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Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC is exclusively devoted to DUI and criminal defense. During our more than 40 years of combined experience, our lawyers have published numerous books and articles about DUI defense strategies, criminal defense tactics, the Breathalyzer® and field sobriety testing, Constitutional rights and forensic evidence. Because of our extensive knowledge and accomplishments, we have been asked to speak at more than 150 conferences and seminars around the country.

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Seminars, lectures and CLE courses taught

  • Speaker, Why Breath Testing Doesn’t Work, DWI on Trial – Big Apple XV, New York State Bar Association, New York City, New York, May 14, 2015
  • Speaker, Statewide Blood Update (with Erik Brown), 28th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 2, 2015
  • Speaker, Blood Testing: Separating Science from Science Fiction, NCDD Florida Public Defender Seminar, National College for DUI Defense, 2015
  • Speaker, Do Laboratory Accreditation and Standards Guarantee Accurate Test Results? (with Chester Flaxmayer), Science as Your Best Defense: Learning to Teach Judges and Juries the Science and Law of Blood and Breath Alcohol Testing, National College for DUI Defense, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2014
  • Speaker, Sample Direct/Cross re: Accreditation and Standards (with Chester Flaxmayer), Science as Your Best Defense: Learning to Teach Judges and Juries the Science and Law of Blood and Breath Alcohol Testing, National College for DUI Defense, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2014
  • Speaker, Testing the Police:  Challenging SFST’s at Trial (with Emily Jane Bell), NCDD Wisconsin Public Defender OWI Training, National College for DUI Defense, 2014
  • Speaker, Finding the Narrative, Stories, Themes and Theories (with Aaron Nelson), NCDD Wisconsin Public Defender OWI Training, National College for DUI Defense, 2014
  • Trainer, Trial Skills Breakout Leader, NCDD Wisconsin Public Defender OWI Training, National College for DUI Defense, 2014
  • Speaker, First Person Opening (with K. Frye), The OACDL Trial Skills Academy, Ohio Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Trainer, Trial Skills Breakout Leader (with Peter Carini), The OACDL Trial Skills Academy, Ohio Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Speaker, New SFST Manual Cross Examination Demonstration (with Anthony Palacios),2014 Summer Session, National College For DUI Defense, 2014
  • Speaker, Accreditation, Lies and ISO Standards: The Continuing Scottsdale Saga (with Lawrence Koplow) , Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 27th Annual Aggressive Defense Of The Accused Impaired Driver Conference, 2014
  • Speaker, Ethics Jeopardy (with Karen Clark), Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 27th Annual Aggressive Defense Of The Accused Impaired Driver Conference, 2014
  • Speaker, Winning Blood Alcohol Challenges (with Chester Flaxmayer), 21st Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College For DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Tear Whole Place Down:  Challenging Blood Evidence by Challenging the Lab Itself, NCDD 2014 Winter Conference, National College for DUI Defense, San Diego, California January 23, 2014
  • Blood Testing: Separating Science from Science Fiction (with Chester Flaxmayer), Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar, National College of DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas, November 8, 2013
  • Blood Testing:  Separating Science from Science Fiction, 2013 Public Defenders' DUI Seminar, National College of DUI Defense/Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council, Atlanta, Georgia, October 17,2013
  • Creative Opening Statements: Getting to Not Guilty Right Out of the Gate, 2013 Public Defenders' DUI seminar, NCDD/Georgia Public Defenders' Standards Council, Atlanta, Georgia, October 17, 2013
  • Creative Opening Statements: Getting to Not Guilty Right Out of the Gate, 2013 Summer Session, National College of DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 27, 2013
  • Daubert and the Scottsdale Crime Lab: Separating Science from Science Fiction (with Mark DuBiel, Lawrence Koplow and Clifford Girard), 2013 APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defenders Association, Tempe, Arizona, June 27, 2013
  • Daubert and the Scottsdale Crime Lab: Separating Science from Science Fiction (with Mark DuBiel, Lawrence Koplow and Clifford Girard), 26th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 3, 2013
  • Mock Trial (with Erin Gerstenzang, Evan Levow and Bruce Edge), 20th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College for DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 21-22, 2013
  • Blood Test Cross-Examination Demonstration (with James Nesci), National College for DUI Defense, 2013 NCDD Winter Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 18, 2013
  • "Dismantling the Blood Case," Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 25th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, May 5, 2012
  • "New Case Review; More Cases, More Changes," Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 25th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, May 5, 2012
  • Co-Chairman, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 25th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, May 4-5, 2012
  • Mock Trial (with James Nesci, Virginia Landry and Allen Trapp), 19th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College for DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 23-24, 2012
  • "Problem Chromatograms: Finding What Ethically Helps" (with James Nesci), 19th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases, National College for DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22, 2012
  • "Top 10 Challenges to Blood Tests," TACDL 2011 DUI Conference, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Nashville, Tennessee, October 21, 2011
  • Breakout Session on Gas Chromatography, Winning at Every Level, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers/National College for DUI Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 17, 2011 (with James Nesci)
  • "Understanding Gas Chromatography, Winning at Every Level," National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers/National College for DUI Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 16, 2011 (with James Nesci)
  • Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, Summer Session 2011, National College for DUI Defense Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 29, 2011 (with Doug Murphy)
  • Blood Metrology, 24th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 7, 2011 (with Chester Flaxmayer)
  • "Investigating & Preparing a Successful DUI Defense," 24th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 7, 2011 (with Michael Bloom and Stephen Barnard)
