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Aafram Y. Sellers
Aafram Y. Sellers is a native of Jackson, MS. He attended Hampton University where he graduated with honors and departmental honors, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2001.
After completing law school, he started his legal career working for several large civil defense firms, where he represented insurance companies, corporations and doctors in insurance defense, medical malpractice and general litigation.
In 2004, Mr. Sellers started his own law firm. Attorney Sellers and his firm quickly became known as a small criminal defense firm known for getting big results. His practice focuses primarily on criminal defense, personal injury and bankruptcy law. Since being in private practice Mr. Sellers has handled and tried hundreds of criminal and civil cases including several high profile murder cases resulting in not guilty verdicts. Additionally, because of his experience and trial advocacy skills, Attorney Sellers has been associated by other lawyers and firms to assist them in litigating and trying cases in both civil and criminal matters. Attorney Sellers has also handled hundreds of bankruptcy cases.
Mr. Sellers is a member of the Mississippi Bar; Hinds County Bar; Magnolia Bar and the American Bar Associations.
Mr. Sellers is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Mississippi, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
When asked by my college professor why I wanted to be a lawyer, my immediate response was, “to help people.” This desire to help people is deep rooted in my upbringing and childhood experiences where I often found myself standing up for people I felt were being mistreated. My mother always told me “to whom much is given, much is required.” My law practice is a reflection of that principle. In 2007, I represented a young mother charged with the murder of the father of her kids. For years he had physically abused her. One night after being brutally attacked, she shot him in self-defense, unfortunately killing him. Sadly, this abused woman was charged with murder. She came to me to represent her. She told me she didn’t have much money, she had three kids and she needed my help. At that point in my legal career, I had never handled a murder case. The District Attorney made her a plea offer to serve 20 years to serve in prison. Knowing she could not leave her kids without a mother, she decided to go to trial. I told her I could not guarantee she would be found not guilty but I promised her I would work as hard as possible on her case. I represented her at trial and a jury found her not guilty. This was my first criminal jury trial. It was during this case that I realized that being a lawyer was more than my profession but it was my calling to help people. It was in that fight for her freedom, for her kid’s future, and for justice, that I found my passion. This lady put her trust in a young, inexperienced lawyer and I promised her I would do my best. Since then, I have represented hundreds of clients in all kinds of matters. Although, I can never guarantee a result, I can and I do guarantee that I will approach every case with the same attention and passion that I gave that mother, wrongfully charged with murder. I believe my clients need and deserve it.