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Alabama Trial Lawyers, Robert H. Brogden, (“Bob”) and Jason R. Brogden, Esq. are the managing owners and “father and son” law partners of the Brogden Law Firm, LLC (“BLF”). Almost a decade ago the Brogden attorneys formed one of the most experienced, unique and well-rounded general trial law firms with 55 + plus years of combined legal experience in South-East Alabama. Brogden Law Firm, LLC is situated in Ozark, Al – Dale County but handle legal matters all over the state. Bob Brogden has been a general trial practitioner in the Wiregrass since 1972 and his law partner/son, Jason, returned home almost 10 years ago to practice law with his father. Bob is a graduate of Auburn University and Jason is a Graduate of the University of Alabama. However, both attorneys earned their law degrees from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Al. The Brogdens are very experienced and extremely dedicated in the handling of any and all contested/uncontested civilian and military Divorces, as well as high asset/profile divorces and other Family Law matters. Also, the attorneys regularly handle out of wedlock paternity/pure custody disputes, Juvenile cases, complex modifications of all orders, Appeals and most other general civil cases (i.e., personal injury, real estate, probate and contract disputes). The Brogdens are also well known for zealously and aggressively representing all their clients in the Defense of all misdeamenor (DUI/Domestic Violence) and felony (from drug charges, Theft to Murder) Criminal Charges throughout all municipal, state and federal courts in Alabama, including non-violent white collar charges. The trial attorneys at the BLF are highly regarded for their detailed oriented approach and extremely effective methods of representing clients in both Civil and Criminal Defense bench and jury trials. The Brogdens have handled and tried thousands of bench and jury trials in almost all court rooms in Alabama so that they more than equipped and ready to handle almost any matter which you may need legal assistance. Please call today at (334) 774-5171!
BLF trial lawyers represent individuals, corporate and municipal clients in a wide variety of criminal and civil matters in Alabama, but most common practice in the “Wiregrass” area located in South-East Alabama (most commonly in 7 counties – 1) Dale, 2) Geneva, 3) Coffe, 4) Pike, 5) Houston, 6) Henry, and 7) Barbour Counties). The trial lawyers at the Brogden Law Firm, LLC often “team up” to represent/defend clients charged with criminal charges or in high profile/asset divorces, violent or white collar criminal jury trials as well as those involved in complex civil matters/jury trials. The attorneys are licensed to practice in all Alabama Federal court(s) handling both criminal defense and civil matters, including Bankruptcy petitions (Chapter 7 and 13). The Brogden Law Firm Firm, LLC is also well versed in handling Criminal and Civil appeals, including appeals to the Supreme Court of Alabama (i.e, a “writ of certiorari”). The Attorneys at the BLF, LLC are specially trained as “registered” Mediators in Alabama. Specifically, the Brogdens are registered on the Alabama state court Mediation Roster for general Civil mediation, Domestic relations (“DR”) and Domestic Violence (“DV”) mediations. Please click on the “areas of practice” tab above for a more detailed outline of the civil and criminal defense matters the BLF, LLC attorneys handle.
To schedule a confidential consultation with any one of the attorneys, please call (334) 774-5171, or send an e-mail to [email protected] with your inquiry. Please be advised the legal support staff at BLF is prohibited from quoting fees/retainers for any reason. All prospective clients must meet/speak with an attorney in person (or in special circumstances over a pre-planned telephone consult) so they can go over all the facts, apply the appropriate law to said facts and then quote an appropriate flat fee or retainer. Please remember each case is very different thereby requiring different fees to be paid up front so that there is not a standard fee that the attorney will quote. Prospective clients may quickly e-mail the BLF using the “sidebar” e-mail box located the immediate right side, or you may contact us and find more information with the tabs above or by clicking the ‘Contact Us” tab located at the top right of this page.
