Dallas Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers

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If you were convicted in a federal court in Texas, you have an absolute right to file a direct appeal of the conviction and your sentence. If successful, your federal criminal appeal could lead to your conviction being vacated, a new trial, a reduction in your sentence, or other relief.

You should seek help immediately from a Dallas federal criminal appeals lawyer who has experience with the laws, rules, and sentencing procedures that make appeals in federal court different from appeals in the Texas state court system.

Our appeals lawyers know that a federal appeal is not the same as one in a Texas state court. It involves different rules of procedure, a body of law that goes beyond Texas criminal law, and even a different filing system. That is why it is so important to work with an appeals lawyer with federal court experience.

A successful appeal requires timely action. To learn how we can use our experience in your federal criminal appeal, contact Broden & Mickelsen, LLP without delay. We are ready to review your case in a free consultation.

Our Experience with Federal Criminal Appeals

At Broden & Mickelsen, LLP, we have several decades of experience handling federal criminal appeals, including cases filed in seven of the twelve United States Circuit Courts and the United States Supreme Court. While some criminal defense law firms in Dallas practice no appellate law, we are certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense Law.

List of Published Opinions from Appellate Cases Handled by Broden & Mickelsen, LLP

  • United States v. Brown, 898 F.3d 636 (5th Cir. 2018)
  • United States v. Heard, 891 F.3d 574 (5th Cir. 2018)
  • United States v. Oti, 872 F.3d 678 (5th Cir. 2017)
  • United States v. Nanda, 867 F.3d 522 (5th Cir. 2017)
  • United States v. Jackson, 849 F.3d 54 (3d Cir. 2017)
  • United States v. Holley, 831 F.3d 322 (5th Cir. 2016), cert. denied, 137 S.Ct. 2118 (2017)
  • United States v. Mahmood, 820 F.3d 177 (5th Cir.), cert. deneid, 137 S.Ct. 122 (2016)
  • United States v. Bowen, 818 F.3d 179 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 136 S.Ct. 2477 (2016)
  • Ex Parte Fujisaka, 472 S.W.3d 792 (Tex. App. 2015)
  • United States v. Rodriguez-Lopez, 756 F.3d 422 (5th Cir. 2014)
  • Ladd v. Stephens, 748 F.3d 637 (5th Cir. 2014)
  • Scott v. Stephens, 748 F.3d 609 (5th Cir. 2014)
  • United States v. Simpson, 741 F.3d 539 (5th Cir. 2014)
  • United States v. Hughes, 741 F.3d 539 (5th Cir. 2013)
  • Wiseman v. State, 394 S.W.3d 582 (Tex. App. 2012)
  • Hayes v. State, 373 S.W.3d 775 (Tex. App. 2012)
  • Jessop v. State, 368 S.W.3d 653 (Tex. App. 2012)
  • Cobb v. Thaler, 682 F.3d 364 (5th Cir. 2012)
  • In re M.P.A., 364 S.W.3d 277 (Tex. 2012)
  • United States v. Miller, 666 F.3d 905 (5th Cir. 2012)
  • United States v. Isiwele, 635 F.3d 196 (5th Cir. 2011)
  • United States v. Alston, 626 F.3d 397 (8th Cir. 2010)
  • Foster v. Thaler, 607 F.3d 391 (5th Cir.), cert denied, 131 S.Ct. 822 (2010)
  • Williams v. State, 290 S.W.3d 473 (Tex. App. 2009)
  • Slough v. State, 279 S.W.3d 409 (Tex. Crim. 2009)
  • United States v. Ogba, 526 F.3d 214 (5th Cir. 2008)
  • Ruffin v. State, 234 S.W.3d 224 (Tex. App. 2007), rev=d, 270 S.W. 3d 586 (Tex. Crim. App. 2008)
  • Fischer v. State, 235 S.W.3d 470 (Tex. App. 2007), rev=d, 268 S.W. 3d 552 (Tex, Crim. App. 2008)
  • Grisso v. State, 264 S.W.3d 351 (Tex. App. 2008)
  • Flowers v. United States, 560 F.Supp.2d 710 (D. Ind. 2008)
