Riding the Storm Out with DUIDLA & TCDLA 2020 Fall Seminar Austin – Live Stream Webinar

  • September 10 - 12, 2020
  • Austin, TX
  • Live Streaming from The Westin Austin Downtown
    310 East 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Make plans to attend the DUIDLA & TCDLA Fall Seminar 2020 Austin Live Stream Webinar on September 10 – 12. Our Seminars are always fun and exciting, and this event will be no exception.

In addition to online access to all the presentations for 30 days, we are including:

  •   A DUIDLA Swag Box and Famed Seminar T-shirt
  •   Fabulous Raffle Prizes Awarded During the Seminar
  •   $150 Voucher toward any DUIDLA 2021 Seminar

Note: Live Stream Webinar registration cannot be changed or canceled because we have vendor costs associated with your access.

Viewing Information

30 day access to the Video Stream: ICLEF will provide you a code prior to the Seminar and you can use that to view the seminar live or access it anytime in the thirty (30) day period following the seminar.

CLE Credit

We chose to work with ICLEF because they will set the livestream up in a manner that allows us to verify that attendees viewed the presentations which should satisfy your state’s requirements for streamed CLE materials.

Once you have completed viewing all three day’s presentations or at the expiration of the 30 day you will be sent a Certificate of Attendance for the hours completed which you will use to request CLE credit through your state.


For any questions or help related to applying for CLE credits, please email adeas@inletlaw.com

For all other questions, contact us at execdirector@duidla.org


Course Directors

Josh D. Lee Vinita, OK

Deandra Grant Dallas, TX

Mark R. Thiessen Houston, TX

Speakers & Insights

Mark Thiessen

Mark Thiessen was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Mr. Thiessen attended the Village School and St. Francis Episcopal Middle School before graduating from the Kinkaid School in 1996. While at the Kinkaid School, Mr. Thiessen won state in advanced acting and was captain of the tennis team. Mr. Thiessen then attended and graduated from Texas Christian University in 2000 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing. While at TCU, Mr. Thiessen was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and on the dean’s list. 

He then came back home to Houston and continued his education at South Texas College of Law (STCL) in Houston. While attending STCL, Mr. Thiessen was active in mock trial, various law societies and intramural football. He also studied International Criminal Law at the University of Malta during the Summer of 2001. Additionally, Mr. Thiessen studied abroad at the BPP Law School in London, England and at the University of Hawaii. Studying in these unique legal environments required Mr. Thiessen to adapt to various social, cultural, ethnic and economic groups, which is evident in his personality today. 

After graduating from law school, Mr. Thiessen practiced civil law for three years in cases ranging from admiralty and maritime issues at Bell, Ryniker & Letourneau to toxic tort and personal injury claims at Brown Sims, P.C. He still maintains many close connections in the civil world. In January 2006, though, he followed his true calling to the criminal court room and became a skilled trial lawyer. 

Trichter & Murphy, P.C., hired Mr. Thiessen as an associate in January 2006, where he worked for over five years. There, he studied under one of the foremost legal authorities in Texas. 

Although his practice includes all areas of criminal defense, Mr. Thiessen maintains an emphasis on DWI and drugs or controlled substances. The trial of a DWI case dictates that on any given date, a trial lawyer must be not only well-versed in Rules of Evidence, case law pertaining to DWIs and constitutional law, but also numerous areas of science such as anatomy, physiology, toxicology, chemistry, computer science, biology and physics. A DWI case is the most difficult legal case to try because of the quality of adverse political sentiments against alleged drunk drivers such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), much of the offense being videotaped and field sobriety tests that have become scientifically standardized. Also, many DWIs become more difficult when they are coupled with accidents that require accident reconstruction knowledge; injuries that occurred in accidents that require a working knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medicine; and chemical testing that requires breath, blood and urine. Clearly, for the skilled DWI trial lawyer, the defense of a citizen accused of DWI is intensely complex and requires a great deal of legal and scientific preparation. DWI defendants are unique in the criminal justice system and no greater opportunity exists for an innocent person to be convicted than with a DWI charge. 

Mr. Thiessen prides himself in being an aggressive trial lawyer. If the district attorney will not bargain or justice will not be served by allowing the client to plead guilty, Mr. Thiessen will aggressively, passionately and professionally represent you in trial. He has a strong reputation as a trial lawyer and works hard to maintain that status. Mr. Thiessen is also the youngest criminal Super Lawyer in Texas for 2013. 

