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Steven B. Epstein

DUI and DWI Attorney at New York, NY

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 31 years
    Connecticut - CT 31 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    99%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    1%

    32 years, 1,500 cases

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Mr. Epstein is widely recognized as one of the foremost DWI attorneys in the country, specializing in representing clients accused of DWI, vehicular homicides and other criminal offenses. Mr. Epstein has successfully defended individuals accused of vehicular homicides and has tried over 100 jury cases to Epstein is a founding partner at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP and is the partner in charge of the firm's DWI and Vehicular Crimes group. Mr. Epstein has more than 28 years of experience in the field of criminal defense and is admitted to the New York State Bar, First Department, 1992; Connecticut Bar, 1992; United States Supreme Court, 1993 and United States District Court S.D.N.Y., N.D.N.Y. and E.D.N.Y, 1993.


Mr. Epstein is Head of the Steven Epstein DWI Defense Institute, where attorneys learn the substance of what is needed to defend a DWI case as well as how to apply that knowledge to prepare for and conduct a DWI trial. The first year of the program includes over one-hundred hours of lectures conducted over the course of fourteen sessions and topics cover the pathway of a DWI case from arrest through trial. The course culminates in a mock trial of a DWI case.


Mr. Epstein proudly serves as a Faculty Member, New York State Delegate and Northeast Regional Delegate of the National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Epstein is Vice President of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and serves as the chair for their CLE committee. In the past year Mr. Epstein has organized and run over 60 CLE programs for New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers resulting in him being awarded the President’s Award by the organization in 2021 for outstanding service to the organization. Mr. Epstein is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Bar Association. In 2019, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers named him as of their top 20 CLE lecturers. He has been named a New York metro area Super Lawyer every year since 2014.


Mr. Epstein is a nationally recognized and much sought-after lecturer at continuing legal education seminars for other attorneys and has been relied upon as the principal instructor for the Legal Aid Society of New York City in DWI defense for over 23 years. In addition, he also does the training programs for most of the New York City area public defender offices, as well as CLEs throughout New York State on the topic of DWI defense and trial skills. In total, he has trained well over three thousand attorneys in DWI defense and trial skills. He has also served as an adjunct professor of law at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University since 1998 where he teaches trial practice. Mr. Epstein is the author of numerous published articles relating to trial techniques, legal challenges to scientific evidence, legal updates and other criminal and DWI defense related issues.


In two recent and notable cases, Mr. Epstein was able to obtain a dismissal of all charges against a client charged with vehicular homicide in Suffolk County, and was successful in convincing the Westchester County District Attorney to decline to prosecute another client for vehicular homicide despite the existence of sufficient facts to initially accuse him of criminality. Both results were due to Mr. Epstein’s thorough investigation, expertise, and knowledge of all aspects of vehicular homicide cases.
Mr. Epstein drafted changes to discovery amendments that were submitted to the NYS Legislature and resulted in substantial changes to the way discovery will be conducted in DWI cases throughout the State with regard to expanding the scope of what types of records are now discoverable, expanding the time period relevant to discovery and codifying a landmark decision from one of his cases, Singas v Engel, 155 A.D.3d 877 (App. Div. 2d Dept. 2017) making Gas Chromatography records related to the certification of simulator solutions used in breath testing discoverable.

Mr. Epstein was appointed by the United States Department of Justice as a peer reviewer for National Institute of Justice Grant applications to conduct research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets and use, and the effects of drug legalization and decriminalization on law enforcement, applicable to State, tribal and local jurisdictions.
Mr. Epstein successfully completed the NHTSA DWI/SFST practitioner course; a 24- hour course recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and has successfully completed coursework on the use and maintenance of breath testing devices.

