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Joseph P. St. Louis

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Bio

Joseph P. St. Louis is the only lawyer in Arizona certified as a Specialist in both Criminal Defense (Arizona State Bar, 2000 to present) and in DUI Defense (National College for DUI Defense, a certification recognized by the American Bar Association, 2012 to present). Mr. St. Louis is AV ® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been listed in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America in the DUI specialty area since 2013. He has been named to the Best Lawyers in Arizona and New Mexico by Super Lawyers magazine in the DUI specialty area since 2009 and was named one of the Best Lawyers in Tucson in the DUI specialty area by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine since 2013.

Mr. St. Louis is one of eleven members of the governing board of the National College for DUI Defense, the Board of Regents. The NCDD has over 1,600 members nationwide. Mr. St. Louis is also the past president of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, a statewide defense organization with over 600 members. In 2003, at the request of the then-presiding chief judge of the Pima County Justice Courts, Mr. St. Louis served as a part-time Justice of the Peace. In 2013, Mr. St. Louis was one of four lawyers who litigated a 17-day hearing in the Maricopa County Superior Court challenging the manner in which blood testing is performed in the Scottsdale City Crime Laboratory. The hearing resulted in the judge suppressing all blood evidence in 11 felony cases, after finding the results to be unreliable.

Mr. St. Louis is a sought-after lecturer and trainer at continuing legal education seminars. In both 2015 and 2019, Joe St. Louis was named as one of the top 10 highest rated lecturers at any presentation given in that calendar year by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (out of approximately 200 speakers each calendar year). Mr. St. Louis has spoken on a variety of legal topics at legal education seminars sponsored by a variety of State Bar and Defense Attorney organizations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Mr. St. Louis is a graduate of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s Student Course on Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, NHTSA’s Instructor Course on Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and the American Chemical Society’s Forensic Chromatography Course.

Mr. St. Louis has defended several death penalty cases, both in state court, where he was lead counsel in Pima County’s first death penalty case tried completely to a jury (the client received a prison sentence after Mr. St. Louis convinced the jury not to impose the death penalty) and in federal court, where he was found to be qualified as “Learned Counsel,” a designation reserved for only the most qualified attorneys handling these cases. Mr. St. Louis has the unique distinction of having had two back-to-back first-degree murder cases in which the judges dismissed all murder charges during the trial.

Mr. St. Louis has tried over 200 cases to juries, on both misdemeanor and felony charges, in federal court and in state courts throughout Arizona. He has also argued cases before the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. St. Louis has been the attorney coach for the Basis Oro Valley Mock Trial team, since 2012. The teams he has coached have advanced to and competed in the State championship rounds in the last two state competitions held, placing 2nd and 4th in the state. 

Accolades
  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, State Bar of Arizona, 2000-present
  • NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course, 2007
  • NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Certification Course, 2007
  • The Top Attorneys in Arizona and New Mexico, Super Lawyers, 2009-present
  • District Award of Merit, Catalina Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2010
  • Top Lawyers in Tucson - DUI Tucson Lifestyles Magazine, 2011, 2013-present
  • Top Lawyers in Tucson - Criminal Defense, Tucson Lifestyles Magazine2011
  • American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography III Course, 2011
  • Certified Specialist in DUI Defense, National College for DUI Defense, (recognized by the American Bar Association) 2012-present.
