Experienced and Independent Courts Martial Attorney – Offices in San Diego – Global Representation

Patrick J. McLain, Judge Advocate and Attorney at Law
Of Counsel, Galente Ganci APC
110 West C St #1903
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (760) 659-0930

Hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
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From our office in San Diego, CA we serve the needs and interests of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines stationed in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and any other location (e.g., Guantanamo Bay) across the globe. If you are facing a court martial, administrative separation, officer misconduct hearing, nonjudicial punishment, article 32 hearing/investigation, or had a positive UA (urinary analysis) for drugs you need an experienced military lawyer on your side. You need the best defense counsel to help protect your career, your future, and your family. McLain can help.

He is a former U.S. Marine, completing 18 years of active duty service and several more years of service as a military JAG lawyer and prosecutor/defense attorney.

As a respected civilian criminal defense lawyer and former supervising defense attorney in the Marine Corps, Patrick J. McLain provides aggressive defense representation to servicemen and servicewomen in courts martial proceedings worldwide, including:

  • Fraud and larceny charges such as burglary, theft (including theft of government property), conspiracy to defraud the military, and pay and allowance fraud
  • Sex charges such as sexual assault, rape, improper sexual conduct, date rape, child sexual abuse, sexual harassmentand computer sex crimes
  • Drug charges in the military such as possession, sale or distribution of marijuana, cocaine or meth and urinalysis cases
  • Military offenses including failure to report for duty, adultery or fraternization or disrespect/insubordination and other conduct unbecoming an officer
  • War crimes including murder, rape and violations of the ROE
  • Administrative separation board hearings and show cause hearings
  • Article 32 Hearings and investigations
  • Courts Martial cases including general court martial, special court martial, and summary court martial
  • Disability Evaluation and appeals to the disability evaluation system.



Schedule a Free Consultation with a Military Defense Lawyer in California

To discuss your case with an experienced, dedicated and independent military defense attorney, please call (760) 659-0930. You may also call in the evenings or on weekends, or send an e-mail now by filling out the form below or through our contact page. A civilian defense attorney will have only your best interests in mind, exercise your right to hire a private military law attorney today. Your future and career are too important to leave in someone else’s hands.

California Bases we Serve Include But are Not Limited To:

  • Naval Bases in California: China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, Fleet Training Center, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Postgraduate School, San Diego Naval Station, Naval Medical Center, Naval Base Ventura CountY
  • U.S. Marine Corps Bases in California: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms, Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego MC Recruit Depot
  • U.S. Coast Guard Bases in California: USCG Integrated Support Command, USCG Training Center – Petaluma
  • U.S. Air Force Bases in California: Beale Air Force Base, Edwards Air Force Base, Los Angeles Air Force Base, March Air Reserve Base – Riverside, Vandenberg AFB

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Bases We Regularly Visit, but not limited to:Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Barry M Goldwater Range Air Force Base, Luke Air Force Base,Yuma Proving Ground Army Base,Yuma Marine Corps Base,Camp Navajo Army Base,Fort Huachuca Army Base,Fort Hood Army Base,Fort Bliss Army Base,Fort Sam Houston Army Base,Naval Air Station Corpus Christi,Naval Air Station Fort Worth,Lackland Air Force Base,Brooks City Air Force Base,Dyess Air Force Base,Goodfellow Air Force Base,Laughlin Air Force Base,Randolph Air Force Base,Sheppard Air Force Base,Camp Bowie Army Base,TX- Camp Bullis Army Base ,Camp Mabry Army Base,Camp Stanley Storage Activity Army,Camp Swift Army Base,Martindale Army Airfield Army Base,Red River Army Depot Army Base,JRB Fort Worth Navy Base,Naval Air Station Kingsville