Fearlessness in the courtroom is a byproduct of Mr. Thiessen’s normal routine. Outside the courtroom, he is an avid competitor in Brazilian jiu jitsu and muay thai. He is a member of BRAZIL-021 School of Jiu 

Jitsu and has won medals at the Atama Open, Abu Dabai Combat Club, Fight to Win, IBJJF Houston International Open and the Grappler’s Quest Tournament. He is also a member of Team Hoger Muay Thai and is a 2010 Warrior Dash finisher. Mr. Thiessen is also 2012 Color Run finisher and two time 2013 Tough Mudder finisher. 

Fernando DuBove

Mr. Dubove received his B.A. and J. D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Dubove served on the 70th Texas legislature as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee. 

In 1987, he served as Assistant Director in Texas for a Washington, D.C. based immigrant and refugee rights organization, where he co-authored the Ford Foundation funded study: “The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986- A Year Later: Issues and Needs.” He later served as the staff trial attorney for the Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services in El Paso. 

Mr. Dubove wrote “Immigration Implications for Criminal Convictions” and “Dealing with ICE Holds,” both published in the Voice for the Defense. He also co-authored “The North American Free Trade Agreement: Immigration and Labor Considerations;” published in the Texas Bar Journal. The Dallas Observer named him the best immigration attorney in Dallas. 

Mr. Dubove is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He has lectured on immigration law before the State Bar Poverty Law Conference, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s National Immigration Training Project, Catholic Charities Immigration Counseling Services, and at the University of Mexico at Monterrey and the University of North Texas on NAFTA and Immigration law. 

Mr. Dubove was born in Argentina. He is fluent in Spanish and English. 

Ian Friedman

Mr. Ian Friedman is one of the most sought-after criminal defense lawyers in the country. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Friedman has served as chief legal counsel on behalf of individuals and entities from coast to coast and as far as Europe, Asia, and South America. 

Very early into his career, Mr. Friedman earned a fierce reputation for his skill in the courtroom, successfully taking on cases that were widely seen as unwinnable. His style is known to be out-of-the-box, aggressive, and comprehensive. Regularly called upon to teach lawyers, young and old alike, Mr. Friedman always emphasizes the need for tireless preparation. That commitment to preparation is afforded every client in every matter. 

Deandra Grant, JD, GC, MS

AV-rated attorney Deandra Grant is the Managing Partner of Hamilton Grant PC, the second largest criminal defense firm in Texas, and is an international speaker on DWI law, science and trial skills. 

A graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio with a degree in business (Finance) and Southern Methodist University’s School of Law, Grant went on to earn a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and a Masters Degree in Pharmaceutical Science – Concentration in Forensic Science from the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy in 2016. In 2019 Grant joined the faculty at Axion Analytical Labs as an Assistant Chromatography Instructor for the American Chemical Society. She also has served on the faculty of the Borkenstein Drug Course. 

Grant is the co-author of the annually updated book, The Texas DWI Manual (James Publishing), Texas DWI: Truth & Consequences and Surviving Your Texas DWI. Grant is a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor and has completed the Drug Recognition Overview course. She was the first attorney in Texas to pass the Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification exam. In addition, she has completed coursework in DWI forensic blood and urine testing and was trained as an operator and maintenance technician of the Intoxilyzer 5000. Deandra has certificates in Forensic Chromatography: Theory & Practice (2011 & 2015), Forensic Analysis of Solid Drugs (2014) and Forensic Principles of DUID (2015) issued by Axion Labs and the American Chemical Society. In 2015, Grant earned the distinction of being named an ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist. 

Grant is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Board Member 2011-2016), the Dallas Bar Association, the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Board Member since 2007, Treasurer 2020), the American Chemical Society and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. In addition, she is a Charter Member and President-Emeritus of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. 

D Magazine has named Grant to its list of Best Women Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Dallas. She’s been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” and one of Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers. Best Lawyers in Dallas named her one of the Top 10 DWI Lawyers in Dallas. 

Josh Lee, JD, MS, NREMT

Josh is an AV Preeminent-Rated attorney. He is nationally recognized for his expertise on forensic science related topics and has lectured over 250 times in 22 different states and two countries and is often sought out for commentary on forensic science by local, national, and international reporters. In addition to a law degree, he has earned a Master of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Florida and is a Nationally Registered EMT. 

Mr. Lee has lectured at the American Chemical Society (ACS) as well as the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) national meetings. In 2011, Josh was elected Forensic Science Co-Chairman for the Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS. He is also an “Assistant Chromatography Instructor” for the ACS. Josh is the only Oklahoma attorney to be recognized as an “ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist” as designated by the Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS. 

