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Mr. Epstein is a founding partner in the Firm of Barket, Marion, Epstein and Kearon, LLP.

Mr. Epstein has extensive experience in the field of criminal defense and has over 20 years of courtroom and trial experience having handled cases ranging from traffic tickets to murder. Mr. Epstein defends people accused of all crimes throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Mr. Epstein has extensive experience in the field of DWI defense. He is a Member of the National College for DUI Defense which is the only ABA approved DUI (DWI) certification program in the United States. According to the National College for DUI Defense, "the purpose of the program is to identify and acknowledge lawyers who possess an enhanced level of skill and expertise in this field, and to develop and improve the profession's competence in this specialty area." Mr. Epstein has lectured, taught workshops and continuing legal education classes on the subjects of Criminal Law and DWI defense across the New York metropolitan area and upstate New York for many organizations, including but not limited to The Bronx County Bar Association, The Legal Aid Society of the City of New York and The Sullivan County Bar Association. His vast experience and proven track record of success defending individuals accused of DWI related offenses has led to him being relied upon as the principal instructor for The Legal Aid Society of the City of New York in the area of DWI defense since 1998 and he has taught hundreds of attorneys how to handle the DWI case. Mr. Epstein owns and is certified to operate the Intoxilyzer 5000, the device used by police departments throughout the New York Metropolitan area to test motorist's breath for the presence or absence of alcohol in their blood.

Mr. Epstein is a respected litigator who brings enormous energy, and an unmatched determination into every case he works on. His ability in the courtroom produces excellent results for his clients and is the basis for his reputation as a skillful litigator, criminal defense attorney and legal instructor. Mr. Epstein has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace University School of Law since 1998, where he teaches trial skills.

Mr. Epstein was born and raised on the sidewalks of New York City. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta and his J.D. from Pace University School of Law. He graduated with high academic honors from both institutions. Mr. Epstein is admitted as an attorney in New York, Connecticut, as well as before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    24 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 5%
    24 years, 100 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    24 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($375-525/hour)

Payment types:

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  • Vaneskha Hyacinthe

    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.


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  • Lance Christian Williams

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Contact info

Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon, LLP

666 Old Country Road
Suite 700
Garden City, NY, 11530

5 Columbus Circle,
Suite 710
New York, NY, 10019



NYCurrently registered 199307/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Year Service AwardPace Law School2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarket, Marion, Epstein and Kearon2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorPace University Law School1998 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of Steven Epstein1998 - 2012
Staff AttorneyThe Legal Aid Society Of New York1992 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of LawMember2011 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2008 - Present
Bronx Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
New York Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. LoprestiNot Guilty after trial
People v. AultNot Guilty verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
AtticusWhat to do in the Midnight Hour2016
Lawline 360Detecting Marijuana Impaired Drivers: A Lesson in History2016
AtticusThe Evolution of Confrontation2015
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, 2014 ed2014
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL)The GERD Defense in a DWI Case2014
New York State Defenders AssociationThe GERD Defense in a DWI Case2014
New York Law JournalDWI Proposals Cast Too Wide a Net, New York Law Journal, May 29, 2013, Letters to the Editor.2013
New York Law JournalBill Strengthening Child Passenger Safety Law Takes Effect Nov. 1, New York Law Journal, August 22, 2013, Outside Counsel, P. 4.2013
Atticus (NYSACDL)Telling the Story in a DWI Case2013
Aspatore Book publicationInside the Minds: Handling a DWI Case in New York 20132013
Aspatore Book publicationInside the Minds: Handling a DWI Case in New York2011
Aspatore Book publicationStrategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
State University of New York, College at OneontaN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Training SeminarHandling the DWI Case From Arraignment Through Hearings2016
Cutting Edge Criminal DefenseThe Basics of Gas Chromatography2016
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 LectureDWI and the Law: What to do in the Midnight Hour2016
Cannabis and CarsCannabis 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 CaseHandling the Probable Cause Hearing2015
Meeting to review drug recognition and impairment research hosted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C.Driving While Impaired by Drugs2015
Mastering Scientific EvidencePresenting 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, LA2015
Fourth Annual Man vs. Machine: Blood, Sweat and BreathThe Basics of Blood Testing and Gas Chromatography2015
DWI SeriesThree 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 5000EN2015
CLEDWI 101: What to do in the Midnight Hour2015
Training SeminarAdvanced Issues in Breath Testing2014
Pace Law SchoolThe Science of Breath Testing and the Tools to Defeat it.2014
New York State Bar AssociationHandling the DWI Case in New York – Commercial Licenses, Underage Offenders and Out-of-State Defendants2014
Mid-Hudson TrainerTelling the Story in a DWI Case2014
Man vs. MachineThird Annual Man vs. Machine: The Breath Test Case on Trial2014
Handling the DWI Case in New YorkCommerciall Licenses, Underage Offenders and Outof State Defendants2014
Appellate Division, First DepartmentThe PBT: How to Keep it Out of Evidence and What to do When it Comes in.2014
The Intoxilyzer 5000 On TrialDWI2013
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCross to Kill: Cross of the Breathalyzer Technician2013
Man v. Machine 2Breath Testing in a DWI Case2012
DWI DefenseDWI Training2012
Man vs. MachineDWI2011
Cross Examination of the DWI Breath Technician Assigned Counsel TrainerDWI2010
Bronx County Bar CLERefusal Hearings2010