 

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Location

Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco
350 Fifth Avenue
Suite 6400
New York, NY, 10118
Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon, LLP
666 Old Country Road
7th Floor
Garden City, NY, 11530
Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco
434 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY, 11743
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2016
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To put it succinctly, Steven Epstein, Aida Leisenring and the legal team at Barket, Marion et al are simply the best.
The laws surrounding DUI are complicated and the implications of a conviction are far further reaching than one may realize. In order to mount a successful defense, you truly need an attorney who is a demonstrated expert in the field. Steven Epstein is such an individual. From his many accolades to his numerous invitations as a guest lecturer, there is no second guessing his credentials. I found myself in an unfortunate situation where I had been charged with a DUI, DWAI, texting while driving as well as failure to keep lane. I am a professional who has travels internationally for work. Thus my career and immigration were dependent on the outcome of this case. This unfortunate event happened after only having been in the USA for approximately 30 days. As I was new to the area, I hired a lawyer based on a recommendation, who is a named partner in his firm and who purportedly is an expert in DUI law. I can tell you that this was a mistake. He initially stated he “was confident” he could win the case. However as time progressed, I began losing faith. Eight months later, after he burned through his large retainer, he was willing to take the first deal the DA office made. I was almost ready to throw in the towel when Mr. Epstein’s name was brought to my attention. I knew from my first call with him that this was the person I wanted representing me. He provided me with more information in one phone call than my original attorney could provide in eight months. Reinvigorated with a belief that I stood a fair chance of having justice, I immediately replaced my counsel with Mr. Epstein. I am not an attorney and have minimal knowledge of the law; however, when Mr. Epstein’s team took over, it was like I upgraded from a 30 year old cheuvette to a brand new Ferrari in terms of quality. The first thing that struck me about Mr. Epstein and Ms. Leisenring was their attention to detail. While my original attorney seemed inattentive, Mr. Epstein’s team were all ears. When they spoke, it was clear they knew every relevant minutiae of the law. Their data collection was comprehensive and top quality. The motions that Mr. Epstein’s team filed made it clear how little my former attorney knew and how much more there was to my case. The second thing was the professionalism. Mr. Epstein and Ms. Leisenring were always available to speak, promptly returned phone calls and provided me with regular updates. This is paramount as going through this kind of ordeal can be quite anxiety provoking and it is a huge relief to be able to kept in the loop. After my experience with my previous attorney, I had a general distrust for lawyers, but Mr. Epstein’s team completely changed my outlook - I know that he genuinely believed in my case. Lastly, the brilliant outside-the-box thinking propels Mr. Epstein to a whole new level. He presented me with strategies that made me realize for the first time, that I could feel confident about winning. They say certain professions require a calling to the field - Steven undoubtedly was born to advocate. In the end, I went from almost accepting a DWAI charge to having all charges dismissed except for texting while driving. This is where Steven shows his commitment to perfection: even though I considered this a huge victory, it wasn’t enough for him - he wanted the cherry on top. He went back to the table and negotiated down to a parking ticket. I even heard the judge comment that if he needed an attorney, he would want Mr. Epstein. To Mr. Epstein, Ms. Leisenring and the staff at Barket, Marion, you have my utmost respect, admiration and gratitude. Thank you for bringing me justice and saving my career.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2024
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Mr. Epstein and his team were fantastic. They achieved a dismissal in my DWI case, and I couldn't be happier. I believe he is an amazing lawyer with a lot of talent and experience. He and his team are knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely care about their clients' outcomes. I highly recommend.
Posted by P | October 6, 2023
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All roads lead to Steve
Mr. Epstein and his paralegal Suzanne truly take the stress away. Found ourselves in a bad situation. Not knowing what to do, Mr. Epstein was referred to us from several different sources. He is not only the best and most knowledgeable about everything DUI related, but he is also the most personable. He is the only one who called back to check in on us, and he took his time to walk us through all the different outcomes and gave us perspective on where we at. Not sure what else to say, other than he's a magician, but really he's the one that teaches the magicians.