  • "Judges Answer the Top 10 Questions of DUI Defense Attorneys," 24th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 6, 2011 (Moderator, with Hon. Robert Doyle, Hon. Wendy Million and Hon. Paul Simon)
  • "True Blood? Identifying Issues in Blood Alcohol Testing and Communicating Those Issues to Jurors," Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, December 3, 2010
  • "The Latest in Blood Forensics," DUI XXV, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Alumni Association, Phoenix, Arizona, November 19, 2010
  • "Blood Testing Laboratory Issues in DUI Cases, Whatever Happened to the Science in Forensic Science?", Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, October 9, 2010 (with Janine Arvizu)
  • Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, Summer Session 2010, National College for DUI Defense Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 28-29, 2010, (with George Stein)
  • "Advanced DUI Blood Issues," 8th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 9, 2010
  • "Can They Do That?: What about Ethics"?, 23rd Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 8, 2010 (with Stephen Barnard and Michael Bloom)
  • "Voir Dire and Mini-Openings: Your Best Chance of Getting a Receptive Jury," 23rd Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Tucson, Arizona, May 7, 2010
  • "Blood Testing - What Lawyers Need to Know About Forensic Gas Chromatography," 17th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases, National College for DUI Defense/Texas CriminalDefense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 8, 2010
  • Death Penalty Jury Selection Co-Leader, Pima County Public Defender’s Office, Tucson, Arizona, February 11-13, 2010 (with David Wymore, Richard Miller and Natman Schaye)
  • Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, Summer Session 2009, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 15-16, 2009 (with Steve Jones)
  • "The Time is Now: Learn How to Use PowerPoint in the Courtroom," 7th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 17, 2009
  • Jury Selection, DWI on Trial - The Big Apple IX, New York State Bar Association, New York City, New York, May 8, 2009
  • "Blood Alcohol Testing, Save Your Breath for Tunica," Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tunica, Mississippi, October 30, 2008
  • Lessons Learned from Recent Capital Trials, Death Penalty Seminar, Arizona Capital Representation Project, Phoenix, Arizona, October 17, 2008 (with Natman Schaye, Julie Hall and John Bailey)
  • Jury Selection Method Demonstration, Death Penalty Seminar, Arizona Capital Representation Project, Phoenix, Arizona, October 17, 2008 (with Natman Schaye and John Bailey)
  • "Voir Dire: A Capital Idea (Lessons Learned from Death)," Summer Session 2008, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 19, 2008
  • Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, Summer Session 2008, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 17-18, 2008 (with Tracey Wood)
  • "DUI: Challenging Blood Test Results," 6th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 17, 2008 (with Chester Flaxmayer)
  • "When a DUI is in the Big Court: From Child Abuse to 2nd Degree Murder," 21st Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 3, 2008 (With Stephen Barnard, Michael Bloom and Steve Jones)
  • "Blood Tests: So Easy a Cave Man Can Do It," 21st Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 2, 2008 (With Chester Flaxmayer)
  • I Within 3 Hours of D, “I Know What You Did Last Legislature:” A DWI Seminar, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 19, 2007
  • "Blood from A to Z (and Then Some)," DUI XXI Seminar, Arizona State University College of Law Alumni Association, Phoenix, Arizona, September 7, 2007 (with Michael Bloom)
  • Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, Summer Session 2007, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 19-20, 2007 (with Gary Trichter).
  • "Getting Involved: How Public Defenders Can Make a Difference in the Justice System," 5th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 20, 2007 (Panel Discussion with Chris DuPont, Daniella De la Torre, and Jeremy Mussman)
  • "Blood from A to Z (and Then Some)," 20th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 19, 2007 (with Michael Bloom)
  • "Using Death Penalty Jury Selection in a DUI Case," Pima County Public Defender’s Office, Tucson, Arizona, March 2, 2007
  • FOIA Talk, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Prescott, Arizona, January 15, 2007 (with Chris Dupont)
  • "Victim’s Rights: Ethical Considerations, Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in Arizona," Lorman Education Services, Tucson, Arizona, November 17, 2006
  • "Dismantling the Blood Test, Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in Arizona," Lorman Education Services, Tucson, Arizona, November 17, 2006
  • "Using Death Penalty Jury Selection in a DUI Case," Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Flagstaff, Arizona, August 19, 2006
  • Death Penalty Panel Discussion, 5th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 22, 2006
  • "Recent TV Ads: Aimed at DUI Abatement or the Abatement of Right to Counsel?" DUI XX Seminar, Arizona State University College of Law Alumni Association, Phoenix, Arizona, February 3, 2006
  • "Working With Experts to Develop a Social History, Mitigation and a Defense," Mitigation and Mental Health Seminar, The Arizona Capital Representation Project and the Pima County Public Defender’s Office, Tucson, Arizona, October 21, 2005
  • "Using a Forensic Psychologist In the Mitigation Case: Views from a Trial Lawyer," Making the Case for Life VIII, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 1, 2005
  • "Defending a DNA Case," DNA Seminar, James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, September 14, 2005
  • "Victim’s Rights, Ethical Issues for Civil Attorneys with Criminal Clients," Pima County Bar Association, Tucson, Arizona, August 31, 2005
  • Death Penalty Panel Discussion, 4th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 24, 2005 (Panel Discussion)
  • "They Used to Call it Assault: The New Phlebotomists," 16th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 9, 2003
  • Monitor Training, Monitor Training Program, State Bar of Arizona Member Assistance Program/Law Office Management Assistance Program, Phoenix, Arizona, November 9, 2001
  • "The Blood Case Primer: A Whole New Ball Game," 14th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, April 28, 2001 (with Michael Bloom and Suzanne Crawford)
  • Monitor Training, Monitor Training Program, State Bar of Arizona Member Assistance Program/Law Office Management Assistance Program, Tucson, Arizona, March 30, 2001
  • "DNA Y2K: The New Generation of Tests, "Victory at Sea, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Long Beach, California, September 9, 2000 (with Simon Ford)
  • "LOMAP Monitoring: Helping Lawyers Comply with Their Programs and Make Meaningful Changes in Their Practice," Monitor Training Program, State Bar of Arizona Member Assistance Program/Law Office Management Assistance Program, Phoenix, Arizona, April 21, 2000

