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Friday, December 2, 2022

KACDL DUI Defense Seminar 2 (Fall/Winter)

Start Date: 12/2/2022 8:30 AM EST
End Date: 12/2/2022 5:15 PM EST

Venue Name: Fayette County Courthouse, Multipurpose Rm

120 N Limestone
Lexington, KY  United States  40507

Organization Name: KACDL

Wilbur Zevely
Email: director@kacdl.net
Phone: (502) 594-1375


Registration Close Date: Dec 2, 2022 8:30a.  *Law student member participation in person is subject to space availability

Payment Method: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express (Pay by Credit Card) 

When: Dec 2 2022 8:30am-5:15pm

Where: Two Options: 1. In person @Fayette County Courthouse, Multipurpose Rm, Lexington, KY or 2. Virtual via Live Stream


CLE Credit: 7.5, including 1.0 Ethics 
In Person - KY Approved, OH, Pending Approval.
Live Stream - KY Approved.

CLE Reporting:
KY is a self reporting state. Participants are expected to submit their own CLE to the KBA. Activity # is provided.
OH In person is optional, self report or KACDL can report on your behalf.


Click here for the newly worked Agenda. **Subject to change***


Speakers will cover:




  • DRE





Speaker Bios

Wil Zevely is a 1972 graduate of Chase Law School and a partner in the Florence, Kentucky law firm of Busald, Funk and Zevely. From 1972-83 he served as the Boone and Gallatin public defender. He has tried hundreds of DUI cases since 1972.

As one of the preeminent DUI litigators in Kentucky, he presents to a variety of Kentucky groups on DUI including KATA, KBA, KACDL, and many local Bars. He has an undergraduate degree in chemistry which gives him an extra edge in the intricacies of the breathalyzer. As a member of the Ohio Bar, he has practiced regularly under Ohio’s per se law.

He is a board member of KACDL and regularly submits to a DUI column, Z’s DUI Tip, for its newsletter. KACDL members can review those tips
here. He has co-authored, Kentucky Driving Under the Influence Law with District Judge Stan Billingsley, the only complete analysis of Kentucky’s DUI law and co-authored an updated edition with co-presenter Joe Suhre. 

For more information about the 2021-2022 edition and/or to purchase, please click


Joe Suhre is the owner and principal of Suhre & Associates. Joe has dedicated his practice to the defense of OVI cases. Virtually his entire caseload consists of OVI/DUI related cases. Joe has over 20 years of OVI defense experience and 5 years’ experience as a police officer. He has handled hundreds of DUI cases before dozens of judges. Because of this, Joe is uniquely qualified to defend his clients against DUI charges.

Joe began his legal career on the “other side of the fence” as a police officer. His experience and training as a police officer gives Joe a perspective not held by many other attorneys. When presented with a DUI charge, the first place Joe looks is to the actions of the police officer. He uses his knowledge of police practices and training standards to uncover missteps made by the arresting officer.

In 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, Joe was named a Rising Star Super Lawyer in Cincinnati magazine in the field of DUI/OVI defense. And in 2016-2019 was named a Super Lawyer in the field of DUI/OVI defense. 

Joe has also been named a leading lawyer in the field of DUI/OVI defense by Cincy Business magazine every year since 2006 – one of the longest consecutive runs for this honor.

Joe’s method for handling cases is simple and straightforward: treat the client the same way the attorney would want to be treated if the attorney were the client, and do the very best job that you can. Joe is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, Kentucky, and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He is a graduate of Xavier University and Cincinnati College of Law. 

Additionally, Joe will now be the co-author of Kentucky Driving Under the Influence Law with Wilbur Zevely, the only complete analysis of Kentucky's DUI law. 

Rob Healey has defended DUI, OVI, and criminal cases in just about every court in Southwest Ohio since 2008.  He practices law in state and federal court in Ohio.  He is also licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  His experience includes traffic offenses, driver’s license problems, dealing with collateral consequences with out of state drivers, blood, breath and urine testing, Datamaster, Intoxilyzer 5000,  and Intoxilyzer 8000 suppression, challenging Drug Recognition Expert / DRE testimony, drug cases, bank robbery, felony assault on a police officer, burglary, kidnapping, felonious assault, heroine cases, intervention in lieu of conviction, federal unauthorized distribution of medication by a physician for no lawful medical purpose (pill mill).  He has testified as an expert witness in the area of Ohio OVI law for a Dayton Police Officer at a union arbitration hearing.  He is rated by Super Lawyers.  Rob has been asked to speak at several continuing education seminars involving OVI defense.  His training includes courses in OVI field sobriety testing, which is the same training police officers obtain, and an advanced course in the detection of drugged driving.

