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Patrick McLain Lawyer
Name:Patrick J. McLain
Status:In Good Standing
Practice In:Criminal, Admiralty & Maritime, U.S. Military Law worldwide
Law Office:Patrick J. Mclain, Judge Advocate and Attorney at Law
Location:3131 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

Fax: 214-416-9107
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Patrick J. McLain, a retired Marine Corps military judge, has been in the practice of criminal and military law since 1990. His first jury trials were tried in the deserts of Saudi Arabia during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He ended his Government service as a federal prosecutor in Dallas, Texas, serving in the computer crime and general federal crimes sections.  Patrick McLain is home based in Dallas, Texas where he also represents clients in state criminal matters in Texas and federal criminal matters in courts throughout the United States.  

McLain also has a worldwide military law practice; representing servicemembers in courts-martial, administrative discharge boards, officer misconduct matters, physical evaluation boards, as well a great variety of administrative military matters.  Patrick McLain does not practice law in Veterans Administration matters, and his state criminal law practice is limited to Texas.
Patrick McLain Lawyer
Patrick McLain Lawyer
University of DallasB.A.N/A1980  
Owner & FounderPatrick J. McLainN/A2004-Present  
Assistant United States AttorneyNorthern District of TexasDallas, Texas2003-2004  
Supervising Defense AttorneyU.S. Marine CorpsU.S. Marine Corps2001-2002  
Supervising ProsecutorU.S. Marine CorpsU.S. Marine Corps1999-2001  
Trial JudgeCourts-MartialU.S. Marine Corps1996-1999  
Supervising ProsecutorU.S. Marine CorpsYokosuka, Japan1993-1996  
Supervising ProsecutorU.S. Marine CorpsSouthern California1993  
Supervising Defense AttorneyU.S. Marine CorpsSouthern California1991-1992  
ProsecutorU.S. Marine CorpsSouthern California & Saudi Arabia1990-1991  
State / CourtDate
American Inns of Court
Member, Mac Taylor Inn of Court, Dallas, Texas

Federal Bar Association
Member, Government Relations Committee

Federal Bar Association
President-Elect, Dallas Chapter

State Bar College of Texas

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Dallas Bar Association
Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee

Dallas Bar Association
Member, Criminal Justice Committee

Dallas Bar Association
Member, Client Grievance Committee

Dallas Bar Association
Member, Criminal Law Section

Judge Advocates' Association
Life Member, Board of Directors

Knights of Columbus, 1977 - Present
Third Degree

Boy Scouts of America
Cub Scout Leader

Virginia Commonwealth Governor's School
Adjunct Instructor, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia

Adjunct Instructor, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas

Adjunct Instructor, Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island

Adjunct Instructor, U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's School, Montgomery, Alabama
Honors & Awards:
Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, as published in Texas Monthly, 2009 - 2010

D Magazine's "Best Lawyers" List, 2009

Outstanding Career Attorney Award, Judge Advocates' Association, 2002

Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, 2002

Meritorious Service Medal, 2002

Meritorious Service Medal, 1999

Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps, 1996

Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps, 1993

Achievement Medal, Navy-Marine Corps, 1991

Champions and Finalists, Mock Trial Team, Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges Competition, 1989

Achievement Medal, Navy-Marine Corps, 1987

Achievement Medal, Navy-Marine Corps, 1986
From our office in Dallas, Texas, we serve the needs and interests of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines stationed in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and any other location (e.g., Guantanamo Bay) across the globe.

To discuss your case with an experienced, dedicated and independent military law attorney, please call (214) 377-1470 (extension 227).

You may also call (972) 499-4492 in the evenings or on weekends, or send an e-mail now by filling out the form below.
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