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Texas Super Lawyer – Thomson Reuters

Clint Broden & Mick Mickelsen have been awarded Texas Super Lawyer each year since 2004 by Thomson Reuters.

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

Clint Broden & Mick Mickelsen have received AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell each year since 2000.

D Magazine – Dallas/Fort Worth Best Lawyers

Clint Broden has received “Best defense attorney in 2011-2013, 2015 and 2017.”
Mick Mickelsen has received “Best Lawyers in Criminal Defense 2011-2013 and 2017.”

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers & Appellate Lawyers

Our Belief

Experienced criminal lawyers in Dallas, Broden & Mickelsen, is 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.

Both 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. 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.

Criminal defense attorney Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen are certified for trials and appeals by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as experts in criminal law.

The Approach

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.

When 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.

Our firm has represented 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. 

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Broden & Mickelsen Recent Results  

Waco,TX, Twin Peaks

Clint Broden assisted in successfully changing the narrative of the Waco,TX, Twin Peaks incident. He was successful in coordinating the cooperation of more than 100 defense counsel over three years. His representation included the recusal of the justice of the peace and both district court judges, the recusal of the district attorney’s office, three mandamuses to the court of appeals, twice overturning gag orders, the filing of numerous civil rights lawsuits, the initiation of a court of inquiry, and the filing of affidavits sexual assault of a childfrom various law enforcement officials and former DAs alleging corruption in McLennan County.

Sexual assault of a child

On August 19th, 2019, the State dismissed charges of sexual assault of a child for a client represented by Mick Mickelsen in Dallas County. The client was facing 25 years to life in prison.

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.

Murder Case

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.

Texas Court of Appeals

Broden & Mickelsen successfully persuade the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, (the highest court for criminal appeals in Texas), to unanimously reverse the decision of the lower court of appeals in State v. Ruffin.

Federal Court of Appeals

Client charged in federal court went to trial with another lawyer and was convicted of money laundering and sentenced to over 20 years in federal prison. Represented by Clint Broden on appeal, the client’s conviction was reversed and a judgment of acquittal was ordered and the client walked out of prison a free man.

Trial and Appeals Expertise

Each defense attorney has significant trial experience and a wealth of appellate experience in criminal appeals for federal courts and Texas courts.


Attorney Clint Broden

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Defense Attorney Mick Mickelsen


Texas State Cases

Client Admits Guilt. Jury Gives Probation

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.

Case Dismissed

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.

Dallas Sexual Assault Case Examples

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.

Dallas Murder Crime Defense Case Examples

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.

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State & Federal Appeal Cases

Federal Criminal Appeal Cases

Sentencing enhancement for being a leader of a drug conspiracy was reversed and client’s sentence was reduced by seven years. (September 2014)

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State & Federal Habeas Corpus Cases

Texas Habeas Corpus Cases

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)

Federal Habeas Corpus Cases

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.

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Federal Criminal Cases

White Collar Fraud Defence Case Examples

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.

Federal Drug Case Examples

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.

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About: Clint Broden & Mick Mickelsen

Founded in 1998

More Than Fifty Years Attorney Legal Experience

Recognized for Extensive Experience in Criminal Appeals, Federal Crimes and State Crimes

Clint Broden & Mick Mickelsen Voted "Super Lawyer" in Criminal Defense by Thomson Rueters 2004-2016

More than Fifty Court of Appeals Oral Arguments

Only 35% of Mr. Broden's Federal Trials Resulted in Final Convictions for the Client.

Certified in Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Clint Broden Voted One of the Best Criminal Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015