Jason R. Brogden, Esq.* ** *** ****
JRB awaits “NOT Guilty” verdict (06.28.13)
Email: BrogdenLawFirm@gmail.com (click to contact)
* Partner/Co-owner of the “Brogden Law Firm, LLC”
** Retained Counsel for the Commercial Bank of Ozark, Al
*** Retained Counsel for the Dale Medical Center, Al and the City Attorney and City Prosecutor for the town of Midland City, Alabama
**** A civil, family law and specially trained Domestic Relations (“DR”) and Domestic Violence (“DV”) mediator registered on the Alabama State Court Mediation Roster. Jason R. Brogden, Esq. is regularly appointed by many circuit judges to mediate hotly contested cases, both domestic and civil alike.
BACKGROUND: Jason R. Brogden, Esq. is a second (2nd) generation trial attorney representing individual, municipal and corporate clients in all CRIMINAL DEFENSE and general CIVIL Litigation matters throughout the state of Alabama. Jason is a graduate from the University of Alabama having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Mr. Brogden attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama where he earned a post under-graduate degree, or “Juris Doctrate” in Law. Like his well respected trial attorney father/partner, Robert H. Brogden, Esq., Jason R. Brogden, Esq. is a highly skilled criminal defense and civil trial litigator, corporate counsel, and part time city attorney and municipal prosecutor. Jason R. Brogden, Esq. represents a vast array of clients and has accumulated an abundance of criminal and civil jury experience after representing and trying various bench and jury trials throughout many municipal, probate, district, circuit, and federal courts in the state of Alabama.
EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION: Jason was born in Dale County, Alabama (Ozark), but attended and graduated high school from college “prep” school, Houston Academy in Dothan, Alabama. Jason spent a considerable amount of his early years working as a law clerk along-side his trial attorney/judge father so that he assisted with and observed countless depositions, hearings, final bench and jury trials alike before he took his first class in law school. After High School graduation, Mr. Brogden was awarded the “Paul Bear Bryant Scholarship” from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Al. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Alabama, Jason was then accepted to law school at his father’s ‘alma mater’, the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. As a law student, Mr. Brogden spent the majority of his breaks working closely with his father (and future law partner) in the preparation and actual trial of countless criminal and civil trials. Jason even spent a summer as an “extern” with the Dale County District Attorney’s office in order to obtain ‘first-hand’ experience from the side of the District Attorney’s Office. After earning his Juris Doctrate in law and passing the Alabama State Bar Examination on the first try, Mr. Brogden immediately relocated back to Dale County, Alabama where he and his father instantly became law partners and formed the Brogden Law Firm, LLC where he and his father handle legal matters and mediations all over the state of Alabama, but most commonly what is known as the “Wiregrass” area (Houston, Henry, Dale, Geneva, Coffee, Pike, and Barbour Counties).
AREAS OF PRACTICE AND LEGAL EXPERIENCE: After many years of in court experience and legal clerkship on all sides of criminal and civil cases alike, as a legal clerk and currently as a practicing attorney, trial attorney Jason R. Brogden, Esq. is one of the preeminent, knowledgeable, legally accomplished and most aggressive criminal defense and general civil trial lawyers in South East Alabama. Mr. Brogden is well known for having a vast and competent understanding of the law, especially the Alabama and Federal Rules of evidence. Additionally, Jason enjoys researching the law and always reviews the newest and most applicable law(s) before advising or taking any course of legal action. As a trial attorney, Jason is well known for his straight forward, honest and diligent practice of law, but is also respected as a very aggressive and zealous trial lawyer willing to be a zealous advocate for all of his clients both in, and outside of the court room. In fact, Mr Brogden has represented clients in all types of criminal, civil, and contested family law cases; including complex and high profile divorces, “pure” custody disputes, as well as lengthy military divorces involving the complexities of the division of retirement and marital assets and/or debts. Mr. Brogden has tried numerous serious felony criminal cases before a twelve (12) person jury wherein he delivers articulate and lengthy opening and closing statements using the most recent technology to assist him. Jason is fond of creating, from scratch, a “power point” presentations, using a high-definition projector, to help the jury members visualize the evidence and better understand the law and evidence so that a fair an impartial view of the evidence is succinctly presented.
