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Clint Broden

2600 State Street
Dallas TX 75204
(214) 720-9552

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Broden Mickelsen

Call: 214-720-9552

Our law firm is exclusively dedicated to providing aggressive and ethical representation to individuals charged with criminal offenses. Both Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen have been selected to Super Lawyers® for six consecutive years. Broden & Mickelsen is committed to the belief that a person accused of a criminal offense deserves to be represented by an experienced team of lawyers who provide a vigorous defense for a reasonable fee.

THE PRACTICE 
Broden & Mickelsen represents clients charged in state courts throughout Texas from offenses ranging from DWI to capital murder. The firm also represents clients charged in federal courts throughout the nation in complex cases. In addition to representing clients at trial, Broden & Mickelsen has an active appellate practice in the courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court that is unrivaled by most criminal defense firms. The partners have argued cases in numerous Texas appellate courts and have argued over forty cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

We handle all types of criminal cases:

FEDERAL CRIMES


STATE CRIMES


Clint Broden received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution, where he graduated magna cum laude with honors in Political Science. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1990 where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class and was a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he had articles published in the Rutgers Law Review and the Virginia Journal of Law and Politics.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Broden joined a prestigious Washington, D.C. civil litigation firm. Nevertheless, his desire to practice criminal law and assist citizens accused of crimes brought him to Dallas in 1992 and he became an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas. In 1998, Mr. Broden and Mr. Mickelsen, another former Assistant Federal Public Defender, formed the firm Broden & Mickelsen.

Mr. Broden is board certified in the area of criminal law and his practice is limited to criminal defense work. He has received an "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available. He was voted by his peers as a "Super Lawyer" in criminal defense in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Although he handles all types of criminal cases, Mr. Broden specializes in complex, criminal cases in federal court at both the trial and appellate level. He has represented defendants in federal courts throughout Texas as well as in California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio, and Georgia. Despite the overwhelming conviction rate in federal court, Mr. Broden's clients have avoided conviction in almost sixty percent of the cases he has tried in federal court. Likewise, Mr. Broden has handled approximately sixty appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, including oral argument in over thirty cases, and has obtained some type of relief for his clients in approximately one-quarter of the cases.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Broden is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law where he teaches trial advocacy. Mr. Broden also lectures to other criminal defense lawyers in Texas and Louisiana on various topics related to federal criminal law including detention hearings suppression motions, obscenity trials and federal sentencing guidelines. Mr. Broden also served as an Associate Municipal Court Judge in the City of Dallas from 1999-2004.

Mr. Broden is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit, the Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas County Bar Association and the Mac Taylor American Inn of Court

Mr. Broden is married to his wife, Nancy Kennedy, a fellow criminal defense lawyer in Dallas.

Call: 214-720-9552

Clint Broden

Clint Broden received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution, where he graduated magna cum laude with honors in Political Science. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1990 where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class and was a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he had articles published in the Rutgers Law Review and the Virginia Journal of Law and Politics.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Broden joined a prestigious Washington, D.C. civil litigation firm. Nevertheless, his desire to practice criminal law and assist citizens accused of crimes brought him to Dallas in 1992 and he became an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas. In 1998, Mr. Broden and Mr. Mickelsen, another former Assistant Federal Public Defender, formed the firm Broden & Mickelsen.

Mr. Broden is board certified in the area of criminal law and his practice is limited to criminal defense work. He has received an "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available. He was voted by his peers as a "Super Lawyer" in criminal defense in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Although he handles all types of criminal cases, Mr. Broden specializes in complex, criminal cases in federal court at both the trial and appellate level. He has represented defendants in federal courts throughout Texas as well as in California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio, and Georgia. Despite the overwhelming conviction rate in federal court, Mr. Broden's clients have avoided conviction in almost sixty percent of the cases he has tried in federal court. Likewise, Mr. Broden has handled approximately sixty appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, including oral argument in over thirty cases, and has obtained some type of relief for his clients in approximately one-quarter of the cases.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Broden is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law where he teaches trial advocacy. Mr. Broden also lectures to other criminal defense lawyers in Texas and Louisiana on various topics related to federal criminal law including detention hearings suppression motions, obscenity trials and federal sentencing guidelines. Mr. Broden also served as an Associate Municipal Court Judge in the City of Dallas from 1999-2004.

Mr. Broden is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit, the Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas County Bar Association and the Mac Taylor American Inn of Court

Mr. Broden is married to his wife, Nancy Kennedy, a fellow criminal defense lawyer in Dallas.

