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Military Offenses: Defending Your Career & Your Future

The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) defines a number of actions as crimes that would not be considered crimes in the civilian world.

These military offenses include:

  • War crimes
  • Conduct unbecoming an officer
  • Insubordination, disobeying orders or disrespect of superiors
  • Fraternization and adultery
  • Failure to report for duty, unauthorized absence (UA), absence without leave (AWOL) and desertion*

At the office of Patrick J. McLain, Judge Advocate and Attorney at Law, we provide experienced, dedicated and independent representation to soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines worldwide who have been accused of committing military offenses.

To discuss your case in a confidential consultation with experienced military law attorney Patrick J. McLain, please contact our office today.

*After 30 days' absence without leave, a member of the Armed Forces can be charged with the federal crime of desertion. If you or a family member is in the service and has gone AWOL, it is extremely important to call an independent military law attorney immediately. Patrick J. McLain can help resolve the situation. 

Contact us now to discuss your legal options in a completely confidential consultation.

Served a Notice of General, Summary, or Special Court Martial? WERE YOU CHARGED
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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

Respected UCMJ Violation Defense Lawyer

Military defense attorney Patrick J. McLain has more than 30 years of military law experience. He brings a sense of loyalty, honor, and independence to the defense of servicemen and servicewomen charged with military offenses. Under his leadership, our team will work to protect your rights to preserve as many future opportunities as possible, either in your military career or in your civilian life.

Contact an Experienced Military Offenses Attorney

Patrick J. McLain is a former court-martial trial judge, USMC defense attorney and federal prosecutor. You can trust him to aggressively defend your rights.

Call us today at (888) 606-3385 or e-mail our military law firm to schedule an initial consultation.

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    "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
    "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.
    "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 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
    "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
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