Steve Oberman

Since graduating from the University of Tennessee Law School 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. Mr. Oberman has successfully represented over two thousand clients charged with DUI and related crimes during his 40+ years in practice. In 2006, Mr. Oberman became the first lawyer to be recognized by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization as a certified specialist in the area of DUI Defense law. Since that time, Mr. Oberman has lectured on DUI defense and trial techniques all over the world; even teaching American Trial Techniques and American Criminal Law at the University of Latvia Law School in Riga during the Spring Semester of 2019 as a Fulbright Scholar.


Posts by Steve Oberman

Exercise Caution New Years Eve 2021!

Friday, December 31st, 2021

THP DUI Checkpoints Planned for July 4th 2016 Weekend

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Increased Jail Time for Some DUI Offenders in Tennessee

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Tennessee Drivers Beware

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

2015 Update – Two Legislative Proposals Regarding DUI & Alcohol in Tennessee

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Staying Alive on I-75

Friday, March 28th, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Requires Search Warrants for Blood Draws in Many DUI Cases

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Knox County, TN Sobriety Checkpoints

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Tennessee DUI No Refusal Weekends

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Tennessee Laws Get Tougher

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Would you want your blood taken by someone not certified to do so?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Automobile Insurance After a DUI Arrest

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Field Sobriety Test (HGN)

Monday, June 13th, 2011

The One Leg Stand Field Sobriety Test

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Tennessee Criminal Justice System

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The History of Field Sobriety Tests

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

A “Facelift” for Tennessee Driver Licenses

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Using Bail To Get Out of Jail

Friday, March 11th, 2011

How Many People Drive Under the Influence Each Year?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Tennessee District Attorney General – Description of Duties

Friday, December 17th, 2010

In an Average Year 30 Million Americans Drive Drunk – 10 Million Drive Impaired by Illicit Drugs

Monday, December 13th, 2010

DUI Convictions & Breath Tests: A Love Affair Gone Wrong?

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

You don’t have to be over the legal limit of .08% to be convicted of DUI

Monday, February 1st, 2010

No Recovery for DUI Accident Injury

Friday, January 8th, 2010

DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Health Care Professionals and Traffic Arrests

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Exercise your Right to Remain Silent

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Tennessee DUI Laws on “Let’s Talk Law with Steve Oberman & Sara Compher-Rice”

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Is Big Brother Watching?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Boating Under the Influence (BUI) in Tennessee

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Your Right to Refuse a Breath Test or Blood Test Has Changed!

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Does a “designated driver” owe a legal duty to aid or protect intoxicated passengers?

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Want to work for Donald Trump? Not if you’ve been convicted of DUI.

Monday, April 6th, 2009