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I am one of very few attorneys in Texas who is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specilization in both criminal law and appellate criminal law. As of November 2014, there were only 3 other law firms in the Dallas area certified in criminal appeallate law.

I represent clients charged with criminal offenses in federal courts throughout the nation and in state court throughout Texas. I represent clients charged with any type of criminal offense but concentrate on complex cases, even taking a case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to an active trial practice, I have an active criminal appeals practice and post-conviction writ practice and have argued over 30 cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Read my full bio on my website. 




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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 50%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Federal Crime: 25%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Broden& Mickelsen

2600 State Street
Dallas, TX, 75204


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199708/17/2016
DCInactive 199107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Crimianl Defense Lawyer in DallasD Magazine2015
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2015
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Best Crinal Defense Laweyrs in DallasD Magazine2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Best Criminl Defense Lawyersin DallasD Magazine2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Best Criminal Defense Lawyers In DallasD Magazine2011
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal DefenseTexas Board of Legal Specialization1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner & AttorneyBroden & Mickelsen1998 - Present
Assistant Federal Public DefenderFederal Public Defender1992 - 1997
AssociateRoss, Dixon & Masback1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationDirectorN/A
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
William "Mac" Taylor Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. Scroggins, 485 F.3d 824 (5th Cir. 2007)N/A
U.S. v. Caver, 470 F.3d 220 (6th Cir. 2007)N/A
U.S. v. Fuchs, 467 F.3d 889 (5th Cir. 2006)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Rutgers Law ReviewLitigating State Constitutional Rights to an Adequate Education and the Remedy of State Operated School Districts1990
Journal of Law and PoliticsEmergency Room Surgery on Abortion Rights1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of PennsylvaniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Skills SeminarEthics for Criminal Lawyers2011
Federal Practice SeminarFederal Sentencing Guidelines and Appeal2009
Federal Practice SeminarCriminal Practice in Federal Court2006
Life in the BalanceMitigation Investigation in Death Penalty Habeas Cases2005
Anatomy of the WinHyde Amendment2005
Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers SeminarDefending Obscenity Cases2003
All that JazzDetention Hearings in Federal Court2003
Louisiana Criminal Defense LawyersSearch & Seizure in Federal Court2001
Federal Criminal Practice SeminarFederal Sentencing Guidelines2001
Federal Criminal Practice SeminarFederal Sentencing Guidelines2000
Law Tips from the Piney WoodsDetention Hearings and Probable Cause Hearing in Federal Court1999
Federal Criminal Practice SeminarFederal Sentencing Guidelines1999