Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys

In Dallas, Throughout Texas & Nationwide



Upholding the Rights of the Accused

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.

For 16 years, Clint and Mick have worked together on a variety of cases, but are now pleased to bring in two new partners with diverse experiences in law: federal prosecution, judge, decorated Army Colonel with military law experience, commercial litigator and more.

The criminal defense law firm 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 are dedicated to aggressively and ethically representing individuals charged with state crimes in Texas and federal crimes throughout the nation. Located at the same address in Dallas, find the new firm’s website at: http://dallascriminallawyers.com


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Broden & Mickelsen Recognition

Federal Criminal Attorney and Texas Lawyer, Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen has each been named a Texas Super Lawyer 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 a 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.

If you feel you need a criminal defense lawyer, feel free to call either attorney to arrange for a confidential meeting.



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The Practice

Broden & Mickelsen represents 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 defense and criminal appeals cases throughout the nation. In addition to representing clients at trial, Broden & Mickelsen has an active criminal appeals practice with experience in the Texas Court of Appeals, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Multiple Federal Criminal 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 a 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

Mickelsen Resolves Theft of Trade Secrets Case

Mick Mickelsen successfully defended his client against a past employer, Texas Instruments. The defendant was found not guilty on all counts relating to allegations of theft of trade secrets. Read Full Story.

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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