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Mr. Steven B. Epstein
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Barket, Epstein, Kearon, Aldea & LoTurco, LLP
Founding Partner
666 Old Country Road, Suite 700
Garden City
New York
11530  United States
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516 745-1500 (Phone)
516 745-1245 (Fax)
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  Nassau
  New York, Connecticut, SDNY, EDNY, NDNY
  PUBLICATIONS

Fundamental Principals of Breath Testing, Winter, 2019, Volume 31, Number 1 (New York
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).
Singas v Engel: A Discovery Win for DWI, Winter, 2018, Volume 30, Number 1 (New York
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).
Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in New York Would Usher in New Era, New York Law
Journal, August 7, 2018, Outside Counsel P. 4.
It Takes a Team, The Defense of Vehicular Homicide Case, Atticus, Spring, 2017, Volume 29,
Number 2 (New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).
Jury Instructions: An Essential Tool to Conflict Resolution in a DWI Case, Winter, 2017,
Volume 29, Number 1 (New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).
Detecting Marijuana Impaired Drivers: A Lesson in History, Lawline 360, March 22, 2016.
Calibration, I do not Think That Word Means What You Think it Means, Atticus, Spring 2016,
Volume 28, Number 2 (New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).
FYI/DWI: What You Do in the Midnight Hour Can Win Your Case! Atticus, Winter, 2016,
Volume 28, Number 1 (New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).
The Evolution of Confrontation, Atticus, Fall 2015, Volume 27, Number 3 (New York
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).
Keeping the Preliminary Breath Test Out of Evidence, Atticus, Winter 2015, Volume 27,
Number 1 (New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).
The GERD Defense in a DWI Case, Public Defense Backup Center Report, Volume XXIX,
Number 2, June-July 2014 (New York State Defenders Association).
The GERD Defense in a DWI Case, Atticus, Spring 2014, Volume 26, Number 1(New York
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).
Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, 2014 ed.: (Inside the Minds) New Edition,
Aspatore, 2014
Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, 2013 ed.: (Inside the Minds) New Edition,
Aspatore, 2013
Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, 2011 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding
Today's DWI Environment, Constructing a Defense Strategy, and Counseling Clients (Inside the
Minds), Aspatore.
Telling the Story in a DWI Case, Atticus, Winter, 2013, Volume 24, Number 4 (New York
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).
DWI Proposals Cast Too Wide a Net, New York Law Journal, May 29, 2013, Letters to the
Editor.
Bill Strengthening Child Passenger Safety Law Takes Effect Nov. 1, New York Law Journal,
August 22, 2013, Outside Counsel, P. 4.
  Appeals, Civil Rights Litigation, Criminal Law, Driving While Intoxicated, Extradition, Federal Drug Crimes, Federal Fraud and Financial Offenses, Federal Post-Conviction Representation, Federal Sex Crimes, Firearms and Weapons Offenses, Forfeiture, Healthcare/Medicaid Fraud, Immigration, Non-Capital Homicide, Post Conviction/Habeas Corpus, Probation, State Drug Crimes, State Fraud and Financial Offenses, State Post-Conviction Representation, State Sex Crimes, Traffic Violations, Violent Crimes, White Collar Crimes
Personal Information
516 6501297` (Mobile)
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Education/Experience
Pace University School of Law
White Plains, New York - J.D. May, 1992 Graduated Cum Laude
State University of New York College at Oneonta
Oneonta, New York. Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications - May, 198
Graduated Cum Laude, with Dean’s List Honors

EXPERIENCE
Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea and LoTurco, LLP 2012 - Present
Garden City, New York
Founding Partner in firm specializing in criminal defense, civil and commercial litigation.
Responsible for handling and managing complex litigations in state and federal courts.

Social/Volunteer Organizations
Trustee, Board of Trustees, Hartwick College 2019 – Present
Serve on Board of Trustees for Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. Hartwick College, is a
small liberal arts college which integrates a liberal arts education with experiential learning to
inspire curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage and an enduring passion for
learning.

