About The Authors
Hunter Biederman is a trial attorney who focuses his practice on DWI defense. As a former Assistant District Attorney in Collin County, he has handled hundreds of DWI cases from the side of a prosecutor. He also has handled DWI 2nd's, Felony DWIs, Intoxication Assault, and even Intoxication Manslaughter cases which very few attorneys have ever handled. In addition, he was recently named a Super Lawyers Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine and awarded the prestigious "2012 Litigator of the Year Award" presented by the Collin County Bench Bar Foundation. He has received training in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Intoxilyzer 5000, and Gas Chromatography from world-famous scientists at Axion Laboratories in Chicago, IL.
Hunter Biederman, Esq.
Law Offices of Biederman & Burleson, PLLC
Attorney Tracey A. Wood, the owner of Tracey Wood & Associates, is an aggressive criminal defense attorney in Madison, Wisconsin. She is a repeated recipient of the distinguishing Wisconsin Super Lawyers Award and recently was named to the Top 25 Women in Law by Super Lawyers. Attorney Wood is known throughout the legal community as the foremost authority on Wisconsin OWI DUI laws. She frequently serves as a criminal law commentator and legal analyst to local media, a guest speaker at national seminars, and an instructor to DUI or OWI defense attorneys across the United States, most recently for Harvard Law School. She is the first attorney from Wisconsin ever appointed as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor, and first Wisconsin attorney to be appointed to the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense held at Harvard Law School. She chairs the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Strike Force for the state's largest association of criminal defense lawyers and has previously served as the President of that organization.
Tracey Wood, Esq.
Tracey Wood & Associates
Attorney Brian Sloan has spent his entire career focused on DUI Defense representation, having represented over 1,900 DUI clients in the past 10+ years and done more than 70 felony trials. He has written numerous published articles, created legal guides and charts used by attorneys throughout Arizona, trained 1,000+ attorneys on DUI representation at statewide seminars, and has received numerous awards and accolades from legal associations and publications. He is rated 10 out of 10 on AVvo.com; rated 4.9 out of 5.0 on Martindale-Hubbell, and was awarded the 2013 Southwest Rising Star Award by Super Lawyers. He also received the "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" in the nation by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Sloan also successfully argued that under the new Daubert Scientific Standard is scientifically unreliable and should result in the Blood Test Results being completely suppressed. This was a significant win for the DUI Defense community. An experienced DUI defense attorney can identify police mistakes, unreliable breath, blood, and urine tests, and other legal issues that often make the difference between successful and unsuccessful results in DUI / Drunk Driving case.
Brian D. Sloan, Esq.
Law Office of Brian Douglas Sloan
Joseph Weimortz, Jr. became a Ventura County Deputy District Attorney in 1996 and was Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County for 12 years. He left the District Attorney's Office to pursue private practice in October of 2008 with his partner, Anthony Falangetti. Attorney Weimortz, Jr. has been recognized by numerous legal publications and by his peers as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the state of California. He was recognized as California Super Lawyers® for 2014, an honor given to less than 5% of lawyers throughout the state. In addition, he has been chosen to the list of The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Membership is extended only to an exclusive group of trial lawyers who exhibit the highest legal standards of leadership, influence, stature and profile. He regularly lectures on various topics to his peers in the legal profession, and his firm is recognized as being among the top defense law firms in Southern California.
Joseph Weimortz, Jr., Esq.
Falangetti & Weimortz
Long Beach, California
David Sachs is a partner in the law firm of Riebling, Proto and Sachs, whose exceptional legal abilities have earned him praise and accolades from his clients and throughout the legal community. He has represented countless individuals with compassion, understanding and zealous advocacy. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Westchester County District Attorney’s office where he prosecuted countless criminal cases and gained significant trial experience. As a prosecutor David also handled many criminal appeals which were published. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office David took his vast experience into private practice. David is admitted to practice law in all of the courts in the State of New York and in the United States Supreme Court. David regularly practices in the criminal courts, and Supreme courts of Westchester County, Bronx County, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Rockland County and Queens County.
