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Parnham and Associates

440 Louisiana St. Suite 200
(The Lyric Centre)
Houston, TX 770021
Phone: 713.224.3967
Fax: 713.224.2815

Parnham & Associates offers multi-lingual staff; we speak English, French and Spanish.

Parnham & Associates

Attorneys at Law

Criminal Defense Attorney Frank Chelly (of counsel)

Frank D. Chelly started practicing law in 2010. While in law school, Frank joined Parnham & Associates in 2007 as an intern and later became the firm's law clerk.

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
- Thomas Jefferson

Criminal Defense Attorney Frank Chelly (of counsel)After graduation Frank continued to work at Parnham & Associates where he became an associate lawyer. Frank already has acquired extensive experience in the area of post-conviction matters, to include writs of habeas corpus, direct appeals and PDRs, among other matters. He has also been involved in several jury trials, as well as all other ancillary matters in the criminal justice system.

Born in Paris, France, Frank grew up in Deauville, a small town on the coast of Normandy. While not a native Texan, Frank came to Texas as soon as he could. Frank has lived and worked in Houston since the 80's. Frank obtained his bachelor of science from the University of Houston in 2002, and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, in 2008. He is bilingual, speaking both English and French.




Undergraduate Education:
University of Houston
Houston, Texas
Bachelor of Science – 2002

Graduate Education:
South Texas College of Law
Houston, Texas
Doctorate of Jurisprudence – 2008

State Bar of Texas

Professional Organizations:
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
- Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association

Court Affiliations:
- State of Texas


Parnham & Associates
Criminal Defense Attorney- 2010 - Present
Law Clerk- 2007 - 2010

South Texas College of Law- 2007
Professor Andrew Solomon
1303 San Jacinto, Houston, TX 77002
Research Assistant

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center- 1994 - 1996
Department of Genitourinary Oncology
Research Assistant

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston- 1990 - 1993
Department of Anesthesiology, section of Clinical Research
Research Assistant

Scientific Publications:

  1. Kilbourn R.G., Cromeens D.M., Chelly F.D., Griffith O.W.
    NG-methyl-L-arginine, an inhibitor of nitric oxide formation, acts synergistically with dobutamine to improve cardiovascular performance in endotoxemic dogs; Crit. Care Med. 1994 Nov; 22(11):1835-40.

  1. Joly G.A., Ayres M., Chelly F., Kilbourn R.G.
    Effects of NG-methyl-L-arginine, NG-nitro-L-arginine, and aminoguanidine on constitutive and inducible nitric oxide synthase in rat aorta; Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1994 Feb. 28;199(1):147-54.

  1. Chelly J.E., Doursout M.-F., Lechevalier T., Liang Y.Y., Chelly F., Hartley C., Kilbourn R.G.
    Cardiac and regional hemodynamic interactions between halothane and nitric oxide synthase activity in dogs; Anesthesiology 85:142-149, 1996.

  1. Doursout M.-F., Lechevalier T., Liang Y.-Y., Chelly F., Hartley C.J., Chelly J.E., Kilbourn R.G.
    Effects of N-methyl-L-arginine on cardiac and regional blood flows in a dog endotoxin shock model; J. Crit. Care 15:22-29, 2000.

  1. Chelly J.E., Doursout M.-F., Lechevalier T., Liang Y.Y., Chelly F., Kilbourn R.G.
    Cardiac and regional haemodynamnic interactions between halothane and nitric oxide synthase in dogs.; B.J.A. 74:A97, 1995.

  1. Minkowitz H., Doursout M.-F., Liang Y.Y., Chelly F. Chelly J.E.
    Isoflurane but not halothane prevents the decrease in hepatic blood flow produced by nitric oxide synthase blockade; Anesthesiology 83:A1076, 1995.

Awards and Recognitions:
Laureate: Student Award for Outstanding Work in French (2001)
Vice-President, Jewish Law Student Organization (2007)
Pro Bono Award (2008)

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The Law Office of Parnham & Associates
440 Louisiana St., Suite 200 (The Lyric Centre), Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 224.3967 | Fax: 713.224.2815