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James Nesci

Articles

  • “The Slope Detector Does Not Always Detect the Presence of Mouth Alcohol,” The Champion, Vol. XXX, No. 2, March 2006 (with Michael P. Hlastala and Wayne J. Lamm). Publisher: NACDL
  • “Anti-Drunk Driving Group Wants New Prohibition Era,” At Issue: Drunk Driving. Editor: Tamara Thompson. Publisher: Greenhaven Press & Thomson/Gale, 2008

Consumer books

Legal treatises

  • “Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice,” Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., 2006
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  • “Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice, 2nd Edition,” Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., 2009
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  • “New Hampshire DWI Defense: The Law & The Practice,” Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., 2010 (with Ryan Russman Wagner)
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  • “Oklahoma DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice,” Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., 2008 (with Bruce Edge and John Hunsucker). www.lawyersandjudges.com
  • “Texas DWI Defense: The Law & The Practice,” Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., 2009 (with Mimi Coffey) www.lawyersandjudges.com
  • “Utah DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice,” Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., 2010 (with Glen W. Neeley and Jason Schatz) www.lawyersandjudges.com
  • “West Virginia DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice,” Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., 2010 (with Harley Wagner) www.lawyersandjudges.com

Contributing author

  • Defense of Driving Under the Influence Cases,” Garriott’s MedicoLegal Aspects of Alcohol, 5th Edition, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., 2008. Editor: Dr. James C. Garriott
  • Intoxilyzer 8000,” Drinking/Driving Litigation, Thomson/West, 2007. Authors: Nichols & Whited