In 2018, Josh was recognized by Oklahoma Magazine as a top “40 Under 40” young leader in Oklahoma. He has received two Presidents Award’s from the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a Dean’s Award from the National College for DUI Defense. The Oklahoma Bar Association honored Josh with its Fern Holland Courageous Lawyer Award in 2018. 

Mr. Lee is a published author on various science and law topics including gas chromatography, blood testing, breath testing, oral fluid testing, forensic science reform, drug testing, drug analogues, search and seizure, and trial advocacy. He is an instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, certified independent operator of the Intoxilyzer 5000 and Intoxilyzer 8000, and is trained in the Drug Recognition Expert program. 

Mr. Lee serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Freedom of Information Oklahoma, Inc., and serves as Past President of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association Justice Foundation. He is a volunteer attorney for the Oklahoma Innocence Project and has worked to successfully exonerate two men wrongfully convicted of murder after they spent nearly 22 years in prison. He is a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Vinita. He is certified as Firefighter Levels I & II, Fire Instructor, Hazardous Materials Operations, Swiftwater 

Rescue Technician Levels I & II, and High Angle Rope Rescue Technician Levels I & II. He also serves as the Director of the Craig County Swiftwater Rescue Task Force. 

Dr Lance A. Platt, PhD

Lance A. Platt is currently the president/owner of Platt and Associates Impaired Driving Consulting located in Bryan, Texas and has been since August of 2002. Mr. Platt was previously employed with the Texas A&M University System (Texas Engineering Extension Service TEEX) as a law enforcement training program coordinator and instructor. Mr. Platt was also responsible for the training and management of the Texas Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP) as well as several nationally recognized impaired driving training programs and initiatives. Mr. Platt served as a police officer with the city of College Station, Texas attaining the rank of master police officer, which is the highest peace officer certification in the state of Texas. Mr. Platt received his Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University, Masters Degree from Texas A&M University in education and his Doctorate from Texas A&M University in education. Mr. Platt’s dissertation topic was titled, “An Evaluation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test at a .08 Blood Alcohol Concentration for the state of Texas.” The courts nationwide have recognized Mr. Platt as an expert in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety as well as drugged driving and have qualified Mr. Platt as an expert in law enforcement policy and procedures including training and use of force issues in state and federal courts. 

Suzanne Perry, MSc.

Suzanne C. Perry, founder of Salient Analytical Services, is a 35+ year veteran of spectrometry and analytical chemistry technology providing analyses and data to clients in university, medical and corporate labs. With her BS & MS degrees using GC/MS in Biochemistry from Rutgers and has advanced technical knowledge and hands-on experience in blood analyses for drugs and alcohol. She received 2 international patents for her work. During her 23 years at UBC she worked under 1993 Nobel Laureate Dr Michael Smith in fermentation, microbiology, and biochemistry. She built the largest non-profit analytical facility in western Canada. She obtained her Venipuncture Certification (BCIT School of Nursing) in 2016 and testifies to phlebotomy issues in forensic blood evidence collection and handling with “Draw to Data” coverage. A dual citizen of US & Canada, Ms Perry has provided drug and alcohol analytical reviews and scientific opinions at the Superior and Supreme Court levels for the defense, civil, and public defenders the US and Canada since 2014. 

Sarah Schielke

Sarah was born and raised in Rochester, New York. After graduating from Middlebury College and then Boston University School of Law, where she was the Managing Editor of the Boston University Law Review, Sarah moved to Northern Colorado and started her own law practice, The Life & Liberty Law Office, specializing in DUI defense and federal civil rights lawsuits. Sarah is a Rising Stars Superlawyer for DUI defense and regularly lectures and presents at both Colorado-based and national conferences on marijuana, alcohol and drug DUI defense strategy. She has been published on the topic of marijuana DUI defense and is currently undefeated on alcohol breath test DUI jury trials involving the Intoxilyzer 9000. When Sarah imposes leisure time on herself, she likes to spend it with her husband, their two kids, and their pack of four dogs. Also, going to Phish shows. Lots of them. 

Brock Schoenlein 

Brock A. Schoenlein is a renowned trial attorney in Dayton, Ohio focusing in the areas of DUI/OVI and Felony Criminal Defense. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and also in the Supreme Court of Ohio. 

Over the years Brock A. Schoenlein has represented DUI/OVI and criminal matters of virtually every type across the state of Ohio. Through countless and well-known trial court and appellate successes, Brock has earned a reputation amongst clients, attorneys, and judges alike for industrious, professional grade representation and the production of truly elite results. 

Brock A. Schoenlein is trained and certified in NHTSA field sobriety testing. The training and certifications that Brock holds in this area are no different than those held by police. He is also a trial skills instructor for both the OACDL (Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), and the National DUIDLA (DUI Defense Lawyers Association) 

Brock is also a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, the Greene County Bar Association, and the Dayton Bar Association. 

