Contributors

Clint Broden

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Clint Broden graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas for five years. In 1998, he formed Broden & Mickelsen with his partner, Franklyn “Mick” Mickelsen. Clint’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.

Clinton Henry

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Clinton Henry is one of the world’s leading cyber security and identify theft experts. Known for his engaging keynotes and insightful perspective on business and personal cyber security, Clinton has amassed a loyal following of business and IT executives who look to him for guidance on how to protect their corporate profits and reputation from attack or compromise. Contact him directly at (650) 636-7890 or clinton@clintonhenry.com.

Craig Jett

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Craig Jett received his JD degree from SMU in 1977. He is a past president of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, a past chair of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, a past president of TCDLA, and a past chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas. Craig has been board certified as a specialist in criminal law since 1986. In 2006 he argued Dixon v. United States before the United States Supreme Court. He is proud to be in his 37th year as a member of TCDLA.

Cynthia L. Hampton

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Cynthia L. Hampton practices appellate law in Austin. She formerly served as the Assistant Executive Director and General Counsel for TCDLA, where she authored the Appellate Manual, Code Books, and either co-authored or edited the Association’s other publications. A native Austinite, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. She has been Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1994. Notable published decisions include In Re Bowen, __S.W.3d__ (Tex.Crim.App. Nos.

Cynthia Orr

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Cynthia Orr earned a BBA from the University of Texas and a JD from St. Mary’s University. Past President of TCDLA and NACDL, she is currently Vice-Chair-At-Large, American Bar Association (2010–present); Representative, ­American Bar Association House of Delegates (2011–present); Member, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Committee Section (2001–present); Member, American Bar Association Prosecution and Defense Standards Task Force for Rewriting the Standards [New version being approved] (2006–present); and Member, American Bar Association Standards Committee (2006–present).

Dan Cogdell

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Dan Cogdell received a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and his JD from the South Texas College of Law. His peers have voted him one of the “Best Lawyers In America” since 1996, and he has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” since 2003. Dan, who the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association has named “Lawyer of the Year,” has been involved in a series of high-profile trials, including Enron and the Branch Davidian case. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer everywhere from UT to Harvard, appearing as well on national and international television.

Danna Kirk Mayhall

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Danna Kirk Mayhall is a 1993 graduate of Baylor Law School. She has been in solo practice since May 17, 1993. Her main areas of practice are family and criminal defense. Danna has been married for 40 years to Terry Mayhall. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Danna is past president of the Henderson County Bar Asso­ciation, 2010–11 and 2016–17, and has organized the Henderson County Reading of the Declaration of Independence every year since the first year. You can reach Danna at dkmlaw93@gmail.com.

Daryl Parker

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Daryl Parker has 20 years of experience in investigative work, including 10 as a unit legal officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he oversaw the administration of the military justice system, including conducting investigations from petty theft to homicide. As a Texas peace officer he progressed from patrol officer to lieutenant in charge of the Criminal Investigative Division, where he conducted joint investigations with the FBI, Texas Rangers, and U.S. Marshals.

David E. Moore

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David E. Moore, a sixth-generation East Texan, is a partner in the firm Holmes & Moore, PLLC. In the 1980s he served as an assistant district attorney in Gregg County, named Narcotics Prosecutor of the Year for the North Texas Region in 1988, then as chief prosecutor for the 188th District Court. David received his BA from Baylor University and his JD from the Baylor University School of Law in 1984.

David Gonzalez

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David Gonzalez is a founding partner in Sumpter & Gonzalez, LLP, in Austin. He is certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. David has represented the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association at the Texas Capitol for the past four sessions.