Aggressive and Ethical Representation
Clint Broden & Mick Mickelsen are board certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense Law.
Clint Broden & Mick Mickelsen have been awarded Texas Super Lawyer each year since 2004 by Thomson Reuters.
Clint Broden & Mick Mickelsen have received AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell each year since 2000.
Clint Broden has received “Best Lawyers in Criminal Defense in 2011-2013, 2015 and 2017.”
Mick Mickelsen has received “Best Lawyers in Criminal Defense 2011-2013 and 2017.”
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 all partners play an active role in the firm’s cases.
All partners are 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 by using all the resources available to achieve a favorable resolution. 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.
Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen are certified for trials and appeals by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as experts in criminal law.
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The prosecution will investigate every detail of your case; get a defense lawyer who will do the same.
Before a client retains our law firm, one or more partners, will meet with a client and fully discuss the facts of the case with the client. While no Criminal Defense Law Firm can ever promise a 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.
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 occurring. Each partner has represented a significant number of business executives charged with complicated white collar fraud crimes, individuals charged with sexual assualt cases, as well as numerous individuals charged with murder & violent crimes and child pornography cases.
Broden & Mickelsen provides an aggressive defense for those charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).
We 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.
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.
Legal Education Broden attended the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated magna cum laude with honors in Political Science. He received his law degree in 1990 from the University of Virginia. He…
Education & Public Service Franklyn ‘Mick’ Mickelsen graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1990. He began his career as an associate for Michael Fawer, who at the time represented Danny Faulkner…
2015 Client admits guilt in eleven home invasion/robberies. At trial the State request the jury to give him 50 years, the jury gives him probation.
2015 Client confessed to participation in drive by shooting with two co-defendants. The co-defendants plead guilty. Defense investigation establishes that client’s confession and confession of two co-defendants are false. Case dismissed against client.
On March 20, 2008, a client represented by Clint Broden at a jury trial held in Dallas County was found NOT GUILTY of molesting his step-granddaughter. Following the acquittal, the client’s records was expunged.
A client facing a life sentence was found NOT GUILTY of murder despite the fact that he was identified by an eyewitness and implicated in the murder by his accomplice.
Sentencing enhancement for being a leader of a drug conspiracy was reversed and client’s sentence was reduced by seven years. (September 2014)
Client was convicted in Fannin County, Texas with aggravated kidnapping and sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment. Broden & Mickelsen was retained to file a post-conviction Writ of Habeas Corpus which the Court of Criminal Appeals granted based on the ineffective assistance of client’s attorney at trial. Client’s conviction was vacated. (March 2014)
Broden & Mickelsen represented a client who had been sentenced in state court to 70 years imprisonment for robbery. In a post-conviction proceeding in federal court under 28 U.S.C. § 22554 (a “2254 motion”), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed the client’s conviction after finding Dallas County prosecutors improperly struck two African-Americans from the jury that heard his case.
Broden & Mickelsen represented a doctor charged with medicare fraud who faced a prison sentence and loss of his medical license. Shortly before trial, Broden & Mickelsen negotiated a settlement where the client was place on pretrial diversion without any conviction or damage to his license.
On February 21, 2008 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (Midland Division), a client with three prior federal drug convictions who was facing 22-27 years imprisonment for being a career criminal was found NOT GUILTY of a new drug charge after a three day trial.
Broden & Mickelsen LLP are often consulted by news media to provide expert commentary on important legal events and significant cases.
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers of Broden & Mickelsen, LLP
2600 State St Dallas, Texas 75204
Main Phone: (214) 720-9552