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2013-present
  • The Best Lawyers in America Woodward/White, 2013-present
Education
  • BA, Departmental Honors, University of Arizona, 1984 College
  • JD, University of Arizona College of Law, 1987 University
Admissions
  • Arizona State Bar 1987
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona 1987
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 1993
Published Decisions
  • State v. Chopra 241 Ariz. 353, 387 P.3d 1282 2016
  • State v. Bernstein 237 Ariz. 226, 349 P.3d 200 2015
  • State ex rel. Montgomery v. Harris 234 Ariz. 343, 322 P.3d 160 2014
  • Carrillo v. Houser 224 Ariz. 463, 232 P.3d 1245 2010
  • State v. Bernini 222 Ariz. 607, 218 P.3d 1064 2009
  • State v. Zaragoza 221 Ariz. 49, 209 P.3d 629 2009
  • State v. Getz 189 Ariz. 561, 944 P.2d 802 1997
  • United States v. Ramos 39 F.3d 978 (9th Cir. ) 1994
  • United States v. Ramos 815 F.Supp 1304 (D. Ariz.) 1993
  • State v. Rowland 172 Ariz. 182, 836 P.2d 395 1992
  • State v. Greenway 170 Ariz. 155, 823 P.2d 22 1991
Seminars, Lectures & CLE Taught
  • Speaker, Blood and Breath Test Challenges, NCDD’s 2020 Winter Session, Scottsdale, Arizona, National College for DUI Defense, January 18, 2020 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Speaker, The Mysteries of Retrograde Extrapolation: Understanding Them and Overcoming Them, NACDL & NCDD’s 23rd Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Seminar “Solving the Mystery of DUI Acquittals”, National College for DUI Defense/National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 21, 2019.
  • Trainer, Breakout Leader, NCDD’s 24th Annual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 19-20, 2019 (with Mike Bowser & Tom Hudson).
  • Speaker, Cross of the BAC Expert Demonstrations, NCDD’s 24th Annual Summer Session, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 20, 2019 (with Mimi Coffey).
  • Speaker, Introduction to Metrology, NCDD’s Serious Science for Serious Lawyers: Advanced Training in Blood Drug Analysis and Trial Advocacy, National College for DUI Defense, Arlington, Texas, June 14, 2019 (with Janine Arvizu).
  • Trainer, Trial Advocacy Skills, NCDD’s Serious Science for Serious Lawyers: Advanced Training in Blood Drug Analysis and Trial Advocacy, National College for DUI Defense, Arlington, Texas, June 16-19, 2019 (with Kimberley Benjamin, Francisco “Paco” Duarte, Bill Kirk and Andrew Mishlove).
  • Speaker, Attacking Stop and Arrest Issues, AACJ’s 32nd Annual Aggressive Defense of the Impaired Driver Seminar “Innovating Arizona DUI Defense”, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 3, 2019 (with Marty Fuentes).
  • Speaker, Lab Accreditation: When “Science” is Fake News, Advanced DUI: Lessons from the National Masters, Oklahoma State Bar Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 19, 2019.
  • Speaker, Lab Accreditation: When “Science” is Fake News, 26th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 5, 2019.
  • Speaker, Laboratory Challenges that Connect with Juries, 26th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 4, 2019 (with Janine Arvizu).
  • Speaker, Crossing the BLAT Technician, NACDL & NCDD’s 23rd Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Seminar “Grand Slam Defenses”, National College for DUI Defense/National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 13, 2018 (with Andrew Mishlove).
  • Speaker, Cross of the Expert Demonstration, NCDD’s 23rd Annual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 20, 2018 (with Troy McKinney).
  • Trainer, Breakout Leader, NCDD’s 23rd Annual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 19-21, 2018 (with Sonya Porter).
  • Speaker, Getting Jurors Invested in Your Defense, NCDD’s Serious Science for Serious Lawyers: Advanced Training in Blood Alcohol Analysis and Trial Advocacy, National College for DUI Defense, Arlington, Texas, June 9, 2018.
  • Trainer, Trial Advocacy Skills, NCDD’s Serious Science for Serious Lawyers: Advanced Training in Blood Alcohol Analysis and Trial Advocacy, National College for DUI Defense, Arlington, Texas, June 10-12, 2018 (with Kimberley Benjamin, Francisco “Paco” Duarte, Virginia Landry and Andrew Mishlove).
  • Speaker, Blood Testing for Dummies, ICLE’s Georgia DUI Update, Georgia State Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 11, 2018.
  • Speaker, Getting Jurors Invested in Your Defense, AACJ’s 31st Annual Aggressive Defense of the Impaired Driver Seminar, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 4, 2018.
