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Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal Attorneys in Dallas with Over 30 Years of Experience

The Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC represents clients who have been accused of or charged with serious state and federal crimes throughout the Dallas area. With over three decades of legal experience, including past experience as a federal prosecutor and more than 20 years spent actively serving in the Marine Corps, Attorney Patrick J. McLain and his Dallas criminal attorneys understand what is at stake—and what it takes to win your case.

Whether you are facing felony drug charges, have been arrested for DWI, or believe you are under investigation for fraud, embezzlement, or a similar white collar crime, you have the constitutional right to be presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Our Dallas criminal defense lawyers are prepared to fight tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected.

Contact us now to discuss your charges, as well as the best course of action with our criminal defense attorneys in Dallas. Call (214) 238-9392. Se Habla Español.


  • “The experience, passion and most importantly the care provided cannot be beaten.”
    “I would get consistent phone calls making sure that I was okay mentally, and not letting myself get painted as a number or a problem despite my command's efforts.”
    - John
  • “Best attorney”
    “Mr. Patrick McLain equals instant and good results for you. Hiring Mr. Patrick McLain is the best decision I had made throughout my military career.”
    - Master Sergeant Michael A Heath Jr.
  • “A Marine through and through. He is dedicated to taking care of his clients.”
    “He is an excellent lawyer who gives his all for you and gets things done. He has a no-nonsense approach that gets you results.”
    - Scott S.
  • “First class lawyer!!!!!”
    Patrick saved my career and my life by proxy, he did everything and more you would HOPE for from a lawyer. Patrick is what you need if you want to win your case!
    - David L.
  • “If anyone needs an attorney that will stand with you during your time of trouble, look no further.”
    “Patrick has truly become a good friend and if anyone needs an attorney that will stand with you during your time of trouble, look no further. Patrick J. Mclain is this man.”
    - Child Abuse Client

How Our Dallas Criminal Attorneys Can Help You

Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled

There are few things more frightening than being accused of a crime. Depending on the exact nature of your charges, you could be facing myriad consequences, including fines, jail or prison time, probation, restitution, and other criminal and civil penalties. The criminal justice system often moves swiftly, and prosecutors will frequently seek the harshest penalties possible. It is critical that you reach out to an experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer who can provide you with personalized legal counsel and zealous representation throughout every stage of the legal process.

At the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, our Dallas criminal attorneys aim to build solid defenses on behalf of our clients. We understand that you likely have numerous questions and concerns regarding your rights and your future. Our team is here to answer those questions and address those concerns, all while providing you with individualized legal strategies tailored to your unique situation and goals. Our Dallas criminal defense attorneys have handled thousands of cases and have secured thousands of case dismissals and not-guilty verdicts. We have the skill, experience, and available resources to aggressively advocate for you.

Call our office at (214) 238-9392 for a confidential case evaluation today.


Committed To Your Best Possible Outcome

We care about your safety, your rights, and your recovery.
  • "To Catch A Predator" Case Victory

    Client convicted of online solicitation of minor, conviction overturned by Team McLain. Jury awarded four years’ probation in retrial. Now, McLain works to restore lost military retirement due to earlier conviction.

  • Allegations of Sexual Assault on Teenage Stepdaughter - Jury Acquits

    Client, the only father figure for his wife's children for over a decade, faced molestation allegations from the daughter when she chose to live with her biological father.

  • Charges Dropped in Police Sting after insufficient evidence

    Client avoided entrapment during a police sex worker sting after refusing a proposition. Team McLain secured dismissal of felony and misdemeanor charges, restoring the client's reputation.

  • Child Pornography Charge Dismissed in Federal Court

    Client arrested at home, confessed to child pornography possession. McLain secured dismissal of child pornography indictment. Pleaded guilty to obscenity charge, reducing jail time exposure by 75%.

  • Firearm Charges at Airport - Dismissed

    Team McLain boasts a 100% success rate with airport firearms cases—no indictment filed by grand jury. Clients, guided by McLain, produced briefings that prevented indictments, keeping them out of court.

  • Healthcare Fraud Charges Against Client Never Filed

    Client partnered with Team McLain for years. Despite partner indictments, Client avoided indictment with McLain's guidance. Controlled information flow to prosecutors and client patience key to success.

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  • Former Federal Prosecutor & Military Judge
    Attorney Patrick J. McLain's years of experience across the aisle provide him with a unique perspective.
  • Over 3,500 Cases Successfully Handled
    Patrick J. McLain has helped thousands secure a better future with tenacious representation.
  • Our Firm is Top-Rated & Award-Winning
    Attorney Patrick J. McLain is widely respected by his peers & clients as seen by his numerous accolades.
  • Over Two Decades in the U.S. Marine Corps
    Attorney Patrick J. McLain tries all of his cases with integrity and unparalleled work ethic.