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David B. Frank

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Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Austin, TX

David Frank, Attorney at Law
1212 Guadalupe Street, Suite 103
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-600-1548
Fax: 512-499-8220
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1993
Education: Vermont Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Criminal defense attorney David B. Frank runs the law firm of David Frank, Attorney at Law, in Austin, Texas, serving clients in Bastrop County, Travis County, Williamson County, Gillespie County and Hays County. He focuses his practice on state and federal crimes and DWI/DUI cases.

Licensed to practice in Texas since 1993, Mr. Frank studied at the Vermont Law and Graduate School, earning his law degree and M.S.L. degree magna cum laude in 1992. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from the University of Rochester. His bar admissions include the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (1997) and the U.S. Supreme Court (2000).

A seasoned criminal defense attorney, Mr. Frank has been board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in criminal law. He also has an NHTSA SFST certification, which allows him to administer DWI sobriety tests. Representing clients in various misdemeanor and felony charges, he fights for his client’s rights tenaciously and strives to reduce the penalties and dismiss charges they face. His accomplishments in the legal field include successfully challenging the Texas Mandatory DWI Blood Draw Statute.

Mr. Frank frequently shares his legal knowledge via speaking engagements and writing articles on topics related to criminal defense. Active in his legal circle, he is a member of the:

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association

The legal community has recognized his efforts and honored Mr. Frank in several ways. He holds a 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo and he is the recipient of the Ambassador Award by the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Moreover, he has been peer-review rated as Distinguished* through Martindale-Hubbell.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 40%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Criminal Law - Federal, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2021 - 2022

About David B. Frank

First Admitted: 1993, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board certified Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer, Texas, 2003


  • Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine (A Thomson Reuters Service), 2013 - 2014
  • Forensic Chromatography XV: Theory and Practice, AXION Training Institute Analytical Laboratories, 2015
  • Ambassador Award, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2008
  • NHTSA SFST Certification, Walden Platt & Associates, 2004

Educational Background

  • B.A. in English and Political Science, University of Rochester, 1986
  • Master of Studies in Law, Vermont Law School, 1992

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Associate Director, 2003 – 2005
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice, State Bar of Texas, 1993
  • National DUI College, Active Member, 2006 – Present
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past President, 2003 – 2004
  • Austin Bar Association – Criminal Law Section
  • Admitted to Practice, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 1997
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Strike Force, 2004 – Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Admitted to Practice, U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
  • President of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2003
  • Grievance Committee – State Bar of Texas, Professional Enhancement Committee, 2005 – 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Operation Texas Freedom, Eyewitness Identification, 2006
  • Immigration Consequences in Criminal Law, 2017
  • ACDLA Seminar, Eyewitness Identification, 2004
  • Qualifications for Court Assigned Cases, Bond Reduction and Habeas Petitions, 2002
  • How to Eliminate Authoritarian Jurors Using Scaled Questions, 2017
  • ACDLA Vehicle in Motion and Reasonable Suspicion, 2016
  • ACDLA Seminar, Punishment Issues – The Law in Criminal Cases, 2015
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Expert Witnesses, 2014
  • Trial Advocacy, Closing Argument, 2013
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, McNeely and Mandatory DWI Blood Draws, 2013
  • DWI Defense Project, The Psychology of Voir Dire, 2012
  • A Primer for Court Appointments, Picking Juries, 2012
  • Forensic Evidence, New Trends in Eyewitness Identification, 2011
  • ACDLA Seminar, Scaled Questions, 2011
  • Voir Dire — Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Seminar, Voir Dire – Scaled Questions DWI/DUI, 2010
  • Top Gun DWI Seminar, DWI — Voir Dire, 2010
  • Closing Argument in Criminal Cases, Closing Argument, 2010
  • ACDLA Seminar, Punishment Hearings, 2008
  • Travis County Criminal Law Retreat, Eyewitness Identification, 2007
  • Operation Texas Freedom, Eyewitness Identification, 2007
  • Bench and Bar Conference, Eyewitness Identification, 2007
  • Williamson County Bar Association Meeting, Eyewitness Identification, 2006
  • University of Texas Legal Clinic, Eyewitness Identification, 2006
  • South Padre Island, Eyewitness Identification, 2006

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Founding Editor The Advocate (Journal of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association), 2004

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Strike Force - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Provide Strike Force assistance to aid lawyers threatened with or incarcerated for contempt of court, 2004
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Office Location for David B. Frank

1212 Guadalupe Street
Suite 103
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-600-1548

Fax: 512-499-8220

Last Updated: 9/13/2022

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