Miles Brissette

CoFounder

State Bar of Texas, Member, 1998 - Present
Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member

International Association of Arson Investigators, Member

  •  Miles@GillBrissette.com
  • WELLS FARGO TOWER
    201 MAIN STREET, Suite 801
    FORT WORTH, TX 76102
 
 

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 developed a widely recognized expertise using technology to dissect the most complex litigation and discovery intensive cases. His work on the national level to establish standards for law enforcement in-car and interrogation room video continues today. He also is a member of the Texas Supreme Court’s Judicial Committee on Information Technology (JCIT). Miles and retired State District Judge Robert Gill recently co-founded 3rd Chair Digital Forensics LLC. The firm was established to provide businesses and private attorneys access to forensic processing, review and analysis of digital multimedia evidence at a level previously available only to government attorneys.

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.

  1. Texas Supreme Court’s Judicial Committee on Information Technology (JCIT) (PRESENT)
  2. National Institute of Justice Sensors and Surveillance Technical Working Group (PRESENT)
  3. International Association of Chiefs of Police DVS In-Car Video Executive Committee, Testing and Certification Chair (PAST)
  4. National Institute of Justice Vehicular Digital Recording System Standard for Law Enforcement (PAST)
  5. International Association of Chiefs of Police License Plate Recognition Model Policy Committee (PAST)
  6. National Institute of Justice License Plate Recognition Standard for Law Enforcement Special Technical Committee (PAST)
  7. National Institute of Justice Interview Room Standard for Law Enforcement Special Technical
  8. Committee (PAST)
  9. Texas Integrated Justice Information Systems – Chair (PAST)
  1. State Bar of Texas
  2. College of the State Bar of Texas
  3. Tarrant County Arson Task Force
  4. International Association of Arson Investigators
  5. Texas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators – Member of the Board of Directors
  6. A Texas Advisory Council on Arson (ATAC) – Member of the Board of Directors
  7. National Association of Fire Investigators
  8. National Rifle Association
  9. Law Enforcement and Emergency Video Services Association (LEVA)
  10. National District Attorneys Association
  11. Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  12. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  13. Texas Association of Licensed Investigators
  14. National Fire Protection Association
  1. Texas District and County Attorneys Association – Intoxication Manslaughter School Kerrville, Texas
  2. Homicide Investigators of Texas Conference Fort Worth, Texas
  3. Tarrant County Arson Task Force Fort Worth, Texas
  4. North Texas Council of Governments Haltom City, Texas
  5. National College of District Attorneys – National Advocacy Center Columbia, South Carolina
  6. City of Fort Worth, Texas Police Department Academy Fort Worth, Texas
  7. Texas Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas
  8. International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Greensboro, North Carolina
  9. International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Grapevine, Texas
  10. International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Nassau, Bahamas
  11. International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Nashville, Tennessee
  12. International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Dallas, Texas
  13. International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Atlanta, Georgia
  14. LEVA Annual Conference Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  15. LEVA Annual Conference San Francisco, California
  16. International Association of Chiefs of Police CCTV Symposium San Diego, California
  17. International Association of Chiefs of Police CCTV Symposium Las Vegas, Nevada
  18. National College of District Attorneys Las Vegas, Nevada
  19. National College of District Attorneys Tampa, Florida
  20. Ohio Capital Litigation Seminar for Prosecutors Cleveland, Ohio
  21. National White Collar Crime Center Economic and High Tech Crime Summit Memphis, Tennessee
  22. Texas District and County Attorneys Association – Technology in the Courtroom San Antonio, Texas
  23. Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy Ashburn, Virginia
  24. International Association of Chiefs of Police State and Provincial Planning Officers Section Des Moines, Iowa
  25. International Association of Chiefs of Police Regional Training Anchorage, Alaska
  26. National Institute of Justice, NIJ Annual Conference 2009 Arlington, Virginia
  27. Texas Department of Public Safety, Conference On Criminal Justice Information System Reporting Dallas, Texas
  28. Texas Association of Counties, 2010 Court and Local Government Technology Conference Austin, Texas
  29. U.S. Department of Justice, National Symposium on Indigent Defense Washington, D.C.
  30. National Institute of Justice, NIJ Annual Conference 2010 Arlington, Virginia
  31. Denton County, Texas Emergency Services / Fire Marshal Denton, Texas
  32. Violence Against Women Act – Digital Multimedia Evidence Collection Training Fort Worth, Texas