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Posted by David | September 7, 2023
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Absolutely the best
Mr. Epstein had been extremely hands-on and very communicative during the course of my case. His associates and staff are very professional and efficient. This firm is the best at what they do and I could not have asked for better in assisting me from wire to wire throughout the process.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2023
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Steve's Care and Expertise Saved my Life, Career, and Dreams
Steve Epstein took the time to listen to my specific concerns after a DUI arrest and charges. Steven worked persistently and quickly on my case, and all criminal changes were dismissed. Having a clean record- it's not dramatic to say he saved my life and career. Steven Epstein is tenacious about getting you the result you desire and is kind and patient when you ask him legal questions. Steven is very familiar with judges. One of Steve's colleagues, a retired judge, even worked on my case. Steve Epstein and his team are simply the best. If you made a mistake in your life that put you in court, make the correct choice this time. If you hire Steven Epstein, you're in the best hands in NY.
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Posted by Matt | June 13, 2023
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Dimissed and Sealed
In March of 2022 I found myself in an awful situation. I was charged with not only a DUI but a refusal. Throughout the whole process Steven and his team were nothing but professional. Whether it was preparing for the refusal hearing or court case, they were ready. Any questions along the way, they were prompt in answering willing to answer any concerns I had. Not only did the case end up in a dismissal after they pre trial hearing, they also proved that the refusal was invalid and not completed to the Department of Motor Vehicles standards. Throughout the whole time I was able to continuing working while this awful situation was figured out. Steven Epstein and his paralegal Suzanne are absolutely awesome at what they do! The amount of knowledge of everything related to traffic and criminal law is unmatched. The whole time I while working together they were extremely personable and caring. Mr. Epstein work in the court room speaks to his professionalism and knowledge of law! He was able to clear up all charges and have everything dismissed after the pre trail conference. I will never forget what this Steven and his firm did me and my career. His services are strongly recommend for anyone looking for an honest and highly professional law firm. The research and time put into my case was remarkable. Although I wish I never had to meet Mr. Epstein and Suzanne, i'm grateful that I did!
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Posted by Ren | April 18, 2023
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DWI - Best Possible Outcome!
I would like to thank Barker Epstein Kearon Aldea LoTurco LLP for helping me throughout my ordeal. Steve and his associate Victoria's meticulous attention to the details of my case brought me the best result, which was a dismissal of the action in its entirety! Steve was available day or night to answer any of my questions. The firm's guidance and support throughout the case proceedings was outstanding and I couldn't be happier. The firm is extremely professional and very knowledgeable with the criminal process. I was impressed by their top notch service. I highly recommend Barker Epstein Kearon Aldea LoTurco LLP for all your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2022
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So grateful for Steven Epstein!
Mr. Steven Epstein and his team were more than I could ever ask for. When I was going through my legal issues, he and the team did an amazing job of keeping me updated on what was going on between hearings and provided me with the next steps so I was always prepared. Not only that, he always had a hopeful and positive outlook on everything. With his assistance, I was able to get my charges dismissed. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and I would recommend him to everyone & anyone who is going through a DUI and DWI, Criminal defense case.
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Posted by Mckaela | December 12, 2022
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Phenomenal Lawyer!!!
I normally never write reviews but this one is needed. Steven Epstein and his paralegal Suzanne are absolutely amazing! They are so incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate. I felt extremely heard and confident in Mr. Epstein's talents since day one. They are extremely personable and truly care about their clients and their wellbeing. Mr. Epstein in phenomenal in the court room and got me completely cleared and found not guilty on all charges. I will never forget what this law firm did for my family and I. I would HIGHLY recommend this law firm for anyone looking for an honest and highly professional law firm. The research and time put into my case was remarkable. I am forever grateful to Mr. Epstein and Suzanne!
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2022
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A great lawyer!!