Board of Directors, NY State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2018- Present
Serve on Board of Directors for organization with nearly 1000 members dedicated to protecting
the rights of criminal defendants through a strong, unified, and well-trained criminal defense bar.
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SEMINARS TAUGHT

“Criminal Justice Reform Effects on DWI Cases” New York State Association of Criminal
Defense Lawyers, June 14, 2019, New York Law School.
“Changes to Discovery Laws & DWI Cases” New York State Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers, June 7, 2019, Broome County Public Library, Binghamton, NY.
“Storytelling in Summation” New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, June 7,
2019, Broome County Public Library, Binghamton, NY.
“Skills for Cross Examining a Breath Test Officer,” Lawline, December 15, 2018, New York
Law School.
“Once Upon a Time - Story Telling in Summation,” Weapons for the Firefight, New York State
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November 30, 2018, New York Law School, New
York, NY.
“Fundamental Principles of Breath Testing: An Imperfect Means to a Legitimate End” Clear
Law Institute Webinar, November 16, 2018.
Sixth Annual Man vs. Machine Seminar: Defending the DWI Case “Cross Examination of the
SFST Officer” November 6, 2018, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, New York, NY
Sixth Annual Man vs. Machine Seminar: Defending the DWI Case “Cross Examination of the
Breath Test Officer” November 6, 2018, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, New York, NY
Cannabis on the Horizon, Legalized Cannabis in New York City - New York City Bar
Association November 1, 2018, New York, NY
“Fundamental Principals of Breath Testing”, NACDL & NCDD 22nd Annual DWI Means
Defend With Ingenuity Seminar “Grand Slam Defenses,” October 10-13, 2018, The Bellagio
Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.
National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session 2018 at Harvard Law School, National
College for DUI Defense, Instructor, July, 2018 at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.
“Pre-Trial Hearings – Crossing the Arresting Officer in a DWAI Drug Case,” 2nd Annual Master
Class in DWI Defense: Drug Edition, National College for DUI Defense, June 1, 2018, Finger
Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, NY.
DWI on Trial – Big Apple XVIII, “Using Discovery to Win,” New York State Bar Association,
May 11, 2018, New York, NY.
Defending DWI Cases – The Critical Issues “Breath Test Issues” New York State Bar
Association, September 8, 14 and 28, 2017, Buffalo, New York City and Albany.
Blood and Breath Testing: Science Made Simple, Upstate Criminal Defense Seminar, New York
State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, June 9, 2017, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Fifth Annual Man vs. Machine: Constructing the Defense in a DWI Case, “A Primer on the
Science of Blood and Breath Testing” March 10, 2017, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
Fifth Annual Man vs. Machine: Constructing the Defense in a DWI Case, “Summations and the
Arty of Telling a Story” March 10, 2017, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
Blood and Breath Testing in New York DWI Cases: Skills for Making the Science of Measuring
Blood Alcohol Simple, Lawline.com, December 18, 2016, Webcast.
On the Road Again: Challenging the Lifetime Driver’s License Revocation, Bronx County Bar
Association, November 16, 2016.
Presenting Scientific Evidence to Laypeople, Texas Tech University School of Law, October 28,
2016, Lubbock, TX.
The Pathway of a DWI Prosecution, The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct,
October 18, 2016, New York, NY
National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session 2016 at Harvard Law School, “Just Say No
to Losing Your Client’s Commercial or Professional License” National College for DUI
Defense, July 21-23, 2016 at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.
The Basics of Gas Chromatography and Why it is Relevant to DWI Cases, Bronx Bar
Association, May 25, 2016.
DWI on Trial – Big Apple XVI, “The Intoxilyzer 5000 – What You Need to Know,” New York
State Bar Association, May 18, 2016, New York, NY.
Cutting Edge Criminal Defense: “The Basics of Gas Chromatography”