Legal Specialties and Areas of Experience
The Brogden Law Firm, LLC is regarded as one of the premier trial law firms in South East Alabama, especially in two (2) main areas. First, the firm has a wealth of experience in (1) the Defense of all Misdemeanor and Felony CRIMINAL charges. Secondly, the Brogdens handle all (2) DOMESTIC/FAMILY LAW/DIVORCE/MODIFICATIONS (civil cases). The firm handles cases most commonly in seven (7) counties in the Wiregrass: 1) Dale, 2) Geneva, 3) Coffee, 4) Pike, 5) Houston, 6) Henry and 7) Barbour counties. In particular, Bob and Jason Brogden are well known as a”father and son legal team” in the: Defense of serious criminal charges, especially self-defense cases involving high-profile and complex charges which may require experts and lengthy jury trials. The Firm is especially well versed in divorce or other family law cases involving the complexities or equitably dividing detailed business or high marital/personal assets and those cases where spouses have lengthy military retirement claims/calculation(s), high profile/asset divorces, accurate child support orders, visitation and spousal support claims, modification of final judgments, and appeals.
* Disclaimer: NO representation is being made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
Notable and Recent Jury Trial/Appellate News:
January/February, 2018 – STATE v. GISSENDANNER (CLASS B and C FELONIES REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR) The Client was charged with 3 serious felonies, Robbery 1st (a class A felony carrying a penalty of 10 years to LIFE in prison) , Kidnapping 2nd (A class B felony carrying a penalty of not less than 2 years and up to 20 years in prison) and Assault 2nd (A class C felony with a max of 10 years in prison). Accordingly, if convicted the BLF client was facing serious prison time, but after vigorous defense and negotiation with the DA, the BLF was able to negotiate for ALL three (3) felonies to be dismissed in exchange for the client to plead to one misdemeanor (assault 3rd). The client was very happy with the outcome wherein he received a small fine, no jail time and no probation. Link to original article after charges for 3 felonies was made – https://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Arrests-Made-Suspect-Still-Sought-in-Ozark-Kidnapping-Case-392577291.html
August 2017 – (APPEALS – AFFIRMED) The BLF, LLC submitted two appellate briefs to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals and the first came back in Favor of the Brogden Law Firm and we currently await a ruling on the second case. * Update, BLF was successful! A winning ruling was issued by the Civil Court of Appeals (the Judge’s ruling in favor of the BLF client was AFFIRMED!)
January – March 2017 – (STATE VS. JACKSON, JAMES HUNTER (CLASS A FELONY – MURDER CHARGE REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR) – BLF, LLC’s Client, Mr. James Hunter Jackson was indicted for a class A felony (MURDER – carrying a sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison if convicted) but the attorneys, Jason and Bob Brogden, Esq. negotiated a plea bargain deal so that Mr. Jackson’s charges were reduced to a mere MISDEMEANOR. Based on all the factors, including a legitimate claim of self-defense, the attorneys were able to secure this giant reduction. At a contested sentencing hearing, Mr. Jackson was not remanded to jail/prison but placed on 12 months of heightened probation, known as community corrections. He will remain at his home. When initially he was indicted by the Grand Jury of Dale County for MURDER, a Class A Felony. Link: click here for news article regarding plea Link2: Click here for new article regarding sentencing to community corrections instead of jail/prison
November 2016 (ASSAULT FELONY REDUCED TO MERE YOUTHFUL OFFENDER MISDEMEANOR) – The Brogden Law Firm represented a local Man, “Z.G.”, who indicted by a grand jury for Assault in the second degree (a Class C Felony) in Coffee County Circuit Court stemming from an alleged shooting wherein the victim was allegedly shot twice by our client. Jason R. Brogden and Josh Holcomb handled this matter together where they filed a motion for “Pre-trial Immunity” and conducted a hearing on self-defense, which is a newly enacted mechanism in our self-defense statute which allows for such a pre-trial hearings before Defendants have to go through a lengthy jury trial. Our client asserted he was defending his person, was in imminent fear of his life and his girlfriend at the time. After a conducted lengthy and very productive immunity hearing before Circuit Judge, the Hon. Judge Thomas Head, the District Attorney’s office contacted Mr. Brogden the very next day and offered to reduce the felony charge to a mere MISDEMEANOR (Assault 3rd) and grant the young man “YO” or Youthful offender status (so the file was sealed) with no fine, no court cost, no probation and a short suspended sentence so that he never spent more than an hour in jail when he was indicted and booked in and bonded right out. We believe the client was very satisfied with the outcome and the long hours our firm worked on his case, weekends included.
