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Hall of Fame Award
Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year
Charles Butts Pro Bono Award
Rodney Ellis Justice Award
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
Clint Broden graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and obtained his law degree in 1990 from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He practiced briefly for a large civil litigation firm in Washington, D.C. until he came to his senses and joined the Federal Public Defender's Office for the Northern District of Texas in 1992. After more than five years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender, he formed Broden & Mickelsen with his partner, Franklyn "Mick" Mickelsen, another former Assistant Federal Public Defender. Mr. Broden's practice is devoted almost exclusively to criminal defense in both state and federal courts with an emphasis on federal court trials as well as appellate litigation in both federal and state courts. He has won several acquittals at trial in federal court and has had case dispositive suppression motions granted in several federal cases. In addition, he has handled almost fifty appellate cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and has argued before the Fifth Circuit on twenty-seven occasions. Mr. Broden frequently lectures to other criminal defense lawyers on the topics of detention hearings in federal court and the application of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and matters of substantive criminal law.