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Administrative Actions Attorney

Fighting Military Criminal Charges Worldwide

As a respected civilian military 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 offenses such as sexual assault, rape, improper sexual conduct, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment and computer sex crimes
  • Drug-related charges 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

If your career is important enough to fight for, shouldn't you consult an independent attorney with the experience and knowledge to help you make the right decision?

Military law Attorney Patrick J. McLain can fight for your rights and your future. Contact us today for an initial consultation.

You Need a Civilian Military Lawyer


Bases We Regularly Visit Include, But Are Not Limited To:
  • Davis Monthan 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 Cavazos 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
  • Barry M Goldwater Range Air Force Base
Representing All Members of the Uniformed Services & Employees of Federal Executive Agencies


    "He is a hard worker and will fight for you the moment you choose him to be on your team!"

    My husband hired Patrick for his summary court martial and Patrick and his team were there every step of the way. They communicated everything they needed and were even there when either me or my husband had any questions. He is a hard worker and will fight for you the moment you choose him to be on your team!

    - Angela
    "Amazing lawyer who fights for you!"
    A tremendous lawyer in a time of need. After being accused of conduct unbecoming an officer for personal conduct while off duty, I hired Mr. McLain to help me through the process. He diligently worked behind the scenes to make sure my voice was being heard. Despite my inability to listen to his direction early on, Mr. Mclain was patient and continued to fight on my behalf. Mr. McLain helped me win at a board of inquiry with no other disciplinary action. A sincere man, who is dedicated to his clients. Would strongly recommend and is a great asset to military clients everywhere.
    - Former Client
    "I won my military case due to his diligence, knowledge and experience in military law."

    I cannot recommend Patrick highly enough. I won my military case due to his diligence, knowledge and experience in military law. Had I proceeded on my own, I would have lost, for the process was simply too complex. When working with Patrick, there was never a time when I felt left in the dark on my case, nor a time when his assessments and instructions were unclear. Should you be in any difficult circumstance, Patrick will work his tail off for you and keep you clearly informed on the status of your case. Again, I highly recommend the services of Patrick McLain.

    - Dan C.
    "Great lawyer and better person"
    Mr. McLain helped me through the most difficult experience in my life. As a Marine Officer facing an upcoming board of inquiry for conduct issues, I was fearful of losing a career that I deeply cherished. Mr. McLain not only gave me perfect legal advice throughout the process, but also reached out many times to see how I was doing on a personal level. A great lawyer and better person, Mr. McLain helped me become successful in my board of inquiry and keep moving forward in my career. His knowledge and experience are top notch, and his military experience and personal qualities make him the best lawyer out there to defend military personnel. Would highly recommend to anyone.
    - Jonathan
    "Thanks to him I am now able to get on with my life."

    It took some time to make it happen, but it did just like Patrick said, he is a hard charging guy that can help you get what you deserve, Thanks to him I am now able to get on with my life.

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

    He completely cared, took my case personally, always made me feel as though I was his most important client, and was knowledgeable on all subjects. I give him the highest rating possible and totally recommend him to anyone who is 

    - Mike
    "I was entirely impressed with mclain’s work on my case."

    I called McLain when the military charged me with some B.S., McLain immediately jumped into action and made things happen in my favor. Don't do it alone … your military chain of command will try to make you think that your cooperation will help you, it will NOT. I was entirely impressed with McLain's work on my 

    - Chris C.
    "Amazing strength and integrity with the combination of experience, insight, and knowledge of military law."

    I have found my lawyer Patrick McLain, to be honest, right to the point, consistently giving me realistic outcomes through the whole process of my case. He's definitely no nonsense, cut to the chase. As a client…I've never been left hanging; he makes sure all my correspondence is returned. He's got amazing strength and integrity with the combination of experience, insight, and knowledge of military law. He stands behind his words and expects the same in return. I say my blessings every day for him taking my case. With him as my attorney, I've achieved best possible outcomes.

    - Gina F.

Defending Your Rights in Administrative Proceedings

Military law criminal defense Attorney Patrick J. McLain provides experienced and aggressive representation to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines in a full range of administrative proceedings, including:

  • Nonjudicial punishment proceedings (Mast, Office Hours, Article 15, LOR, etc.)
  • Delay and exemption from reserve activation and IRR mobilization
  • Illness, injury, and disability retirement proceedings before the physical evaluation board
  • Other than honorable discharge or other administrative separation from the service
  • Security clearance applications and challenging denied, revoked or reclassified security clearances

Many of our clients are hard-chargers who understand that an administrative decision can effectively halt your military career and can have a long-term effect on your future in civilian life. Patrick J. McLain also represents the families of deceased military members against insurance companies who have misused insurance proceeds. Many active duty military lawyers simply do not have the experience to handle these cases with the same dedication and skill as Patrick J. McLain. 

For an initial consultation to learn the truth about your rights and the potential consequences of a conviction or plea agreement, please contact us today at (888) 606-3385

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Over 3,500 Cases Successfully Handled


  • Plea Deal Accepted

    Navy Chief Avoids Both a Special Court-Martial and an Other-Than-Honorable Discharge

  • Client Acquitted

    Army First Lieutenant Avoids Sex Offense Convictions and Confinement

  • Charges Dismissed

    Career Saved After a “Positive” Urinalysis

  • Charges Dismissed

    Navy Lieutenant Wins His Case at Board of Inquiry on Charges of Larceny

  • Charges Dismissed

    Navy Commander Saves Her Career at a Board of Inquiry

  • Client Acquitted

    Air Force Cadet Acquitted on Rape Charge

Proudly Serving All 6 Branches of the Military Worldwide PUT EXPERIENCE ON YOUR SIDE


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