About Us

 

The Mission
At Broden & Mickelsen, we are dedicated to providing aggressive and ethical representation to individuals and businesses charged with criminal offenses. We do this through our unique team approach to the practice of criminal defense in which both partners play an active role in the firm's cases. Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen are both committed to the belief that when a person is charged with a crime, he or she deserves to be represented by attorneys that provide a vigorous defense and charge a reasonable fee. We do this by evaluating each case individually and using all the resources available to us in attempting to achieve a favorable resolution to the case. We also recognize that many individuals charged with crimes have limited resources, therefore, we endeavor to keep our overhead costs low and provide flexible fee arrangements for our clients. Both Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen have been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as specialists in criminal law.

The Emphasis
Broden & Mickelsen specializes in the practice of criminal defense at both the trial and appellate level and in both state and federal courts throughout the country. In addition, the firm represents persons targeted for prosecution prior to the filing of formal charges in an effort to prevent such charges from being brought. Each partner has represented a significant number of business executives charged with complicated "white collar" fraud crimes as well as numerous individuals charged with violent crimes. We also believe that it is our duty, as attorneys, to take a limited number of court appointments. Consequently, we are periodically requested by courts to represent, on appeal, individuals sentenced to death. Each partner has significant trial experience and a wealth of appellate experience. While recognizing certain economic realities, Broden & Mickelsen also believes that the quality of one's defense should not be based solely upon a person's financial position. Given this belief, the firm will often undertake representation of individuals for substantially reduced fees in order to prevent a miscarriage of justice or because of the important issues involved in the case.

The Approach
Before a client retains Broden & Mickelsen one partner, and usually both partners, will meet with a client and fully discuss the facts of the case with the client. While no lawyer can ever promise his client a particular result, we will often be able to give a client our initial impression of how we would defend his or her case using our team approach.

If retained, we work with a variety of investigators to fully investigate the facts of a client's case. At Broden & Mickelsen, we firmly believe that an exhaustive investigation by a quality investigator is often indispensable. A thorough investigation is often the difference between a guilty verdict and a not-guilty verdict or a non-favorable plea agreement and a favorable plea agreement. During this time, we will also seek to obtain the evidence that will be used in any prosecution. We will diligently review a case to determine whether any issues are present that would require the suppression of evidence or the dismissal of the case for legal or procedural reasons and to determine if our client's rights were protected.

Significantly, during all stages of the representation, we stay in close contact with our clients and return phone calls promptly. We recognize that effective legal representation also includes a lawyer's role as a counselor and adviser especially when a client has had no experience with the legal system. In the end, whether it be a lengthy jury trial, the negotiation of a favorable plea agreement or a complicated appeal, the client will know that he has a dedicated team representing his interests.

The Results
Clinton Broden and Mick Mickelsen are criminal defense lawyers; period. No matter your dilemma you deserve quality representation from attorneys with a broad base of experience to draw from. Federal appeals, white collar crime, dwi/dui, appeals, and drug/firearm related cases are just a few areas of our expertise.
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Practice

PRACTICE

We handle federal cases throughout the nation and have handled federal cases in the following districts and courts:

Northern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
District of Connecticut

Southern District of Texas
Central District of California
Southern District of California
Northern District of Florida
Southern District of Florida
Southern District of Georgia
Northern District of Illinois
Northern District of Indiana
Eastern District of Louisiana
Western District of Louisiana
Southern District of Iowa
District of New Jersey
Southern District of Ohio
Eastern District of Virginia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Practice

Criminal Appeals

Federal Criminal Appeals

The firm of Broden & Mickelsen specializes in appeals in federal court and has represented clients before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Between Clint Broden & Mick Mickelsen, they have handled more than sixty federal appeals. Clint Broden has argued before the United States Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana over thirty times.

The firm has had numerous appellate successes and will match its records for winning criminal appeals in federal court against any firm. For example, it has represented several individuals who were convicted at trial in federal court who had their convictions reversed as a result of successful appeals. It has represented an individual who lost a suppression motion in federal court that had his conviction reversed on appeal after the Court of Appeals reversed the denial of the suppression motion. The firm has also represented numerous individuals who had their sentences reduced following a successful appeal on issues related to the application of the United States Sentencing Guidelines.

When hiring an appeals lawyer, always make sure that the lawyer devotes a significant amount of time to representing people on appeal.

We encourage you to review our list of published appellate cases.

Internet Crimes

 

Increasingly, the State and Federal Courts are charging individuals with crimes that pertain to the internet. Perhaps the most common crimes alleged are the online solicitation of a minor to engage in sex and the acquisition of child pornography. Many fraud crimes now alleged make use of the internet, and it is not unusual to be charged in Federal court with the allegation of "hacking" into computer systems.

Not only do offenses involving the internet raise many complicated legal issues, they usually raise numerous complicated technical issues. In addition, in Federal court there are often enhanced penalties if the internet is alleged to have been employed in the commission of the crime.

Broden & Mickelsen has extensive experience defending individuals charged with computer crimes. Twice the law firm has defended clients accused of hacking in Federal court at trial, and twice the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.

We encourage you to review our list of published appellate cases.


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