December 2014 (FELONIES DISMISSED!)- A Local Doctor has retained the attorneys of the Brogden Law Firm, LLC to defend 3 counts of sexual abuse levied against him by the District Attorney’s office of the 33rd judicial circuit. The Doctor/client has maintained his innocence since day 1, as there is absolutely no forensic or DNA evidence involved in this matter. The client and the attorneys at the BLF, LLC eagerly forward to their day in court. GENEVA COUNTY UPDATE – 2016 ALL INDICTMENTS LEVIED AGAINST THE BELOW DOCTOR HAVE BEEN DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE! The BLF successfully vindicated their client, the Geneva Doctor, of ALL charges and he is still practicing medicine (and never stopped as the DEA nor the hospitals believed the allegations). Another successful case for the Brogden Law Firm, LLC and its’ attorneys!
September 2014 (FELONIES REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!) The Brogden Law Firm has been retained to defend a Geneva County, Al Man charged with “Possessing Weapons Of Mass Destruction”. The client maintains his innocence and looks forward to his day in trial as we believe the true evidence will reveal itself. UPDATE – *** 2016 UPDATE ALL CHARGES HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO A SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR CHARGE WHEREIN THE BLF, LLC CLIENT PAID A SMALL FINE, WAS NOT ORDERED TO SPEND ONE DAY IN JAIL/PRISON AND HE HAS GONE ON WITH HIS LIFE AFTER THE ABI/FBI CLAIMED HE POSSESSED “WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION”, WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE A MISDEMEANOR CASE.
August 20th, 2014 – The trial attorneys at the Brogden Law Firm, LLC have been retained to represent and defend at trial a local citizen who has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her former employer, a local dentist. See below for the most recent news article from the Dothan Eagle. The Brogden Law Firm’s client has and continues to maintain her innocence. She is presumed innocent and will vigorously fight the charges levied against her. UPDATE: ALL CHARGES REDUCED, MERE PROBATION REQUIRED.
OCTOBER 2011 – STATE v. WINDHAM (MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES DISMISSED!) Mr. Brogden’s client was INDICTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER and was ACQUITTED! The Circuit Court of Geneva County, Alabama Kenneth W. Quattlebaum grants Jason R. Brogden, Esq.’s oral “motion for a judgment of acquittal” (i.e., Directed Verdict) after two full (2) days of testimony and evidence during the ‘Wes Windham manslaughter trial’. Meaning, Jason argued and subsequently convinced the trial Judge to simply dismiss ALL charges due to lack of evidence AFTER two (2) days of testimony and evidence was put before the jury the Prosecutors! Jason R. Brogden’s client, Wes Windham, found NOT GUILTY of manslaughter indictment and NOT GUILTY of the lesser included offense of criminally negligent homicide. Another prime example of Jason R. Brogden and Robert H. Brogden, Esq. defending those charged with a violent crime, but during or after the trial their clients have been found to have reasonably defended themselves in self-defense!
SEPTEMBER 2011 – STATE v. COOK (NOT GUILTY OF MURDER – SO SAYS THE JURY!) Jason R. Brogden, Esq. and Robert H. Brogden, Esq. successfully defended a 4 1.5 day jury trial where their client was charged with MURDER, Joshua Cook. September 16, 2010). Mr. Brogden’s client faced a class A felony conviction carrying the possibility of LIFE in prison, but was acquitted (NOT GUILTY) by a jury of 12 of his peers after 4 1/2 days of grueling testimony, cross-examination and evidence presented in the Circuit Court of Dale County, Alabama. Mr. Cook was charged with wrongfully discharging his firearm in the front yard of his home killing another man, but as he and his Attorneys consistently contended he acted in self-defense of himself and his 3 year old son. Evidence revealed the alleged victim drove to his home, was highly intoxicates and aggressively approached Mr. Cook as he attempted to take his son out of his car seat, and threatened the client with physical harm. The Dale County Jury found that Mr. Cook acted in self-defense and was justified in using deadly physical force to defend himself. NOT GUILTY!
*** DISCLAIMER: These recoveries/results as stated above and testimonials are not an indication of future results in all cases handled by our law firm. Every criminal and civil case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth or the outcome of a civil or criminal matter, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the alleged injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors.
Furthermore, NO representation is being made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
Brogden Law Firm, LLC
164 East College Street
Ozark, Alabama 36360-1007
P.O. BOX 1007-36361
Phone: (334) 774-5171
Fax: (334) 774-7318
E-mail: [email protected]
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