Frank Sellers

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Fort Worth, Texas

Westfall Sellers
Frank Sellers
Westfall Sellers

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crimes; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2012

Education: Texas Tech University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2022
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Westfall Sellers

1612 Summit Ave
Ste 200
Fort Worth, TX 76102 Visit website


A criminal defense attorney at Westfall Sellers located in Fort Worth, Texas, Frank Sellers represents clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area who have been charged with misdemeanors or felonies. Mr. Sellers devotes much of his time defending people who have been accused of driving while intoxicated. The balance of his practice involves cases ranging from sex offenses to homicide, and he has been able to obtain not guilty verdicts at many trials. Mr. Sellers also handles appellate proceedings.

Mr. Sellers graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in business and economics in 2008. He then enrolled at Texas Tech University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011. When there, Mr. Sellers served as president of the Texas Aggie Bar Association. He was also the articles editor of the Texas Tech Law Review and served on the Texas Tech Law School Board of Barristers.

Mr. Sellers is admitted to practice in Texas and before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, for which he has served on the board of directors since 2014 and as co-chair of the DWI Resource Committee since 2015. Mr. Sellers is a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. He was president of the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association from 2015 to 2016.

Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Sellers has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top Forty Under 40 for his criminal defense successes.

*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

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Appellate, Cannabis Law, Securities Litigation

Focus areas

Appeals, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, White Collar Crime

  • 20% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Cannabis Law
  • 10% Securities Litigation

First Admitted: 2012, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 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, 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)
  • Texas Tech Law Review, Articles Editor, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Winning Opening Statements, Voice for the Defense (Nov. 2014)
  • Winning Opening Statements, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association: The Defender (Oct. 2014)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyers honored as a 2015 Rising Star
  • Texas Tech Law Review, Texas Tech University
  • CALI Award for the top grade in legal research and writing
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Educational Background:
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, B.S. — Economics, Business, 2008
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Board of Directors, 2014-2015
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association, President
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Co-Chair, DWI Resource Committee, 2015-present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, President, 2015-2016
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI Defense Lawyer's Association, Founding Member
  • Texas
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“The best in Lubbock”

Office location for Frank Sellers

1612 Summit Ave
Ste 200
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone: 817-928-4222


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  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2022

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