Heather Bryan Sellers

Heather Bryan Sellers

Heather Bryan Law, P.A.
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence ...
  • Florida
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Summary

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
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Juvenile Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Federal Circuit
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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. (2013) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Trial Team; Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant
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University of Connecticut
M.A. (2005) | Educational Psychology
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University System of Georgia - Columbus State University
B.S. (1998) | History & Secondary Education
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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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
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Current
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Lakeland Bar Association
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Willson American Inn of Court
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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.
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Contact & Map
255 North Kentucky Ave., Ste. 203
255 North Kentucky Ave., Ste. 203
Lakeland, FL 33801
Telephone: (863) 825-5309