Broden & Mickelsen is dedicated to provide aggressive and ethical representation to individuals and businesses charged with criminal offenses. 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. The firm does this by evaluating each case individually and using all the resources available to us in attempting to achieve a favorable resolution to the case. The law firm also recognizes that many individuals charged with crimes have limited resources; therefore, it endeavors to keep its overhead costs low and provide flexible fee arrangements for its clients. Both Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen have been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as specialists in criminal law.
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. Each partner has significant trial experience and a wealth of appellate experience.
Name: Clinton Broden
Education: Undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution, where he graduated magna cum laude with honors in Political Science
Received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1990
Specialization: Complex, criminal cases in federal court at both the trial and appellate level
Experience: 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, he joined a prestigious Washington, D.C. civil litigation firm
Became an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas in 1992 In 1998, Mr. Broden and Mr. Mickelsen, another former Assistant Federal Public Defender, formed the firm Broden & Mickelsen.
Board certified in the area of criminal law and his practice is limited to criminal defense work.
Has received an "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available.
Was voted by his peers as a "Super Lawyer" in criminal defense in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
Handles all types of criminal cases, but specializes in complex, criminal cases in federal court at both the trial and appellate level.
Represented defendants in federal courts throughout Texas as well as in California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio, and Georgia.
Handled approximately seventy appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, including oral argument in over thirty cases
Is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law where he teaches trial advocacy
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
Served as an Associate Municipal Court Judge in the City of Dallas from 1999-2004
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