Military Property Theft Defense Attorney


Civilian military attorney and former Marine Patrick J. McLain provides an aggressive defense to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines accused of stealing or improperly procuring government property. Armed with more than 30 years of military law experience and a strong dedication to defending servicemen and women, he offers experienced representation when you need it most.


Government contractors in places like Iraq and Afghanistan have unique standards of practice. Some work practices can be construed as accepting bribes or procuring government property through innocent mistakes.

Common examples of contractor fraud/government property fraud include:

  • Receiving kickbacks from contractors who act fraudulently (through bribery or other means)
  • Theft of government property
  • Unauthorized sale of government property
  • Mismanagement of government funds
  • Payroll and allowance fraud
  • Aiding contractor fraud of the government
  • Aiding improper billing practices or cross-charging
  • Hiding cheap product substitution and allegedly pocketing the difference
  • Selling supplies to unauthorized persons or entities


As a former federal prosecutor, court martial trial judge and USMC defense attorney, Patrick J. McLain has extensive experience advising military and government members on ethics and preventative measures. He knows how fraud cases are prosecuted and how to mount an effective defense.

Fraud cases often involved millions of dollars worth of government funds or property. Hiring an experienced defense attorney could be the best investment you ever make. Contact us for honorable and aggressive representation.

Our law firm will bring in forensic accountants and supply process experts to help determine whether the government kept proper records of your purchases. Military contractor fraud can end your military service or administrative career, prevent promotion, or even result in jail time. Whenever possible, we will fight to have the charges dismissed or reduced.

If you are serious about your career and are willing to fight hard to win your case, we will be by your side. Call our office at (214) 416-9100 to schedule an initial consultation. You may also send us an e-mail.