  33. City of Plano, Texas Police Department - Digital Multimedia Evidence Collection Presentation Plano, Texas
  34. Criminal Justice Institute – University of Houston Law School Houston, Texas
  35. National Institute of Justice Video Standards Advisory Working Group Washington, D.C.
  36. Major Case Investigative Team (MCIT) Task Force Fort Worth, Texas
  37. Texas Criminal Justice Information Users' Group Corpus Christi, Texas
  38. Criminal District Attorney’s Office of Rockwall, Texas – Arson Investigation Rockwall, Texas
  39. Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s District - Forensic & Technical Services Unit and a Digital Case Fort Worth, Texas
  40. National Forensics Academy Nashville, Tennessee
  41. Texas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators 58th Annual Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas
  42. Texas Criminal Justice Information Users' Group Corpus Christi, Texas
  43. AXIS Communications Carlsbad, California
  44. Greater Houston Area Fire Marshal's Council Training Conference Pasadena, Texas
  45. Texas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators 59th Annual Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas
  46. Texas Criminal Justice Information Users' Group Corpus Christi, Texas
  47. North Texas Fire Investigators Association Dallas, Texas
  48. City of Dallas, Texas Fire Rescue – Basics of a Case Packet Dallas, Texas
  49. Texas Ranger – In Service Training Kerrville, Texas
  50. ATF – Arson for Prosecutors Course San Antonio, Texas
  51. AXIS Communications Montréal, Canada
  52. North Texas Fire Inspections and Investigations Conference Richardson, Texas
  53. Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s District – 3RD CHAIR DIGITAL FORENSICS LLC Fort Worth, Texas
  54. Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Death Penalty Seminar 2015 Fort Worth, Texas
  55. Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s District Current Trends in Forensic Science Conf. 2015 Fort Worth, Texas
  56. AXIS Communications Lund, Sweden
  57. Center for American & International Law – Cell Phone Forensics Plano, Texas
  58. AXIS Communications San Antonio, Texas
  59. Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Death Penalty Seminar 2016 Fort Worth, Texas
  60. Secure360 Conference – Security and Risk Management Conference St. Paul, Minnesota
  1. 2000 National Crimes Against Children Conference Dallas, Texas
  2. 2001 Texas District & County Attorneys Association -- Homicide Seminar Dallas, Texas
  3. 2002 National District Attorneys Association – Arson for Prosecutors Columbia, South Carolina
  4. 2002 Trace Evidence, Firearms and Toolmarks Fort Worth, Texas
  5. 2002 ATF – Arson School at FLETC Glynco, Georgia
  6. 2003 National College of District Attorneys – Evidence for Prosecutors San Francisco, California
  7. 2004 National College of District Attorneys – Faculty Development Columbia, South Carolina
  8. 2005 LEVA Annual Conference Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  9. 2006 International Association of Chiefs of Police – 113th Annual Conference Boston, Massachusetts
  10. 2006 Texas Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas
  11. 2007 International Association of Chiefs of Police – 114th Annual Conference New Orleans, Louisiana
  12. 2007 National College of District Attorneys – Technology Conference Columbia, South Carolina
  13. 2009 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas
  14. 2010 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas
  15. 2011 LEVA Annual Conference Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  16. 2011 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas
  17. 2012 National Forensics Academy Nashville, Tennessee
  18. 2012 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas
  19. 2013 Texas Fire Investigation Forum, State of Texas Fire Marshal’s Office Houston, Texas
  20. 2013 Texas Fire Investigation Forum, State of Texas Fire Marshal’s Office Plano, Texas
  21. 2013 Texas IAAI – Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas
  22. 2013 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas
  23. 2013 ATF & Tarrant County College Fire Academy – Explosive Incidents Training Fort Worth, Texas
  24. 2014 Texas IAAI – Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas
  25. 2014 North Texas Investigators Association Dallas, Texas
  26. 2014 ATF Arson for Prosecutors San Antonio, Texas
  27. 2014 Texas District and County Attorneys Association – Michael Morton Act Dallas, Texas
  28. 2014 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas
  29. 2015 Center for American & International Law - Establishing Innocence or Guilt Plano, Texas
  30. 2015 Center for American & International Law – Capital Defense College Plano, Texas
  31. 2015 Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Death Penalty Seminar Fort Worth, Texas
  32. 2015 LEVA Annual Conference & Body Worn Camera Summit Clearwater, Florida
  33. 2016 Center for American & International Law – Capital Defense College Plano, Texas
  34. 2016 Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Death Penalty Seminar Fort Worth, Texas
  35. 2016 Input-Ace Digital Forensic Video Workflow Training Fort Worth, Texas

 























































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