Frank Gilstrap

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Arlington, TX

Hill Gilstrap, PC
 | 1400 West Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76013
Phone: 817-591-7780
Fax: 817-861-4685
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1967
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%),
  • Family Law (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Frank Gilstrap has practiced appellate law for over 40 years. He has briefed and argued over 200 cases, including cases before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, all fourteen Texas Courts of Appeal, and bankruptcy appeals before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

He has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law since the specialty was first recognized in 1989, and he has been honored to serve for fifteen years on the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee (the "Rules Committee"), where he heads the subcommittee on judgments.

Frank Gilstrap is a partner at Hill Gilstrap, P.C. in Arlington; he represents businesses, individuals and local governments throughout the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He has an AV Preeminent* peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” peer review rating with Avvo. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Appellate
  • 20%Civil Litigation
  • 10%Civil Litigation
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Family Law
Focus Areas

Race Discrimination, Discrimination, Marital Property


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Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2020

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About Frank Gilstrap

Admitted: 1967, Texas

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law
  • Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee (the “Rules Committee”)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Interlocutory Appeals After House Bill 4, 46 South Texas Law Review 1017, 2005

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Mathematics, with Honors, 1965 University of Texas School of Law, L.L.B. 1967, 1967

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
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Office Location for Frank Gilstrap

1400 West Abram Street
Arlington, TX 76013

Phone: 817-591-7780

Fax: 817-861-4685

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Last Updated: 5/12/2020

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