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Patrick J. McLain

Patrick J. McLainPatrick 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 federal government service as a federal prosecutor in Dallas, Texas; serving in the child exploitation crimes, computer crimes, and general federal crimes sections of the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Patrick McLain is an award-winning trial lawyer. He is recognized as AV (pre-eminent) by Martindale-Hubbell, as an AVVO Client’s Choice attorney by his client and peer reviews, and as a SuperLawyer since 2009 by Thomson Reuters’ lawyer rating service. Every one of his assignments in the Marine Corps garnered him awards, including the Outstanding Career Attorney Award from the Judge Advocates’ Association at the end of his twenty years of service.

Patrick McLain was graduated from the University of Dallas in 1980 with a concentration in Medieval History, commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1982, and as a Marine officer, was graduated from the University of Texas (Austin) School of Law in 1990. He has served as instructor in trial advocacy at Emory University, Southern Methodist University, the Center for American and International Law, the Naval Justice School, the US Air Force Judge Advocates’ School, as well as for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the State Bar of Texas. Patrick McLain is also a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College and currently serves as the President of the F Warrior Board, the alumni association of the Trial Lawyers College.

The Law Office of Patrick J McLain PLLC is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, where Patrick McLain represents clients in state criminal cases in Texas. His practice, though, is largely federal criminal cases in courts throughout the United States and the representation of U.S. military personnel in trials and hearings all over the world, with several offices across the country. Patrick McLain also represents citizens as plaintiffs in civil rights matters, including the restoration of firearms rights.