  • United States v. Gharbi, 510 F.3d 550 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • Horn v. Quarterman, 508 F.3d 306 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • United States v. McDowell, 498 U.S. 308 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • United States v. Shum, 496 F.2d 390 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • United States v. Scroggins, 485 F.3d 824 (5th Cir.), cert denied, 128 S.Ct. 324 (2007)
  • United States v. Caver, 470 F.3d 220 (6th Cir.), cert. denied, 127 S.Ct. 1921 (2007)
  • United States v. Fuchs, 467 F.3d 889 (5th Cir. 2006), cert. denied, 127 S.Ct. 1502 (2007)
  • United States v. Garza, 448 F.3d 294 (5th Cir. 2006)
  • United States v. Ragsdale, 426 F.3d 765 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 546 U.S. 1202 (2006)
  • Wilson v. State, 170 S.W.3d 198 (Tex. Crim. App 2005)
  • United States v. Saldana, 427 F.3d 298 (5th Cir 2005)
  • Ex parte Rodriquez, 164 S.W.3d 400 (Tex. Crim. App. 2005)
  • United States v. Scroggins, 411 F.3d 572 (5th Cir 2005)
  • United States v. Dotson, 407 F.3d 387 (5th Cir 2005)
  • Sample v. Morrison, 406 F.3d 310 (5th Cir 2005)
  • United States v. Scroggins, 379 F.3d 233 (5th Cir. 2004), cert. granted, 125 S.Ct 1062 (2005)
  • Mosley v. Dretke, 370 F.3d 467 (5th Cir 2004)
  • United States v. Miles, 360 F.3d 472 (5th Cir 2004)
  • United States v. Reinhart, 357 F.3d 521 (5th Cir. 2004)
  • United States v. Wells, 262 F.3d 455 (5th Cir. 2001)
  • Blevins v. State, 18 S.W.3d 266 (Tex. App. 2000)
  • United States v. Principe, 203 F.3d 849 (5th Cir. 2000)
  • Matthew v. Johnson, 201 F.3d 353 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 112 S.Ct. 291 (2000)
  • Chambers v. Johnson, 197 F.3d 732 (5th Cir. 1999)
  • United States v. Ramirez, 174 F.3d 584 (5th Cir. 1999)
  • United States v. Hogue, 132 F.3d 1087 (5th Cir. 1998)
  • United States v. Sullivan, 112 F.3d 180 (5th Cir. 1997)
  • United States v. Wells, 101 F.3d 370 (5th Cir. 1996)
  • United States v. Schinnell, 80 F.3d 1064 (5th Cir. 1996)
  • Clark v. Collins, 870 F.Supp. 132 (N.D. Tex. 1994), rev=d sub nom., Clark v. Scott, 70 F.3d 386 (5th Cir. 1995), cert. denied sub nom., Clark v. Johnson, 116 S. Ct. 1444 (1996)
  • United States v. Meeks, 69 F.3d 742 (5th Cir. 1995)
  • United States v. Underwood, 61 F.3d 306 (5th Cir. 1995)
  • United States v. Wadley, 59 F.3d 510 (5th Cir. 1995), reh=g denied, 83 F.3d 108 (5th Cir.)
    (Wiener, J., dissenting from denial of reh=g en banc), cert. denied, 117 S.Ct 240 (1996)
  • United States v. Jackson, 50 F.3d 1335 (5th Cir. 1995)
  • United States v. Green, 46 F.3d 461 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 515 U.S. 1167 (1995)
  • United States v. Bell, 46 F.3d 442 (5th Cir. 1995)
  • United States v. Fadipe, 43 F.3d 993 (5th Cir. 1995)
  • United States v. Wilson, 36 F.3d 1298 (5th Cir. 1994)
  • United States v. Smithers, 27 F.3d 142 (5th Cir. 1994)
  • United States v. Gross, 26 F.3d 552 (5th Cir. 1994)
  • United States v. Murphy, 996 F.2d 94 (5th Cir. 1993)
  • United States v. Voda, 994 F.2d 149 (5th Cir. 1993)
  • United States v. Wangler, 987 F.2d 228 (5th Cir. 1993)

We represent clients in federal appeals from federal courts in Texas and throughout the country. Our practice involves direct appeals, habeas corpus petitions, and other post-conviction cases. We have also filed petitions for certiorari review with the United States Supreme Court. Once we take on a case, we stay committed to pursuing a favorable result, no matter how much work it takes.