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Administrative Separation Board Hearings & Board of Inquiry Attorneys

Global Representation for Military Discharge & Dishonorable Discharge Hearings

Former Marine and experienced military law Attorney Patrick J. McLain represents enlisted personnel from all branches of the United States armed forces in boards of inquiry and administrative separation boards.

Our firm serves servicemen and women worldwide with focus on providing the loyalty, independent advocacy, and personal commitment unmatched by any active duty lawyer at the Trial Defense Service (TDS), Naval Legal Service Office (NLSO), or other office.

If your future in or out of the military is important enough that you are willing to fight, it is important to consult a respected civilian attorney in any administrative separation board action. 

If you received a memo stating that you need to appear at a show cause hearing to defend your right to remain in the military or retire, give us a call. We can be reached at (888) 606-3385.

In Administrative Proceedings DEFENDING
YOUR RIGHTS
Don't let an administrative decision halt your military career. Learn the truth about your rights and the potential consequences of a conviction or plea agreement.

Hire a Lawyer for an Administrative Separation Board of Inquiry

Our office offers comprehensive defense representation based on a comprehensive knowledge of your rights and options under military law.

We will stand by your side at the board of inquiry or administrative separation board hearing, no matter what the reason. These include:

  • Abusing drugs
  • A pattern of delinquency
  • Medical causes
  • Substandard performance of duty
  • Conduct unbecoming for an officer
  • Other serious offenses
  • Other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice
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You Need a Civilian Military Lawyer

WHY CHOOSE THE LAW OFFICE OF PATRICK J. MCLAIN?

  • Former Federal Prosecutor & Military Judge
  • Over 3,500 Cases Successfully Handled
  • Our Firm is Top-Rated & Award-Winning
  • Over Two Decades in the U.S. Marine Corps

Let Our Attorneys Protect Your Career at the Show Cause Hearing

Patrick J. McLain is also a respected criminal defense attorney who can offer you sound legal advice regarding civil convictions as well as administrative separation processing.

Contact our firm today at (888) 606-3385 or through our secure online form.

OUR CLIENTS SAY IT BEST

    "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.
    "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
    "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.
    "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.
    "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
    "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
    "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
    "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
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