Since graduating from the University of Tennessee Law School in 1980, Mr. Oberman has established himself nationally as an authority on the intricacies of DUI law. Early in his practice, Mr. Oberman developed an extensive knowledge of defending those charged with the crime of driving under the influence. This knowledge, combined with his background in the sciences, gave Mr. Oberman a unique perspective in defending those accused of DUI. As a Tennessee DUI attorney, Mr. Oberman has successfully represented over two thousand clients charged with DUI. In 2006, Mr. Oberman became the first DUI lawyer in Tennessee to be recognized by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization as a certified specialist in the area of DUI Defense law.
Mr. Oberman is the author of DUI: The Crimes & Consequences in Tennessee; and since 2003, is also the co-author of Drunk Driving Defense with Lawrence Taylor of Long Beach, California. Both texts are widely relied upon by judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers. In 1995, he became a founding member of The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. and has served on their Board of Regents since 1999. Additionally, Mr. Oberman is a frequent contributor to The Champion, the official publication of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Oberman is one of only a few lawyers in the nation who have been certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.
Mr. Oberman has handled cases from the General Sessions Court all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court. In 2008, Mr. Oberman argued a DUI case before the Tennessee Supreme Court The Court unanimously agreed with Mr. Obermans legal analysis and dismissed the case. To read the Courts opinion, please click here.
Business Tennessee Magazine, a statewide publication, has named Mr. Oberman to Tennessees Best Lawyers List each year since 2004 when the list was first published. Recognizing Mr. Oberman for his contributions to the field of DUI defense, it described him as:
"Godfather statewide in the area of DUI. With his treatise on DUI in Tennessee, which debuted in 1991 and has appeared annually since then, stays at the forefront of drunk driving defense in the state. Represents high-profile clients in Knoxville and across the eastern part of the country. Brilliant lawyer, great teacher. Well-regarded trial attorney with professorial demeanor. . ." Alexei Smirnov, Best Lawyers in Tennessee, Business Tennessee Magazine, p. 50 (January 2004).