David R. Sachs, Esq.
Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP
White Plains, New York
Shane Herzner is a former Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor. As an Assistant Prosecutor, Mr. Herzner represented the State of Ohio in numerous cases including OVI/DUI/DWI, License Suspensions, Domestic Violence, Theft, and various other Misdemeanor and Felony matters. In 2008, Mr. Herzner left the Prosecutor’s Office to practice Criminal Defense work. As a Defense Attorney, Mr. Herzner has aggressively repre-sented clients in hundreds of cases and was recently named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine (2013). Mr. Herzner is certified in the training for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), DWI Detention and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (Student Course). He also regularly attends the most advanced OVI/DUI/DWI seminars to stay up on the latest testing machines and case law.
R. Shane Herzner, Esq.
Herzner Law, LLC
Mark R. Matney is a traffic defense lawyer who regularly represents clients charged with DUI and reckless driving. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense. He attained a Certificate of Competency in the Basic Science of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing by completing training with one of the leading breath machine manufacturers. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the National College for DUI Defense, and the Newport News Bar Association. Besides graduating from William and Mary’s Marshall Wythe School of Law, he has completed his B.A. in international studies at The American University and his M.Div. degree having graduated summa cum laude from Evangel Theological Seminary. He is also active in his community and has donated over 450 hours of volunteer legal services through the Alliance Defending Freedom. He has served on the boards of a local ministry and a seminary, and instructed for Evangel Theological Seminary.
Mark R. Matney, Esq.
Matney Law, PLLC
Newport News, Virginia
Matthew attended the University of Richmond for his Undergraduate degree and Campbell University School of Law for his Juris Doctor. Matthew has courtroom experience trying DWI cases from both the prosecution side and the defense side. Since starting his own law practice over 3 years ago, Matthew has been recognized by his peers as an aggressive, knowledge-able attorney who fights hard for his clients. Matthew has zealously defended DWI clients in front of both judges and juries in Wake County, NC. The online leading legal service marketer, Avvo, awarded Matthew its Client's Choice awards in 2013 and 2014 for the areas of DWI Defense and Criminal Defense. Matthew enjoys spending his free time with his wife Lauren, and their dog Rex, at their home in Raleigh, NC.
Matthew J. Golden, Esq.
Matthew J. Golden, Attorney at Law, PLLC
Raleigh, North Carolina
James Minick is the North Carolina DWI Guy and President of Minick Law, P.C. James decided DWI Defense would be a focal point of Minick Law’s services and has assembled a team of DWI attorneys that are committed to remaining cutting edge on the constantly shifting landscape of DWI laws. James concentrates his practice in DWI / DUI Defense and has handled hundreds of DWI cases throughout Western North Carolina. The National Trial Lawyers Association has named him one of its Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2014-2015. He is a General Member of the National College for DUI Defense. James has successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course on DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, a course taught to police officers to train them in DWI investigations.
James Minick, Esq.
Asheville, North Carolina
Philip Wakefield attended Western Washington University, graduating in 1987 with departmental honors in political science and university honors, Cum Laude. He was awarded a scholarship to the University of Puget Sound School of Law in Tacoma, Washington and after graduating began his practice defending people charged with crimes in 1992. After 23 years of defending suspects charged with driving under the influence he was recently asked by one of the founders of the national DUI Defense College to contribute his trial techniques on direct and cross examination of expert witnesses to be used at the national level. Mr. Wakefield is a pioneer in the development of direct examination testimony by defense expert witnesses in Washington specifically with Dr. Joseph Anderson, PhD. Mr. Wakefield's philosophy as a trial attorney is to challenge every aspect of the prosecution's case and lives by the adage that "One need not be disagreeable to disagree".
Philip Wakefield, Esq.
Wakefield & Associates Attorneys at Law