Brock earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2008, where he focused on advanced civil and criminal procedure and litigation. Brock also participated extensively in the Second District Court of Appeals Pro Bono Program at the University of Dayton. Brock also studied the English criminal system abroad in Winchester and London, England in 2007. 

Brock earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and History from Ohio University in 2005 and attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law in Washington D.C. as a youth. 

Dr. Lee N. Polite, BA, MBA, PhD

Dr. Lee N. Polite is the president and founder of Axion Analytical Labs, Inc. Since it’s inception in 1995, Axion has provided in-depth chromatography training to every major pharmaceutical, chemical and petroleum company in the US. Axion has also provided these services to most of the major government labs including the FDA, DEA, DOE, DOD, EPA, USDA, Homeland Security, etc. Lee has been teaching chromatography to professionals for more than 25 years. He has been invited to lecture on the topic in 17 countries and has trained more than 13,000 professionals. Axion’s Chicago training facility is equipped with 8 modern HPLC’s and 16 state of the art GC’s. All dedicated to Axion’s hands-on training courses. 

Dr. Polite also serves as the Chief Science Officer for Sweetwater Energy (a leading renewable energy and chemicals company), is an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and continues to teach as the National Instructor for the American Chemical Society. 

Dr. Polite earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech, where he worked under the direction of Professor Harold McNair. Dr. McNair is recognized as one of the premier chromatography professors in the world, and one of the pioneers in the field. 

In addition to his technical degrees, Lee holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he majored in both strategy and marketing. Throughout his four years at Kellogg, it was ranked as the top business school in the US. 

Prior to receiving his advanced degrees, Dr. Polite received his Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) in Chemistry from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he was a Rector Scholar, a member of Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics honor society) and Sigma Xi (Chemistry honor society). 

After receiving his Ph.D., Lee spent 9 years with Amoco Corporation, holding a variety of scientific and management positions, including Research Scientist, HPLC Team Leader, Group Leader of Environmental Analysis, and Laboratory Supervisor of one of the largest refinery labs in the US. 

Dr. Polite is a recognized authority in the field of chemistry, demonstrated by the fact that he has taught chromatography courses for more than 30 years to a variety of professionals in 17 countries. He is the professor in charge of the popular American Chemical Society’s “Fundamentals of HPLC Course”, and “Practical and Applied Gas Chromatography Course”. His company (Axion Analytical Labs, Inc) is the sole supplier of hands-on chromatography courses to the ACS and its 165,000 members. He has served as chromatography instructor for the DEA, United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), the New York City Police Department’s crime laboratory, DOE’s Argonne National Labs, Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, Phenomenex, Shimadzu, along with pharmaceutical, petroleum, chemical and environmental companies throughout the world. Dr. Polite has authored countless professional course books on chromatography, a number of publications, and 3 book chapters on Chromatography. 

Dr. Polite also founded the renewable energy company, “Helios Scientific, LLC”, where he helped to develop “sunburst” technology. Sunburst facilitates the economical production of clean burning ethanol along with a variety of renewable chemicals from a wide variety of waste plant material. This technology will help to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the world. Helios Scientific, LLC was acquired by Sweetwater Energy, Inc. in 2015. Dr. Polite now serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of Sweetwater Energy, Inc., where he will help direct the building and startup of one of the world’s first cellulosic ethanol plants in October 2020. 

Malcolm Scott, Exoneree

On September 10, 1994, members of the “Crips” street gang were holding a house party on East 29th Street North in Tulsa, Oklahoma when a maroon-colored car drove past and several shots were fired from the back seat. Nineteen-year-old Karen Summers was fatally shot in the back. Two 16-year-olds, Alonzo Johnson and Kenneth Price, were wounded. 

Police recovered shell casings from a .380-caliber weapon in the street. 

The following day, police went to the home of Michael Wilson, a member of the rival “Bloods” street gang. A maroon-colored Ford Taurus was parked in the driveway and records showed Wilson rented it on September 7, 1994. Police caught Wilson trying to hide a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol under his shirt. Wilson was arrested after he said he was the only person to have driven the car and that he did not loan the gun to anyone else. 

Police also arrested 17-year-old De’Marchoe Carpenter and 17-year-old Malcolm Scott, both of whom were members of the Bloods gang. Police suspected Scott in another unsolved murder committed before the murder of Summers. 

On September 13, ballistics testing linked a bullet recovered from Summers’s body to the gun confiscated from Wilson. 

