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Registration Close Date: June 10, 2021. *Law student member participation is subject to space availibility.
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When June 10 2021 8:30am-5:30pm
Where: Virtual via Live Stream
CLE Credit: 7.5, including 2.0 Ethics - KY Bar Association Approved
Click here for the agenda. **Subject to change***
Speakers will cover recent U.S. Supreme Court case Birchfield vs. North Dakota as well as the breaking KY Supreme Court case Commonwealth vs. McCarthy - both related to warrantless blood tests and their admissibility.
Confused about SB85 and looking for some guidance now? Take a look at this 20 min video where Wilbur Zevely and Joe Suhre explain the impact of this bill. Watch Now
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 will be co-authoring an updated edition with co-presenter Joe Suhre to be published soon.
For more information about the 2018 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
Nathan Miller. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Miller has appeared on behalf of clients in over half of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The decision to not limit his practice to one geographical area has given him a unique perspective and appreciation for the various local nuances that comprise the Commonwealth’s criminal justice system. Born and raised in eastern Kentucky, he received his undergraduate degree in biology/chemistry at Georgetown College and attended law school at the University of Louisville. Before working as a public defender in Pineville and Morehead, he was a staff attorney at the Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Highways for three years. He spent another three years on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. crafting controlled substance and DUI legislation at the local, state and federal levels. In 2013, he became a certified practitioner of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing in Irvine, CA, and in 2016 attended the National Forensic College at Cardozo Law School in NYC.
2016 - National Forensic College
2013 - Certified Practitioner of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
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.
Sheena Baylon has been employed as a staff attorney for the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy since graduating from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2010. As an Assistant Public Advocate, she has represented every class of criminal defendant from juvenile contempt to Murder. In 2015, she was assigned more circuit court felony cases than any other attorney in the Department of Public Advocacy, handling 648 cases that year. She completed National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia in 2017. She lives in Fort Thomas, Kentucky with her husband and toilet-trained cat.
Miranda Holbrook. Prior to joining the team at Suhre & Associates, LLC, Miranda worked as a criminal prosecutor for 14 years. She is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Ohio. Miranda believes that her background as a prosecutor will allow her to apply her unique perspective in evaluating all types of cases.
While Miranda will be representing clients in criminal defense matters, she looks forward to helping clients achieve a fair and ideal outcome at the end of their case. Over the last 15 years, she has tried a plethora of cases, both felony and misdemeanor, including DUIs. She also has experience preparing and conducting court trials on several offenses, including trafficking in marijuana cases, assault cases, and juvenile felony cases.
Miranda is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and a member of the Kenton Elementary PTA, where her daughter attends. Her personal and professional values tend to blend together when it comes to driving her forward. She believes in hard work, perseverance, honesty, and desires to treat others as she would like to be treated – one of Suhre & Associate’s golden rules. She hopes to meet our clients where they are in a particular situation and construct a defense that will result in a better outcome.
When she is not doing what is best for her clients, she can be found hiking, kayaking or on the rainy days, reading the latest book or practicing playing the piano.
Handouts: All handout materials are in digital form and are provided 24 hrs in advance via a secured dropbox link.
CLE: KBA approval for 7.5 hours of CLE credit, including 2.0 hours of Ethics.
Conference Brochure: 2021 - DUI Defense Seminar 2021
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