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 appeals cases throughout the nation. 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 law 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.
Attorney Clint Broden and Attorney Mick Mickelsen has each been named a Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2004. Each attorney is "AV" rated by Matrindale-Hubbel. Both lawyers were also listed among the "Best Lawyers" in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of D Magazine. If you feel you need a criminal defense lawyer, feel free to call either attorney to arrange for a confidential meeting.
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. Recently, the firm obtained a new trial for a client in unconscionable conduct in the case. 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.
Clint Broden named Appellate Lawyer of the Week – Jan. 16, 2012
Rarely is a criminal lawyer given this honor.
It was given for his recent appellate victory in which
he reversed a client's 21 year prison sentence.
Mick Mickelsen Wins Big
Ellen Chen Yeh was found not guilty on all counts relating to allegations of theft of trade secrets from Texas Instruments after a two week trial before Federal judge Jorge Solis.
Clint Broden Prevails
In March 2014, Clint Broden prevailed on an 11.07 writ for a client in the Court of Criminal Appeals. Client was sentenced to fifteen years for aggravated kidnapping.
Clint filed a Writ of Habeas Corpus claiming that trial counsel was ineffective for not objecting to references to client’s criminal history.
The District Court in Fannin County found that the trial attorney was deficient but recommended that writ be denied because client was not prejudiced.
After ordering full briefing, CCA granted the writ in a unanimous opinion finding both deficient performance by trial counsel and prejudice.