Seminars, lectures and CLE courses taught

  • “Intoximeters RBT-IV Breath Tester: Panel Discussion,” “Cross-Examination of Police Witnesses,” 11th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Tucson, Arizona, May 3, 1997
  • “Blood Alcohol Calculations for the Trial Lawyer,” “Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer,” DUI Breakout 1999, City of Phoenix & Maricopa County Public Defender's Offices, Phoenix, Arizona, February 26, 1999
  • “National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Materials,” DUI XIV, Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, September 25, 1999
  • “NHTSA Materials & Cross Examination.” 13th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, Arizona Attorneys For Criminal Justice (AACJ), Ahwatukee, Arizona, April 29, 2001
  • “NHTSA Materials & Cross Examination,” DUI Extravaganza, Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 22, 2001
  • “Trial Tactics & Strategy: Mock Trial,” 2001 Summer Trial College, National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 26-28, 2001
  • “New DUI Laws Update,” PCBA Young Lawyers CLE Breakfast Meeting, Pima County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (PCBA – YLD)
  • “Slaying the Dragon: Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer,” DWI Means: Defend With Ingenuity©,  National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Las Vegas, Nevada, October 4-6, 2001
  • “Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer,” DUI Trial Skills; A Multi-Media Presentation, Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona, December 14, 2001
  • “Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer,” DUI on Trial, The Big Apple II Seminar, New York State Bar Association, New York, New York, April 25-26, 2002
  • “Trial Tactics: Mock Trial,” “Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer,” Rules of the Road V: Jury Trial of a .17 Blood DUI, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), Palm Springs, California, September 28-29, 2002
  • “Criminal Defense: Advanced Cross Examination Skills,” Killer Cross, Las Vegas Bar Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 18th, 2002
  • “Opening Arguments: 3 Creative Approaches,” DWI On Trial, The Big Apple III Seminar, New York State Bar Association, New York, New York, June 5-6, 2003
  • “Beginning-to-Intermediate Cross Examination,” “Non-verbal Communication,” “Cross Examination (Demonstration),” “Jury Voir Dire,” National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 23-26, 2003
  • “Pretrial Motions Practice: Winning the Trial Before It Starts,” 17th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Chandler, Arizona, 2004
  • “DUI: The Law & The Practice” (six-hour course), University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, March 25, 2004
  • “The Pretrial Interview,” “Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer,” Final Argument,” Traffic Law Practices in Arizona, Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona, October 6, 2004
  • “Cross Examination: Field Sobriety Testing,” Public Defender's Brown Bag CLE, Pima County Public Defender’s Office, Tucson, Arizona, January 31, 2005
  • “Intoxilyzer 8000: The New Enemy," Tucson City Public Defender's Office
  • “Machine Qualification: Arizona, Mississippi & Tennessee,” Mississippi Intoxilyzer 8000 Course, Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A., Jackson, Mississippi, April 8, 2005
  • “Breath Testing,” “Blood Testing,” 18th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Tucson, Arizona, May 20-21, 2005
  • “Intox 8000 Machine Qualification: The Frye Standard,” Arizona Intoxilyzer 8000 Course, Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A., Tucson, Arizona, May 21, 2005
  • “Breath Testing: Intoxilyzer 5000 & Intoxilyzer 8000,” “Field Sobriety Testing,” Misdemeanor Practice in the Pima County Justice Courts, Pima County Public Defender & Office of Court-Appointed Counsel, Tucson, Arizona, July 8th, 2005
  • “Ethical Missteps at Trial,” “Victim's Rights: How to Avoid a Bar Complaint,” Ethical Issues for the Civil Attorney with the Criminal Client, Pima County Bar Association (PCBA), Tucson, Arizona, August 31, 2005
  • “Intox 8000 Machine Qualification: The Frye Standard,” The Intoxilyzer 8000: Building a Better Mousetrap?", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), Orlando, Florida, September 22, 2005
  • “DRE: Digging up the DiRT,” “Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer Breakout Session,” “DRE Breakout: Practical Considerations in the DRE Case,” DWI Means: Defend With Ingenuity© Under the Microscope: Beating DUIs With Science, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 29-October 1, 2005
  • “Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer,” Ol' Miss DUI Practice Seminar, University of Mississippi,  Jackson, Mississippi, October 28, 2005
  • “Machine Qualification & D.O.T. Regulations,” “Blood Alcohol Calculations,” “NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Guidelines,” Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course, Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A., Tunica, Mississippi, December 16-17, 2005
