David B. Frank

David Frank is based in Austin, Texas and has a reputation for being a tough and experienced criminal trial lawyer. In April of 2014 he successfully challenged the Texas Mandatory DWI Blood Draw Statute. The Court of Appeals reversed the trial courts in his two cases and found that the Mandatory Blood Draw Statute runs afoul of the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement. In November 2014 he helped lead a State-Wide effort against a State Office of Administrative Hearings rule change that would have significantly hampered the right to subpoena witnesses for ALR Hearings.

David Frank has been an attorney since 1993. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Frank has devoted his practice to representing individuals accused of crimes. His practice includes defending against all felony and misdemeanor charges. He aggressively represents clients who live throughout the state of Texas as well as clients living abroad. He is a Past President of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and regularly speaks at criminal law seminars. He uses the latest electronic legal research tools to find cases that help his clients get results.

His many years of practice in the Austin and Travis County have given him a particular insight in dealing with the courts. Avoiding frivolous charges and unfair penalties is the primary goal. Mr. Frank explores alternatives to incarceration as he works to resolve his cases. He works with the prosecutors and the judges every day — and that is essential to being effective in the courtroom.


Education

Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), Law, Vermont Law School, 1992

Master of Studies in Law, Vermont Law School, 1992

BA in English and Political Science, University of Rochester, 1986

Associations

National DUI College, Active Member, 2006 – Present

Grievance Committee – State Bar of Texas, Professional Enhancement Committee, 2005 – 2009

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Strike Force, 2004 – Present

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past President, 2003 – 2004

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Associate Director, 2003 – 2005

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Austin Bar Association – Criminal Law Section

Williamson County Bar Association

Awards

Forensic Chromatography XV: Theory and Practice, AXION Training Institute Analytical Laboratories, 2015

2014 Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine (A Thomson Reuters Service), 2014

2013 Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine (A Thomson Reuters Service), 2013

Ambassador Award, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2008

NHTSA SFST Certification, Walden Platt & Associates, 2004

Board Certified – Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2003

Admitted to Practice, U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Admitted to Practice, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 1997

Admitted to Practice, State Bar of Texas, 1993

Work Experience:

Lead Attorney at David B. Frank Attorney & Counselor at Law, 1993-present

Speaking Engagements:

2016:

ACDLA Vehicle in Motion and Reasonable Suspicion

2015:

ACDLA Seminar, Punishment Issues – The Law in Criminal Cases

2014:

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Expert Witnesses

2013:

Trial Advocacy, Closing Argument

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, McNeely and Mandatory DWI Blood Draws

2012:

DWI Defense Project, The Psychology of Voir Dire

ACDLA Seminar, Eyewitness Identification

A Primer for Court Appointments, Picking Juries

2011:

Forensic Evidence, New Trends in Eyewitness Identification

ACDLA Seminar, Scaled Questions

2010:

Voir Dire — Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Seminar, Voir Dire – Scaled Questions DWI/DUI

Top Gun DWI Seminar, DWI — Voir Dire

Closing Argument in Criminal Cases, Closing Argument

2008:

ACDLA Seminar, Punishment Hearings

2007:

Travis County Criminal Law Retreat, Eyewitness Identification

Operation Texas Freedom, Eyewitness Identification

Bench and Bar Conference, Eyewitness Identification

2006:

Williamson County Bar Association Meeting, Eyewitness Identification

University of Texas Legal Clinic, Eyewitness Identification

South Padre Island, Eyewitness Identification

Operation Texas Freedom, Eyewitness Identification

2004:

ACDLA Seminar, Eyewitness Identification

2002:

Qualifications for Court Assigned Cases, Bond Reduction and Habeas Petitions