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Friday, March 23, 2018

KACDL DUI Seminar: You Should be Trying All Your DUI Cases

Start Date: 3/23/2018 8:30 AM EDT
End Date: 3/23/2018 4:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: Best Western Hotel and Resort

100 Eastern Bypass
Richmond, KY  United States  40475

Organization Name: KACDL

Donna Brown
Email: director@kacdl.net
Phone: 502-594-1375

Online Registration (Credit and Invoice):

Mail in registration form (Check payment only)

Registration Close Date: March 22, 2018. We will take walk ins IF space is available. Please call 502-594-1375 to verify. 

Payment Method: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express (Pay by Credit Card) or Check (Pay by Invoice).

When: Friday, March 23, 2018 8:30 AM -4:30 PM

Where: Best Western Hotel and Resort, Richmond, KY 

CLE Credit: 6.5 - pending in KY, OH, IN and TN

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*Agenda subject to change without notice

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. For more information about the book and/or to purchase, please click here


Jerry Cox is a sole practitioner and has been practicing criminal defense law for over 40 years. He has served on the faculty of DPA’s Trial Practice Institute. He is a member of the American and Kentucky Bar Associations and has served on the KBA’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (1993-2007), Criminal Rules Committee (1995-2007), Legislative Committee (1999-2005), Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force (2003) and as Chair of the Criminal Law Section (1994).

Mr. Cox is a life and board member of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; received the Presidential Award in 1995 and served as President in 1997.  He
is a life member of NACDL and served as the organization’s 55th President. He served on the Board of Directors from 2000 - 2006. He also previously served as Chairman of the NACDL Audit Committee and was a member of the Investment Committee and Long Range Planning Committee. He currently serves as the NACDL Treasurer.  

Mr. Cox
also served on the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council’s Drug Strategy Committee (1999), Kentucky Bar Foundation (Board, 1995-2004; President, 2002-2003); Foundation for Criminal Justice (Trustee, 2009-) and Public Advocacy Commission since 1999 (Chairman since 2010).  He is certified as a Criminal Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In 2004, he served on the NBTA Board of Examiners. In 2002, he was awarded DPA’s Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to criminal defense. In 2004, he received the President’s Special Service Award from the Kentucky Bar Association. Jerry Cox has written and lectured extensively on criminal law issues.


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 15 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. 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.

Nathan Miller is a Louisville attorney that focuses primarily on criminal defense across the state.  He is a graduate of Georgetown College and the University of Louisville, where he received his J.D.  A former public defender, he also worked for the Transportation Cabinet and spent several years on Capitol Hill before entering private practice.

Mr. Miller has received notable awards including the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys “10 Best – Kentucky” award for exceptional and outstanding client service (2017) and the Department of Public Advocacy “Walker” award for DUI acquittal (2016).

He has also presented at the Louisville Bar Association/KACDL DUI seminar, Louisville, KY (2017); KACDL’s Advanced DUI seminar, Burlington, KY (2016); Ignition Interlock CLE, Public Defender Conf., Louisville, KY (2016); Sobriety Checkpoint CLE, Public Defender Conf., Lexington, KY (2015); DUI Detection CLE, Public Defender Conf., Erlanger, KY (2014); Standardized Field Sobriety Testing CLE, Public Defender Conf., Louisville, KY (2013); and the Marijuana DUI, 3rd Annual Eastern Regional Conf., Natural Bridge State Park, KY (2013)

All handout materials are via electronic download. Bound paper copy may be purchased for an additional cost.

On-site light lunch included with registration. Complimentary beverages available throughout the day. 

*KACDL has secured a special rate at the venue host site (Best Western Hotel and Resort) for the night of March 22. The deadline to receive the discounted rate of $79.95 is March 15, 2018. To reserve a room, please call 859-623-9220 and mention that you want the "KACDL Conference rate". 


Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received by KACDL 72 hours in advance to receive a credit or full refund. Cancellations received after March 20, 2018 will require payment. Substitutions are allowed.

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 3/22/2018 5:00 PM

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