Since 1980, Steve has successfully represented thousands of clients charged with DUI and Vehicular Homicide. Steve is the named principal of The Oberman Law Firm practicing primarily in Knoxville and the East Tennessee region of the state.
Steve has been a member of the Board of Regents of the National College for DUI Defense since 1999. He was also the first lawyer in Tennessee to be certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and the NCDD.
He is the author of DUI: The Crime & Consequences in Tennessee and co-author of the national treatise, Drunk Driving Defense with Lawrence Taylor. He has been chair or co-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' DUI Committee since 1995 and is a frequent contributor to its official publication, The Champion.
Designated a Fulbright Scholar in 2019, Steve was honored by teaching as a visiting professor at The University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia where he taught two classes: American Criminal Law and American Trial Advocacy. During his term in Latvia, Steve also lectured at Mykolas Romeris University, one of Lithuania's largest universities, and the Czech Republic Police Academy in Prague.
Steve has been named to Tennessee's Best Lawyers List annually since the inception of the list in 2004. It has described him as: "[the] Godfather statewide in the area of DUI"; "Brilliant lawyer, great teacher"; and "Well-regarded trial attorney with 'professorial' demeanor. . . .". He has also been honored as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" by the publication of the same name; a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by the American Trial Lawyers Association; and a "Super Lawyer" by Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine.
Steve has been a featured guest on many local and national radio and television programs, where he has provided commentary on criminal defense issues ranging from the O.J. Simpson murder trial to, of course, DUI defense.