"Fifty years from Bloody Sunday, our march is not yet finished."
— President Obama at the Edmund Pettus Bridge
Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015
Welcome to The Law Office of Bryan L. Sells, LLC. We're a boutique civil rights law firm specializing in voting rights, election law, and redistricting.
We're here because the work of perfecting our democracy is not yet finished. Our country has made great progress since John Lewis and Hosea Williams led marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, more than fifty years ago, but much work remains to be done. So we march on.
We represent individual voters, civil rights organizations, political parties, and candidates in complex voting rights litigation under the U.S. Constitution, the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act, and the Help America Vote Act. We also provide legal advice and counseling to select local governments on redistricting issues and compliance with federal election laws.
We have litigated cases involving voter identification laws, vote dilution, access to polling places and early voting sites, felon disfranchisement, student voting rights, malapportionment, and more.
We're based in Atlanta, Georgia, but our practice is national in scope. We have represented clients in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming, among other states. We have particular expertise in the area of Native American voting rights and have represented many tribal members in challenges to state and local voting practices.
- Texas Redistricting: Perez v. Perry (W.D. Tex); Texas v. United States (D.D.C.)
- Texas Voter ID: Texas v. Holder (D.D.C)
- South Carolina Voter ID: South Carolina v. United States (D.D.C.)
- South Dakota Redistricting: Bone Shirt v. Hazeltine (D.S.D) (8th Circuit)
- South Dakota Preclearance: Quiver v. Nelson (D.S.D.) (Supreme Court)
- Malapportionment: Blackmoon v. Charles Mix County (D.S.D.)
- Voting Rights
- Election Administration
- Political Law
- Ballot Access
- Language Assistance Programs
- Civil Rights Law
- Constitutional Law
- Federal Courts
- Appellate Litigation
- Civil Litigation