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Court-Martial Appeal Attorney

Representing Service Members in Court-Martial Appeals

Were you convicted of a crime resulting in a dishonorable discharge from the military or confinement for one year or more? The service court of criminal appeals will automatically review your case. The Court of Appeals for Armed Forces (CAAF) may also review your case, depending on the circumstances. In either situation, the bodies are looking to make sure you receive a fair military trial, the outcome accurately reflects the evidence presented, and that the punishment is appropriate for your crime.

Patrick J. McLain is an experienced court-martial appeal lawyer with an extensive military background. As a former marine, UCMJ judge advocate and federal prosecutor, he has a thorough understanding of the process and what to expect at each stage of the case. He will guide you through each stage, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected.

You have the right to be represented by a civilian military attorney during the appeals process. Contact Attorney Patrick J. McLain today.

During The Appeals Process YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO BE REPRESENTED
Let us explain the specifics of your particular case. We know the rules of procedure and are able to use the laws to your advantage.
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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

Contact a Court-Martial Appeals Lawyer

Schedule a consultation with a military court-martial appeals attorney who you know is on your side.

Rules of Appeals

There are several rules of procedure for the handling of court-martial appeals, including when a case is reviewed by the CAAF in addition to the service court of criminal appeals. As a skilled civilian military lawyer, Patrick J. McLain can explain the specifics of your particular case. He knows the rules of procedure and is able to use the laws to your advantage. Attorney McLain will take care of all of your legal needs so you can focus on caring for yourself.

If you are willing to fight hard for your case, even appealing a court-martial decision if necessary, call our law office at (888) 606-3385

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    "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.

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    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 

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    "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.
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    "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
    "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
    "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
    "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
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