Frank Sellers

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Frank Sellers is based in Fort Worth, Texas, with the firm Westfall Sellers. He handles both trial and postconviction cases. He is a TCDLA Board member, co-chair of the DWI Resource Committee, and past president of the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Frank graduated from Texas A&M and then Texas Tech Law School, where he was an editor on the Law Review, on the Board of Barristers, and selected for numerous national mock trial teams. He began his career under the mentorship of well-known West Texas defense attorneys Dan Hurley and David Guinn. He can be contacted at

Stories from Frank Sellers

Back to Basics: Attack SFSTs, Not the Officer
Friday, February 14th, 2020

In the heat of trial, all trial attorneys fight vigorously for their DWI clients. In that fight, it’s understandable that you want to destroy the officer, destroy the Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs), and vindicate your client.

2019’s Need-to-Know Changes to DWI Law
Friday, November 8th, 2019


Together, House Bills 20482 and 35823 refashioned Texas DWI law and punishment—and finally abolished surcharges. Kind of.

Social Media Evidence
Friday, September 1st, 2017

I. Introduction

On October 17, 2009, at 11:49 a.m., Rodney Bradford posted “ON THE PHONE WITH THIS FAT CHICK . . . WHERER MY IHOP” on Facebook.2 At the same time, a few miles away, an armed robbery was happening.

Winning Opening Statements
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

You can have the greatest close in the world, but if you haven’t won the case by the time that you get to the close, it’s too late. The opening statement is where you win the trial.

—Gerry Spence