Breaking News From Waco Lawyers

I just received a message from attorney Clint Broden, the flamboyant attorney who has been making news at the forefront of leading the oncoming legal assault against Waco Police and their actions on May 17th at Twin Peaks, as well as the ridiculous brouhaha of million dollar bonds and false accusations and confiscation of vehicles that ensued. He has been working diligently since the onset of this situation, and now announces he has joined forces with my second favorite attorney in this… My recently acquired friend Don Tittle is a force of nature civil rights attorney who has been known to take a chunk out of McClennan county for their misconduct in the past.

Clint wrote:

My law firm had joined forces with Don Tittle to pursue potential claims on behalf of several motorcyclists for civil rights violations in connection with the Twin Peaks arrests and detentions. Don is a seasoned civil rights litigator who regularly takes on police departments, municipalities and agencies who have violated a citizen’s civil rights. Meanwhile I have been actively involved in this case since almost the beginning.
Over the past two months I have been asked numerous questions regarding potential civil claims arising out of the Twin Peaks incident as well as receiving many requests for copies of the various pleadings I have filed in my client’s criminal and civil cases. As a result, I have launched a website that addresses these issues and have placed on the website copies of many of the pleadings that have been filed as well as several news articles about the case. Because of the “gag order” imposed, I can’t discuss the case with the media, however, I can make public pleadings available to all and will update the website on a regular basis.
I welcome all feedback. The website can be found at:

Waco Biker Justice Web Page Link!

The site itself is a clean and precise approach to exactly what he said, offering support and resources for the Waco victims. From the front page:

Clint Broden and the firm of Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes, LLP have been active in their defense of one of the motorcyclists arrested in Waco, Texas on May 17, 2015 based on a fill-in-the-name criminal complaint and his subsequent detention on $1,000,000 bond set by a non-lawyer Justice of the Peace in order that the Justice of the Peace could “send a message.” Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes, LLP has also been critical of the lack of transparency in the case and the idea that a Waco police detective could fairly serve as the foreman of the grand jury considering the case. Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes, LLP were the first lawyers to obtain the surveillance video from both Twin Peaks and Don Carlos and the only firm to have the Justice of the Peace disqualified from hearing their client’s case. Since that time, a gag order has been entered against Clint Broden and the firm and that gag order is currently being challenged in the Waco Court of Appeals.

Don Tittle

Tittle is an experienced civil rights attorney who has a long history of holding police officers, police departments and municipalities responsible for civil rights violations. In fact, Don has achieved several million dollar verdicts in civil rights cases. For individuals who have been abused by the police Don’s firm has worked tirelessly to pursue justice, hold violators accountable, and to effectuate positive changes in the community.

Since 2010, Don has had five cases among Texas Lawyer’s annual list of Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements. Like Clint, Don has been named Top 100 trial lawyers by National Trial Lawyers.

The Team

Broden and his firm have now joined forces with Don Tittle and his firm to represent motorcyclists whose civil rights were violated in connection with the Twin Peaks incident in Waco, Texas on May 17, 2015. With Clint’s firm grasp of factual background of the case and the legal intricacies involved in the criminal aspect of the case and Don’s track record of success in civil right litigation, the two firms will team up as a formidable force and hold those responsible for the wholesale violations of civil rights accountable.

It is our current plan to file individual civil rights cases. Some have asked about a class action, but, in our opinion that is inadvisable for several reasons not the least of which it is often only the lawyers who profit from class actions. We explain this further on the FAQ page.

If you believe your civil rights were violated as a result of actions by law enforcement officials on May 17, 2015 in connection with the Twin Peaks incident, please contact us immediately for a free evaluation of your case.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
-Pastor Martin Niemöller

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Don’s website touts a no holes barred approach to personal litigation:

AN ADVOCATE IN THE COURTROOM. AN ADVOCATE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS.

The Law Offices of Don Tittle is a trial law firm that handles both civil and criminal cases throughout Texas, and nationwide.

Recognized as an advocate for civil rights, serious personal injury, and wrongful death litigation, the Law Offices of Don Tittle has prevailed in some of the most highly publicized cases of police misconduct and civil rights violations in Texas.

Selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers in 2015, Don Tittle has successfully represented hard working people and their families against some of America’s largest insurance companies, Fortune 500 corporations, and governmental agencies at both the state and local level.

Our track record of success is a direct result of the personal attention and commitment made to each client.

With over 25 years of experience, Don Tittle has tried numerous criminal and civil cases to verdict. After gaining invaluable experience in the courtroom as an Assistant District Attorney, he went into private practice in 1993.

Don Tittle Website

For those of you who don’t know yet who Broden is:

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. THE FOUNDING OF BRODEN, MICKELSEN, HELMS & SNIPES 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. A CAREER CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY 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. A FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY 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. A TEXAS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY 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. A CRIMINAL APPEALS ATTORNEY 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. PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE 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.

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.
THE FOUNDING OF BRODEN, MICKELSEN, HELMS & SNIPES
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.
A CAREER CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
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.
A FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
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.
A TEXAS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
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.
A CRIMINAL APPEALS ATTORNEY
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.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE
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.

Clint Broden’s Website

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5 Responses to “Breaking News From Waco Lawyers”

  1. Cathy Ray Says:

    This is great and welcome news!!! so many of our fellow bikers who are friends and family have been grossly accused and falsely accused, Thank God there are still honest people that can help fight for them!

  2. Ream them a new asshole….

  3. Keep up the good fight. True Americans are depending on people like you to keep the so called authorities in check.

  4. robert hardman Says:

    I strongly encourage anyone, who has been directly affected by Waco, sitting on the fence about litigation and liabilities to get on the side of those violated and add their story,suit to all that these fellas are doing.

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