New York State Defenders Association, May 6, 2016, Binghamton, New York.
“DWI and the Law: What to do in the Midnight Hour,” Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse &
Hirschtritt LLP, April 21, 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.” New York State Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers, April 15, 2016, New York, New York.
“10 Concepts You Need to Understand to do a Cross Examination of the Breath Test Operator in
a DUI Case” Lawline.com, January 29, 2016, Webcast.
Cannabis and Cars: What you Need to Know to Defend a Marijuana DUI Case. “Where the
Government is Taking Us,” National College of DUI Defense, Marina Del Ray, California,
January 22, 2016.
Fourth Annual Man vs. Machine: Blood, Sweat and Breath, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
November 3, 2015. Lectured on The Basics of Blood Testing and Gas Chromatography and
Concepts Behind the Cross Examination of the Breath Test Operator.
The Nuts and Bolts of Handling a DWI Case: Handling the Probable Cause Hearing, New York
State Bar Association, New York and Albany, NY, October 7 & 21, 2015.
Meeting to Review Drug Recognition and Impairment research, Department of Justice,
Washington, D.C., August 24, 2015.
Presenting Complex Scientific Evidence to Laymen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers
Association, Dallas, Tx., October 1, 2015.
Handling the DWI Case From Arraignment Through Hearings, The Bronx Defenders, Bronx,
New York, July 7, 2015.
DWI 101: What to do in the Midnight Hour, Columbian Lawyers Association, New York, NY,
May 6, 2015.
Three Part DWI Series: Storytelling in DWI Cases (April 7, 2015); PBT-Keeping the
Preliminary Breath Test Out and What To Do If It Comes In (April 8, 2015); and Man v.
Machine the Intoxilyzer 5000EN (May 4, 2015 ). New York County Bar Association, 100 Centre
Street.
Handling the DWI Case From Arraignment Through Hearings, The Bronx Defenders, Bronx,
New York, April 17, 2015.
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 March 26-28, 2015.
The PBT: How to Keep it Out of Evidence and What to do When it Comes in. The Assigned
Counsel Plan, Appellate Division First Department. New York. N.Y. December 18, 2014
The PBT: How to Keep it Out of Evidence and What to do When it Comes in. The Bronx Bar
Association, Bronx, N.Y. December 10, 2014
The DWI Case: From Arrest to Trial. The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division.
New York, N.Y. December 3, 2014
The Science of Breath Testing and the Tools to Defeat it. Pace Law School, White Plains, N.Y.
November 18, 2014.
Telling the Story in a DWI Case. New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Hudson Valley Fall Trainer, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. November 14, 2014
Handling the DWI Case in New York – Commercial Licenses, Underage Offenders and Out-ofState Defendants. New York State Bar Association, October 6, 2014
Third Annual Man vs. Machine: The Breath Test Case on Trial
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, NY, NY. July 10, 2014
Advanced Issues in Breath Testing
Nassau County Legal Aid Society. July 9, 2014
The Intoxilyzer 5000 on trial, Nassau Academy of Law (October 10 and 15, 2013)
Cross to Kill: Cross of the Breathalyzer Technician, New York Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers (April 26, 2013)
Second Annual Man vs. Machine Seminar: Attacking Portable Breath Tests, Brooklyn, New
York (December 7, 2012)
Jury Selection in the DWI Case
Bronx County Bar Association – May 23, 2012
Cross Examination of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN Operator
Nassau County Criminal Court Bar Association – May 10, 2012
First Annual Man vs. Machine: The Intoxilyzer 5000en
The Legal Aid Society of New York - May, 2011
The Defense of the DWI Case
The Legal Aid Society of New York – 1998 – Present
Cross Examination of the DWI Breath Technician
Assigned Counsel Plan First Dept. November 2010
DWI Refusal Hearings
Bronx County Bar Association March 2010
Leandra’s Law Update
Bronx County Bar Association March 2010
Cross Examination of the DWI Breath Technician
Bronx County Bar Association November 2008
Update on DWI Defense
Sullivan County Bar Association January 2007
Update on DWI Defense
Bronx County Bar Association January 2007
How to Try Your First DWI Case
Korean-American Lawyers Association of Greater New York July, 2004