|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Northern California||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Northern California Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Northern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Northern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|Criminal Law||State Bar of California - Certified Specialist||2012|
|Attorney/Partner||HAMMERSCHMIDT BROUGHTON LAW CORPORATION||2010 - Present|
|California Mock Trial Program||Constitutional Rights Foundation||2010 - 2010|
|Judge Pro Tem||Freson County Superior Court||2003 - 2003|
|Judge Pro Tem||Fresno County Superior Court||2000 - 2000|
|Chief Defense Attorney||Ciummo & Associates||1995 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Board of Trustees||2016 - Present|
|Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Chairman||2014 - Present|
|Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Co-chair||2012 - 2014|
|Leadership Fresno||Chamber of Commerce||2011 - 2012|
|People v. Stevie B||Misdemeanor, community service, probation terminated early|
|People v. Andrew M||Felon in Possession of Firearm Dismissed!|
|People v. Joe O||Case reversed on appeal and dismissed!|
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|Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)||Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases||2015|
|Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)||Homicide Defense Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Homicide Cases and Developing Effective Defense Techniques||2014|
|Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)||Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases||2012|
|Western State University, San Diego||Law||Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of California - San Diego||Sociology, Music||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Trial Practice||Closing Arguments||2012|
|Trial Practice||Cross Examination and Closing Arguments||2011|
|Voir Dire, Opening Statements, Closing Arguments||Trial Practice||2010|
|MCLE Spring Seminar||Felony Sentencing||2010|
|Got MCLE?||Trial Preparation||2010|
Posted by anonymous
Although Mr. Broughton referred me quickly to another attorney due to his own surgery occurring, the out cone was not as I had expected. I was referred to sally vecchiarelli whom I had a constitution with 1 month post my false arrest (they have NO proof).
My case will be a civil harassment case against Clovis pd and my felon ex husband John whom is connected and documented with these corrupt individuals. My young son's and I have had our lives risked and not only has there been a false arrest of me but there has been extreme defamation (I have the proof based on objective evidence and other law enforcement whom have volunteered to to testify I was set up). When I initially spoke with sally she stated she would charge me 1,000 to address these charges if they press charges (it was not filed in November).
And she proceeded to give an option of 'defense' I was not mentally stable (which is part of the false claims and provable defamation of character by Clovis pd) and I can disprove any false claims based on objective assessment and logs. I am an RN with years experience in medicine. counter productive assessment by sally. I intentionally selected Mr. Broughton over sally due to his known experience and knowledge. I have also met Mr. Hammerschmidt on a professional and social level. When I spoke with sally again she stated her fee was over 4,000. She has been inconsistent and poor in representation of a sound defense or advice. My civil harassment suit will be very big, more importantly my two young son's lives are at risk because it has been difficult finding an attorney astute enough to follow through. That does not mean I stop trying. Neither will you- this will all be corrected.
Posted by anonymous
Mark is an excellent defense attorney I would highly recommend. He defended me in a very critical case that could have resulted in much more severe punishment than I received. He was compassionate and personable, and I was impressed with his strategies that produced my favorable outcome. I am eternally grateful for the settlement he negotiated. I truly feel he practices with high ethical and moral principles, and most importantly, is trustworthy.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mark Broughton at the worst time of my life. I was charged with 2 felonies and was at risk of jail time, losing my job and my children, basically my entire life. Mark worked closely with me and my family law attorney through the entire process and through his respected professionalism and constant attention to my case, I was able to plea no contest to 1 misdemeanor. The process was so quick I was able to keep my job and my children. I am forever grateful for what Mark has done for my me and my family. Additionally, he continues to attend each parole court check in with me for added support. I feel as though Mark was not only my attorney through this but also my support system throughout. I would whole heartedly recommend Mark as an attorney for anyone who is need.
Elizabeth Thomasian, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
I had the pleasure of working for Mark Broughton as his law clerk at Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation. Not only does he care about the person accused of a crime, but also that persons family and friends. He is very much aware that the criminal process has an impact on the entire family and works hard to communicate with all parties. Mark is a very compassionate, knowledgeable attorney, who is not afraid to push the envelope.
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