law Firm and a Treatment Center.” Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, 11th Annual Conference. East Lansing, MI. February 2, 2010.
  34. “Establishing and Managing Your Professional Reputation, Legal Brand Marketing.” Atlanta, GA. November 21, 2009.
  35. “The new DataMaster DMT: What's New, What's Different, What's Changed and How This Impacts the Defense of Drunk Driving Cases in Michigan." Detroit/Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program October 16, 2009.
  36. “Fundamentals of a Drunk Driving Case.” Criminal Law Brown Bag Series, Oakland County Bar Association. April 21, 2009.
  37. “Metabolism of Alcohol: Drugged Driving Case Law Update.” Criminal Defense Attorney’s of Michigan Spring Conference. Troy, MI. March 14, 2009.
  38. “Police Officer Cross Examination.” Forensic Blood and Urine Seminar. Atlanta, GA. December 7, 2008.
  39. “Death and Serious Injury Felony Cases.” Forensic Blood and Urine Seminar. Atlanta, GA. December 6, 2008.
  40. “Having the Law at Hand: The 60 United States Supreme Court Cases You Need to Know.” Forensic Blood and Urine Seminar. Atlanta, GA. December 6, 2008.
  41. “Legal Primer - Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney: Forensic Science Foundational Bases.” Forensic Blood and Urine Seminar. Atlanta, GA. December 4, 2008.
  42. “Breaking Through to Not Guilty – New Trial Tactics for DUI / DWI Cases.” Lorman Education Services, National Teleconference. Birmingham, MI. May 7, 2008.
  43. “Forensic Issues.” The IICLE DUI Academy. Chicago, IL. March 28, 2008.
  44. “SCRAM Legal Update.” 15th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence. Dallas, TX. March 27, 2008.
  45. “Forensic Issues.” The IICLE DUI Academy. Peoria, IL. March 18, 2008.
  46. “Preliminary Breath Testing, DataMaster and Alcohol Metabolism.” Dearborn Bar Association. November 27, 2007.
  47. “Defending the Breath Test Case.” Advanced Criminal Defense Practice, Criminal Defense Attorney’s of Michigan. Traverse City, MI. November 2, 2007.
  48. “Drunk Driving Update 2007.” Oakland County District Court Bench/Bar Conference. Bloomfield Hills, MI. April 02, 2007.
  49. “Validity of Breathalyzer and Michigan Case Law Update.” Michigan License Beverage Association. Grand Rapids, MI. September 18, 2006. November 26, 2019 Page 14
  50. “Legal Brand Marketing.” DUI/ DWI Seminar. Los Angeles, CA. August 26, 2006.
  51. “Drunk Driving Defense - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.” Detroit/Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program. Detroit, MI. October 7, 2005.
  52. “Drug Recognition Testimony: Don't Let Your Client Get ‘Fryed’ by an Unqualified Expert.” Lorman Education Services. Detroit, MI. October 29, 2004.
  53. “New Tips, Tricks and Trends in Drinking & Driving Litigation.” Oakland County Bar Association. Pontiac, MI. October 29, 2004.
  54. “Felony Driving Issues.” Detroit/Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program. Detroit, MI. October 10, 2003.
  55. “Defending the Drunk Driving Case with Blood Intoxication Evidence.” Lorman Education Services. Detroit, MI. July 25, 2003.
Continuing Education & Advanced Training
  • “Sociometry and the Dynamics of Healing.” Stoney Lake Toronto, July 8-13, 2012.
  • “DRE/GC Training.” Lance Platt, Detroit MI. April 2012.
  • “The Courage to Be." Cleveland Psychodrama Institute, Kirtland, OH. April 1-5, 2012.
  • “Director’s Intensive Worshop, with Trainier Louise Lipman.” Ferndale, MI. March 2012.
  • “Exploring the Social Environment.” Adventures in Well-Being, Chagrin Falls, OH. October 14-15, 2011.
  • “Grad II Intensive Trial Skills Program.” Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Dubois, WY. August 21-27, 2011.
  • “Psychodrama Director’s Training with Trainier Louise Lipman.” Felndale, MI. July 27-29, 2011.
