Greg Westfall

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Westfall Sellers
 | 1701 River Run, Suite 801
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-900-3769
Fax: 817-385-6715
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Constitutional Law (10%),
  • Gaming (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

A highly rated criminal defense attorney at Westfall Sellers, Greg Westfall has an Avvo “Superb” rating, has been board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and for his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He represents the people of Fort Worth, Texas, who have been charged with crimes like fraud, DWI, murder, white collar crime, drug cases and sex crimes. He also handles appeals for his clients.

At The University of Texas at Arlington in 1990, he graduated with highest honors and obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor and graduate summa cum laude from Texas Tech University in 1993. A Sergeant in the United States Army, he received the United States Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the United States of America Meritorious Service Medal and the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year from the United States Army Forces.

As a legal commentator, he has appeared on programs for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, Court TV and Fox News Channel. He is currently a member of the following organizations: the College of the State Bar of Texas, The Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, the Tarrant County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court.

A talented writer and speaker, he is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas. Mr. Westfall also provides federal criminal defense and is admitted by the U.S. Supreme Court and the State Bar of Texas, along with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

* 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense (20%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Constitutional Law (10%)

Gaming (10%): Gaming Law

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Gaming Law

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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

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About Greg Westfall

Admitted: 1993, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.westfallsellers.com/attorneys/greg-westfall/

Honors/Awards:

  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine “Top Attorney”, 2001-2016
  • Thomson Reuters “Super Lawyer”, 2003-2016
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “Roland Hill Award”, 2012
  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Fort Worth Business Press “Attorney of Excellence”, 2003-2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers


Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2000

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Officer, Board of Directors, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court , 1999
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Past President, 
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2000
  •  Life Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation
  • Barrister, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, 2008-2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2000
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Storytelling,” 36th Annual Prairie Dog Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Cross Examination and Impeachment, Center for American & International Law, 2005

  • Editor-in-Chief, Texas Tech Law Review, 1992-93
  • “But I Know It When I See It: A Practical Framework for Analysis and Argument of Informal Fiduciary Relationships,” 23 Texas Tech Law Review 835, 1992
  • Course Director, “Forensics,” Criminal Defense Lawyer Project, 2005

  • Editor, Voice for the Defense, Voice for the Defense Online, 2009-2013
  • “Administrative License Revocation and Double Jeopardy: The Battle Begins at the Appellate Level,” 24 Voice for the Defense 7, Sept. 1995
  • Trial Lawyers College, Colorado Regional, 2005
  • Assistant Feature Articles Editor, Voice for the Defense, 1995-1998
  • Feature Articles Editor, Voice for the Defense, 1998-2004
  • “The Nature of This Debate: A Look at the Texas Foreign Corporation Venue Rule and a Method For Analyzing the Premises and Promises of Tort Reform,” 25 Texas Tech Law Review 903, 1995
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2006
  • “Jeopardy: Snatching Victory From the Jaws of Defeat,” Criminal Defense Lawyers Project Skills Course, 1994-95
  • “Double Jeopardy and ALR: On to the Court of Criminal Appeals,” 25 Voice for the Defense 2, Mar. 1996
  • Trial Lawyers College, 2006
  • “Psychiatric Testimony in Child Sexual Abuse Cases,” Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Project Skills course, 1996

  • “Psychiatric Testimony in Child Sexual Abuse Cases in Texas,” 25 Voice for the Defense 5, June 1996
  • “Recent Decisions of the Court of Criminal Appeals,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2006
  • “Effective ALR Appeal,” DWI and ALR , Taking the Battle to Them Seminar, Courtroom Publications, 1997
  • “Is the Court of Criminal Appeals Prepared to Limit the DeGarmo Doctrine?” 25 Voice for the Defense 10, Dec. 1996
  • “Voir Dire in a Drug Case,” Criminal Defense Lawyer Project Voir Dire Course, 2006
  • “Expert Testimony,” Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, 1997

  • “Experts for the Indigent,” 26 Voice for the Defense 6, July-Aug. 1997
  • “Technology in the Courtroom,” 19th Annual M.P. “Rusty” Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Short Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2006
  • “Effective Use of Experts,” Criminal Defense Lawyers Project South Padre Island Seminar, 1999

