Criminal Defense Attorney in Ellis County A Former Prosecutor & Military Judge Fighting For Your Freedom

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ellis County, Texas

Going Above and Beyond to Defend the Accused

Arrested? Don’t panic. While it’s easy to feel guilty in a criminal justice system like ours, you must remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. When you choose the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC to represent you, our Ellis County criminal defense attorney will go the distance to help maintain your innocence.

The stakes are high in your case. Not only could you go to jail and pay fines, but you may also lose your driver’s license, fulfill community hours, pay victim restitution, and go to counseling and treatment on your own dime. Ultimately, a criminal record could follow you for years. It is in your best interests to retain a criminal defense lawyer who has decades of experience and knows how both sides of the system operate, like Attorney Patrick McLain. As a former federal prosecutor, he knows how to counter the prosecution’s attacks with skill and precision, leaving no stone unturned.

Experience the difference our team can make in your case. Give us a call at (214) 238-9392 to learn more!

Cases We Handle

You need an attorney who can handle even the most serious charges a person can get. No case is too complex for us to handle, which is why you can feel confident knowing your case is in good hands. Turn to our firm if you’re faced with the following cases:

  • Assault crimes
  • Computer crimes
  • Drug offenses
  • DWIs
  • Federal crimes
  • Felony crimes
  • Fraud offenses
  • Military crimes
  • Probation violations
  • Property crimes
  • Protective order
  • Sex crimes
  • State crimes
  • Thefts
  • Violent offenses
  • Weapons charges
  • White collar crimes

Where is the Ellis County Seat?

A county seat acts as the administrative center consisting of government buildings such as the county courthouse, correctional facilities, and county legislature. With this in mind, the county seat of Ellis County is Waxahachie, a Tejas Native American word for “buffalo creek.”

Ellis County Criminal Courts

Our Ellis County criminal defense lawyer has defended thousands of clients in district and county courts across Texas. District courts hear felony cases and county courts hear misdemeanor cases. These criminal courts in Ellis County are located at:

109 S Jackson St.

Third Floor

Waxahachie, TX 75165

(972) 825-5000

Whether you’re up against misdemeanor or felony charges, the bottom line is you need compassionate and fierce advocacy on your team. Wait no longer to get started on your fight for freedom with the help of our attorney.

Schedule your consultation online or at (214) 238-9392!

  • Avvo Client's Choice 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo 10.0
  • AV Preeminent
  • Best Dallas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • LCA
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • The Commonwealth Governor's School
  • JAA
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Trial Lawyer's College

Our Experience is Unmatched

Why Choose the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC?
  • 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 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.

Meet Your Defense Attorney

Fighting For You & Your Family
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    Patrick J. McLain


    Patrick J. McLain, a retired Marine Corps military judge, and 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 child exploitation crimes, computer crimes, and general federal crimes sections. Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC is headquartered in Dallas, Texas where he ...

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Recent Case Results

Real Results for Real People
  • Allegations of Sexual Assault on Teenage Stepdaughter - Jury Acquits Sex Crimes
  • Child Pornography Charge Dismissed in Federal Court Sex Crimes
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  • Sexual Assault of Girlfriend's Daughter - Jury Acquits On All Charges Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault on Second Wife's Children - Acquittal On All Charges Sex Crimes
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