  • “Intoxilyzer 8000: New Test, New Problems,” “Voir Dire” Panel Discussion, 19th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Tucson, Arizona, April 28-29, 2006
  • “Blood Testing: From the Vein to the Lab,” New York State Bar Association, New York, New York, May 4-5, 2006
  • “Blood Testing: From the Vein to the Lab,” Student Workshops, 2006 Summer Trial College, National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 19-21, 2006
  • “Machine Qualification & D.O.T. Regulations,” “Blood Alcohol Calculations,” “NHTSA SFST Guidelines,” Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course, Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A., New Orleans, Louisiana, September 14-16, 2006
  • “Florida Intox 8000 Machine Qualifications & The Frye Standard,” The Intoxilyzer 8000, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), Orlando, Florida, 8000October 5, 2006
  • “NHTSA Driving Studies,” “NHTSA SFST Studies,” “Ethics: Prosecutorial Misconduct,” Nuts & Bolts of DUI Practice, Lorman Education Services, Tucson, Arizona, November 17, 2006
  • “DRE: Entering the Twilight Zone,” 2007 Winter Session, National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Tucson, Arizona, January 18-19, 2007
  • “DUI Laws & MVD Consequences,” “DUI Defense: Pretrial Motions Practice & 4th Amendment Concerns,” “DUI Investigation: NHTSA Driving Cues & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing,” “The Cure for Bad Breath,” “It's a Matter of Bad Blood (From the Vein to the Lab),” Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice (five-hour course), University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, February 2, 2007
  • “The Fourth Amendment,” “DRE: Digging up the DiRT,” New Mexico & Colorado DUI Defense Seminar, Defender's Education, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 15-16th, 2007
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath, “It's a Matter of Bad Blood (From the Vein to the Lab),” “Intox 8000 Practical Demonstration,” Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course, Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A., New Orleans, Louisiana, February 22-24, 2007
  • “Bad Blood - The Smackdown - Ohio vs. the World,” Ohio Advanced DUI Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • “Indoctrinating Jurors' Brains During Voir Dire,” “Indoctrinating Jurors' Brains During Opening,” We The Jury (The Jury Insight Project), National College for DUI Defense & California Defense Lawyer's Association, Los Angeles, California, March 24th, 2007
  • “Mastering Scientific Evidence,” “Blood Testing: What You Need to Know, But Never Really Wanted to Know,” “Intoxilyzer 8000 vs. Intoxilyzer 5000,” “The Scientific Approach to Jury Selection,” Mastering Scientific Evidence, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & The National College for DUI Defense
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” DWI On Trial, The Big Apple VII Seminar, New York State Bar Association, New York, New York, May 3-4, 2007
  • “Attacking Blood Tests: Shattering the Myth,” “The Cure for Bad Breath,” 4th Annual Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, May 11, 2007
  • “New Developments in the Breath Test Wars,” 20th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Tucson, Arizona, May 18-19, 2007
  • “Headspace Gas Chromatography Blood Testing,” Panel Discussion: “Differing Toxicology Results,” Forensic & Criminal Law Conference, South Texas College of Law CLE Department, Houston, Texas, May 22-23 2007
  • “It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab,” 4th Annual DUI Seminar: Attacking & Defending DUI Cases, The Mexican American Bar Association & Law Offices of Felipe Plascencia, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, June 2, 2007
  • “The Jury Insight Project: Voir Dire & Jury Selection,” 5th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference, Arizona Public Defender's Association (APDA), Tempe, Arizona, June 20-22, 2007
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” Student Workshops, Regents & Fellows Panel Discussion, 2007 Summer Trial College, National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 18-21, 2007
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” Advanced DWI Defense, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 13, 2007
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” “It's a Matter of Bad Blood (From the Vein to the Lab),” “Intox 8000 Practical Demonstration,” Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course, Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A., New Orleans, Louisiana, September 13-15, 2007
  • “Blood Testing: From the Vein to the Lab,” Rules of the Road X, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), Rancho Mirage, California, September 29, 2007
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” DUI Defenders' 2007 CLE Seminar, University of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, October 19th, 2007