Shortly after Jason was admitted to the Alabama state Bar, he successfully defended a “Sexual Abuse in the 1st degree” charge/indictment issued against his very first client charged and subsequently indicted for a class “B” FELONY. After the seasoned state prosecutor presented all the state’s evidence against Mr. Brogden’s client, before a 12 person jury, Mr. Brogden delivered what’s called a “Motion for a Judgement of Acquittal’ that was GRANTED! Meaning, Jason convinced the presiding Circuit Judge to DISMISS ALL THE CHARGES (see State of Alabama v. Riley) for lack of evidence! Mr. Brogden also enjoys representing clients in connection with all types of contested (or uncontested) real estate matters, wills and trusts drafting(s), boundary line disputes, adverse possession claims, and personal injury cases (and defense of all civil claims). He is also very skilled and enjoys the art of crafting and styling a professional “raw” (from scratch) legal document. (i.e., employment agreements, leases, large scale rental agreements, covenant not-to-compete, prenuptial agreements, contracts for sale of business assets).
Alabama trial attorney Jason R. Brogden, Esq. is a well versed, highly trained and aggressive trial lawyer possessing a wealth of in court experience as a criminal defense attorney, civil litigator, corporate counsel, municipal/city attorney and Mediator as Registered with the Alabama state Court mediation Roster. In particular, Mr. Brogden has defended and/or prosecuted many types of misdemeanor and felony offense found in the title 13-13A, the criminal Code of Alabama. Mr. Brogden’s extensive legal education, training, and documented history of successful jury trial experience has equipped him to represent individual and corporate clients those in need of a highly proficient, well versed, and aggressive legal advise, document preparation/review and representation. Additionally, Jason is extremely skilled in handling post judgment remedies and Appeals. In fact, Mr. Brogden has submitted numerous successful appellate briefs to the Civil Court of Appeals, the Criminal Court of Appeals and even multiple Writs of Certiorari (aka, “writ of cert”) the Supreme Court of Alabama throughout his legal career.
TECHNOLOGY AND THE BROGDEN LAW FIRM: Beginning January of 2013, unless specifically requested otherwise, Jason R. Brogden, Esq. uniquely developed a “paperless” system for the Firm so that all tangible or digital evidence, orders, pleadings, and other legal documents are stored (and digitally secured/encrypted) in a ‘cloud’ based legal management system. Meaning, ALL the BLC, LLC client’s legal documents, pleadings, and typical client files are secured and readily accessible at the lawyers finger tips so that they can be easily delivered right to your computer or mobile device! No need to waste paper and trees! Please let one of Mr. Brogden’s office manager (i.e., Jan Watson) or one of his other para-legals/legal assistants know if you wish to receive correspondence via e-mail, or you are welcome to bring a USB “thumb drive” to the office so that files, documents, or pleadings can be easily transferred/copied.
2013-2015. Recent News, Reports and Publicity:
“Enterprise man used “Stand Your Ground’ defense, found not guilty in shooting trial”
Geneva County, Alabama — An Enterprise man rightfully claimed that he stood his ground in self-defense when he shot into an occupied vehicle was found not guilty in a Geneva County court room on Thursday. Mickey Jordan, 38, was charged with firing a .270-caliber rifle three times into the vehicle of his then-19-year-old nephew, Alex Roy Jordan, while he was physically present (trespassing) on Mickey Jordan’s property in November 2010, according to a Ledger-Enquirer report – CLICK HERE. “Attorney Jason Brogden, who represented Mickey Jordan in the trial along with Bob Brogden, said Alabama’s Stand Your Ground Law was essential to the case. The attorneys advised the Ledger-Enquirer that Alex had illegally come onto Mickey’s property to steal a piece of machinery. As a result, when Mickey refused to let him take his property and demanded that he leave, Alex threatened to kill him. Then according to Mickey’s attorneys, Mickey got his gun, fired shots towards Alex’s vehicle and called police for help. Most shockingly, BLF’s client, Mickey was arrested and not Alex.”
