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Mick Mickelsen Rated Best Criminal Attorney in Dallas

Rated Best Dallas Criminal Attorney Franklin (Mick) Mickelsen 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 in the infamous I-30 condominium fraud trial. From 1992—1998, Mickelsen worked as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Dallas. During that time he defended people charged in Federal court with crimes ranging from a bank robbery, drug conspiracies, and white-collar fraud. He also handled numerous Federal criminal appeal cases.

The Founding of a Criminal Defense Firm

In 1998, Mickelsen formed the law firm of Broden & Mickelsen with Clint Broden. Although much of their practice continued to be focused in Federal court, the two partners began to represent defendants in Texas courts around the state. These cases involved charges ranging from DWI’s to murder.

Results at Broden & Mickelsen

Mr. Mickelsen also became involved in numerous capital cases on the trial level and on the appellate level. He had the extraordinary good fortune of having several of his clients’ death sentences overturned in post-conviction litigation. On each of the death penalty cases on which he represented the defendant at trial he was able to negotiate a non-death sentence for his client.

In Federal court some of Mickelsen’s notable wins was an eight-week trial in which his client was charged with environmental laboratory fraud, winning a two-week computer-hacking trial, and winning a two-week theft of trade secret trial.

In criminal appeals, he has had murder cases and sexual assault cases reversed for new trials, among others, and argued a case before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that established important precedent pertaining to the insanity defense.

While in private practice with Clint Broden, Mickelsen has been designated Texas Super Lawyer by Thomas Reuters every year since 2004; has been an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at SMU Law School; and has been a speaker at several continuing legal education events.

Mick Mickelsen has lived in Dallas, Texas for most of his life and is married to Dr. Jolie Bailey.


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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 Lawyer in 2011-2013, 2015 and 2017.”
Mick Mickelsen has received “Best Lawyers in Criminal Defense 2011-2013 and 2017.”

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