  • “Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics: Driving and Field Sobriety Testing,” “The Jury Insight Project,” “It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab,” “DRE: Digging up the DiRT,” DWI Means: Defend With Ingenuity, NCDD & NACDL, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 25-27, 2007
  • “It’s Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab,” Advanced Criminal Defense Practice Conference, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM), Traverse City, Michigan, November 2, 2007
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” Defending DUIs Seminar, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, Seattle, Washington, December 14, 2007
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” “Intox 8000 Source Code, Frye & Daubert Standards,” Intox 8000 Practical Demonstration, Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course, Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A., Orlando, Florida, February 28-March 1, 2008
  • “It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab,” “The Cure for Bad Breath,” panel discussion (open topics), OVWI Defense, Indiana Public Defender Council, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 7, 2008
  • “DUI Laws & MVD Consequences,” “DUI Defense: Pretrial Motions Practice & 4th Amendment Concerns,” “DUI Investigation: NHTSA Driving Cues & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing,” “The Cure for Bad Breath,” “It's a Matter of Bad Blood (From the Vein to the Lab),” Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, March 14, 2008
  • “Intoxilyzer 8000: The New Breath Test Crisis,” 21st Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Tucson, Arizona, May 2-3, 2008
  • “DRE: Digging Up the DiRT,” Betting on Justice VIII, Arkansas Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Tunica, Mississippi, May 16, 2008
  • “It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab,” “The Cure for Bad Breath,” 2008 DWI Seminar, Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (NCDAA), Ashland, Nebraska, June 6, 2008
  • “DRE: Digging Up the DiRT,” “Prosecutorial Misconduct, Power Point & Ethics,” 6th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference, Arizona Public Defender's Association (APDA), Tempe, Arizona, June 16-18, 2007
  • “Headspace Gas Chromatography,” 21st Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Short Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, June 26, 2008
  • “Reasonable Doubt: The Ethics of Persuasion,” Curriculum Committee Chair, Student Workshops, 2008 Summer Trial College, National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 16-19, 2008
  • “There's Fire Water in That Blood,” Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Cross Examination Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,  San Antonio, Texas, October 2-3, 2008
  • “Intoxilyzer 8000 Source Code,” DUI Seminar, State Bar of Arizona
  • “It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab,” Defending DUIs Seminar, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, Seattle, Washington, December 12, 2008
  • Curriculum Committee Chair, 2009 Winter Session, National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Paradise Island, Bahamas, January 15-16, 2009
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” “Source Code Update” “Intox 8000 Practical Demonstration,” Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course,  Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A., New Orleans, Louisiana, February 26-28, 2009
  • “The Source Code War: Why We Need It & Why They Won't Give It Up,” “The Other Tests, Theirs & Ours: Creating a Disconnect,” 22nd Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Tucson, Arizona, May 7-8, 2009
  • “It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood (Parts One and Two),” “My Three Favorite Cases” (roundtable/panel discussion), Forensic Blood & Urine Testing Seminar, Headlines Marketing Corporation, San Diego, California, May 14-17, 2009
  • “It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood (Parts One and Two),” In-house CLE, Law Office of David M. Cantor, Tempe, Arizona, May 30, 2009
  • “Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab,”, 7th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference, Arizona Public Defender's Association (APDA), Tempe, Arizona, June 17-19, 2009
  • Curriculum Committee Chair, “DRE: Diggin' up the DiRT,” Student Workshops, 2009 Summer Trial College, National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 15-18, 2009
  • “Source Code & The Constitutional Right to Discovery in Arizona,” one-hour course, Program in Criminal Law & Policy, Fall 2009, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, September 2, 2009
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” “Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab,” New Attorney Training Program, Pima County Legal Defender's Office, Tucson, Arizona, September 15-16, 2009