Mr. Epstein is a consumate professional. More important, he is a compassionate human being who takes interest and guides his client through the most difficult times. in my case his expertise won over. I highly recommend Mr. Epstein and his outstanding staff.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2021
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Expert Level Defense
My case was complicated in nature due to my profession (law enforcement). I came to Mr. Epstein a few months after my incident. A friend had been representing me for free previously. My suggestion would be to see Mr. Epstein immediately. His knowledge on DWI is unmatched as he has an institute in defending it. He was tenacious and tireless, and constantly developed multiple strategies to tackle my case. My case lasted over three years and the Manhattan DA’s Office was unwilling to make an impaired offer even after such a long period of time had passed. Mr. Epstein drafted several 30/30 motions and found holes in the DA’s case until they finally relented and we got a resolution we were happy with. I am eternally grateful to him. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2021
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Rare Brilliance
After experiencing getting involved with the law for the first time; I was given a list of attys from a court appointed atty and chose Steve Epstein. Steve was very patient and thorough with me about all the details. I felt comfortable that he had the skillset to highlight the truth which can be concealed with protocols that are sometimes part of out legal system. Thank you Steven and your outstanding team ,Suzanne that was always helpful and available to me. I am thankful and grateful to have worked with a brilliant and dedicated attorney Steve Epstein. I will never forget you.
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Posted by Emily | June 3, 2021
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PRO BONO ATTORNEY WHEN I NEEDED HIM MOST
I was arrested at a protest in October of 2020 & Mr. Epstein represented me because he believes fervently in First Amendment rights. He was available whenever I had any concerns or questions & was there for me until the case was dismissed. Highly Recommend.
Posted by LB | May 28, 2021
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Finance Director
Steven helped me through a very difficult case. His professionalism and knowledge helped me get a great result. Couldn’t of made a better choice. I would recommend his services to anyone
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2021
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Steve is a world class lawyer (and a great guy)
There aren’t enough positive words in the English language (or any other language) to describe how highly I think of Steve. Steve is a brilliant lawyer with a deep sense of purpose in defending his clients. He’s also a great guy (I hadn’t met Steve before my ordeal…but after working with him we became friends, and I invited to him to my wedding!). Steve’s knowledge of the law is an invaluable asset to any client, and importantly, his ability to translate that knowledge into an articulate and viable defense is world-class. Watching Steve in the courtroom is watching a master at work. During my court case, I (and my family) were truly worried about the whole process. After I met Steve, I slept easy at night. Steve is an excellent and talented lawyer. You’re in safe and practiced hands with him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2020
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Great lawyer; excellent result
I’m a lawyer and referred an important client who was facing potentially serious charges to Steve. I found him to be as knowledgeable and skilled a lawyer as there is in his field. He was also accessible and responsive and showed great empathy in guiding my client to an excellent result. Equally important, he has a deep bench of experts in every relevant discipline that he can call on for quick and high quality assistance. He was referred to me as “the best DUI lawyer in the state” - I believe it.
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Posted by Robert | August 20, 2019
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Dr.
Steven Epstein is extremely good at what he does. He is professional, reliable, and pleasant to work with. He represented me in a DWI case, and obtained a very favorable outcome. I would certainly recommend him to anyone in need of his services. It is unlikely you will find someone more expert in this field.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2018
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Steve Epstein, Esq is a Class Act!
