The Georgia Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers
and Allen Trapp present:
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THURSDAY 13 October 2011 DUI DRILL SERGEANTS toxicology and DUI enforcement to judges, attorneys and law en-
forcement through the years has given him a reputation as a true
professional at the top of his field.
8:00-8:55 AM Walk-in Registration (All registrations after Tony Corroto (Acworth) Tony Corroto was a Senior Police
Officer with the Atlanta Police Department. For fourteen years
16 September add $20) he was assigned to the DUI Task Force. He specializes as a Stan- Gus McDonald (Cornelia) is a criminal trial attorney concen-
dardized Field Sobriety Testing instructor as well as a Drug trating on aggressive defense of contested DUI and drug cases since
Recognition Expert instructor. He is also an instructor for the 1997. He is one of four members of the DUI advocacy committee of
8:55-9:00 Welcome GACDL President Pete Donaldson
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and has taught NACDL. Gus has served as a Vice President of the GACDL. He is a
and Program Director Allen Trapp guest instructor for various courses including courtroom testimony
DUI enforcement at both the Atlanta Police Academy and the
Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Mr. Corroto is an "on with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council and
9:00-10:00 25 Cases You Need to Know to be a DUI Law call" expert witness for the State of Georgia. He has been recog- the Georgia State Patrol. Gus has participated in teaching members
yer B. Russell “Rusty” Wright nized as an expert witness on over 2,300 DUI cases for the City of the NACDL, National College for DUI defense in Cambridge,
of Atlanta in one year alone. MA and the GACDL. He practices law with his father and partners,
Gerald Cody and Matt Cook. Members of the firm travel through-
Katherine “Trina” Griffiths (Atlanta) has worked at the
10:00-10:15 BREAK out the state conducting trials in both federal and state jurisdictions.
law firm of Stein & Ward, LLP for the past four and a half
years. Prior to that she prosecuted in the Cobb County Solicitor’s
Rick Ryczek (Lawrenceville) has tirelessly defended those
10:15-11:15 Investigating a DUI Case: What to Look For Office for over a decade. After receiving her Juris Doctor degree accused of DUI for eleven years. He was awarded the “Most
Katherine “Trina” Griffiths from Mercer Law School in Macon, Trina practiced civil law for a Amazing Winning Streak” (June 2011), Georgia’s DUI Lawyer of
few years in the Atlanta area and clerked for two Cobb County the Year (2009), and Most Amazing Jury Acquittal (2005) by the
Superior Court judges in the early 1990s. Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group. He has been honored
11:15-12:15 What to Suppress and How to Do it
as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers for six consecutive
Marny Heit Mike Hawkins (Atlanta) B.A. University of Alabama, 1989. years, and is a Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College graduate. He
J.D. Emory University, 1992. Mr. Hawkins served as a DUI prosecu- has also completed several graduate programs on advanced trial
12:15-1:15 LUNCH provided by GACDL tor in metro Atlanta for 5 years before entering private practice. techniques at the Trial Lawyers College.
He is recognized by the American Bar Association as Board Certi-
fied in DUI Defense through the National College for DUI Defense
1:15-2:15 Cross Examination Mike Hawkins (NCDD). In 2008, he was elected to the Board of Regents for the Allen Trapp (Carrollton) is one of only four attorneys in
NCDD. He is a frequent lecturer in Georgia and nationally on DUI Georgia who is board certified in DUI defense by the National
issues. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the DUI Committee for the College for DUI Defense. He was named DUI Lawyer of the Year
2:15-3:15 Persuasive Techniques Rick Ryczek National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and by the Georgia DODD (Defense of Drinking Drivers) Group in 2005
served locally as President of the DeKalb Bar Association. and Appellate Lawyer of the Year in 2011. He currently serves as
the Georgia Delegate to NCDD and is a vice president of the
FRIDAY 14 October 2011 GACDL. Allen is the author of Georgia Criminal Law Survival
Marny Heit (Atlanta) is a solo practitioner who has spent over 10
years specializing in the defense of DUI and other traffic-related of- Guide and the co-author of Georgia DUI Survival Guide. He is a
9:00-10:00 AM The Basics of SFSTs fenses. She is also Of Counsel to The Bernstein Firm. Marny has been national DUI instructor and a veteran of 200+ jury trials.
selected as a Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star in the area of DUI
Ron Lloyd Defense for the last 5 years. She is a graduate of the Emory University Dr. Jimmie Valentine (Americus) served as Professor of
School of Law, and received her undergraduate degree from Syra- Pediatrics, Pharmacology, and Myeloma Research at the U. of Ar-
10:00-10:15 BREAK cuse University. kansas School of Medicine and was a faculty member at the U. of
Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Oral Roberts U.
Ron Lloyd (Palmetto) has more than 21 years experience han- School of Medicine where he served as Professor and Chairman of
10:15-11:15 A Primer on DRE dling DUI cases. He was the Training Coordinator in DUI Detection Pharmacology . At all the academic institutions where he served as
and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) for the Georgia a faculty member he also directed certified Toxicology laboratories
State Patrol before retiring in 2002. As a State Trooper, he was a and had active research programs in the fields of drugs of abuse,
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and an SFST Instructor. He is now performing and developing analytical techniques for determining
11:15– 12:15 Introduction to Blood Alcohol Testing a private consultant and Expert Witness on impaired driving cases drugs of abuse, and correlating levels found in humans with behav-
Gus McDonald and has never been denied the opportunity to testify in any court ioral effects. Dr. Valentine is Board certified in applied clinical phar-
for any reason as an Expert on DUI related issues. macology and as a forensic examiner. He has been qualified as an
expert witness in a number of states.
12:15-1:15 LUNCH provided by GACDL Matthew Malhiot (Canton) has thousands of hours of train-
ing in DUI enforcement and forensic alcohol toxicology including Rusty Wright (Cordele) has practiced criminal defense for the
training in Alcohol, Drugs and Highway Safety: Testing, Research past 30 years. He has been Board Certified in Criminal Law by the
1:15-2:15 DUI: Marijuana, Blood and Urine and Litigation, Forensic Alcohol Program Management and Foren- National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1986. A past and current
Dr. Jimmie Valentine sic Ethanol Analysis and Interpretation. As a qualified expert wit- Vice President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense
ness, Mr. Malhiot has been listed in many DUI cases. Mr. Malhoit Lawyers, he has been named to the Georgia Superlawyers list for
has a comprehensive knowledge of breath test instruments used by the past 3 years. In 2009, he was given the Lifetime Achievement
2:15-3:15 Forensic Breath Analysis and the Intoxilyzer law enforcement today. He completed the operator, maintenance Award by the Georgia DODD (Defense of Drinking Drivers) group,
5000 Matthew Malhoit and instructor certification courses offered by CMI on both the who (he believes) to be the best group of DUI lawyers on the
Intoxilyzer® 5000 and 8000.Teaching all areas of forensic alcohol planet.