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Experience That Matters

Judge Elizabeth Frizell understands the challenges and issues victims, defendants, families, and attorneys face. She has tried or presided over hundreds of cases over the past 20 years and most recently as Judge of Criminal District Court 7.

Judge Frizell knows the law and her experience working with domestic violence and targets of human trafficking provides a unique insight into the criminalization of victims of abuse. She strives to be fair and impartial to make sure both sides have an opportunity to be heard and considered. Judge Frizell is a leader in the community and is respected for her judicial temperament, fair application of the law, common sense compassion and integrity.
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Experience | Trusted Leadership | Integrity

As she matured, she saw that some people were afraid to speak up for their rights, solidifying her desire to become an advocate for those who felt overwhelmed or lost in the legal system. She dedicated herself to serve as a voice for those who had no voice.

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Judge Frizell was elected as Judge of Dallas Criminal District Court 7 before returning to private practice in March of 2017.  Judge Frizell was elected as presiding Judge of Dallas County Criminal Court 11 for 8 years and before that time, worked as a Municipal Judge for 10 years.

During her time as a Municipal Judge, she served overlapping appointments with the City of Balch Springs for 10 years, City of Dallas for 9 years, City of Princeton for 3 years and the City of Lucas for 6 years. She is well respected in the legal and judicial community across all of Dallas County.

After graduating from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, she worked for the United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, Texas General Land Office, Texas Attorney General’s Office and ran a successful private practice.

Her range of experience within the legal profession and at all levels of the government uniquely qualify her to serve as your next Dallas County District Attorney.

Judge Frizell received a B.A. from Prairie View A&M University and J.D. from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1992. Prior to taking the bench she owned her own law firm where she tried numerous felony, misdemeanor, family law and juvenile cases in private practice for over 13 years. She also handled federal and civil cases and is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and in in the Northern District of Texas Federal Court.

As evidenced by her personal journey and prioritization of the S.T.A.R. program, Judge Frizell believes that education is the key to opportunity and serves as a preventative to criminal justice involvement

Judge Frizell is passionate about seeing real and tangible change in the community. She teaches on issues of domestic violence for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, the Texas Council on Family Violence, the Dallas Bar Association’s Minority Counsel Panel and the Battered Women Community Education Symposium in Dallas County.

Frizell is a graduate of the State Bar Judicial College, was appointed by the Dallas City Council to serve as Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the City of Dallas, is a member of the North Texas Crime Commission and served on the Board of West Coast University and the Urban League of Dallas. In addition, she is a member of the Dallas Junior League, the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill and Omicron Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

She was awarded Judge of the year by the J.L. Turner Legal Association and is a Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Life Foundation Fellow. Judge Frizell’s commitment is rooted in the development of opportunity for others.

Judge Frizell is married with two teenage children. She is a 20-year member of St. John Church, Pastor Denny Davis, and is an avid skier, runner, and cyclist. She enjoys playing the piano, loves animals and has a rabbit and two dogs.

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