Police told Wilson that they believed Scott and Carpenter were responsible for the shooting. Wilson then said that he gave Scott and Carpenter ammunition, and later, at their request, held the gun used in the shooting. 

Carpenter and Scott were charged with first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with intent to kill and use of a vehicle to facilitate the discharge of a weapon. 

Wilson was charged with being an accessory to the crime. He pled guilty in March 1995 and was sentenced to five years in prison. 

Carpenter and Scott went to trial in Tulsa County District Court in the fall of 1995. One of the victims, Kenneth Price, and a witness, Rashun Williams, identified Carpenter and Scott as being in the car at the time shots were fired. Wilson testified that he was not in the car, but gave them bullets prior to the shooting and later hid the gun for them. 

On November 9, 1995, the jury convicted Scott and Carpenter of all charges. They were sentenced to life in prison plus 170 years. 

Their convictions were upheld on appeal in 1997. 

By that time, Wilson had been sentenced to death for the fatal beating of a store clerk in Tulsa. Two other men, Billy Alverson and Richard Harjo, were also convicted of that murder. Alverson was sentenced to death while Harjo was sentenced to life in prison without parole. 

In 2014, Carpenter and Scott filed a petition seeking a new trial, citing recantations by the state’s key witnesses. Williams and Price, who had testified that they saw the defendants in the maroon Taurus, had recanted in 2010. They said that police threatened to convict them on other charges and forced them to falsely identify Scott and Carpenter. 

Wilson had also recanted. While in jail in Tulsa County in 1995, both before and after the trial, Wilson admitted to another inmate that Carpenter and Scott were not involved in the shooting. 

Eric Cullen, a private investigator for Carpenter and Scott, interviewed Wilson in July 2007. In that interview, Wilson said that he knew who committed the crime and that Scott and Carpenter were not involved. 

In January 2014, two days before he was executed for the beating of the store clerk, Wilson gave a video- recorded interview to the Oklahoma Innocence Project. Wilson said he was in the car with Alverson and Harjo. He said that Alverson drove and Harjo was in the front seat, while he himself fired the shots from the back seat that killed Summers and wounded Johnson and Price. 

Wilson said the shooting was in retaliation for an earlier incident in which members of the Crips street gang had shot him in the leg a few days earlier. 

The petition for a new trial also cited a letter written by Alverson in 2010, admitting that he drove the rented car from which the shots were fired. Alverson was executed on January 6, 2011, for his role in for the store clerk murder. 

Harjo testified at a hearing on the petition for a new trial that he was in the car with Alverson and Wilson and that Wilson fired the shots. 

In May 2016, Tulsa County District Court Judge Sharon Holmes granted the petition, vacated Scott’s and Carpenter’s convictions, and declared them factually innocent. 

Judge Holmes found “clear and convincing evidence” that Scott and Carpenter were not involved. She ruled that “[e]ach witness who inculpated [Scott and Carpenter] at trial has recanted their testimony; Michael Wilson’s confession is corroborated by two eyewitnesses who were actually in the vehicle with Wilson when Karen Summers was killed; Wilson was found in possession of the murder weapon [and] the car that was used to facilitate the shooting; he actually rented the vehicle used in the shooting; and there is absolutely no physical evidence” linking Scott and Carpenter to the crime. 

On May 9, 2016, Scott and Carpenter were released on bond. 

The prosecution appealed. On November 10, 2016, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals upheld Judge Holmes’s ruling, stating that “[t]he State’s case at trial was weak and the evidence and circumstances that have been developed and presented to the trial court…do nothing to strengthen the State’s position.” 

In July 2017, Scott and Carpenter filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Tulsa and two former detectives. 

Scott Wonder 

Leadership Positions, Memberships and Associations 

o Board of Directors (2020 to . . .), DUI Defense Lawyers Association Justice Foundation; o Board of Directors (2019 to 2014), Faculty, & Charter Member (Founder), (DUIDLA) DUI Defense Lawyers Association; o Life Member & National Legal Committee, NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws); o Faculty, Washington State Delegate (2011 – 2008), & Sustaining Member, NCDD (National College for DUI Defense); o Vice-President, Founding Member, & Faculty, TSU (Trial Skills University); o Life Member & DUI National Committee Member, NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers); o Board of Governors (2004-13) & Sustaining Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL); o Washington State Bar Association & King County Bar Association (KCBA Judicial Screening Committee – 1999 to 2008) 

Criminal Defense and DUI Law Seminar Speaker, Presentations, Workshop Leader and/or Course Directorships 

o DUI, Trial Skills and Criminal Defense Seminar Speaker/Presenter in Washington & 12 other states: o DUI Defense Lawyers Association Winter, Summer and State Training Sessions, 2020 – 2014. o Course Director, Trial Skills University Legal Seminars, 2020 – 2013. o NCDD Summer Sessions at Harvard Law School, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011 – 2003. o WACDL Legal Seminar Presentations, 2019, 2014, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005 & 2004. o OACDL (Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), 2016, 2008, 2007, 2006. o NCDD and TCDLA (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association) Mock Trial Attorney, 2004. 