  • Speaker, Crossing the BLAT Technician, NACDL & NCDD’s 22nd Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Seminar “The Rock Stars of DUI Defense”, National College for DUI Defense/National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 7, 2017 (with Andrew Mishlove).
  • Speaker, Serious Science: Blood Alcohol Analysis, 22nd Annual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 21, 2017.
  • Trainer, Breakout Leader, NCDD’s 22nd Annual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 20, 2017 (with Craig Rosenstein).
  • Speaker, Advanced Challenges to Crime Lab Procedures and Protocols, APDA’s 2017 Conference, Arizona Public Defenders Association, Tempe, Arizona, June 21, 2017.
  • Speaker, The Ugly Truth About Laboratory Accreditation (or why I don’t eat sausage anymore), 2017 NCDD Winter Session, Tucson, Arizona, National College for DUI Defense, January 20, 2017.
  • Speaker, Statewide Blood Testing Issues and How to Present Them to a Jury, NCDD Public Defenders Conference, Tucson, Arizona, National College for DUI Defense, January 18, 2017.
  • Speaker, Practice Tips & Demonstrations: Standards and Accreditation, Metrology 3.0: Science as Your Best Defense, San Diego, California, The National College for DUI Defense, November 3, 2016 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Speaker, Do the Lab and its Methods Satisfy Basic Science?: Standards and Accreditation, Metrology 3.0: Science as Your Best Defense, San Diego, California, The National College for DUI Defense, November 3, 2016 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Trainer, Summations: Establishing a Rapport with the Jury, 20th Annual DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, The National College for DUI Defense/National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, September 23, 2016 (with Tommy Kirk).
  • Speaker, SEC v. PAC-12 Summations: Compare and Contrast, 20th Annual DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, The National College for DUI Defense/National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, September 22, 2016 (with Tommy Kirk).
  • Speaker, Advanced Cross-Examination of the Blood Test Chemist and Phlebotomist, 21stAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 22, 2016.
  • Speaker, Using Technology to Win Your Case, 21stAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 22, 2016 (with Lawrence Koplow).
  • Trainer, Breakout Leader, 21stAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 21, 2016 (with Lawrence Koplow).
  • Speaker, Cross-examining the Analyst on Fermentation, NCDD’s Serious Science for Serious Lawyers: Advanced Training in Blood Alcohol Analysis and Trial Advocacy, National College for DUI Defense, Ft. Collins, Colorado, May 10, 2016 (with Dr. Carrie Valentine and Jimmie Valentine).
  • Speaker, Standards and Accreditation, Science as Your Best Defense II: Learning to Teach Judges and Juries the Science and Law of Blood and Breath Alcohol Testing, National College for DUI Defense, Atlanta, Georgia, November 6, 2015 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Speaker, Case Study: Arizona Toxicology Lab, Science as Your Best Defense II: Learning to Teach Judges and Juries the Science and Law of Blood and Breath Alcohol Testing, National College for DUI Defense, Atlanta, Georgia, November 6, 2015 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Trainer, Scoring Points With Science: Crossing the State’s Blood Analyst, NACDL & NCDD’s 19th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity “Secrets Revealed: Overcoming the Illusion of Guilt”, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 3, 2015 (with Andrew Mishlove).
  • Speaker, Botched Breath Tests, NACDL & NCDD’s 19th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity “Secrets Revealed: Overcoming the Illusion of Guilt”, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2, 2015.
  • Speaker, Don’t Believe Everything You Read: An Introduction to Blood Testing, NACDL & NCDD’s 19th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity “Secrets Revealed: Overcoming the Illusion of Guilt”, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2, 2015.
  • Speaker, Blood Alcohol Testing for Dummies, Three Days in a Nutshell 2015, Cook County Public Defender’s Office and National College for DUI Defense, Oak Brook, Illinois, August 27, 2015.
  • Trainer, Breakout Leader, 20thAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 24, 2015 (with Scott Joye).
  • Speaker, Defeating Blood Tests: Bad Blood From the Vein to the Lab, 20thAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 23, 2015 (with James Nesci).
