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Frank Sellers2019-07-08T19:41:14+00:00

Frank Sellers is a trial and appellate attorney, who focuses on representing citizens and businesses facing criminal investigations and prosecutions. Frank maintains an active criminal trial practice, with a heavy emphasis on helping citizens accused of DWI. Frank has earned a reputation as a knowledgeable, skilled trial lawyer. In addition to trial work, Frank focuses a smaller portion of his practice on criminal appeals and writs of habeas corpus. He enjoys helping those that have been wrongfully convicted regain their freedom.

Since beginning his practice, Frank has represented people charged with all types of offenses and from all professional backgrounds, including doctors, lawyers, and even a district judge. He has won Not Guilty verdicts in cases ranging from DWI (both breath test and blood test) to Murder.

Frank’s work has earned him numerous legal honors. He is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which means other lawyers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Texas Monthly SuperLawyers has honored Frank since 2015 as a Rising Star. The National Trial Lawyers named him as a Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Frank frequently presents to criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, and judges around the state about various criminal trial and appellate issues. Before opening his practice in Fort Worth, Frank was president of the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association. On a statewide level, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association since 2014.

Personally, Frank was raised in Richardson, Texas. After graduating high school, he earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Texas A&M University. Frank then went onto earn his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. While at Tech, Frank was an editor on the Law Review, a member of the Board of Barristers, on numerous national mock trial teams, and was the president of the Texas Aggie Bar Association. He also received the award for the highest grade in legal research and writing.

  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court Northern District of Texas
  • All Texas State Courts

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas J.D., 2011

  • Texas Tech Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Texas Tech Board of Barristers
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association, President

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas B.S. — Economics, Business, 2008

Partner, Hurley, Guinn & Sellers (2013-2017)

Associate, Hurley & Guinn (2011-2013)