  • “Stupid Pet Tricks,” 38 Voice For The Defense 8, Oct. 2009
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2007
  • “Texas Rules of Evidence Significant Decisions,” Fifth Annual Prosecutors’ Skills Seminar, 1998
  • “The Big Lie,” 38 Voice For The Defense 10, Dec. 2009
  • “Court of Criminal Appeals Update,” 27th Annual Prairie Dog Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2007
  • “Texas Rules of Evidence,” Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “Nuts and Bolts” Seminar, 1999
  • “How Wiggins v. Smith Raised the Bar,” 39 Voice For The Defense 3, April 2010
  • “Technology in the Courtroom,” 20th Annual M.P. “Rusty” Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Short Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2007
  • Trial Lawyers College, California Regional, 2007
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2000
  • “We, the Haters,” 39 Voice For The Defense 4, May 2010
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2008
  • “Hearsay,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2003
  • “A Conversation With Justice Anthony Kennedy,” 39 Voice For The Defense 5, June 2010
  • “Psychodrama for Lawyers,” Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, 2011
  • Capital Trial Advocacy Course, Center for American & International Law, 2003
  • “Darrow’s Dream,” 39 Voice for the Defense 6, July/Aug. 2010
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2011
  • “Experts,” Criminal Defense Lawyers Project “Evidence for the 21st Century” Seminar, 2003
  • “Fashionable Racism,” 39 Voice for the Defense 7, Sept. 2010
  • “The Guerilla’s Guide to Evidence,” 29 Voice for the Defense 5, May 2000
  • “Ethics,” Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, 4th Annual Jolly Roger Hal Jackson Memorial Criminal Law Seminar, 2011
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2004
  • “A Little Death Penalty Math,” 40 Voice for the Defense 8, Sept. 2011
  • “Throwing Away the Book,” The Warrior, Spring, 2003
  • “Communicating Through Shared Experience (Part I of an Occasional Series of Deep Thoughts About Jury Communication),” 38 Voice for the Defense 6, June 2009
  • Trial Lawyers College, Texas Regional, 2012
  • “Experts,” Criminal Defense Lawyers Project “Day in the Life of a Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer” Seminar, 2003-04
  • “The Sniff Test,” 40 Voice for the Defense 9, Oct. 2011
  • “One Picture and 1,000 Words (Approximately),” 38 Voice for the Defense 6, July-Aug. 2009
  • Trial Lawyers College, September Session, 2012
  • Capital Trial Advocacy Course, Center for American & International Law, 2004
  • “A Little Death Penalty Math, Part 2,” 41 Voice for the Defense 1, Jan./Feb. 2012
  • “Why I Think The Death Penalty Will Die,” 41 Voice for the Defense 3, April 2012
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Advanced Communication Seminar, October, 2016
  • Use of Experts in Defense of Child Abuse Allegations,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2012
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2002
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Advanced Communication Seminar, October, 2015
  • “Psychodrama for Lawyers,” Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, 2013
  • “Evidence,” Criminal Defense Lawyers Project “Ultimate Trial Notebook” Seminar, 2000-01
  • Trial Lawyers College, Criminal Defense Seminar, 2016
  • “Experts,” State Bar of Texas, “Sex, Drugs & Surveillance”, 2013
  • “Jury Instructions,” Lone Star Seminars Aruba Seminar, 1999
  • “Demonstrative Evidence,” Center for American and International Law, Advanced Criminal Law, 2015
  • Trial Lawyers College, Texas Regional, 2013
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2001
  • “Humanizing Your Client,” Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Defending Child Abuse Seminar, 2015
  • Trial Lawyers College, Texas Regional, 2013
  • “Post-Conviction DNA Testing,” 14th Annual M.P. “Rusty” Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Short Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2001
  • “Developing the Theory Through Expert Testimony,” Criminal Defense Lawyers Project “Theory of the Case” Seminar, 2001-02
  • Moderator, “CSI Texas,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2008
  • Trial Lawyers College, September Session, 2013
  • “Technology in the Courtroom,” 17th Annual M.P. “Rusty” Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Short Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2004
  • “Court of Criminal Appeals Update: Significant Decisions from Sept. 2007 to June 2008,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2008
  • Trial Lawyers College, Texas Regional, 2014
  • “Developing the Story,” Criminal Defense Lawyers Project “Communicating with Juries” Seminar, 2004
  • Trial Lawyers College, Death Penalty Seminar, 2009
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2014
  • “Anatomy of the Win,” Criminal Defense Lawyer Project, 2004-2005
  • “Experts,” 29th Annual Prairie Dog Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Trial Lawyers College, Death Penalty Seminar, 2014
  • Course Director, “The Effective Use and Confrontation of Experts in Criminal Trials,” Criminal Defense Lawyer Project, 2004
  • “Negotiations and Plea Bargaining in Death Penalty Cases,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2009
  • Trial Lawyers College, Graduate Course I, 2014
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2005
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2010
  • “Demonstrative Evidence,” Center for American and International Law, Advanced Criminal Law, 2014
  • “Recent Decisions of the Court of Criminal Appeals,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2005
  • Trial Lawyers College, Death Penalty Seminar, 2010
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Advanced Communication Seminar, October, 2014
  • Trial Lawyers College, Criminal Defense Seminar, 2015
  • Capital Trial Voir Dire and Communicating With Jurors for the Defense, Center for American & International Law, 2005
  • “Hot Issues in Pending PDRs in the Court of Criminal Appeals,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2010
  • Trial Lawyers College, Criminal Defense Seminar, 2015
  • Capital Trial Advocacy Course, Center for American & International Law, 2005
  • Trial Lawyers College, September Session, 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Arlington, B.B.A., Highest Honors, 1990
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Office Location for Greg Westfall

1701 River Run
Suite 801
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Phone: 817-900-3769

Fax: 817-385-6715

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Last Updated: 5/16/2019

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