  • “The Art of Obfuscation: Cross Examining the Arresting Officer,” “Turning Bad Breath into Good Breath Through Cross Examination,” “Putting the Freedom of Information Act to Use in Your DUI Practice,” DWI Means: Defend With Ingenuity, NCDD & NACDL, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 8-10, 2009
  • “Shootin' Down the DRE,” Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Cross Examination Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas, November 12-13, 2009
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” “Intox 8000 Source Code, Frye & Daubert Standards,” Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course, Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A., New Orleans, Louisiana, February 18-20, 2010
  • “The Intoxilyzer 8000--New Test, New Problems,” “Direct, Cross & Re-Direct of the Expert in Breath Test Cases” (with Chester Flaxmayer, Jan Semenoff & Bruce Kapsack), Ohio Advanced DUI Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • “Putting the Cure for Bad Breath to Practical Use—Mock Jury Trial,” Defense17th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & The National College for DUI Defense, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 8-10, 2010
  • “The Art of Obfuscation: Cross Examining the Arresting Officer,” 23rd Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Tucson, Arizona, May 7-8, 2010
  • “DRE: Diggin up the DiRT,” Attorney Training Program, Pima County Legal Defender's Office, Tucson, Arizona, June 2, 2010
  • “The Ethics of Persuasion,” 8th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference, Arizona Public Defender's Association (APDA) , Tempe, Arizona, June 9-11, 2010
  • Opening Statement Workshop, Cross Examination Workshop, Closing Argument Workshop, 2010 Summer Trial College, National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 28-29, 2010
  • “The Intoxilyzer 8000—New Test, New Problems,” “Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab,” KACDL Gets Mad, Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Kansas City, Kansas, August 27-28, 2010
  • “Arizona DRE for Judges,” DUI Seminar, State Bar of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, September 30, 2010
  • “Cross Examination: The Art of Obfuscation,” Diving into a DUI Case, Lyons & Lyons Law Firm, Key West, Florida, February 24-25,2011
  • “Cross Examination: Find the Spot Where the Prosecution is Vulnerable,” 11th Annual Public Defender Retreat, Tulare County (California) Public Defender's Office, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1-3, 2011
  • “Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab,” “The Cure for Bad Breath: Walk It Down,” 18th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & The National College for DUI Defense
  • “Juror Rejection: Preventing the Case from Being Over Before It Begins, 24th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, Turning Hope Into Reality, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Tucson, Arizona, May 6-7, 2011
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” Attorney Training Program, Pima County Legal Defender's Office, Tucson, Arizona, June 27, 2011
  • Opening Statement Workshop, Cross Examination Workshop, 2011 Summer Trial College, National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 28-30, 2011
  • “Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab,” Attorney Training Program, Pima County Legal Defender's Office, Tucson, Arizona, August 18, 2011
  • “The Cure for Bad Breath,” “Understanding Gas Chromatography,” “BLAT: Cross of the Blood Alcohol Technician,” DWI Means: Defend With Ingenuity©, NCDD & NACDL, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 15-17, 2011
  • “Walking the Breath Test Score Below the Legal Limit,” Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas, October 13-14, 2011
  • “Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab,” There's a Bull Coming; Are You Ready?, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 21, 2011
  • “New DUI Law Update,” Speed DUI Seminar, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University Alumni Association, Phoenix, Arizona, January 13, 2012
  • 19th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & The National College for DUI Defense, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-24, 2012
  • “What You Cannot Do & How Not to Do It,” 25th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Tucson, Arizona, May 4-5, 2012

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Ryan Bleau

Seminars, lectures and CLE courses taught

  • “Ethics in Jeopardy!,” City of Tucson Public Defender's Office In-House CLE, 2012
  • “Ethics in Jeopardy,” APDA 10th Annual Conference, 2012
  • “Ethics in Jeopardy,” 6th Annual Criminal Law Ethics Seminar, 2012
  • “Navigating the Choppy Waters of Appeals & Special Actions,” City of Tucson Public Defender's Office In-House CLE, 2011
  • “Intoxilyzer 8000: Roadmap to Tucson City Court Litigation,” City of Tucson Public Defender's Office In-House CLE, 2009

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