Stephen Talpins is an advocate, consultant and trial attorney who represents clients and works with stakeholders in the commercial (premises and products liability), substance abuse (alcohol and drugs), correctional (criminal justice) and public (government and non-profit) sectors. In January 2011, Stephen was named one of the “20 People to Watch” by The Century Council.
Stephen is the Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the National Partnership on Alcohol Misuse and Crime (NPAMC), an inclusive non-profit public-private partnership based in Washington, DC that is committed to identifying, developing, and promoting criminal justice programs that improve public safety, reduce recidivism and change lives for offenders who misuse alcohol. He also is the Vice President of the Institute for Behavior and Health. Stephen previously worked as the Vice President of Industry Relations for Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Incorporated (AMS), manufacturer of an ankle bracelet that detects alcohol use transdermally.
Stephen formerly served as National Director of Public Policy for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Director of the National District Attorneys Association – American Prosecutors Research Institute’s National Traffic Law Center (NTLC), a National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators (NAPC) Prosecutor Fellow and as an Assistant State Attorney with the Miami-Dade County (Florida) State Attorney’s Office.
He is a frequent lecturer and the author of several articles, monographs and a book chapter. In addition to being named one of the 20 People to Watch, he has received numerous awards and commendations including the National Commission Against Drunk Driving (NCADD) Adjudication Award for Outstanding Prosecution, Citizens Against Drug Impaired Driving (C.A.N.D.I.D.) Award for Outstanding DRE Achievement, and MADD Florida Outstanding Prosecutor Award.