Heather Bryan Sellers

Heather Bryan Sellers

Heather Bryan Law, P.A.
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence...
  • Florida
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Heather Bryan is an experienced trial attorney. Heather began her legal career at the Public Defender's Office for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, where she worked on misdemeanors, felonies, and appeals. Heather then did plaintiff's personal injury work in private practice. Heather's passion for the courtroom was fueled by defending those whose rights had been compromised. She understands the importance of protecting all peoples' fundamental, Constitutional rights. Heather firmly believes in the tenet that every person deserves zealous representation, and if the case requires it, Heather is dedicated to giving every client his or her day in court. No matter the accusations, every client deserves competent, aggressive, compassionate representation. Heather used her experience and passion to open her law firm and now practices in the areas criminal defense and family law. Prior to becoming a criminal defense and family law attorney, Heather served her community by teaching World History both in Georgia and in Florida. Helping others has always been a priority to Heather. She is active in the Lakeland community, where she is involved at First United Methodist and loves attending events at the Polk Museum of Art. Heather received her legal education at Barry Law School in Orlando, where she was on scholarship and graduated with honors. During law school, Heather served as a Teaching Assistant for her Legal Research and Writing Class. She also served as a Research Assistant for her Constitutional Law professor, where she assisted in researching and writing an appellate brief to the 11th Circuit of Appeals. Additionally, Heather was on the Trial Team, where she competed nationally in trial competitions. Heather received her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut and her Bachelor of Science in Education and History from Columbus State University, both with high honors.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Federal Circuit
Professional Experience
Attorney
Heather Bryan Law
Current
Associate
Howell & Thornhill
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Assistant Public Defender
10th Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender
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Education
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
J.D. / Law (2013)
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Trial Team; Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant
University of Connecticut
M.A. / Educational Psychology (2005)
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University System of Georgia - Columbus State University
B.S. / History & Secondary Education (1998)
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Awards
Outstanding Service to the Cause of Indigent Defense
10th Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar # 0109261
Member
Current
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
Lakeland Bar Association
Member
Current
Willson American Inn of Court
Member
Current
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. Does a 14 year old has the right to say where and who she wants to live with even if the person is a cousin
A: No, a 14 year old does not have the right to choose where he or she wants to live. If there are this many issues at home, I suggest filing a report with DCF and and trying to get guardianship.
Q. My husband sexually assault me, what should I do? Please help!
A: Just because you are married does not mean that you cannot be sexually assaulted. This sounds like something that should be reported to the police immediately.
Q. I'm wanting to relocate, but wanting to know if I would be able to since i am divorced with a child.
A: Per Florida statute you can move within 50 miles of the principal place of residence att he time of the last order establishing or modifying time-sharing, without permission of the court. You would still need to get the child to his or her school, per the parenting plan. If you wish to move outside of this 50 miles, then you would need to petition the court for relocation, unless you and your ex can agree to the relocation. An agreement to relocate must be written, define an access or time-sharing schedule for the non-relocating parent , and describe transportation arrangements. Hope this helps.
Q. Was recently issued a criminal citation in FL for driving w/o a license. No past arrests but I can't afford a lawyer.
A: I am not sure if you have been given a civil infraction or charged with a criminal charge. If you have been charged with a criminal charge and you cannot afford an attorney, you will be offered the representation of a public defender. I would suggest saying yes to that option so that you have the attorney with you to explain the charge and all of your options. If it is a 2nd degree MM, the most the punishment can be is 60 days jail or 6 months probation. If it is a 1st degree MM, the most is 1 year jail or 1 year probation, or a combination of both, not to exceed 1 year.
Q. how can i get help. a girl led me to believe that the baby she had was mine, so I signed the birth certificate,
A: I would suggest you hire an attorney in Florida to file a file for termination of all support obligations to the child for you. It will have to be done here in Florida. Good luck.
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41 Lake Morton Dr., Suite 23
Lakeland, FL 33801
USA
Telephone: (863) 825-5309