Posted by a client
I put myself in a tough situation - actually this is something that I did twice. Both times, the help, advice, guidance, and legal support provided by Steve Oberman was nothing less than the best. Not only did Steve and his staff guide me through the judicial process with positive results, Steve was also interested on a personal level, pointing me towards help to avoid tough situations in the future.
Posted by a client
About a year ago, I put myself in a situation which result in my first arrest. Facing a criminal offence for the first time, left me in a dishonorable/shameful/worthless mental state. It took me over a day after the arrest to realize that I needed legal counsel.
Not knowing who to turn to for recommendation, I decided to look online. Luckily, the first website I visited was tndui.com. I reviewed the website, read a few blog postings and read the attorneys credentials. The content was informative and useful and I decided to fill/submit the online form. It was a Sunday afternoon so I did not expected a response until the next day, but to my surprise, I received a call from Mr. Steve Oberman, from Oberman & Rice Law Firm, that same afternoon. I was glad that he took time out of his weekend to discuss my situation. He helped calm my anxiety. Mr. Oberman agreed to meeting in his office the following morning.
At the first meeting Mr. Oberman agreed to represent me. I learn about the Criminal Justice System, my financial obligation at each step of the process, when to expect to receive case documents and when he would present my case...
Throughout the case, he was always prompt to respond to any of my concerns. Even when there were no developments to discuss, whenever I asked for a meeting, he was always accommodating and met with me, mostly at my convenience. He never treated me as a bother.
Mr. Oberman always followed up each discussion or event relating to the case with an email/letter detailing discussion points, next steps and instructions or advise . I always received reminders, from his courteous staff, with details for each event which required my presence or an action from me. Mr. Oberman and his staff kept me informed and were always courteous in response to my questions.
Mr. Oberman knew how he was going to negotiate my plea, but most importantly, when was the best time to present it. He worked diligently, outside the courtroom, to get the best outcome in my case.
In the courtroom he commanded attention. Mr. Oberman projected a positive and professional demeanor. He was courteous to all, always professionally attired, confident and discrete. I heard some attorneys discussing case details with their clients, in the courtroom. Mr. Oberman always spoke with his clients in private, outside the courtroom.
My case was resolve in a timely manner. The outcome was beyond my expectation. I will always be grateful to Mr. Oberman for accepting my case. I was pleased with his expertise, diligence, professionalism and compassion.
I highly recommend Mr. Steve Oberman and his team.
Posted by Jeremy
This professional is more than just professional. Let me start by saying that I would not have been able to get any favorable results without this man and his firm. I know without any doubt that the other lawyers I saw in court during the many continuances would not have been able to come to same results. I know this because when their clients in the "pews" beside me saw Mr. Steven Oberman they would say under their breath, and to the supporters with them, I wish I had him for my defense. Furthermore one told me a story of how Mr. Oberman helped him land a job. These utterances and whispers of praise happened every time I was in court. He was star in the court and I found out why on both of my Pretrial days. First time the judge ordered another continuance in lew of a new program which Mr. Oberman expertly advised and mediated. I tried the program both Mr. Oberman and I knew it wasn't for me. So we had to face the pretrial again a second time. This time with alleged solid evidence against me Mr. Steven Oberman went to work and made sure that evidence "Illegally obtained" didn't make it in. He fought for me as hard in court as I fought overseas. Facing insurmountable odds Mr. Steven Oberman and his colleagues at Oberman and Rice overcame what I thought was impossible and rewarded me with more than favorable results. They offered help that went beyond the call of duty and love of money. Thank you Mr. Oberman for saving my freedom and helping raise the quality of my life. Choose this lawyer for your defense or be one of the other clients in the court room telling others they wished they hired Mr. Steven Oberman at Oberman and Rice.
Posted by a client
The DUI defense experts at Oberman and Rice handled my case efficiently and effectively, and give uncommonly good client service. There is a work ethic exhibited in the office that is refreshing, and their communication is timely and thorough. I feel like they were fair and consistent with their advice throughout the process. It definitely takes a lot of money and time to fight a DUI charge, but there is no doubt that you get what you pay for in DUI defense. If you want the best result, you need to hire the best attorneys, and I highly recommend this law firm.
Posted by a client
Mr. Oberman has extensive knowledge of the law. Thanks to Mr. Oberman's extreme professionalism and thoroughness, all my charges were dropped without further question. He and his team are miracle workers and will fight tooth and nail for your fair treatment and personal well being. Highly recommended for any legal action being taken.
