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 Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Frank has earned a reputation as a knowledgeable, skilled trial lawyer. In addition to trial work, Sellers 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 on 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 other criminal defense lawyers 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 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 CALI Award for the top grade in legal research and writing.

  • 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

  • Social Media Evidence, 10th Annual Jolly Roger Hal Jackson Memorial Criminal Law Seminar, Denton, Texas (December 2017)
  • Hacking and Tracking: Cell Phones for Lawyers,  Criminal Defense Trial Skills Course, Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas (August 2017)
  • Hacking and Tracking: Cell Phones for Lawyers, Texas Bar CLE 43rd Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course, Houston, Texas (July 2017) (co-presented with Robert Aguero)
  • Using Technology and Modern Presentation Techniques, Trainer of the Trainers, South Padre Island, Texas (July 2017)
  • Social Media in the Courtroom, 30th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, San Antonio, Texas (June 2017)
  • Jury Selection in a DWI Blood Test Case, 10th Annual DWI Defense Project, Grapevine, Texas (May 2017)
  • Communicating With the 21st Century Jury, Jury Selection & Communicating with Jurors — A Program for the Defense, Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas (April 2017)
  • Social Media in the Courtroom, Prairie Dog Lawyer’s Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Lubbock, Texas (January 2017)
  • Fundamentals of Jury Selection, Training for Lubbock Private Defender’s Office, Lubbock, Texas (December 2016)
  • Cross Examination of a DWI Arresting Officer, Stu Kinard Advanced DWI Seminar, San Antonio, Texas (Nov. 4, 2016)
  • Technology in the Courtroom, Beating the Drum for Justice, Laredo, Texas (October 28, 2016)
  • Social Media in the Courtroom, Criminal Defense Trial Skills Course, Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas (August 4, 2016)
  • Social Media in the Courtroom, Texas State Bar Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Dallas, Texas (July 20, 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, Texas (April 22, 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, Texas (April 8, 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, San Angelo, Texas (Sept. 18, 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, Texas (August 6, 2015)
  • Communicating With the 21st Century Jury, Training Your Defense Team to Win, South Padre Island, Texas (July 10, 2015)
  • Communicating With the 21st Century Jury, Jury Selection and Communicating with Jurors in Criminal Cases, Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas (April 10, 2015)
  • Jury Selection in a DWI Case Demonstration, A Taste of Voir Dire, Houston, Texas (March 6, 2015)
  • Pretrial Investigations, Training Your Defense Team to Win, Austin, Texas (January 16, 2015)
  • Opening Statements & Closing Arguments, Trial Strategies that Work, South Padre Island, Texas (July 17, 2014). Click here to view the paper
  • Winning Opening Statements, Trial Strategies that Work, Tyler, Texas (April 25, 2014)
  • Jury Selection in DWI with a Blood Test, The Ultimate Voir Dire, Arlington, Texas (September 28, 2013)
  • Pretrial Investigations, Trial Strategies that Work, Amarillo, Texas (September 20, 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, Texas (August 9, 2013)
  • Battling the Breath Test, 32nd Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Lubbock, Texas (January 11, 2013)

Frank Sellers

 

Frank Sellers, Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney

Practice: State and Federal Criminal Defense 

Frank Sellers AV Preeminent Rated
The National Trial Lawyers
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