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E. Allen Chandler

Of Counsel
  • Profile
  • Credentials


  • Legion of Merit Medal

  • Bronze Star Medal

  • Meritorious Service Medal, 5th Award

  • Meritorious Service Medal, 4th Award

  • Meritorious Service Medal, 3th Award

  • Meritorious Service Medal, 2th Award

  • Meritorious Service Medal, 1st Award

  • Commendation Medal, Army 2nd

  • Commendation Medal, Army 1st

  • Achievement Medal, Army 1st

  • Joint Service Achievement Medal

  • Saudi Arabian-Kuwait Liberation Medal

  • National Defense Service Ribbon 2nd

  • National Defense Service Ribbon 1st

  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

  • Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Star (BSS)

  • NATO Medal

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Supreme Court Bar Association

  • State Bar of California Bar Association

  • State Bar of Texas Bar Association

  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

  • Army Court of Criminal Appeals

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars - Life Member

  • National Rifle Association - Life Member

  • American Legion

  • President and Director of Legal Operations, Firearms Legal Protection, Nationwide offices, 2015 – 2018
  • Assistant District Attorney, Dallas, Texas, 2011 – 2015

  • Partner, Chandler Legal Group, Sacramento, California, 2009 – 2011

  • Broker, Alpine Capital and Mortgage, 2005-2009

  • Deputy Director, Criminal Law Division, Washington DC 2001-2004

  • Deputy Director, Defense Appellate Division, Washington DC 1999-2001

  • Teacher and Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS 1998-1999

  • Chief of Criminal Law, 8th US Army (Korea), 1997-1998

  • Chief of Claims, Foreign Torts Branch, Fort Meade, MD, 1995-1997

  • Student, The Judge Advocate General School Advanced Course, Charlottesville, VA, 1994-1995

  • Chief of Claims, Fort Carson, CO, 1992-1994

  • Senior Prosecutor, 5th Corps (German), 1991-1992

  • Senior Prosecutor, Combat Aviation Brigade, Desert Shield/Storm (Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia), 1990-1991

  • Senior Prosecutor, 3rd Armored Division (Germany), 1989-1990

  • Defense Attorney, Trial Defense Service (Korea and Japan) 1987-1989

  • Supply Officer (S-4), 175th Field Artillery (Germany) 1984-1987

Teaching Positions

  • Instructor, Command and General Staff College (Fort Leavenworth, KS)

  • Resident Command and General Staff College College Fort Leavenworth, KS 1999
  • The Judge Advocate Generals School College Charlottesville, VA 1995
  • Gonzaga University School of Law University Spokane, WA 1984
  • Saint John's University College Collegeville, MN 1981

Unmatched Experience

Put the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC On Your Side
  • Over Two Decades in the U.S. Marine Corps

    Attorney Patrick J. McLain tried his first jury trials during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He handles all cases with integrity and an unparalleled work-ethic.

  • Former Federal Prosecutor & Military Judge

    Attorney Patrick J. McLain's years of experience across the aisle provide him with a unique perspective.

  • Over 3500 Cases Successfully Handled

    Throughout his career, Patrick J. McLain has helped thousands of clients secure a better future for themselves through tenacious and aggressive representation.

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