  • Speaker, The Essentials of Headspace Gas Chromatography, 20thAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 23, 2015 (with James Nesci).
  • 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, 28th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 2, 2015 (with Erik Brown).
  • Speaker, Gas Chromatography for Beginners, 22nd Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College For DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 27, 2015.
  • Trainer, Mock Trial, 22nd Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 27-28, 2015 (with David Katz, Michael Hawkins, and Jessica Phipps).
  • Speaker, Blood Testing: Separating Science from Science Fiction, NCDD Florida Public Defender Seminar, National College for DUI Defense, Orlando, Florida, January 21, 2015.
  • Speaker, Do Laboratory Accreditation and Standards Guarantee Accurate Test Results?, 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, November 15, 2014 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Trainer, Sample Direct/Cross re: Accreditation and Standards, 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, November 15, 2014 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Trainer, Trial Skills Breakout Leader, NCDD Wisconsin Public Defender OWI Training, National College for DUI Defense, Delevan, Wisconsin, October 10, 2014.
  • Speaker, Finding the Narrative, Stories, Themes and Theories, NCDD Wisconsin Public Defender OWI Training, National College for DUI Defense, Delevan, Wisconsin, October 9, 2014 (with Aaron Nelson).
  • Speaker, Testing the Police: Challenging SFST’s at Trial, NCDD Wisconsin Public Defender OWI Training, National College for DUI Defense, Delevan, Wisconsin, October 8, 2014 (with Emily Jane Bell).
  • Trainer, Breakout Leader, 2014 Summer Session, National College For DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 25, 2014 (with Tom Hudson).
  • Speaker, New SFST Manual Cross Examination Demonstration, 2014 Summer Session, National College For DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 25, 2014 (with Anthony Palacios).
  • Trainer, Trial Skills Breakout Leader, The OACDL Trial Skills Academy, Ohio Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Columbus, Ohio, March 8, 2014 (with Peter Carini).
  • Speaker, First Person Opening, The OACDL Trial Skills Academy, Ohio Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Columbus, Ohio, March 7, 2014 (with Kim Frye).
  • Speaker, Accreditation, Lies, and ISO Standards: The Continuing Scottsdale Saga, 27th Annual Aggressive Defense Of The Accused Impaired Driver Conference, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 2014 (with Lawrence Koplow).
  • Speaker, Ethics Jeopardy, 27th Annual Aggressive Defense Of The Accused Impaired Driver Conference, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 2014 (with Karen Clark).
  • Speaker, Winning Blood Alcohol Challenges, 21st Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College For DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Speaker, Tear the 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.
  • Speaker, Blood Testing: Separating Science from Science Fiction, Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar, National College of DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas, November 8, 2013 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Speaker, 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.
  • Speaker, 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.
  • Speaker, 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.
  • Speaker, Daubert, and the Scottsdale Crime Lab: Separating Science from Science Fiction 2013 APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defenders Association, Tempe, Arizona, June 27, 2013 (with Mark DuBiel, Lawrence Koplow, and Clifford Girard).
  • Speaker, Daubertand the Scottsdale Crime Lab: Separating Science from Science Fiction, 26th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 3, 2013 (with Mark DuBiel, Lawrence Koplow, and Clifford Girard).
  • Trainer, Mock Trial, 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 (with Erin Gerstenzang, Evan Levow, and Bruce Edge).
  • Speaker, Blood Test Cross-Examination Demonstration 2013 NCDD Winter Conference, National College for DUI Defense, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 18, 2013 (with James Nesci).
  • Speaker, Dismantling the Blood Case, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 25thAnnual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, May 5, 2012.
  • Speaker, New Case Review; More Cases, More Changes, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 25thAnnual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, May 5, 2012.
  • Speaker, New Case Review; More Cases, More Changes, 25thAnnual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, May 5, 2012.
  • Trainer, Mock Trial, 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 (with James Nesci, Virginia Landry and Allen Trapp).
  • Speaker, Problem Chromatograms: Finding What Ethically Helps, 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 (with James Nesci).
