Special Thanks to TCDLA's Course Directors
Bobby Lerma, Brownsville
Bobby Lerma, past president of TCDLA and the Cameron County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, is a member of the National DUI College;. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Governor’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council in 2005 and currently serves on that council. He previously was appointed by Governor William Clements to the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission. Bobby has also served on the Criminal Justice Section Council of the State Bar of Texas. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars throughout Texas and has spoken at CLE seminars in Utah, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Aruba.
Audrey Moorehead, Dallas
Audrey Moorehead, MBA, JD, serves on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas and practices in the areas of Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Wills, Trusts & Probate. She is the former secretary/treasurer for the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors and chairman of the Dallas Bar Association Mentoring Committee. The former regional director of National Bar Association and the former chair of the African American Lawyers Section for the State Bar of Texas, Audrey is vice president of the Dallas Black Criminal Bar Association, and vice president of the Dallas Black Criminal Bar Association. She is a faculty member and frequent presenter for the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, James A. Baker Legal Ethics Series, and a Dallas County Commissioner’s Court appointee to the Dallas County Child Welfare Board, serving also on the CASA Advisory Board. She was voted Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Juvenile Matters by her peers in 2015 and 2016.
Cynthia Orr, San Antonio
Cynthia Orr, a founder and former president of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, has also served as president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and TCDLA. Along with a number of positions she currently holds, Cynthia has been the vice chair at large for the American Bar Association since 2010. Working with the Innocence Project of New York, she was instrumental in gaining the release of Michael Morton, among her many accomplishments. A host of honors led to her being inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame. Among her many credits, she has been named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America by the American Association of Trial Lawyers (2007 to present), the Best Lawyers in America (2005 to present), and as a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer (2003 to present).
Frank Sellers, Fort Worth
Frank Sellers practices at Westfall Sellers, based in Fort Worth. Frank's practice focuses exclusively on representing people accused of crimes. He has won acquittals in cases ranging from DWI to Murder. He is AV Rated, a SuperLawyers Rising Star, and a National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 under 40” criminal defense lawyer. He is a past president of the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a current TCDLA Board Member.