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Elizabeth Frizell

Judge Elizabeth Davis Frizell is a well-known criminal and civil litigator, former judge, and community leader with 26 years of trial experience. As a native of Fort Worth, Texas, Judge Frizell pursued her education at Prairie View A&M University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Business Management in 1989 and earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1992.  Judge Frizell has spent 13 years as a private practitioner of the Law Office of Elizabeth Davis Frizell specializing in criminal, family, juvenile, and personal injury law. As a former judge, she has presided in the cities of Balch Spring, Lucas, Princeton, and Dallas including Dallas County Criminal Court 11 (Domestic Violence Court) and Dallas Criminal District Court 7.  After a total of 19 years as a Judge, Judge Frizell retired early from the bench to run for Dallas County District Attorney in 2018. After a very close race, she relaunched her career with The Frizell Firm and joined Burt Barr & Associates, LLP. as Co-Counsel for trial and jury selection.





Burt Barr & Associates, LLP., Dallas, Texas. Co-Counsel, 2019-Present

The Frizell Firm, Dallas, Texas. Practiced in the areas of criminal, family, personal injury, 2018-Present

Candidate for Dallas County District Attorney, Dallas, Texas, 2018

Criminal District Court 7, Presiding Judge, Dallas County, Texas, Felony Court

S.T.A.R. (Strengthening, Transition and Recovery) Court – Presiding Judge, County Criminal Court 11, Presiding Judge, Dallas County, Texas, Family Violence Court

City of Dallas, Municipal Court Judge

City of Lucas, Municipal Court Judge

City of Balch Springs, Municipal Court Judge

Law Office of Elizabeth Davis Frizell, Dallas, Texas. 13 years of criminal, family, personal injury, juvenile, and CPS cases

United States Department of Justice, Trial Attorney

Unites States Attorney’s Office, Narcotics Task Force

Texas General Land Office, Austin, Texas

Attorney General’s Office, General Litigation Division, Austin, Texas


Awarded 2017 Outstanding award for Humanitarian by the National Council of Business and Professional Women

Awarded Community Leadership award by Carver Heights Baptist Church

Awarded Judge of the Year 2003 and 2007 – J.L. Turner Legal Association

Keynote Speaker – North Texas Business and Professional Women’s League, Inc.

Speaker – CEBC Conference/Community Solutions Panel

Speaker – State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal law Seminar

Speaker – DBA Minority Counsel DLE Panelist

Co-Chair Criminal Justice Committee – Dallas Bar Association

Co-Chair Bench Bar Committee – Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation Fellow

State Bar of Texas

Chair – City of Dallas Judicial Nominating Commission

Co-Chair – City of Dallas Judicial Nominating Commission

J.L. Turner Legal Association Member

Former Member- The North Texas Crime Commission

Former Board Member –Westcoast University, Dallas, Texas

Former Advisory Board –Townview Law Magnet Center

Texas Judicial College Graduate

Licensed to Practice in Texas State Court and in Federal Court in the Northern District of Texas




Judge Frizell is an active member of Junior League of Dallas, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., And the Dallas Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. As a part of her community efforts, Judge Frizell conducts legal clinics where she helps the community by providing needed information and free legal advice. Judge Frizell enjoys attending her daughter’s theater plays and her son’s track meets. During her leisure time, she and her husband enjoy skiing and cycling. 

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