Our Firm

Steven Oberman


Steve Oberman, the managing partner of Oberman & Rice, was the first lawyer in Tennessee to be certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense. (NCDD). Steve’s accomplishments in the area of DUI Defense include featured lectures, prestigious awards and 2 DUI textbooks.

Sara Compher-Rice


Sara Compher-Rice, a named partner in the law firm, focuses her practice on those accused of crimes across the State of Tennessee. Sara has also been recognized for her accomplishments as a DUI defense attorney and often lectures on topics related to driving under the influence. She is proud to have served the Tennessee Criminal Defense community as a Past President of the largest criminal defense organization in the state, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“TACDL”). Click here to read more about Sara Compher-Rice and her qualifications.

Arrin “A.Z.” Zadeh


Arrin “A.Z.” Zadeh, a partner at Oberman & Rice, served many years as an Assistant Public Defender for Knox County, Tennessee. During his tenure, he represented clients charged with everything from serious felony offenses to traffic tickets. In his final years of public service, AZ was assigned to the DUI Division of Knox County, TN Sessions Court where he successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with both misdemeanor and felony offenses of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Since joining Oberman & Rice, AZ has undergone advanced training in both Field Sobriety Testing and Drug Evaluation and Classification (a/k/a DRE). He looks forward to helping you. Click here to read more about Arrin “A.Z.” Zadeh.

Featured Posts

June 27, 2022

Tennessee Penalties Toughest In U.S.

Criminal penalties for many crimes are going to increase substantially in Tennessee as of July 1, 2022. Certain crimes committed on and after that date in Tennessee will carry some of the toughest penalties in the United States due to […]

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June 27, 2021

Illnesses May Be Mistaken For Intoxication

A good DUI defense lawyer will spend sufficient time conferring with one’s client to determine whether the arresting officer mistook the client’s medical condition as intoxication.Unfortunately, this mistake occurs every day—often presenting with people suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), […]

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April 08, 2021

Tennessee Handgun Law Defense

As of April 8, 2021, Tennessee created an exception to the offense of unlawful carrying of a firearm. Accordingly, it is now a defense to T.C.A. 39-17-1307 if a person meets the age requirements, lawfully possesses the handgun, and is […]

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Oberman & Rice
550 Main Street
Suite 730
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone Number
(865) 249-7200
(865) 540-1696 (fax)

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