  • Speaker, Top 10 Challenges to Blood Tests, TACDL 2011 DUI Conference, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Nashville, Tennessee, October 21, 2011
  • Trainer, 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).
  • Speaker, 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)
  • Trainer, Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, Summer Session 2011, National College for DUI Defense Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 29, 2011 (with Doug Murphy)
  • Speaker, 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)
  • Speaker, 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)
  • Moderator, 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)
  • Speaker, 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.
  • Speaker, The Latest in Blood Forensics, DUI XXV, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Alumni Association, Phoenix, Arizona, November 19, 2010.
  • Speaker, 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).
  • Trainer, Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, 2010 Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 28-29, 2010, (with George Stein).
  • Speaker, Advanced DUI Blood Issues, 8th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 9, 2010.
  • Speaker, 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).
  • Speaker, 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.
  • Speaker, 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 Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 8, 2010.
  • Trainer, 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).
  • Trainer, Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, 2009 Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 15-16, 2009 (with Steve Jones).
  • Speaker, 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.
  • Speaker, Jury Selection, DWI on Trial - The Big Apple IX, New York State Bar Association, New York City, New York, May 8, 2009.
  • Speaker, Blood Alcohol Testing, Save Your Breath for Tunica, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tunica, Mississippi, October 30, 2008.
  • Speaker, 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).
  • Trainer, Jury Selection Method Demonstration, Death Penalty Seminar, Arizona Capital Representation Project, Phoenix, Arizona, October 17, 2008 (with Natman Schaye and John Bailey)
  • Speaker, Voir Dire: A Capital Idea (Lessons Learned from Death), 2008 Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 19, 2008.
  • Trainer, Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, 2008 Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 17-18, 2008 (with Tracey Wood).
  • Speaker, DUI: Challenging Blood Test Results, 6th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 17, 2008 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Speaker, 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).
  • Speaker, 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).
  • Speaker, 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.
  • Speaker, 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).
  • Trainer, Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, 2007 Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 19-20, 2007 (with Gary Trichter).
  • Speaker, Getting Involved: How Public Defenders Can Make a Difference in the Justice System, 6th 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).
  • Speaker, 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).
  • Speaker, Using Death Penalty Jury Selection in a DUI Case, Lunchtime Seminar, Pima County Public Defender’s Office, Tucson, Arizona, March 2, 2007.
  • Speaker, FOIA Talk, 2007 Winter Seminar, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Prescott, Arizona, January 15, 2007 (with Chris Dupont).
  • Speaker, Victim’s Rights: Ethical Considerations, Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in Arizona, Lorman Education Services, Tucson, Arizona, November 17, 2006.
  • Speaker, Dismantling the Blood Test, Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in Arizona, Lorman Education Services, Tucson, Arizona, November 17, 2006.
  • Speaker, Using Death Penalty Jury Selection in a DUI Case, Public Defender Seminar, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Flagstaff, Arizona, August 19, 2006.
  • Speaker, Death Penalty Panel Discussion, 5th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 22, 2006.
  • Speaker, 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.
  • Speaker, 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.
  • Speaker, 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.
  • Speaker, Defending a DNA Case, DNA Seminar, James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, September 14, 2005.
  • Speaker, Victim’s Rights, Ethical Issues for Civil Attorneys with Criminal Clients, Pima County Bar Association, Tucson, Arizona, August 31, 2005.
  • Speaker, Death Penalty Panel Discussion, 4th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 24, 2005.
  • Speaker, 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 (with John Phebus).
  • Speaker, Monitor Training, Monitor Training Program, State Bar of Arizona Member Assistance Program/Law Office Management Assistance Program, Phoenix, Arizona, November 9, 2001.
  • Speaker, 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).
  • Speaker, Monitor Training, Monitor Training Program, State Bar of Arizona Member Assistance Program/Law Office Management Assistance Program, Tucson, Arizona, March 30, 2001.
  • Speaker, DNA Y2K: The New Generation of Tests, Victory at Sea, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Long Beach, California, September 9, 2000 (with Simon Ford).
  • Speaker, 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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