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David Miles Brissette

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

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also known as D. Miles Brissette

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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D. Miles Brissette is a board certified criminal trial attorney based in Fort Worth, Texas.   He became a principle in the Law Offices of Gill & Brissette in 2015, after nearly two decades in the Tarrant County, Texas Criminal District Attorney’s Office. He is Board Certfied in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. 


Miles has investigated and litigated offenses ranging from simple thefts and DWIs to death penalty cases.  He was a prosecutor in the high profile case against Chante Mallard, a Fort Worth woman convicted in 2003 of striking a man with her car, driving home with him lodged in her windshield and leaving him to die.  More recently, Miles was chosen as one of a multi-jurisdictional team of special prosecutors in the 2014 death penalty case against former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams for the assassinations of Kaufman County Criminal District Attorney Mike McLelland, McLelland’s wife and his First Assistant Mark Hasse. 


As Chief Prosecutor of the Tarrant County Forensic and Technical Services Unit, Miles oversaw investigation and prosecution of arson and explosives cases, as well as the office’s Regional Forensic Video Lab and the Electronic Case Management System, which was the backbone for the criminal justice system in Tarrant County.  Fire dynamics became a passion for Miles as a prosecutor. His understanding of fire science earned him an international reputation for successfully pursuing complex arson cases during a period of time where many questioned the field of fire science.  In 2012, A Texas Advisory Council on Arson (ATAC) named him the Texas Arson Prosecutor of the Year. Miles currently serves on the board of directors for ATAC and the Texas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.


Miles has developed a widely recognized expertise using technology to dissect the most complex litigation and discovery intensive cases.  His work on the national level to establish standards for law enforcement in-car and interrogation room video continues today. He also is a member of the Texas Supreme Court’s Judicial Committee on Information Technology (JCIT). Miles and retired State District Judge Robert Gill recently co-founded 3rd Chair Digital Forensics LLC. The firm was established to provide businesses and private attorneys access to forensic processing, review and analysis of digital multimedia evidence at a level previously available only to government attorneys.


Miles has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Christian University. He received his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. 


The Law Offices of Gill & Brissette (Not a Partnership)
Wells Fargo Tower
201 Main Street, Suite 801
Fort Worth, TX, 76102
The Law Offices of Gill & Brissette (Not a Partnership)
600 North Carroll Avenue
Suite 100
Southlake, TX, 76092
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  • Retainer Sometimes
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Member / Private Investigator
  • Third Chair Investigations LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Principal Member
  • Third Chair Digital Forensics LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Principal Member
  • Third Chair Technologies LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Principal Member
  • the Law Offices of Gill & Brissette
  • 2015 - Present
  • Chief Prosecutor - Forensic & Technical Services Unit
  • Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2014
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  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1998
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1998
  • Texas Christian University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1994
  • Texas Christian University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas vs. D.T.W.
  • No Bill
  • State of Texas vs. M.E.B.
  • No Bill
  • State of Texas vs. Eric L. Williams
  • Death Penalty Imposed
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  • Texas Chapter - International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
  • 2nd Vice President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • A Texas Advisory Council on Arson
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • The National Association of Fire Investigators
  • 2012 - Present
  • The International Association of Arson Investigators
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Association International, Inc.
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 1998 - Present
  • National College of District Attorneys
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Tarrant County Arson Task Force
  • 2001 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018
  • Lone Star Prosecutor Award - Prosecutor(s) of the Year
  • Texas District & County Attorneys Association
  • 2016
  • Texas Arson Prosecutor of the Year
  • A Texas Advisory Council on Arson (ATAC)
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • death penalty seminar
  • 2016
  • Arson for Prosecutors
  • Arson Case Construction
  • 2014
  • 59th Annual Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar
  • How to survive a Daubert Challenge with NFPA 1033
  • 2014
  • National Institute of Justice Video Standards Advisory Working Group
  • The History of the Video Standard
  • 2012
  • National Forensics Academy
  • Digital Multimedia Evidence
  • 2012
  • Criminal Justice Institute
  • From the Prosecution perspective...
  • 2012
  • CLE on Arson Investigation
  • Arson Investigation
  • 2012
  • Violence Against Women Act
  • Digital Multimedia Evidence Collection Training
  • 2011
  • Annual Conference
  • Digital Multimedia Evidence in the Courtroom
  • 2011
  • National Symposium on Indigent Defense
  • DME & Cell Phone Forensics
  • 2010
  • Ohio Capital Litigation Seminar for Prosecutors
  • Use of Digital Multimedia Evidence in a Capital Trial
  • N/A
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference - Nassau, Bahamas
  • Digital Multimedia Evidence
  • N/A
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"Miles embodies the core of legal ethics, vigorously defending each of his clients with the same care and intensity as one would give their own family."
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Fort Worth Criminal defense Lawyer David Miles Brissette
David Miles Brissette
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Worth, TX
Licensed for 25 years
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