National Advanced Level DUI / DWI, Forensic Science, and Trial Training and Education Includes: 

Student and Instructor Trained in NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing; Advance Roadside Impaired Driving Evaluation (“ARIDE”); Drug Evaluation and Classification Overview (pre-DRE school); 4 Time Factory Trained Breath Test Machine Owner & Operator (NPAS); American Chemical Society (“ACS”) Forensic Chromatography Course (advanced hands-on lawyer training on HeadSpace Gas Chromatography (“HSGC”) machines used to test drugs, chemicals, and other substances, including blood for alcohol & drugs) – only 4 Washington attorneys have attended and completed this course; ACS DNA for Lawyers (advanced hands-on DNA training for lawyers); and the National Forensic College, Cardozo School of Law (Invited, 2019). 

Scott is an Eagle Scout and the Salutatorian at Eisenhower High School in Yakima, Washington, has B.A. cum laude degrees from Claremont Men’s College in honors political science & quantitative economics, and graduated from the University of Washington with law and MBA degrees where he received American Jurisprudence awards for the top grades in Contracts and Constitutional Law, won the Judson Falknor Upper- class Moot Court Competition, and was given an International Order of Barristers award for advocacy. 

John Collins

John Collins is a partner at Collins, Collins & Ray in Little Rock, Arkansas. He started his career as a police officer in Texas and then became a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Mr. Collins has conducted several courses across the Country for defense attorneys dealing with DWI DUI offenses and has been a guest speaker for law enforcement and prosecutors. 

Tim Huey

In college and law school Tim Huey focused on constitutional law. He is passionate about the defense of our constitutional rights and, to this day, carries a copy of the United States Constitution in his briefcase. Tim has devoted most of his professional career, over thirty years, towards learning as much about OVI / DUI law and science as possible. Understanding that knowing the law and the science is useless unless you can explain it to judges and jurors to obtain dismissals and Not Guilty verdicts, Tim has spent a great deal of time studying and teaching the skills needed to be a very successful DUI defense lawyer. While Mr. Huey focuses on DUI defense, his success in the courtroom and penchant for embracing and mastering cutting edge trial skills has led to his being brought into other types of criminal cases. His involvement has led to successful outcomes and verdicts in cases involving vehicular homicide (involving a judge’s daughter), vehicular assault, assault, drug possession, guns charges, unlawful restraint (filed against a trooper) and rape (filed against a teenager who had consensual sex with his girlfriend.) 

  • Tim Huey was asked to be lead author of what has been called “the Ohio DUI defense bible” or officially Ohio OVI Defense the Law and Practice published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company. 
  • Tim Huey regularly presents on DUI topics at seminars for the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), the Columbus Bar Association (CBA) the Ohio Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL) and other bar associations throughout Ohio. 
  • Tim Huey has several published articles on DUI defense and related topics for the national DUI Journal and the OACDL Vindicator the most recent being Lipstick on a Pig? Others include: 

o Ohio challenges the Intoxilyzer 8000 and the Department of Health Responds (2013); o The New and Improved Vega -or understanding what Vega really meant Post Cincinnati v Ilg (2015) o Breath Machine Changes in Ohio – A Practitioner’s Update (2018). 

  • In 2015 the speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives appointed Mr. Huey to the Ohio Criminal Justice Recodification Committee where he and other committee members re-wrote the Ohio Criminal Code. Tim was the only committee member whose practice is focused on DUI defense. 
  • Tim Huey was elected President of the national DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) in 2018. He has served the DUIDLA as a Board Member, Justice Foundation Trustee, Teaching Faculty Member, President Elect and President Emeritus. 
  • Tim Huey was elected President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL) in 2012. He has served the OACDL in many capacities including Board Member and DUI Committee Chairman. For over 15 years Tim has run the OACDLS’s highly acclaimed Advanced DUI Seminar and trial skills workshop. 
  • Tim Huey was named a Sustaining Member and Ohio Delegate for the National College for DUI Defense. He has presented at NCDD conferences and led Trial Skills workshops at numerous NCDD sessions held at Harvard University. 
  • Tim Huey has been asked to give over 100 presentations at DUI defense seminars and conferences across the county. 
  • He has presented for the national DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), the National College for DUI Defense, the Trial Skills University (TSU) and for bar associations in Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas, Wyoming, Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina, Colorado, Michigan, Illinois, Arizona, New Hampshire and Tennessee. 

