WACO, TX - MAY 18:  Motorcyles sit in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant, the scene of a motorcyle gang shootout, May 18, 2015 in Waco, Texas.  A shootout between rival biker gangs began in the afternoon May 17, led to nine dead, many injured and 170 arrerested.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Amendment IV to the United States Constitution

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Clint Broden

Clint Broden

Clint Broden and the firm of Broden & Mickelsen, 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 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 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

attorney-don-tittle2Don 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

IMG_3162Clint Broden has joined forces with Don Tittle 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, their 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