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David Miles Brissette

David Miles Brissette

Board Certified Criminal Attorney - Law Offices of Gill & Brissette - Ft. Worth
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, DUI & DWI ...
  • Texas
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Summary

Miles Brissette is a board certified criminal trial attorney based in Fort Worth, Texas. He became a principal in the Law Offices of Gill & Brissette in 2015, after nearly two decades in the Tarrant County, Texas Criminal District Attorney’s Office.

Miles has investigated and litigated offenses ranging from simple thefts and DWIs to death penalty cases. He was a prosecutor in the high profile case against Chante Mallard, a Fort Worth woman convicted in 2003 of striking a man with her car, driving home with him lodged in her windshield and leaving him to die. More recently, Miles was chosen as one of a multi-jurisdictional team of special prosecutors in the 2014 death penalty case against former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams for the assassinations of Kaufman County Criminal District Attorney Mike McLelland, McLelland’s wife and his First Assistant Mark Hasse.

As Chief Prosecutor of the Tarrant County Forensic and Technical Services Unit, Miles oversaw investigation and prosecution of arson and explosives cases, as well as the office’s Regional Forensic Video Lab and the Electronic Case Management System, which was the backbone for the criminal justice system in Tarrant County. Fire dynamics became a passion for Miles as a prosecutor. His understanding of fire science earned him an international reputation for successfully pursuing complex arson cases during a period of time where many questioned the field of fire science. In 2012, A Texas Advisory Council on Arson (ATAC) named him the Texas Arson Prosecutor of the Year. Miles currently serves on the board of directors for ATAC. He is the Second Vice President for the Texas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Miles has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Christian University. He received his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Additional Practice Areas
  • Arson / Origin & Cause Inv. / Examination Under Oath (EUO) Insurance
  • Complex Digital Forensic Investigations
  • Critical Incident / Use of Force Investigations
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 50511628
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Co-Founder
Third Chair Investigations LLC
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Co-Founder
Law Offices of Gill & Brissette
- Current
Co-Founder
Third Chair Digital Forensics LLC
- Current
Assistant Criminal District Attorney
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office
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Education
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Texas Christian University
B.S. (1994) | Political Science
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Texas Christian University
B.B.A. (1994) | Marketing
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Awards
Lone Star Prosecutor Award
Texas District & County Attorneys Association
The Lone Star Prosecutor Award recognizes prosecutors and prosecutor office personnel whose tireless work “in the trenches” advances justice in their communities. In honoring the prosecution team in the case State of Texas v. Eric Williams, TDCAA lauded those who spent many months securing justice and ended a very dark time for Texas prosecutors and staffs.
Arson Prosecutor of the Year
A Texas Advisory Council on Arson (ATAC)
Tarrant County Assistant Criminal District Attorney Miles Brissette received ATAC’s Arson Prosecution Award. Brissette has handled all of Tarrant County’s arson cases since 2002. In 2009, Brissette prosecuted an arson/murder trial which occurred in Kennedale. The jury found John Hummel guilty in the death of his wife, daughter and father-in-law. Hummel was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death.
Professional Associations
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization  # 50511628
Board Certified in Criminal Law
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Activities: Board Certified in Criminal Law
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International Association of Arson Investigators - Texas Chapter
2nd Vice President
- Current
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Tarrant County Bail Bond Board
Board Member
- Current
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Texas Board of Private Security  # C20849
Private Investigator
- Current
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
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Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Board Member
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International Association of Arson Investigators
- Current
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State Bar of Texas  # 50511628
Member
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Certifications
Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Force Science Certification - Use of Force
Force Science Institute
Board Certified Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Contact & Map
The Law Offices of Gill & Brissette
2502 Gravel Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76118
Telephone: (817) 803-6918
Fax: (817) 554-1534
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Phones answered 24 hours a day by a live person.