(Source: http://dothanfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=281102 (VIDEO INTERVIEW with Jason R. Brogden) http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/article_015b4564-e026-11e2-97e3-001a4bcf6878/ & http://www.oppnewsonline.com/68493/1964/jordan-found-not-guilty-in-shooting-trial & http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/06/enterprise_man_used_stand_your/)
“HOSTAGE STANDOFF IN MIDLAND CITY ENDS WITH GUNMAN DEAD AND CHILD SAVED”
Mr. Jason R. Brogden, Esq., city attorney and municipal prosecutor for the town of Midland City, was interviewed by a reporter for the New York Times and he was subsequently quoted in the below linked article regarding the horrific and eventually heroic hostage situation in Dale County, Alabama.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Defense of ALL Felonies & Misdemeanors (Municipal, State or Felony Charges):
1) All Drug Charges; including but not limited to:
c) Manufacturing, and
d) Trafficking of all illicit contraband: marijuana, methamphetamine, amphetamine, steroids, narcotic prescription pills, ‘research’ chemicals, cocaine, crack, XTC, MDMA, LSD, heroin, opium, and moonshine,.
2) Driving Under the Influence charges (repeat “DUI” charges and convictions),
3) White Collar Crimes (illegal campaign practices, etc…)
4) Attempted Murder, 5) Murder, 6) Manslaughter, 7) Criminally Negligent Homicide,
8) Vehicular homicide, 9) Rape, 10) Sexual Abuse, 11) Elder Abuse,
12) Robbery, 13) Burglary, 14) Assault, 15) Battery, 16) Fraud,
17) Receipt of Stolen Property, 18) Theft, 19) Domestic Violence, 20) Harassment,
21) Menacing, 22) Trespassing, 23) Criminal Negligence/Mischief, 24) Solicitation and Prostitution,
25) Illegal Gambling operations, 26) Disorderly Conduct, 27) Public Intoxication, 28) Bribery and Conspiracy, 29) Perjury, 30) Charges involving the illegal use/carrying of a weapon or gun
Family/Domestic Law (DIVORCE, CUSTODY, VISITATION, SUPPORT, AND DIVISION OF ASSETS/DEBTS)
All uncontested and contested DIVORCE matters, Contested Child Custody Battles, Modifications, Visitation disputes, Spousal Support and Alimony cases, calculation and re-calculation of Child Support by the Guidelines, Division of Large Scale Marital Assets and Debts, COMPLEX MILITARY DIVORCE (including lengthy marriages involving the complexities of division of military and civil retirement). Also, as noted below, Jason is a civil, domestic relations (“DR)” and domestic violence (“DV”) mediator as registered with the Alabama state court mediation roster.
Mediation Jason is what is referred to as a “Registered mediator on the state of Alabama’s state Court mediation Roster.” More specifically, Jason is a general civil registered mediator, as well as a specially trained Domestic Relations (“DR”) and (“DV”) Domestic Violence mediator with with at least 58 hours, or 7 full days of training with Mediation Media CEO/Owner, Troy Smith. Jason has successfully mediated many civil claims, such as boundary disputes, etc, as well as an abundance of Divorce, Child Custody, Support and Visitation matters as well as modification of the same. Because Jason is a registered mediation on the state of Alabama’s state court mediation Roster, he may be, and has routinely been involuntarily appointed by at least 3 county/circuit court’s to mediate pending civil and domestic relations case pursuant to the Alabama Civil Court Mediation Rules.
Real Estate and Probate Law
Boundary Disputes, Adverse Possession Matters, Loan Closing, Deed Work, Quit Claim Deeds, Title Opinions and Insurance (certified agent), Contested & uncontested GUARDIANSHIP and CONSERVATORSHIP, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Adoptions, surrogacy, gestational surrogacy agreements,,
Contractual Law – “Raw” or “Original” Legal Drafting
Drafting of original employment contracts, sales agreements, promissory notes, sale of (large and small) business or personal assets (from business equipment to personal acreage), division of business assets, debts, etc…
Chapter 7 and 13
Civil Litigation/accidents/corporate defense
All types of Plaintiff’s litigation and insurance defense
Representing municipalities throughout Alabama. Also, proficient as “City court prosecutors” handling each and every ticket/arrest that goes through a municipal court
Defense of all federal crimes
Admitted to Practice:
All Municipal, State and Federal Courts in Alabama
The U.S. District Court, and
The Middle District of Alabama
Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, “Juris Doctorate” in Law
Alabama State Bar; Dale County Bar Association
“REGISTERED” “DR” (Domestic Relations), “DV” (Domestic Violence), “Civil” and Appellate Mediator on the Alabama State Court Mediation Roster. This is NOT considered a “certification”
Certified in the art of ‘Legal Reasearch ‘- Lexis Nexis & Westlaw Next.