2502 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118
Law Offices of Gill and Brissette

Meet Miles Brissette- Cofounder and Attorney at Gill and Brisette

Profile

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

Committees

Texas Supreme Court’s Judicial Committee on Information Technology (JCIT) (PRESENT) National Institute of Justice Sensors and Surveillance Technical Working Group (PRESENT) International Association of Chiefs of Police DVS In-Car Video Executive Committee, Testing and Certification Chair (PAST) National Institute of Justice Vehicular Digital Recording System Standard for Law Enforcement (PAST) International Association of Chiefs of Police License Plate Recognition Model Policy Committee (PAST) National Institute of Justice License Plate Recognition Standard for Law Enforcement Special Technical Committee (PAST) National Institute of Justice Interview Room Standard for Law Enforcement Special Technical Committee (PAST) Texas Integrated Justice Information Systems – Chair (PAST)

Orgnizations

State Bar of Texas College of the State Bar of Texas Tarrant County Arson Task Force International Association of Arson Investigators Texas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators – Member of the Board of Directors A Texas Advisory Council on Arson (ATAC) – Member of the Board of Directors National Association of Fire Investigators National Rifle Association Law Enforcement and Emergency Video Services Association (LEVA) National District Attorneys Association Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Texas Association of Licensed Investigators National Fire Protection Association

Speaking and Teaching Engagements

Texas District and County Attorneys Association – Intoxication Manslaughter School Kerrville, Texas Homicide Investigators of Texas Conference Fort Worth, Texas Tarrant County Arson Task Force Fort Worth, Texas North Texas Council of Governments Haltom City, Texas National College of District Attorneys – National Advocacy Center Columbia, South Carolina City of Fort Worth, Texas Police Department Academy Fort Worth, Texas Texas Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Greensboro, North Carolina International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Grapevine, Texas International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Nassau, Bahamas International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Nashville, Tennessee International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Dallas, Texas International Association of Chiefs of Police LEIM Conference Atlanta, Georgia LEVA Annual Conference Coeur d’Alene, Idaho LEVA Annual Conference San Francisco, California International Association of Chiefs of Police CCTV Symposium San Diego, California International Association of Chiefs of Police CCTV Symposium Las Vegas, Nevada National College of District Attorneys Las Vegas, Nevada National College of District Attorneys Tampa, Florida Ohio Capital Litigation Seminar for Prosecutors Cleveland, Ohio National White Collar Crime Center Economic and High Tech Crime Summit Memphis, Tennessee Texas District and County Attorneys Association – Technology in the Courtroom San Antonio, Texas Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy Ashburn, Virginia International Association of Chiefs of Police State and Provincial Planning Officers Section Des Moines, Iowa International Association of Chiefs of Police Regional Training Anchorage, Alaska National Institute of Justice, NIJ Annual Conference 2009 Arlington, Virginia Texas Department of Public Safety, Conference On Criminal Justice Information System Reporting Dallas, Texas Texas Association of Counties, 2010 Court and Local Government Technology Conference Austin, Texas U.S. Department of Justice, National Symposium on Indigent Defense Washington, D.C. National Institute of Justice, NIJ Annual Conference 2010 Arlington, Virginia Denton County, Texas Emergency Services / Fire Marshal Denton, Texas Violence Against Women Act – Digital Multimedia Evidence Collection Training Fort Worth, Texas City of Plano, Texas Police Department - Digital Multimedia Evidence Collection Presentation Plano, Texas Criminal Justice Institute – University of Houston Law School Houston, Texas National Institute of Justice Video Standards Advisory Working Group Washington, D.C. Major Case Investigative Team (MCIT) Task Force Fort Worth, Texas Texas Criminal Justice Information Users' Group Corpus Christi, Texas Criminal District Attorney’s Office of Rockwall, Texas – Arson Investigation Rockwall, Texas Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s District - Forensic & Technical Services Unit and a Digital Case Fort Worth, Texas National Forensics Academy Nashville, Tennessee Texas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators 58th Annual Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas Texas Criminal Justice Information Users' Group Corpus Christi, Texas AXIS Communications Carlsbad, California Greater Houston Area Fire Marshal's Council Training Conference Pasadena, Texas Texas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators 59th Annual Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas Texas Criminal Justice Information Users' Group Corpus Christi, Texas North Texas Fire Investigators Association Dallas, Texas City of Dallas, Texas Fire Rescue – Basics of a Case Packet Dallas, Texas Texas Ranger – In Service Training Kerrville, Texas ATF – Arson for Prosecutors Course San Antonio, Texas AXIS Communications Montréal, Canada North Texas Fire Inspections and Investigations Conference Richardson, Texas Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s District – 3RD CHAIR DIGITAL FORENSICS LLC Fort Worth, Texas Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Death Penalty Seminar 2015 Fort Worth, Texas Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s District Current Trends in Forensic Science Conf. 2015 Fort Worth, Texas AXIS Communications Lund, Sweden Center for American & International Law – Cell Phone Forensics Plano, Texas AXIS Communications San Antonio, Texas Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Death Penalty Seminar 2016 Fort Worth, Texas Secure360 Conference – Security and Risk Management Conference St. Paul, Minnesota

Law-Related Publications

2000 National Crimes Against Children Conference Dallas, Texas 2001 Texas District & County Attorneys Association -- Homicide Seminar Dallas, Texas 2002 National District Attorneys Association – Arson for Prosecutors Columbia, South Carolina 2002 Trace Evidence, Firearms and Toolmarks Fort Worth, Texas 2002 ATF – Arson School at FLETC Glynco, Georgia 2003 National College of District Attorneys – Evidence for Prosecutors San Francisco, California 2004 National College of District Attorneys – Faculty Development Columbia, South Carolina 2005 LEVA Annual Conference Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 2006 International Association of Chiefs of Police – 113th Annual Conference Boston, Massachusetts 2006 Texas Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas 2007 International Association of Chiefs of Police – 114th Annual Conference New Orleans, Louisiana 2007 National College of District Attorneys – Technology Conference Columbia, South Carolina 2009 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas 2010 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas 2011 LEVA Annual Conference Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 2011 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas 2012 National Forensics Academy Nashville, Tennessee 2012 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas 2013 Texas Fire Investigation Forum, State of Texas Fire Marshal’s Office Houston, Texas 2013 Texas Fire Investigation Forum, State of Texas Fire Marshal’s Office Plano, Texas 2013 Texas IAAI – Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas 2013 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas 2013 ATF & Tarrant County College Fire Academy – Explosive Incidents Training Fort Worth, Texas 2014 Texas IAAI – Fire and Arson Investigators Seminar Austin, Texas 2014 North Texas Investigators Association Dallas, Texas 2014 ATF Arson for Prosecutors San Antonio, Texas 2014 Texas District and County Attorneys Association – Michael Morton Act Dallas, Texas 2014 State Bar of Texas – Advanced Criminal Law Fort Worth, Texas 2015 Center for American & International Law - Establishing Innocence or Guilt Plano, Texas 2015 Center for American & International Law – Capital Defense College Plano, Texas 2015 Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Death Penalty Seminar Fort Worth, Texas 2015 LEVA Annual Conference & Body-Worn Camera Summit Clearwater, Florida 2016 Center for American & International Law – Capital Defense College Plano, Texas 2016 Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Death Penalty Seminar Fort Worth, Texas 2016 Input-Ace Digital Forensic Video Workflow Training Fort Worth, Texas

Miles Brissette

Co-Founder

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 the 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 of 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 when 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 of the Texas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Miles has developed a widely recognized expertise in 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.