Military Criminal Defense Lawyer

Worldwide Civilian Military Law Firm. Put Experience on Your Side.

When being tried in a military court, you need a civilian military lawyer. Few court martial defense attorneys have the extensive experience and comprehensive military knowledge of attorney Patrick J. McLain. He is a former JAG lawyer who served as a Judge Advocate for the US Marine Corps.

He leads our firm with the experience of over two decades of active service in the Marine Corps, as a former federal prosecutor, former USMC defense attorney, and retired court martial trial judge, with over 30 honors and awards.

Zealous Advocacy for Our Service Men & Women

We will aggressively defend your rights in courts martial, discharges, physical evaluation board (PEB) appeals, officer misconduct, article 15 hearings, and nonjudicial punishment proceedings across the country and around the world. You have a choice when it comes to military lawyers, but with so much at stake, your case deserves a solid foundation.

Patrick J. McLain, Judge Advocate and Attorney at Law, brings over 30 years of experience in military law to the table and knows how to protect your best interests.

Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with one of the top rated military attorneys in the country.

Recognized For Our Results

  • LCA Proven Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyer College
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • AV Martindale Hubbell
  • AVVO 10 Rating
  • Judge Advocates' Association
  • State Bar College of Texas
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • AlJazeera
  • FOX International Channels
  • MSN
  • BBC
  • CNN
  • D Magazine

Meet Patrick J. McLain

Military law Attorney Patrick J. McLain is dedicated to serving the needs of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel worldwide. Patrick McLain is an aggressive lawyer defending hard charges for men and women who realize that every administrative proceeding, court martial, or criminal charge can have a lasting effect on their military careers and futures in civilian life.

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Why Choose Patrick J. McLain?

  • Former federal prosecutor
  • Former USMC defense attorney
  • Retired court martial trial judge
  • 1,000’s of cases won or dismissed
  • Serving all branches of the Military

Aggressive Military Representation

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Client Reviews

  • Always made me feel as though I was his most important client, and was knowledgeable on all subjects.


  • Passionate about his work and devoted to doing the best job.

    Satisfied Client

  • Mr. McLain not only saw me through the roughest time of my life but he saved my career.


  • He assured me that he would take care of me and prove my innocence, and that he did.

    Satisfied Client

  • Thanks to him I am now able to get on with my life.


  • Professional and extremely ethical, outstanding lawyer. Choose him and you can’t go wrong!


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