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 graduated in the top ten percent of his law school class and was a member of the Order of the Coif. In law school, Broden had articles published in the Virginia Journal of Law and Politics and the Rutgers Law Review.
The Founding of Broden & Mickelsen
Clint Broden joined a civil litigation firm in Washington, D.C following graduation from law school. However, he quickly turned away from civil litigation to follow his passion of practicing criminal defense law.
In 1992, Broden arrived in Dallas, TX where he became an Assistant Federal Public Defender of the Northern District of Texas. As an Assistant Federal Public Defender, Clint Broden practiced exclusively in federal court at both the trial level and the appellate level representing indigent defendants.
In 1998, Mr. Broden and Mr. Mickelsen, another Assistant Federal Public Defender, founded the law firm Broden & Mickelsen in Dallas, TX where they practiced criminal defense at both the state and federal level. This included pre-trial representation, trial representation, appellate representation and post-conviction representation.
A Career Criminal Defense Attorney
Clint Broden is board certified in the areas of criminal law and criminal appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice in Texas, California and the District of Columbia and has represented clients throughout the United States.
A Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Broden specializes in four areas of criminal law: Federal criminal defense, Texas criminal defense, criminal appeals and post-conviction proceedings. Unusual for a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Broden has extensive experience in complex cases and areas of law involving the death penalty, white collar offenses, drug trafficking offenses, child pornography charges, federal criminal appeals, habeas corpus proceedings and the federal sentencing guidelines. Indeed, Mr. Broden’s can match his success in federal court against any attorney in the nation. Despite the fact that approximately 90%-95% of defendants who go to trial are convicted, only 35% of Mr. Broden’s federal trials resulted in final convictions for the client.
In addition to his experience, Clint Broden has been recognized by Martindale Hubbel, receiving an “AV”rating, the highest available. He has also been designated Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters every year since 2004 . D Magazine also named him a “best white collar attorney” in the field of criminal defense for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.
A Texas Criminal Defense Attorney
Despite Mr. Broden’s experience in complex federal cases, he also represents defendants in courts throughout Texas for state crimes. Located in Dallas, Broden has traveled to district courts and county courts throughout Texas. More important than hiring a criminal defense attorney in your local area, is hiring an experienced veteran with a track record of cases and experience.
A Criminal Appeals Attorney
In criminal appeals alone, Broden has handled over seventy-five appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Broden has conducted oral arguments in over thirty cases and has obtained some type of relief for his clients in approximately one-third of his federal appellate cases.
Mr. Broden has been an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where he taught trial advocacy. Mr. Broden also lectures to other criminal defense attorneys in Texas and Louisiana on various topics related to federal criminal law including detention hearings, suppression motions, obscenity trials and federal sentencing guidelines. Mr. Broden also served as an Associate Municipal Court Judge in the City of Dallas from 1999-2004.
Mr. Broden is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Broden is also a member of the Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas County Bar Association and the Mac Taylor American Inn of Court.
Texas Super Lawyer – Thomson Reuters
Clint Broden & Mick Mickelsen have been designated Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters every year since 2004.
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 Lawyers in Criminal Defense in 2011-2013, 2015 and 2017.”
Mick Mickelsen has received “Best Lawyers in Criminal Defense 2011-2013 and 2017.”