  • “Speaking the Truth: Standing in Power.” Intensive Psychodrama Director’s Training with Dale Richard Buchanan, and Antonina Garcia. Hutchinson Island, FL. July 8-14, 2011.
  • “Cross-Examination.” Terry MacCarthy on Cross Examination. Chicago, IL. May 14, 2011.
  • “ASGPP American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama Annual Meeting.” Clearwater, FL. April 28, 2011 – May 2, 2011.
  • “Understanding the Mystery of Breath Testing.” Oakland County Bar Association, Pontiac, MI. April 8, 2011.
  • “Criminal Law Mid-Winter Conference.” State Bar of Michigan Shanty Creek Summit, February 19-22, 2011.
  • “Opening Statement.” Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Big Sur, CA. January 27, 2011.
  • “Cross Examination.” Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. New York, NY. April 22-25, 2010.
  • “17th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases.” Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (TCDLA), by DVD. New Orleans, LA. April 8-10, 2010.
  • “DUI Means Defend with Ingenuity, Ultimate DUI Defense Strategies for the Courtroom Warrior.” NACDL/NCDD, Digital Audio Conference. Las Vegas, NV. October 8-10, 2009.
  • “BAC DataMaster DMT and Basic Science of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing.” National Patent Laboratories, by DVD. August 2009.
  • “Direct Examination: Guiding a Successful Outcome.” Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Pacific Grove, CA. January 29, 2009 - February 1, 2009.
  • “Closing Argument.” Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Santa Fe, NM. October 2-5, 2008.
  • “Voir Dire.” Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Dubois, WY. September 18-21, 2008.
  • “The Masters of Criminal Defense, Warriors for the Defense: Trial Techniques from the Masters.” NACDL Spring Conference, by DVD. New York, NY. May 2008.
  • “Speaking Like a Leader – Learning How to Break Through.” Birmingham, MI. January 29, 2008. “Discovering the Story.” Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Dubois, WY. September 27-30, 2007.
  • “National College for DUI Defense.” Summer Trial College, Harvard Law School. Cambridge, MA. July 19-21, 2007.
  • “Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases.” Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association and The National College for DUI Defense, by DVD. Dallas, TX. April 19-21, 2007.
  • “Psychodramatic Skills for the Trial Lawyer.” Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Leavenworth, WA. March 22-25, 2007.
  • “National College for DUI Defense.” Tucson, AZ. January 18-20, 2007.
  • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity, Making Over Your DUI Practice.” NACDL/NCDD, Via Digital Audio. Las Vegas, NV. October 12-14, 2006.
  • “National College for DUI Defense.” Summer Trial College, Harvard Law School. Cambridge, MA. July 20-22, 2006.
  • “Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases.” Sponsored by Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association and The National College for DUI Defense, Via DVD. Dallas, TX. 30 March – 1 April 2006.
  • “The Moment of Change, Intervention.” Foundations Associates. Santa Monica, CA. February 20-22, 2006.
  • “Practice Makes Perfect: The Art of Perfecting DUI Defense.” National College for DUI Defense. January 20- 22, 2006.
  • “Under the Microscope: Beating DUIs with Science.” NACDL/NCDD. Las Vegas, NV. September 29, 2005 October 1, 2005.
  • “Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases.” Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association and The National College for DUI Defense, via DVD. Dallas, TX. April 28-30, 2005.
  • “BAC DataMaster and Basic Science of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing.” National Patent Laboratories. February 10-12, 2005.
  • "Duty, Honor & Success, Winter Session.” National College for DUI Defense. January 20-22, 2005.
  • “NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Certification Course.” Atlanta, GA. January 16-18, 2005.
  • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity, Presenting a Gold Medal Defense.” NACDL/NCDD 2004 DUI Seminar, via Digital Audio. 2004.
  • “National College for DUI Defense 2004.” Summer Trial College, Harvard Law School. Cambridge, MA. July 21-24, 2004.
  • “NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Certification Course.” Atlanta, GA. March 9-13, 2004.
  • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity, Superheroes of DUI Defense. ” NACDL/NCDD 2003 DUI Seminar, via Audio Tape. 2003.