Jeff Meadows

Jeff Meadows practices in SW Ohio and is regularly found fighting DUI’s in a multiple counties a day. Throughout his 23 year career, Jeff has handled close to 3000 DUI cases and has taken more DUI cases to trial than other Ohio attorney (at least that’s how he gets introduced when speaking at OACDL events). During jury trials, Meadows commonly brings gadgets to use as demonstrative evidence and has fun doing so. He hopes you enjoy his presentation about some of these experiences. 

When not fighting for his clients, Jeff’s real passion is SCUBA diving and he loves diving with sharks and other apex predators (Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Lemons, Reefs, Whale and Salt Water Crocodiles). 

If you haven’t had the chance to socialize with Jeff, his favorite beer is Busch Light and it is always accompanied by lots of F-bombs and stories about how fucking cool it is diving with 13’ Tiger sharks and crocodiles. 

Kim Keheley Frye

Kim Keheley Frye is an experienced Georgia criminal defense trial attorney with over 50+ felony and misdemeanor jury trials. A graduate of the University of Georgia and the Georgia State University School of Law. Kim had experience as a Defender-Advocate, Honor Court and the Student Trial teams while in school. Previously working as a prosecutor in both felony and misdemeanor court gives Kim special insight into the workings of the prosecution and law enforcement. In 2008, Frye Law Group was born as a law office to champion and protect the rights of the accused. Kim has lectured in Georgia, nationally, and internationally on topics relating to criminal defense. She is an approved mentor of new law students entering the profession and has trained and assisted many young lawyers early in their quest to become trial attorneys. 

Attorney Frye is a 2013 graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers college and has served on the faculty. Knowing that the best defense is a strong offense, she seeks out every opportunity to continually improve her trial skills. Kim has held chair and vice president positions in many bar, legal and community organizations— 

Cobb County Bar Association, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI Defense Lawyers Association and the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. 

Kim has completed training and holds certificates in the following: Standardized Field Sobriety, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, DNA for Lawyers, Forensic Chromatography- Theory and Practice, Forensic Drug Analysis, and Forensic Principles of DUID. She has been named a lawyer-scientist by the American Chemical Society based on her course work and the passing of a rigorous exam. 

As a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Charter Member of DUIDLA, and as a previous faculty member of the Trial Lawyers College, she enjoys a national and international network of friends and esteemed colleagues to collaborate with around the world. Kim has been named a Super Lawyer, Martindale- Hubbell AV rating and was chosen for the 2013 Georgia Trend Legal Elite. 

Vince Tucci

Vincent John Tucci is a DUI trial attorney who has litigated over 100 DUI trials in his 22 year career in all Southern California courts. In 2017, Mr. Tucci tried a .18/.18 PAS with a .18/.19 EC-IR II in the Metro Courthouse against the nation’s top DUI prosecutor in the LA City Attorney’s Office & obtained a NOT GUILTY verdict for his client who was a commercial license holder. That victory saved his client’s job and life. This trial lasted eleven days. Also, in 2017, Mr. Tucci tried a DUI case in Pomona for another commercial driver. We obtained a hung jury with 9 of the 12 jurors voting not guilty. This trial lasted 10 days. DA wouldn’t dismiss the case. However, they did offer us the deal we were seeking but only after trial. I told the DA that was the pretrial offer. We want a dismissal. They rejected that offer so the case was reset for trial. We invited the court to dismiss the case and the court declined our invitation. The court and the prosecutor then scheduled the case beyond the statutory time violating our client’s constitutional speedy trial rights. We filed our motion and the entire case was dismissed. Lastly, in 2017 in the Downey Superior Court, we obtained a not guilty for our client who crashed her car and allegedly refused to take a chemical test. All twelve jurors felt as we did that our client was not guilty of driving under the influence. This trial lasted 6 days. Vincent Tucci has represented citizens against the DMV thousands of times. 

Mr. Tucci has trained the public defenders in both LA and Orange County on how to handle DUI cases on seven different occasions. He is a past President of the CA DUI Lawyer’s Association & a current board member. Vincent Tucci has been the co-chair of the DUI Committee for the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice & currently sits as a Board of Governor member. He has trained lawyers on how to properly defend DUI cases in five different states & after March 2020 it will be six. 

Mr. Tucci is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in accordance w/ the standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Vincent Tucci has also been certified in the administration, calibration & maintenance of the Intoximeter Alco-Sensor IV Preliminary Alcohol Screening Device. 

