Epstein, Steven B.
Current Employment Position(s)
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 21 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 DWI and Vehicular Assault/Homicide defense. He is a Member of the National College for DUI Defense. According to the National College for DUI Defense, The purpose of this 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.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense 90%
- Civil Litigation 10%
- People v. Stephen Lopresti(attorney acquitted of felony charges after trial despite .18 BAC reading and car accident), IND. 1828-2007 (Bronx Supreme 2011)
- People v. Urena(prosecutor charged with DWI acquitted after trial of all charges), 2012NY002290 (2012)
West Practice Categories
Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, DUI / DWI, Litigation & Appeals, Traffic Ticket, White Collar Crimes
- New York, 1993
- Connecticut, 1993
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
- U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1997
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
Professional Associations and Memberships
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998 - Present (Member)
- New York State Defenders Association, 1998 - Present (Member)
- National College for DWI Defense, 2009 - Present (Member)
- Bronx County Bar Association, 1998 - Present (Member)
Honors and Awards
- 10 Year Service Award - Pace Law School, 1999 - 2009
Classes and Seminars
- Cross to Kill: Cross of the Breathalyzer Technician, New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , 2013 - Present
- Second Annual Man vs. Machine Seminar: Attacking Portable Breath Tests
- Jury Selection in the DWI Case, Bronx County Bar Association
- Cross Examination of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN Operator, Nassau County Criminal Court Bar Association
- First Annual Man vs. Machine: The Intoxilyzer 5000en, The Legal Aid Society of New York
- The Defense of the DWI Case , The Legal Aid Society of New York, 1998 - Present
- Cross Examination of the DWI Breath Technician, Bronx County Bar Association
- Defending DWI Refusal Hearings, Bronx County Bar Association
- Leandra's Law Update, Bronx County Bar Association
- Cross Examination of the DWI Breath Technician , Assigned Counsel Plan First Dept.
- Update on DWI Defense, Sullivan County Bar Association
- Update on DWI Defense, Bronx County Bar Association
- How to Try Your First DWI Case, Korean-American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
Pro Bono Activities
- Executive Vice President and General Counsel to the East Meadow Soccer Club, 2000 - Present
Past Employment Positions
- The Law Offices of Steven Epstein, Attorney-in-Charge, 1997 - 2011
- The Legal Aid Society of the City of New York, Staff Attorney, 1992 - 1997
- Pace Law School, White Plains, New York,
Honors: cum laude
- State University of New York College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York,
Honors: cum laude
Major: Speech Communications
- Iota Tau Kappa
- Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace Law School - Trial Practice, 1999 - Present
Offers Free Initial Consultation
- 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) New Edition, Aspatore, 2011
- “Telling the Story in a DWI Case” Atticus, Vol. 24, No. 4 (New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), Winter , 2013
- Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, (Inside the Minds) New Edition, Aspatore, 2013
- DWI Proposals Cast Too Wide a Net, New York Law Journal, Letters to the Editor, May 29, 2013
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