  • “National College for DUI Defense 2005.” Summer Trial College, Harvard Law School. Cambridge, MA. July 20-24, 2003.
  • “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity: Superheroes of DUI Defense.” 7th Annual NACDL DUI Seminar, via Digital Audio. Las Vegas, NV. October 16-18, 2003.
  • “Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases.” Headlines Marketing and the National College for DUI Defense. Atlanta, GA. April 10-12, 2003.
  • “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity, Skills That Win Cases,” NACDL/NCDD, via Digital Audio. 2002.
  • “DWI Means ‘Defend With Ingenuity.’” 5th Annual NACDL DUI Seminar, via Digital Audio. Las Vegas, NV. October 4-6, 2001.
  • “Drunk Driving Defense Update.” Institute of Continuing Legal Education, via Audiotape. 2001.
  • “Criminal Procedure and Practice.” Institute of Continuing Legal Education, via Audiotape. 2001.
  • “OUIL 3rd and Repeat Offender Statutes after One Year.” Oakland County Bar Association. November 21, 2000.
  • “Drunk Driving Defense Update 2000.” Institute of Continuing Legal Education. September 29, 2000.
  • “Preserving Federal Appellate Issues at the Trial Court Level.” Oakland County Bar Association. September 19, 2000.
  • “College on Problems of Drug Dependence.” 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting. San Juan, PR. June 17-22, 2000.
  • “The Defense of Entrapment and the Use of Confidential Informants.” Oakland County Bar Association, with Judge Wendy Potts. Oakland County Circuit Court, Pontiac, MI. May 15, 2000.
  • “Difficult DUI's & Tragic Consequences.” NACDL/NCDD DUI Seminar, via Digital Audio. Las Vegas, NV. 2000.
  • “DWI Means ‘Defend with Ingenuity.’” NACDL/NCDD DUI Seminar, via Digital Audio. Las Vegas, NV. 1999.
  • “Sentencing Guidelines.” Oakland County Bar Association. MI. December 21, 1999.
  • “Polygraphs and Datamasters.” Institute of Continuing Legal Education. December 3, 1999.
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Criminal Law Update.” Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program. MI. December 3, 1999.
  • “Legal Research using the Internet.” State Appellate Defender Office. MI. November 18, 1999.
  • “Conduct of Criminal Trials.” Oakland County Bar Association. MI. November 16, 1999.
  • “Serology and DNA Evidence.” Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program. MI. November 1999.
  • “Bring Your Case to Life for Judges and Juries: Winning Ways to Use Demonstrative Evidence.” Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program. October 22, 1999.
  • “Rules of Evidence.” Oakland County Bar Association, with Prosecutor Jessica R. Cooper of Oakland County Circuit Court. MI. October 19, 1999.
  • “Handling the Waived-Juvenile Case.” Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program. MI. October 15, 1999.
  • “1999 Drunk Driving Defense Update.” Institute of Continuing Legal Education. October 12, 1999.
  • “Pretrial Motions in Criminal Law.” Oakland County Bar Association, with Judge Steven Andrews of Oakland County Circuit Court presenting. MI. June 15, 1999.
  • “Preliminary Examinations.” Oakland County Bar Association, with Judge Brian MacKenzie of the Novi District Court presenting. MI. April 20, 1999.
  • “The Ultimate in DUI Defense, Mastering Science, Maximizing Success.” NACDL/NCDD DUI Seminar, via Digital Audio. Las Vegas, NV. 1998.
  • “Michigan Sentencing Guidelines: Issues, Strategy and Challenges.” Oakland County Bar Association. MI. November 18, 1998.
  • “Advanced Criminal Defense Practice Conference.” CDAM. Traverse City, MI. November 6-8, 1998.
  • “Drunk Driving Defense Update.” Institute of Continuing Legal Education. September 1998.
  • “Trying the Drunk Driving Case.” Institute of Continuing Legal Education. September 1998.
  • “Defending DUI Cases: Insights from the Masters.” NACDL/NCDD, via Digital Audio. Las Vegas, NV. 1997.
  • “Michigan Appellate Advocacy/Orientation,” State Appellate Defender Office, November 2-3, 1994.
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