Mr. Tucci has Achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating – the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. That rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability which represents the pinnacle of professional excellence & is the gold standard in our industry. 

Jan Semenoff 

Jan Semenoff is the Principal Editor of Counterpoint: The Journal of Science & the Law and is well-known across Canada and the United States as an experienced Forensic Criminalist. He has testified as an expert in breath alcohol testing in more than 150 jury trials, and has presented at more than 60 state, national, and international conferences. His ability to make complex scientific and forensic concepts understandable has made him a sought after speaker in North America. Because of his policing background and extensive experience with breath alcohol testing, Jan became involved with lawyers and other legal and forensic professionals who looked to him for explanations of the science behind the tests. He has collaborated with lawyers, scientists, investigators and toxicologists across Canada and in more than one third of the United States, bringing a fresh perspective to the science involved in legal practice.

Seminar Agenda

Thursday Session – September 10, 2020 [255 minutes – 4.25 hrs (60 min), 5.1 (50 min)]
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Welcome Remarks
Harley Wagner, JD – WV
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Perfecting the Disconnect Defense
Mark Thiessen, JD – TX
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm DWI Convictions & Immigration: What You Need to Know
Fernando Dubove, JD – TX
1:30 pm – 2:10 pm Dealing With The Media: High Profile Cases
Ian Friedman, JD – OH
2:10 pm – 2:20 pm BREAK
2:20 pm – 3:20 pm Auto-Brewery Syndrome
Deandra Grant, JD, GC, MS – TX
3:20 pm – 4:20 pm Comparing and Contrasting Gas & HPL Chromatography
Josh Lee, JD, MS, NREMT – OK, Dr. Lee Polite PhD – Director Axion Labs, Chicago, IL
Friday Session – September 11, 2020 [315 minutes – 5.25 hrs (60 min), 6.3 (50 min)]
8:45 am – 9:00 am Announcements
Josh Lee, JD, MS, NREMT – OK
9:00 am – 9:45 am 10 Things Every DWI Lawyer Must Know about SFST’s
Dr. Lance Platt, PhD – TX
9:45 am – 10:30 am Digging Deeper into Testing for THC in Blood & Urine
Suzanne Perry, MSc. – Canada
10:30 am – 10:45 am BREAK
10:45 am – 11:05 am How Your Client Can Join the Tribe
Sarah Schielke, JD – CO
11:05 am – 11:35 am How Your Client Can Win Your Case
Brock Schoenlein, JD – OH
11:35 am – 12:30 pm The Lawyer Whisperer Explains Gas Chromatography
Dr. Lee Polite PhD –Director Axion Labs, Chicago, IL
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch & 20 Min Presentation from Scorpion
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Malcolm Scott: Sentenced to Life + 170 Years When Innocent
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm FAA, Pilots & All DUI Related Ramifications
Scott Wonder, JD – WA
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Panel Discussion: Jury Trials & COVID-19
Speakers TBA
3:00 pm – 3:10 pm AACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer Scientist Training
Lee Polite , PhD – Director of Axion Labs
3:10 pm – 3:30 pm PHOTOS – DUIDLA Board, Officers, District Reps, State Ambassadors
All DUIDLA members welcome to attend
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm DUIDLA BOARD MEETING
All DUIDLA members welcome to attend
Saturday Session – September 12, 2020 [255 minutes – 4.25 hrs (60 min), 5.1 hrs (50 min)]
8:45 am – 9:00 am Announcements
Deandra Grant, JD – TX
9:00 am – 9:30 am The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (officers) and How to Tame Them
John Collins, JD – AR
9:30 am – 10:30 am Cross Examination & Direct Examination Overview
The Rules of Cross Examination Josh Lee, JD – OK
Direct of Experts and Others Tim Huey, JD – OH
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:30 am COVID Implications for Breath Testing
Jan Semenoff – Canada
11:30 am – 12:00 pm An Intro to Hands-On GC/MS Training
Lee Polite , PhD – Director of Axion Labs
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30 pm – 12:50 pm Quick Tips – Easy Trial Demonstratives
Jeff Meadows, JD – OH
12:50 pm – 1:50 pm Voir Dire, Opening & Closing Overview
Team Innocent Voir Dire Deandra Grant, JD – TX
Opening Statements Kim Frye, JD – GA
Closing Arguments Vince Tucci, JD – CA
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm Final Wrap up
Tim Huey, Deandra Grant, Josh Lee & Mark Thiessen
TOTAL CLE HOURS: 825 60 min states = 13.75 hours
50 min states = 16.50 hours
**Vendor presentations not included in calculation