Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys


Federal and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers


Upholding the Rights of the Accused

For 16 years, Broden & Mickelsen have worked together on a variety of cases, but are now pleased to bring in two new partners, Mike Snipes and John Helms, each with diverse experiences in law: federal prosecutor, state district judge, white collar attorney, decorated Army Colonel with military law experience and commercial litigator.

The law firm of Broden & Mickelsen has changed in one way only, it has added two additional partners with mountains of experience to the practice and defense team. Together, Broden, Mickelsen, Helms and Snipes LLP are dedicated to aggressively and ethically representing individuals charged with crimes in Texas courts and Federal courts throughout the nation. Located at the same address in Dallas, find the new firm’s website at: http://dallascriminallawyers.com


Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes LLP

In 2015, Broden & Mickelsen became Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes LLP. Longtime Partners Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen, added retired state district judge, Mike Snipes and former federal prosecutor and criminal lawyer, John Helms.



Broden & Mickelsen Recognition

Attorneys, Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen are recognized by Texas Super Lawyer for 10+ years, every year since 2004.  Both lawyers were also listed among the “Best Criminal Defense Attorneys” in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of D Magazine. Each attorney is “AV” rated by Matrindale-Hubbel. Finally, Clint Broden was named an Appellate Lawyer of the Week by Texas Lawyer Magazine in Jan. 16, 2012. Rarely is a criminal appeals attorney given this honor. It was awarded  for a federal appeals victory in which Broden reversed a client’s 21 year prison sentence.



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The Practice

Broden & Mickelsen represent clients charged in state courts throughout Texas from offenses ranging from DWI to capital murder. The law firm also represents clients charged in complex federal criminal and appeals cases throughout the nation. In addition to representing clients at trial, Broden & Mickelsen has an active appeals practice with experience in the Texas Court of Appeals, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, multiple federal appeal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. The firm has also won several cases involving other forms of post conviction such as Writ of Habeas Corpus.


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The Results

The firm has won an extraordinary number of acquittals in both state and federal court. These acquittals have involved allegations of murder, computer crimes and sexual assault, among many others. Broden & Mickelsen is one of the few firms in the nation to use a 1997 law, known as a Hyde Amendment Motion, to force the federal government to pay a defendant for a frivolous prosecution. Read more about our victories in both state and federal court trials.

Recent Cases

Clint Broden & Mick Mickelsen Resolve Medicare Fraud Case

Broden and Mickelsen represented two doctors, husband and wife, charged with Medicare fraud. All charges were dismissed against the wife, and the government dismissed the charges against the husband pursuant to a pretrial diversion agreement.

Broden Wins Appellate Case Before Fifth Circuit

On June 25, 2014, Clint Broden won another appellate case before the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.  The client hired Broden after he was convicted at trial.  Although the Fifth Circuit upheld the conviction, Broden convinced the Court to reverse the sentence.  It is expected that the client’s sentencing could be reduced by approximately seven years upon re-sentencing. View our other Texas appeal victories.


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