I believe that we all cross each others paths in life for a reason. I wanted to take my time and think about what I could say in this review. The truth is that words cannot come close to expressing how grateful we are to Mr Epstein and his entire team. I was referred to Steven by a colleague after my son found himself in a very serious legal situation. We initially were being led down a very dark and scary road with a "local " attorney. Thinking we needed to hire "local" representation was a huge mistake. We needed an expert. Mr Epstein is not only an expert in his field, he is the BEST! He traveled to Dutchess County and it is easy to see why he quickly earned the respect of the judge. I cannot say how grateful we are for his expertise, his professionalism, and his genuine caring representation. I honestly do not know how we would have navigated through everything, and kept our sanity without him. He kept us informed and supported us emotionally through this very stressful situation. Knowing he was in charge of the matter was our only comfort. He knows the law inside and out and his keen eye and expertise saved our son from a felony conviction with a maximum 4 years prison sentence. I just cannot say enough, only that if you are looking for the "right" attorney, you should hire them without reservation. Alicia C
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2017
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Compassionate and Confident
Steven was referred to me by the court-appointed attorney, who suggested that I had a good chance of fighting my DWI charge. Throughout the entire 13 month process, Steven explained every step of the process and no question I had for him was too small or insignificant. With his help, my case was eventually dismissed. Steven put me at ease every step of the way of a very stressful process. I'm very glad I chose Steven to represent me and I'm extremely grateful for his poise and diligence.
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Posted by Josephine | February 8, 2017
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A shot at a second chance...
I was arrested for an aggravated DWI in March 2015. I had never been in trouble with the law and I was extremely emotional after I was released from the New York County jail the following day. I felt defeated as I was informed that I did not qualify for a Public Defender to represent me and being from New Jersey I had no clue where to begin with exploring my options for an experienced lawyer to represent me. I was charged with four charges: (1) Aggravated DWI, (2) DWI per se (over legal limit of .08), (3) DWI under the common law, and (4) Driving while my ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. I met with two lawyers prior to meeting with Steven. After every consultation my father and I never left confident that they would be able to defend me in such a difficult case. Steven was recommended to me through a friend who happened to be with me the morning I was arrested. The minute I spoke with his paralegal, Suzanne, to schedule a consultation I felt a genuine sense of compassion from her. Prior to meeting with Steven he had requested that the District Attorney (DA) provide him with my paperwork in order to obtain further information and provide me with better feedback. In calling to request my documents, the DA immediately inquired about how I found Steven and stated that he was the best in the state of New York. Feeling much more reassured about the decision to have Steven represent me, my father and I met with him at his Manhattan office. During the meeting with Steven, he was extremely detailed and I knew he thoroughly reviewed my paperwork from the night of the incident. My father and I felt comfortable with proceeding with Steven given his extensive knowledge and the confidence we had in him to represent me appropriately. The overall process was extremely stressful and emotional for me. I worked so hard to be where I was personally and professionally with my career and I did not want to lose it all. I was facing possible criminal charges that would impact my background. Steven reassured me of the potential consequences and also expressed to me various times that having a DWI would not severely impact me in the way that I feared. It took one year and 10 months for my case to finally go to trial. Prior to the trial, a pre-trial was held two months before. Steven tried to accommodate me as much as possible since my current employer was unaware of me legal situation and I was challenged with not having many vacation or personal days to take off from work. My case was so difficult that Steven was realistic with me and explained that if the verdict was not guilty on the first three and then guilty on the last it would still be considered a win. Steven remained poised throughout our days in court and really did a great job of identifying areas within my case to focus in on that favored me. Steven is very knowledgeable and effectively supports all the evidence presented with credible facts, which resulted in the jury reaching a verdict of not guilty for all four charges. The time and money invested to have Steven successfully represent me was worth it. Steven and Suzanne gave me a second chance at life and I feel truly blessed.
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-600 per hour
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Barket, Marion, Epstein and Kearon
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Pace University Law School
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Steven Epstein
  • 1998 - 2012
  • Staff Attorney
  • The Legal Aid Society Of New York
  • 1992 - 1998
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Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • State University of New York, College at Oneonta
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Ault
  • Not Guilty verdict
  • People v. Lopresti
  • Not Guilty after trial

