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War Crimes Defense Attorney

What is Considered a War Crime?

We represent American service members, our sons and daughters, who have been accused of war crimes in operations in Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, or in any other military action or engagement in the Middle East or around the world.

Our firm can serve servicemen and servicewomen charged with any war crime or related offense, including:

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Violation of the Geneva Convention regarding the treatment of prisoners of war
  • Violation of the rules of engagement (ROE)

For a completely confidential consultation with an experienced war crimes defense lawyer and former Judge Advocate Patrick J. McLain, please contact us today.

Served a Notice of General, Summary, or Special Court Martial? WERE YOU CHARGED
WITH A CRIME?
We defend people deployed nationally or stationed overseas globally.
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

If Your Future and Honor Are Worth Fighting for

Shouldn't You Have the Best Defense Available?

Getting a fair trial may seem next to impossible in war crimes cases. The media pressure to convict can be extremely high. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines charged with a violation of the rules of engagement or mistreatment of prisoners of war can feel isolated and shunned by the system they have dedicated themselves to serving.

You can trust the loyalty, dedication and independent advocacy of civilian defense lawyer and former Marine Patrick J. McLain. With over 30 years of military law experience as a battalion adjutant, court-martial trial judge and supervising defense attorney in the Marine Corps, his record of accomplishment speaks for itself.

To discuss your case in a completely confidential consultation with experienced war crimes defense lawyer Patrick J. McLain, please call our office today at (888) 606-3385 or e-mail us now to schedule an appointment.

OUR CLIENTS SAY IT BEST

    "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 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
    "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
    "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
    "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.
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