Frank Sellers

Frank Sellers: Attorney with Westfall Sellers
  • Partner at Westfall Sellers (3 Attorneys)
  • 1701 River Run, Suite 801, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Biography

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.

Previous Employment

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

Associate, Hurley & Guinn (2011-2013)

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

Associations & Memberships

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association

- Board of Directors, 2014-present

- Co-Chair, DWI Resource Committee, 2015-present

Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association

Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association

- President, 2015-2016

DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association, Founding Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Published Articles

- Social Media Evidence, Voice for the Defense (Sept. 2017)

- Winning Opening Statements, Voice for the Defense (Nov. 2014)

- Winning Opening Statements, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association: The Defender (Oct. 2014)

Invited Speaker/Presenter/Faculty Member

- Hacking & Tracking: Cell Phones for Lawyers, Advanced Criminal Law Course, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas (July 2018) (Register Here)

- Discovery of Digital Data and Social Media, 31st Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas (June 2018) (Register Here)

- 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, Texas (April 2018) (Register Here)

- 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 2018) (Register Here)

- Faculty, 42nd Annual Texas Criminal Trial College, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, Huntsville, Texas (March 2018)

- Reframing the Issue: Tylenol, Cyanide and the Burden of Proof, Anatomy of a Trial, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Houston, Texas (March 2018)

- Armed with the Best Tools: Efficient, Simple, and Successful Uses of Technology in the Courtroom, Unleashing Your Inner Beast: Defending Those Accused, Waco, Texas (January 2018)

- The Forensics of Social Media, TCDLA 15th Annual Forensic Seminar, Houston, Texas (December 2017)

- 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)

- Using Social Media in Criminal Cases in Texas, Lawline.com (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)

- 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)

Areas of Practice (15)

  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Felonies
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Murder
  • DUI/DWI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Appellate Practice
  • Search and Seizure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
817-592-0775  Phone
817-928-4222  Phone
westfallsellers.com
University Attended:
Texas A&M University, B.S., Economics, Business, 2008
Law School Attended:
Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., Texas Tech Law Review, Articles Editor, Texas Tech Board of Barristers, Texas Aggie Bar Association, President, 2011
Year of First Admission:
2012
Admission:
2012, Texas; United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Languages:
Spanish
ISLN:
912147541
Payment Information:

    Peer Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (14 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 09/27/16 in Criminal Defense

      Frank is an excellent attorney and a rising star in his field. He has far exceeded his peer group in talent and skill. He is one of the best lawyers in his field.

      Frank is an excellent attorney and a rising star in his field. He has far exceeded his peer group in talent and skill. He is one of the best lawyers in his field. Read less

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 09/26/16 in Criminal Defense

      Great lawyer who is smart and works hard for his clients

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      Thank you! I really appreciate the feedback.

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    Client Reviews

    • 4.9/5.0 (3 reviews)
    • 100% (3 recommendations)
    • Silver Client Champion
    • Communication

      4.7/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0
    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 06/18/15 in Criminal Law.

      Our student, in a lack of discretion and common sense, received a DUI during the fall semester of last year. Based on a referral we contacted Frank Sellers to handle her case in hopes of getting a dismissal or reduction in their punishment. Frank w... Read more

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      Our student, in a lack of discretion and common sense, received a DUI during the fall semester of last year. Based on a referral we contacted Frank Sellers to handle her case in hopes of getting a dismissal or reduction in their punishment. Frank was readily available, shared the same sense of urgency and eagerly took on the challenge. His professionalism, competency and communication were more than we could have hoped for all the while continuing to enforce to our student the severity and consequences of the offense. The outcome exceeded our expectations with a dismissal of the charges and in addition the rate was very fair. Lesson learned we are hoping. Thanks Frank. Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 06/17/15 in Criminal Law.

      I recently got myself into a huge mess. I was very scared about the future considering that I have always wanted to be a teacher and I figured that I had completely messed that up for myself. After hiring Frank Sellers, he met with me immediately and... Read more

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      I recently got myself into a huge mess. I was very scared about the future considering that I have always wanted to be a teacher and I figured that I had completely messed that up for myself. After hiring Frank Sellers, he met with me immediately and was very knowledgeable, informative, and reassuring about my situation. He kept in contact throughout the whole process and was very on top of everything. I ended up getting my DWI dismissed. If you are in any sort of trouble, I highly recommend you Read less

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