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Northeast Regional Director
  • 2019 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Faculty
  • 2017 - Present
  • Legal Aid Society, New York
  • Instructor
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bronx Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Adminisitration
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Year Service Award
  • Pace Law School
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • New York Law Journal
  • Treating Marijuana Worse Than Alcohol Under DUI Regime Is a Mistake
  • 2021
  • Atticus (NYSACDL)
  • Fundamental Principals of Breath Testing
  • 2019
  • Atticus (NYSACDL)
  • Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in New York Would Usher in New Era
  • 2018
  • Atticus (NYSACDL)
  • Singas v Engel: A Discovery Win for DWI
  • 2018
  • Atticus (NYSACDL)
  • It Takes a Team
  • 2017
  • Atticus (NYSACDL)
  • It Takes a Team, The Defense of Vehicular Homicide Case
  • 2017
  • Atticus (NYSACDL)
  • Jury Instructions: An Essential Tool to Conflict Resolution in a DWI Case
  • 2017
  • Atticus
  • What to do in the Midnight Hour
  • 2016
  • Atticus (NYSACDL)
  • Calibration, I do not Think That Word Means What You Think it Means
  • 2016
  • Atticus
  • The Evolution of Confrontation
  • 2015
  • Atticus (NYSACDL)
  • Keeping the Preliminary Breath Test Out of Evidence
  • 2015
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL)
  • The GERD Defense in a DWI Case
  • 2014
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • The GERD Defense in a DWI Case
  • 2014
  • Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
  • Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, 2014 ed
  • 2014
  • New York Law Journal
  • DWI Proposals Cast Too Wide a Net, New York Law Journal, May 29, 2013, Letters to the Editor.
  • 2013
  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Inside the Minds: Handling a DWI Case in New York 2013
  • 2013
  • New York Law Journal
  • Bill Strengthening Child Passenger Safety Law Takes Effect Nov. 1, New York Law Journal, August 22, 2013, Outside Counsel, P. 4.
  • 2013
  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York
  • 2011
  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Inside the Minds: Handling a DWI Case in New York
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Young Lawyers Trial Academy
  • Story Telling in Summation
  • 2021
  • Two Day New Attorney Training Program
  • The DWI Case: From Arrest to Trial,
  • 2021
  • Trial Skills Academy
  • Evidence and Objections
  • 2021
  • Handling a DWI Case in New York: The Nuts and Bolts
  • The Fundamentals of Breath Testing
  • 2021
  • Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
  • The Evidence and Intricacies Surrounding DWI Litigation,
  • 2021
  • Eighth Annual Man vs. Machine Seminar: Defending the DWI Case
  • The Direct Examination of an Expert Witness: Getting Out of the Spotlight
  • 2021
  • Suffolk Academy of Law
  • The Trial of a DWI Case
  • 2020
  • Lunch and the Law Series
  • Art of Persuasion and Logical Reasoning
  • 2020
  • Lawline
  • Cross Examination of the Breath Test Officer: Decisions Based on Knowledge not Numbers
  • 2020
  • Lawline
  • The ABCs of Cross Examination
  • 2020
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Storytelling in Summation
  • 2019
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Changes to Discovery Laws & DWI Cases
  • 2019
  • Hudson Valley Seminar
  • Criminal Justice Reform Effects on DWI Cases
  • 2019
  • DWI on Trial – Big Apple XIX
  • The Intoxilyzer 9000: Science Made Simple
  • 2019
  • Weapons for the Firefight
  • Once Upon a Time - Story Telling in Summation
  • 2018
  • Sixth Annual Man vs. Machine Seminar
  • Cross Examination of the SFST Office
  • 2018
  • National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session
  • National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session
  • 2018
  • NACDL & NCDD 22nd Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Seminar “Grand Slam Defenses
  • Fundamental Principals of Breath Testing
  • 2018
  • Lawline
  • Skills for Cross Examining a Breath Test Officer
  • 2018
  • Clear Law Institute
  • Fundamental Principles of Breath Testing: An Imperfect Means to a Legitimate End
  • 2018
  • Cannabis on the Horizon, Legalized Cannabis in New York City
  • Cannabis on the Horizon, Legalized Cannabis in New York City
  • 2018
  • Big Apple
  • Using Discovery to Win
  • 2018
  • 6th Annual Man vs. Machine Seminar
  • Cross Examination of the Breath Test Officer
  • 2018
  • Upstate Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Blood and Breath Testing: Science Made Simple
  • 2017
  • Defending DWI Cases – The Critical Issues
  • Breath Test Issues
  • 2017
  • 5th Annual Man vs. Machine
  • A Primer on the Science of Blood and Breath Testing
  • 2017
  • 5th Annual Man vs. Machine
  • Summations and the Arty of Telling a Story
  • 2017
  • Webcast
  • Blood and Breath Testing in New York DWI Cases: Skills for Making the Science of Measuring Blood Alcohol Simple
  • 2016
  • Training Seminar
  • Handling the DWI Case From Arraignment Through Hearings
  • 2016
  • Technology and the Law
  • Presenting Scientific Evidence to Laypeople
  • 2016
  • Seminar
  • On the Road Again: Challenging the Lifetime Driver’s License Revocation
  • 2016
  • Seminar
  • The Pathway of a DWI Prosecution
  • 2016
  • Seminar
  • The Basics of Gas Chromatography and Why it is Relevant to DWI Cases
  • 2016
  • NCDD Summer Session at Harvard Law School
  • Just Say No to Losing Your Client’s Commercial or Professional License
  • 2016
  • DWI on Trial – Big Apple XVI
  • The Intoxilyzer 5000 – What You Need to Know
  • 2016
  • Cutting Edge Criminal Defense
