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Patrick J. Mclain

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Patrick J. McLain is a judge advocate and a criminal defense attorney.  He practices state criminal law in Texas, federal criminal law throughout the United States, and military law all over the world.


San Diego Office

Of Counsel, Galente Ganci APC

110 West C Street, Suite 712

San Diego, California 92101

phone:      760.659.0930 


Dallas Office

3131 McKinney Avenue, Suite 825

Dallas, Texas 75204-7426

phone:      214.416.9100, ext.227

mobile:      214.952.6665


Patrick J McLain's practice areas include:

Criminal Defense:

Mortgage Fraud

Securities Cases

Mail Fraud

Internet Fraud

Computer Crimes

Internet Solicitation of a Minor

Child Pornography

Drug Crimes

Gun Crimes

Human Trafficking

White Collar Crime

Military Law:

Physical Evaluation Boards

Discharge and Show Cause Boards Courts-Martial

Fraud & Larceny

Sex Offenses

Drug charges


War Crimes

Security Clearance appeals

IRR Mobilization

Nonjudicial Punishment



Languages spoken: Spanish

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 50%
    31 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    25 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

27 total 

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  • Christopher Francis Attig

    Mr. Mclain is an exceptional and well-respected criminal defense attorney in Dallas, Texas. His office and staff are friendly and accessible, yet professional.


    Christopher Attig Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Colby Claude Vokey

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Capable of handling any criminal case. Very experienced. Previously served as a Marine Corps lawyer for many years, to include serving as a military judge. Also has served as a Assistant U.S. Attorney. Very competent trial attorney.


    Colby Vokey Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Patrick J McLain, PLLC

2601 Hibernia Street
Suite 210
Dallas, TX, 75204-2432

Galente Ganci APC

110 West C Street
Suite 712
San Diego, CA, 92101



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199010/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2009
Outstanding Career Judge AdvocateJudge Advocates' Association2002
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Marine Corps2002
Meritorious Service MedalNavy Marine Corps Trial Judiciary1999
Navy Commendation MedalU.S. Navy1996
Navy Commendation MedalU.S. Marine Corps1993
Navy Achievement MedalU.S. Marine Corps1991
Navy Achievement MedalU.S. Marine Corps1987
Navy Achievement MedalU.S. Marine Corps1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant U.S. AttorneyU.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas2003 - 2004
Judge AdvocateU.S. Marine Corps1999 - 2002
Military JudgePiedmont Judicial Circuit1996 - 1999
Senior Trial Counsel and Command Services OfficerNaval Legal Service Office Northwest Pacific1993 - 1996
Senior Trial Counsel and Senior Defense CounselLegal Service Support Team Delta1990 - 1993
Trial CounselU.S. Marine Corps1987 - 1990
OfficerU.S. Marine Corps1982 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaMaster2014 - Present
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member2013 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Dallas Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationCLE Committee Member2004 - Present
Marine Corps LeagueLife Member2003 - Present
National Rifle AssociationLife Member2000 - Present
American Inns of CourtMaster2000 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationPast President, Dallas Chapter2000 - Present
Judge Advocates AssociationBoard of Directors1990 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1990 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaTroop and Pack Committee Chairman1987 - Present
Knights of ColumbusThird Degree1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. Lieutenant Commander Matthew Diaz, JAGC, USNReleasing the names of the Guantanamo detainees
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fourth Annual Federal Criminal Law SeminarSentencing Advocacy2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers Collegetrial lawyeringGrad course completion2012
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of DallasMedieval HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Navy and Army Defense Counsel TrainingMilitary Law2010
Defending Complex Criminal CasesExpert Witnesses2007
NITA Southern Regional ProgramTrial techniques2005
Trial Techniques ProgramTrial Advocacy2004
Trial Defense Advocacy CourseEvidentiary Foundations2002