Law Clerk, Hon. Judge Louis E. Sturns, 213th District Court of Tarrant County

  • 10/25/19 – Cross Examining the Breath Test Operator, TCDLA Stuart Kinard Advanced DWI Seminar
  • 07/24/19 – Course Director (Technology Track), State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • 06/14/19 – Hacking & Tracking: Cell Phones for Lawyers, 32nd Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (San Antonio, TX)
  • 04/05/19 – Communicating with the 21st Century Jury, Center for American & International Law, Jury Selection & Communicating with Jurors in Criminal Case (Plano, TX)
  • 03/26/19 – Preservation of Error, 43rd Annual Tim Evans Texas Criminal Trial College (Huntsville, TX)
  • 03/07/19 –Social Media Evidence, TCDLA/LCDLA Prairie Dog Seminar (Lubbock, TX)
  • 02/13/19 –Cross Examination, TCDLA President’s Trip & CLE (Nashville, TN)
  • 01/10/19 – Voodoo Voir Dire, Nuts & Bolts Seminar (Lubbock, TX)
  • 12/06/18 –Computer Crimes & Defenses: From the Stands to the Ring, TDCLA Sexual Assault: Gladiators in Suits (Fort Worth, TX)
  • 08/06/18 – Faculty Member, Center for American & International Law, Criminal Defense Trial Skills Course (Plano, TX)
  • 07/2018 – Hacking & Tracking: Cell Phones for Lawyers, Advanced Criminal Law Course, State Bar of Texas (San Antonio, TX)
  • 06/2018 – Discovery of Digital Data and Social Media,  31st Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (San Antonio, TX)
  • 04/2018 – Armed with the Best Tools: Efficient, Simple, and Successful Uses of Technology in the Courtroom, Unleashing Your Inner Beast: Defending Those Accused, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Salado, TX)
  • 04/2018 – Communicating with the 21st Century Jury, Jury Selection & Communicating with Jurors—A Program for the Defense, Center for American and International Law (Plano, TX)
  • 03/2018 – Faculty, 42nd Annual Texas Criminal Trial College, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers (Huntsville, TX)
  • 03/2018 – Reframing the Issue: Tylenol, Cyanide and the Burden of Proof, Anatomy of a Trial, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Houston, TX)
  • 01/2018 – Armed with the Best Tools: Efficient, Simple, and Successful Uses of Technology in the Courtroom, Unleashing Your Inner Beast: Defending Those Accused (Waco, TX)
  • 12/2017 – The Forensics of Social Media, TCDLA 15th Annual Forensic Seminar (Houston, TX)
  • 12/2017 – Social Media Evidence, 10th Annual Jolly Roger Hal Jackson Memorial Criminal Law Seminar (Denton, TX)
  • 08/ 2017 – Hacking and Tracking: Cell Phones for Lawyers,  Criminal Defense Trial Skills Course, Center for American and International Law (Plano, TX)
  • 08/2017 – Using Social Media in Criminal Cases in Texas (Lawline.com)
  • 07/2017 – Hacking and Tracking: Cell Phones for Lawyers, Texas Bar CLE 43rd Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course, Houston, TX (co-presented with Robert Aguero)
  • 07/2017 – Using Technology and Modern Presentation Techniques, Trainer of the Trainers (South Padre Island, TX)
  • 06/2017 – Social Media in the Courtroom, 30th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course (San Antonio, TX)
  • 05/2017 – Jury Selection in a DWI Blood Test Case, 10th Annual DWI Defense Project (Grapevine, TX)
  • 04/2017 – Communicating With the 21st Century Jury, Jury Selection & Communicating with Jurors — A Program for the Defense, Center for American and International Law (Plano, TX)
  • 01/2017 – Social Media in the Courtroom, Prairie Dog Lawyer’s Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (Lubbock, TX)
  • 12/2016 – Fundamentals of Jury Selection, Training for Lubbock Private Defender’s Office (Lubbock, TX)
  • 11/4/2016 – Cross Examination of a DWI Arresting Officer, Stu Kinard Advanced DWI Seminar (San Antonio, TX)
  • 10/28/2016 – Technology in the Courtroom, Beating the Drum for Justice (Laredo, TX)
  • 08/04/2016 – Social Media in the Courtroom, Criminal Defense Trial Skills Course, Center for American and International Law (Plano, TX)
  • 07/20/2016 – Social Media in the Courtroom, Texas State Bar Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (Dallas, TX)
  • 04/22/2016 – DWI Quick & Dirty: How to Defend a Breath Test, Blood Test, or No Test DWI for the True Defense Lawyer, Upholding Justice One Client at a Time (Waco, TX)
  • 04/08/2016 – Communicating With the 21st Century Jury, Jury Selection and Communicating with Jurors: A Program for the Defense, Center for American and International Law (Plano, TX)
  • 09/18/205 – DWI Quick & Dirty: How to Defend a Breath Test, Blood Test, or No Test DWI for the True Defense Lawyer, Upholding Justice One Client at a Time (San Angelo, TX)
  • 08/06/2015 – How to Better Manage Your Practice In Court and Out, Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law Program, Center for American and International Law (Plano, TX)
  • 07/10/2015 – Communicating With the 21st Century Jury, Training Your Defense Team to Win (South Padre Island, TX)
  • 04/10/2015 – Communicating With the 21st Century Jury, Jury Selection and Communicating with Jurors in Criminal Cases, Center for American and International Law (Plano, TX)
  • 03/06/2015 – Jury Selection in a DWI Case Demonstration, A Taste of Voir Dire (Houston, TX)
  • 01/16/2015 – Pretrial Investigations, Training Your Defense Team to Win (Austin, TX)
  • 07/17/2014 – Opening Statements & Closing Arguments, Trial Strategies that Work (South Padre Island, TX)
  • 04/25/2014 – Winning Opening Statements, Trial Strategies that Work (Tyler, TX)
  • 09/28/2013 – Jury Selection in DWI with a Blood Test, The Ultimate Voir Dire (Arlington, TX)
  • 09/20/2013 – Pretrial Investigations, Trial Strategies that Work (Amarillo, TX)
  • 08/09/2013 – DWI Quick & Dirty: How to Defend a Breath Test, Blood Test, or No Test DWI for the True Defense Lawyer, Gideon’s Trumpet Speaker Series (Corpus Christi, TX)
  • 01/11/2013 – Battling the Breath Test, 32nd Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (Lubbock, TX)

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