“Broden attended the University of Pennslyvania.”    Thus explaining the “what the hell” looks occasionally belied by the left eyebrow of biker attorney Clint Broden.  The trial hasn’t even started yet and phrases like “an audible groan”,  and “an audible sigh”,  have shown up in recent television and print media.

“Have you lost your mind”?,  my meanest Aunt would yell as she ran out the back screen door when my twin cousins were trying to drown another cousin,  “Cliffie”.  There is no Dr. Phil or Aunt Margaret to just scream out the obvious.  No.  We’re going to pretend that DA Reyna wasn’t law partners with Judge Matt Johnson,  that Judge Strother can be fair,  even after putting a POLICE DETECTIVE “in” as Foreman of the Twin Peaks Grand Jury.  It’s as obvious as the nose on everyone’s face yet “The Emperor’s New Clothes” continues in a vacuum of apathy.

Don’t lose hope, however,  Harry surely hasn’t,  he’s smirking this morning.  Clint Broden and Casie Gotro are just the FIRST TWO lawyers to take on these officials,  there are 97 more just waiting for their chance.

“We’re going to bankrupt your County”,    the biker attorneys have promised.

Let the games begin.


Clint Broden attorney for biker Matthew Clendennen

Broden attended the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated magna cum laude with honors in Political Science. He received his law degree in 1990 from the University of Virginia. He graduated in the top ten percent of his law school class and was a member of the Order of the Coif. In law school, Broden had articles published in the Virginia Journal of Law and Politics and the Rutgers Law Review.
Clint Broden joined a civil litigation firm in Washington, D.C following graduation from law school. However, he quickly turned away from civil litigation to follow his passion of practicing criminal defense law.
In 1992, Broden arrived in Dallas, TX where he became an Assistant Federal Public Defender of the Northern District of Texas. As an Assistant Federal Public Defender, Clint Broden practiced exclusively in federal court at both the trial level and the appellate level representing indigent defendants.
In 1998, Mr. Broden and Mr. Mickelsen, another Assistant Federal Public Defender, founded the law firm Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes in Dallas, TX where they practiced criminal defense at both the state and federal level. This included pre-trial representation, trial representation, appellate representation and post-conviction representation.
Clint Broden is board certified in the areas of criminal law and criminal appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice in Texas, California and the District of Columbia and has represented clients throughout the United States. Review Mr. Broden’s Texas Bar license for more information.
Mr. Broden specializes in four areas of criminal law: Federal criminal defense, Texas criminal defense, criminal appeals and post-conviction proceedings. Unusual for a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Broden has extensive experience in complex cases and areas of law involving the death penalty, white collar offenses, drug trafficking offenses, child pornography charges, federal criminal appeals, habeas corpus proceedings and the federal sentencing guidelines.
In addition to his experience, Clint Broden has been recognized by Martindale Hubbel, receiving an “AV”rating, the highest available. He has also been peer nominated for Texas Super Lawyer in criminal defense every years since 2004. D Magazine also named him a “best white collar attorney” in the field of criminal defense for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Despite Mr. Broden’s experience in complex federal cases, he also represents defendants in courts throughout Texas for state crimes. Located in Dallas, Broden has traveled to district courts and county courts throughout Texas. More important than hiring a criminal defense attorney in your local area, is hiring an experienced veteran with a track record of cases and experience.
In criminal appeals alone, Broden has handled over seventy-five appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Broden has conducted oral arguments in over thirty cases and has obtained some type of relief for his clients in approximately one-third of his federal appellate cases.
Mr. Broden has been an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where he taught trial advocacy. Mr. Broden also lectures to other criminal defense attorneys in Texas and Louisiana on various topics related to federal criminal law including detention hearings, suppression motions, obscenity trials and federal sentencing guidelines. Mr. Broden also served as an Associate Municipal Court Judge in the City of Dallas from 1999-2004.
Mr. Broden is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Broden is also a member of the Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas County Bar Association and the Mac Taylor American Inn of Court.




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