  • The Basics of Gas Chromatography
  • 2016
  • Cutting Edge Criminal Defense
  • The Basics of Gas Chromatography
  • 2016
  • Cross to Kill 2016
  • “10 Concepts You Need to Understand to do a Cross Examination of the Breath Test Operator in a DUI Case.”
  • 2016
  • CLE Lecture
  • DWI and the Law: What to do in the Midnight Hour
  • 2016
  • Cannabis and Cars
  • Cannabis and Cars: What you Need to Know to Defend a Marijuana DUI Case. “Where the Government is Taking Us,”
  • 2016
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Handling a DWI Case
  • Handling the Probable Cause Hearing
  • 2015
  • Meeting to review drug recognition and impairment research hosted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C.
  • Driving While Impaired by Drugs
  • 2015
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • Presenting Complex Scientific Evidence in Simple Terms to a Jury: Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. New Orleans, LA
  • 2015
  • Fourth Annual Man vs. Machine: Blood, Sweat and Breath
  • The Basics of Blood Testing and Gas Chromatography
  • 2015
  • DWI Series
  • Three Part DWI Series: Storytelling in DWI Cases; PBT-Keeping the Preliminary Breath Test Out and What To Do If It Comes In; and Man v. Machine the Intoxilyzer 5000EN
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • DWI 101: What to do in the Midnight Hour
  • 2015
  • Training Seminar
  • Advanced Issues in Breath Testing
  • 2014
  • Pace Law School
  • The Science of Breath Testing and the Tools to Defeat it.
  • 2014
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Handling the DWI Case in New York – Commercial Licenses, Underage Offenders and Out-of-State Defendants
  • 2014
  • Mid-Hudson Trainer
  • Telling the Story in a DWI Case
  • 2014
  • Man vs. Machine
  • Third Annual Man vs. Machine: The Breath Test Case on Trial
  • 2014
  • Handling the DWI Case in New York
  • Commerciall Licenses, Underage Offenders and Outof State Defendants
  • 2014
  • Appellate Division, First Department
  • The PBT: How to Keep it Out of Evidence and What to do When it Comes in.
  • 2014
  • The Intoxilyzer 5000 On Trial
  • DWI
  • 2013
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Cross to Kill: Cross of the Breathalyzer Technician
  • 2013
  • Man v. Machine 2
  • Breath Testing in a DWI Case
  • 2012
  • DWI Defense
  • DWI Training
  • 2012
  • Man vs. Machine
  • DWI
  • 2011
  • Cross Examination of the DWI Breath Technician Assigned Counsel Trainer
  • DWI
  • 2010
  • Bronx County Bar CLE
  • Refusal Hearings
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Endorse Steven
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a auto civil trial defense attorney, I have tried numerous cases each year and know what to expect from a seasoned and technically and professionally competent trial attorney. In my dealings with Steven, I have improved my own professional competence through his DUI / DWI CLE programs and individual case analysis. I have also observed him in the courtroom, where he demonstrated both competence and professionalism of a trial lawyer focused on the best possible outcome for his client. I trust Steven's judgment and skill above all others in this area. I have worked with him for almost three years in various capacities and wholeheartedly recommend him and his firm for your legal needs. In our professional relationship, I also learned of his firm's work outside the DWI / DUI framework, including commercial litigation and civil rights work. I have had the privilege of working with his partner, Kevin Kearon, who was direct, professional, and demonstrated an august approach to the professio"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a tremendous attorney with unparalleled skill and experience in handling DWI matters. He's always prepared, always effective, always going the extra mile for clients. Steve is responsible for many unbelievable verdicts and victories as well as much of the good case law in the area. If you ever find yourself fighting a DWI, you want Steve by your side."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having tried a very complicated Dwi trial against Steven, I can attest that he is one of the most experienced and skilled Dwi lawyers I have encountered. I highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. He is highly regarded in his field."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a young public defender in Manhattan, I attended a DUI/DWI training led by Mr. Epstein. By the end, I felt confident that I had the skills I needed to competently represent my clients in court. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer: Steven is quite simply the best criminal attorney out there that I have encountered. He is an expert in the law, he cares tremendously about his clients, he always "goes above and beyond", and his fees are reasonable and fair. I recommend him unreservedly."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthuisiastically endorse Steven Epstein"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve's is a tireless advocate, his commitment to excellence and his clients is unmatched."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Steve as co-counsel on cases, as well as sought his advice on criminal cases of my own. He is an excellent attorney, well-versed in the law and in strategy, and is an excellent advocate for his client. He gets much better than average results for his clients because of his expertise and his reputation with prosecutors. I call upon him often."
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New York DUI and DWI Lawyer Steven B. Epstein
Steven B. Epstein
DUI and DWI Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 31 years
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