MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Member in the Spotlight: Carleton Penn

The National College of DUI Defense’s Member in the Spotlight is Carleton Penn III of Fairfax, Virginia. As a third generation attorney, Carleton says he went into the practice of law to help people. Carleton was born and raised in Leesburg, VA, where his father...

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Member in the Spotlight: Amy Morell

The National College of DUI Defense’s Member in the Spotlight is Amy Morell of the San Francisco Bay area of California. Amy became a lawyer because she wanted to show other little girls that they too could become lawyers. She is the first of her family to attend and...

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Member in the Spotlight: Jim Medley

This week’s member in the spotlight is Jim Medley of Houston, Texas.  Jim was born in Port Arthur, Texas. He was raised in an even smaller town nearby called Bridge City. This area of Southeast Texas is sometimes called the Golden Triangle. Jim grew up with the dream...

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NCDD Member in the Spotlight: Michael Rajek

The NCDD’s Member in the Spotlight is Michael Rajek of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Michael was born and raised in Merrill, Wisconsin. He played four years of college football at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. He was a grad assistant to the University of Oklahoma...

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Member in the Spotlight: Peter Gerstenzang

This week’s Member in the Spotlight is Peter Gerstenzang of Albany, New York. Peter has practiced law for over 45 years. The State Bar of New York recently honored him in 2016 with a distinguished service award: “Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Criminal Law.”...

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NCDD Member in the Spotlight: Doug Wells

NCDD’s Member in the Spotlight: Doug Wells The National College of DUI Defense’s Member in the Spotlight is Douglas Wells of Topeka, Kansas. Doug has practiced law for over 35 years. He was born with law in his blood. His father was an attorney and judge. His mother...

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Member in the Spotlight- George Bianchi

The National College of DUI Defense’s (NCDD) Member in the Spotlight is George Bianchi of Seattle, Washington. George has practiced law for 33 years. In this time period, he has risen to the top of his field by serving as President of the Washington Foundation for...

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Member in the Spotlight: Steve Oberman

This week’s Member in the Spotlight is Steve Oberman of Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Oberman is a towering pillar of the highest ethical integrity both in the practice of law and life. He has championed a career in both the defense of the accused in DUI matters and...

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Member in the Spotlight: Phil Price

This week’s Member in the Spotlight is Phil Price of Huntsville, Alabama. Phil is not only a phenomenal powerhouse lawyer that has changed the field of DUI completely, but on a personal level he is charming, affable, and quintessential pure All American goodness. Phil...

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Member in the Spotlight: Tom Workman

This week’s Member in the Spotlight is our highly esteemed academician Thomas Workman of Boston, Massachusetts. Tom is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth, where he lectures on evidence and forensics. In addition,...

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Member in the Spotlight: Jamie Balagia

This week’s Member in the Spotlight is Jamie Balagia of San Antonio, Texas. Jamie is exceptional with a capital E, not only in passion but in genuine sincerity for all he meets. His Texas size personality is only outmatched by the size of his heart. For Jamie, all...

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Member in the Spotlight: Tom Hudson

The California Supreme Court has joined a handful of other courts in the country that have said Breathalyzer results mean different things for different people and ruled that suspected drunken drivers can attack the test results in court. Defense attorneys lauded...

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Member in the Spotlight: Ava George Stewart

This week’s member in the spotlight is Ava George Stewart of Chicago, Illinois. Ava received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois, 2003 and holds a Master’s degree in Managerial Communications and a Bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology from...

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Member in the Spotlight: Harley Wagner

This week’s Member in the Spotlight is Harley Wagner of Martinsburg, West Virginia. He has been a member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) since 2001. He is a Sustaining Member, serves on the Faculty, and has served as State Delegate for ten years. Harley...

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Member in the Spotlight: Paul Burglin

This week’s Member in the Spotlight is Paul Burglin. Paul was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County, California. He still lives and practices in the place where he grew up. “A tree stands strong not by its fruits or branches, but by the depth of its roots.”...

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Member in the Spotlight: Bell Island

This week’s member in the spotlight is Bell Island of Gering, Nebraska. Bell was born in California in the late 1960s to a mom embroiled in the civil rights movement. He spent his weekends protesting the overreaching of the government and marching against injustice....

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Member in the Spotlight: Steven Hernandez

This week’s Member in the Spotlight is Steven Hernandez of New Jersey. Steven graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in 1998, from the Rutgers University School of Business. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 2004, from the Rutgers University School of...

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Member in the Spotlight: Lynn Gorelick

This week’s member in the Spotlight is Lynn Gorelick of Berkeley, CA. She has practiced law for over 31 years. Lynn earned her B.A from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in...

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Stars in the Universe: 2014 Legacy Members in the Spotlight

We have lost four dear friends and valued colleagues this year. As Thomas Carlyle poignantly said, “History is the essence of innumerable biographies.” The following are four stars in the spotlight, who each leave their own history, who forever remain with us as stars...

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Member in the Spotlight: Lenny Stamm

This week’s Member in the Spotlight is Lenny Stamm of Greenbelt, Maryland. Lenny grew up in New Rochelle, New York. For four years he started as a goalie on the high school soccer team. Funny how life takes twists and turns, he was selected for the Program for...

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Member In the Spotlight: Peter Carini

This week’s member in the spotlight is Peter Carini of Medford, Oregon. Peter hails from Brooklyn, New York where he was born and raised. At age 17, he was living in his own apartment in Manhattan, New York. He started working summers at the age of 11. He chose to go...

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Member in the Spotlight: John Hunsucker

This week’s member in the spotlight is John Hunsucker of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.John was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and thirty days later his military family moved to Germany. With his father in the army, he “pretty much lived all over the world.” At 15, his father...

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Member In the Spotlight: Manny Daskal

This week’s member in the spotlight is Manny Daskal of Eureka, California. Manny is originally from Detroit, Michigan. He spent a number of years involved in community organizing. This was all part of a natural evolution from growing up in Detroit Michigan and being...

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Member in the Spotlight: John Menzel

This week’s Member in the Spotlight is John Menzel of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. After graduating with his B.A. from Monmouth College, John was working for an investment firm on Madison Avenue in New York City when he decided to go to law school at nights. He...

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