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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 1992. 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.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    23 years, 800 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    David is a great, Board Certified criminal attorney with great results.


    Robert Buford DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I whole-heartedly endorse David B. Frank as a criminal lawyer. As a civil attorney, I was recently faced with a situation in which one of my clients in a civil case needed representation with respect to potential criminal charges related to the activities involved in our case. I was referred to David, who provided prompt, professional, experienced and successful representation of the client. If I am ever in need of a criminal defense attorney in Austin, David will certainly be one of the first attorneys I contact.


    W. Carlton Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

David B. Frank, Attorney & Counselor at Law

1212 Guadalupe Street, Suite 103
Penthouse Condominiums
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199308/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Forensic Chromatography XV: Theory and PracticeAXION Training Institute Analytical Laboratories2015
2014 Texas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
2013 Texas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Ambassador AwardAustin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2008
NHTSA SFST CertificationWalden Platt & Associates2004
Board Certified - Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2003
Admitted to PracticeU.S. Supreme Court2000
Admitted to PracticeUnited States District Court for the Western District of Texas1997
Admitted to PracticeState Bar of Texas1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDavid B. Frank Attorney & Counselor at Law1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National DUI CollegeActive Member2006 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Provide Strike Force assistance to aid lawyers threatened with or incarcerated for contempt of court.Strike Force2004 - Present
Criminal Law Section - Austin Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Williamson County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Grievance Committee - State Bar of TexasProfessional Enhancement Committee2005 - 2009
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPast President2003 - 2004
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAssociate Director2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Stopping Past the Stop Line Motion to Suppress GrantedMotion to Suppress Granted - Case Dismissed
Flat Tire Is No Reason to Stop a DriverMotion to Suppress Granted - Case Dismissed
DWI Dismissed Where Officers Entered a Home without a WarrantMotion to Suppress Granted - Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Advocate (Journal of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)Founding Editor2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vermont Law SchoolDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1992
Vermont Law SchoolMasters of Studies in LawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of RochesterEnglish and Political ScienceBA1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Membership MeetingVehicle in Motion and Reasonable Suspicion2016
ACDLA SeminarPunishmnet Issues - The Law in Criminal Cases2015
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationExpert Witnesses2014
Trial AdvocacyClosing Argument2013
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMcNeely and Mandatory DWI Blood Draws2013
DWI Defense ProjectThe Psychology of Voir Dire2012
ACDLA SeminarEyewitness Identification2012
A Primer for Court AppointmentsPicking Juries2012
Forensic EvidenceNew Trends in Eyewitness Identification2011
ACDLA SeminarScaled Questions2011
Voir Dire — Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association SeminarVoir Dire - Scaled Questions DWI/DUI2010
Top Gun DWI SeminarDWI — Voir Dire2010
Closing Argument in Criminal CasesClosing Argument2010
ACDLA SeminarPunishment Hearings2008
Travis County Criminal Law RetreatEyewitness Identification2007
Operation Texas FreedomEyewitness Identification2007
Bench and Bar ConferenceEyewitness Identification2007
Williamson County Bar Association MeetingEyewitness Identification2006
University of Texas Legal ClinicEyewitness Identification2006
South Padre IslandEyewitness Identification2006
Operation Texas FreedomEyewitness Identification2006
ACDLA SeminarEyewitness Identification2004
Qualifications for Court Assigned CasesBond Reduction and Habeas Petitions2002