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Steven Oberman

Steven Oberman

DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Knoxville, TN
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About Steven Oberman

Attorney Biography

Since graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1980, Mr. Oberman has established himself nationally as an authority on the intricacies of DUI law. Early in his practice, Mr. Oberman developed an extensive knowledge of defending those charged with the crime of driving under the influence. This knowledge, combined with his background in the sciences, gave Mr. Oberman a unique perspective in defending those accused of DUI. As a Tennessee DUI attorney, Mr. Oberman has successfully represented over two thousand clients charged with DUI. In 2006, Mr. Oberman became the first DUI lawyer in Tennessee to be recognized by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization as a certified specialist in the area of DUI Defense law.

Mr. Oberman is the author of DUI: The Crimes & Consequences in Tennessee; and since 2003, is also the co-author of Drunk Driving Defense with Lawrence Taylor of Long Beach, California. Both texts are widely relied upon by judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers. In 1995, he became a founding member of The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. and has served on their Board of Regents since 1999. Additionally, Mr. Oberman is a frequent contributor to The Champion, the official publication of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Oberman is one of only a few lawyers in the nation who have been certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

Business Tennessee Magazine, a statewide publication, has named Mr. Oberman to Tennessee's Best Lawyers List each year since 2004 when the list was first published. Mr. Oberman has been an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law since 1993 and has received prestigious awards for his faculty contributions. Mr. Oberman maintains the highest rating from the renown Martindale-Hubbell™ rating system. He has been chair or co-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' DUI Committee since 1995.

Mr. Oberman is a popular speaker at seminars throughout the United States on various topics relating to DUI defense. His audiences have included seminar attendees of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., the American Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Oberman has spoken to various bar associations and organizations in more than fifteen states in addition to Tennessee, and a Court Clerks Meeting in Cambridge, England.

For more information about Mr. Oberman and his firm, please visit www.tndui.com.

Practice Areas

DUI / DWI (70%)
Criminal Defense (25%)
Personal Injury (5%)

Résumé - Steven Oberman

Bar Licenses

Tennessee State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Specialty Certifications

National College for DUI Defense
Board Certified Specialist
DUI Defense Law
National College for DUI Defense


National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National College for DUI Defense
Founding Member,
National College for DUI Defense

Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

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Contact Steven Oberman

Steven Oberman

550 W. Main St. Suite 730
Knoxville, TN 37902
Office: 865-249-7200
Fax: 865-540-1696

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Specialty Certification Information

DUI Defense Law Certification -

NCDD Board Certification in DUI Defense Law - The NCDD is the only organization in the country that is recognized by the ABA to grant specialty or board certification for DUI Defense Law.

Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.