2016 - Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine
2015 - Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine
2014 - Received the 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
2013 - Named one of the Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers
2013 - Named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers
2011 - Graduated Top of the Class for Participation LaPier & Associates NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training


For eleven years, Brad Clark has focused on advocating for the accused in the Bluegrass state. He started as a state court public defender in Lexington, KY, then transitioned as an appointed counsel in death penalty cases and was recently in private practice. He joined the Suhre & Associates team in 2020 and is dedicated to providing great service to our clients. 
Brad received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and attended law school at the University of Kentucky. Brad has tried over thirty cases to juries, on charges ranging from misdemeanors to murder. Practicing law isn’t the only venture he’s pursued. In 2016, he created an app that has helped over 10,000 Kentuckians in the criminal expungement process.
His work on the app, Unconvicted.com, has been featured in USA Today, the Atlantic’s City Beat and the Wall Street Journal. Brad is the recipient of the 2018 Kentucky Bar Association YLD Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and the 2017 UK College of Law Young Professional Award.  He also served as the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL) President (2021). 


A Kentucky native, Derrick Harris uses his many life experiences to help him relate to people from any walk of life. He knew at a young age that he wanted to enter the legal field. In the fourth grade, he participated in and won a mock jury trial at an old courthouse in downtown Lxington. You could say from there onward he was on the pursuit of justice. Derrick attended undergrad at University of Kentucky and law school at Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. During his first year of law school, he was a law clerk for the Commonwealth Attorney in Cynthiana.

Derrick went on to represent clients at The Justice Law Office in Virginia and the Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society. Prior to joining the Suhre team, he represented clients in felony cases including those facing the death penalty. In fact, he’s served his clients in over 700 felony cases. 
“Success at the end of the day is knowing that I gave my work everything I had,” says Harris. He strives to give each and every single one of his clients high-level representation. “If I can help just one person feel relief from the difficulty they are facing then all my work for the day was worth it.” Compassion, authenticity, loyalty is some of the values that drive Derrick. He is an attorney with purpose and ready to serve his community.  

SPECIAL GUEST via video: Anthony D. Palacios, Impaired Driving Specialists, LLC
Anthony is a nationally renowned impaired driving consultant and expert witness based in Atlanta, GA. Anthony is a former SFST State Coordinator for the State of Georgia, as well as a former SFST/DRE Staff Instructor for the Georgia Police Academy. Because of his expertise in teaching the NHTSA impaired driving training curricula, Anthony was hand-selected by NHTSA as one of only a few SFST Instructors in the country to serve on a national SFST Training Curriculum Assessment Team. In 2018, Anthony was the recipient of the "Best of the Best” award from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, an honor given to the top 20 CLE speakers in the country. Anthony has trained over 5,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges in the NHTSA Impaired Driving training curricula and has been a guest speaker at over 40 national & state impaired driving conferences.



Handouts: All handout materials are in digital form and are provided 24 hrs in advance via a secured dropbox link. ***Special Note: Anthony Palacios' recording will only be available during this event. Copies will NOT be shared before/after event.****

Conference Brochure: 2022 -  DUI Defense Seminar  (Fall/Winter 2022)

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Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received by KACDL 48 hours in advance to receive a credit or full refund. Cancellations received after Nov 30, 2022 8 AM will require payment. Substitutions are allowed.

Event Sponsor(s) Opportunities: 

EXCLUSIVE Commercial Sponsorship (Per Category): $1500
-Logo on all marketing material (social media/ email/ mailers)- Distributed to all Members
-Logo on slides for Powerpoint as named Sponsor
-Opportunity to present for 10-15 minutes as part of CLE and explain product
-Table set up
-List of CLE participants provided 

EXCLUSIVE Commercial Sponsorship (Per Category): $1000
-Logo on all marketing material (social media/ email/ mailers)- Distributed to all Members
-Logo on slides for Powerpoint as named Sponsor
-Table set up
-List of CLE participants provided 

EXPERT Member Rate GOLD (Non-Exclusive) $600
-Logo on all marketing material (social media/ email/ mailers)- Distributed to all Members
-Logo on slides for Powerpoint as named Sponsor
-Opportunity to present for 10-15 minutes as part of CLE and explain product
-Table set up
-?Follow up/ Wrap Up thanking sponsors and offering contact information to Participants

EXPERT Member Rate SILVER (Non-Exclusive) $300
Logo on all marketing material (social media/ email/ mailers)- Distributed to all Members
-Logo on slides for Powerpoint as named Sponsor
-?Follow up/ Wrap Up thanking sponsors and offering contact information to Participants

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Closed: 12/2/2022 5:00 PM

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