Posted by David
After our son was arrested, we contacted a friend who worked in law enforcement for a recommendation for a lawyer. Our friend stated that if his son was in trouble that Mr. Steve Oberman was who he would hire. After discussing the case with Mr. Oberman and after Mr. Oberman agreed to represent our son, we began a partnership with his firm to defend our son against the charges that he was facing.
Our family had never faced the legal system in a criminal situation, but Mr. Oberman helped us in so many ways in understanding our son's legal rights and also his legal responsibilities. His firm used a very good investigator to obtain witnesses and timelines that were so very important in defending our son. Mr. Oberman was so helpful with keeping worried parents calm during such a trying experience. He was extremely knowledgeable about our son's case and was perfectly prepared in the resolution of the case.
Although the settlement may not have been exactly what we would have preferred, we believe it was a resolution that our family can accept and our son's dreams may be realized. He is free to make a life that we know he wants to make and one day will be able to put the situation completely behind him.
We thank Mr. Oberman with all our hearts for his dedication in our son's criminal case.
Posted by a client
I was from out of town and was charge with a felony while visiting Knoxville. I contacted Steve and he was very helpful in helping me relax about my court case. His staff were very quick in getting back to me with updates and I able to get my case settled without even having to appear or come back to Knoxville. I highly recommend Steve and his team. They are true professionals.
Posted by Steven
I'm a recovering alcoholic who has been arrested twice in Knoxville, TN for DUI and on the advice of multiple people familiar with the legal community in Knox County, I retained Steve Oberman both times as my attorney. My first arrest was Sept. 9th, 2007. Although I had also violated the implied consent law and I was guilty as charged of the DUI, my case was dismissed without prejudice upon my first appearance in court. I never asked Mr. Oberman how this was possible. I just trusted him with my case and he exceeded my expectations to say the least. I found Mr. Oberman to be very responsive to every question and concern. When I left a message for him, he called back that same day and was anxious to help. He is thorough to the point of hiring an investigator to review the terrain of the field sobriety test and interview any witnesses. I found his professionalism and attention to detail very comforting during these stressful times. It was obvious from my experience of being represented by him that he has the complete respect of the courtroom. It felt like he ran the place. He exudes integrity and was very honest from the beginning about what to expect. This included what my penalties would be if convicted and he made no promises or ever said anything just to make me feel better. He simply put me at ease with his qualifications and knowledge because I knew from the start that I would have the most aggressive legal representation possible. I have made many mistakes but at these low points in my life I did something very smart and hired a great man and attorney to help me - Steve Oberman.
Posted by a DUI client
Working with Steve Oberman and his associates made a horrible time in my life less stressful. Their professionalism, ability, and kindness are unparalleled. From the moment I hired Steve until my matter was resolved, I received excellent legal advice and felt like Steve truly cared about my well-being. Oberman's attention to detail, competence, and caring nature put him far above any other DUI attorney.
Posted by Daniel
After being wrongly arrested for patronizing prostitution in a police sting when the knox county sheriff's dept set me up making me believe I was going for an ordinary massage, I was introduced to Mr Oberman by a relative who knew him and told me that I might want to meet him. From Oberman Law's website's name (TNDUI) one might be misled to think that Mr. Steve Oberman specializes only in DUI defense. Now it's true that Mr Oberman is notoriously the best DUI attorney in Knoxville if not in the whole state or even nationwide. But I discovered that he is an exceptional all round criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in all walks of criminal defense law. Even though I talked to other attorneys before him, After talking to Mr Oberman for the first time , I felt comfortable talking to him and knew that he was the best lawyer to handle my case. All over the duration of my case Mr Oberman was confident and showed extensive experience and knowledge of criminal Law , despite his busy schedule, he was available to talk to me about the case and answered any questions that I had very promptly. He also gave me advice about things that would benefit my case and things that would hurt my case. He opened my eyes on the possible repercussions my case could have on my immigration status and planned my defense accordingly (which other lawyers did not do). Mr Oberman is very professional , knowledgeable, honest, detail oriented and very pleasant to work with on the human level. His office staff were equally professional , pleasant, and provided excellent customer service. Quite frankly, after knowing of the Knox Sheriff's dept's reputation of discrimination and bias against minorities , which has been all over the news and from the way they treated me (excessive unnecessary force, verbal abuse, lies in the police report, etc) , I was not very optimistic about my case. But having Mr Oberman represent me exceeded my expectations and restored my confidence in the law. His hard work resulted in all the charges against me being dismissed and saved my reputation and my future. I would definitely recommend Mr Oberman to anyone with a similar situation !