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

Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities for Freedom

If you’ve been arrested, the time to fight your criminal charges is right now. Prosecutors are wasting no time in planning their case against you, which is why you must waste no time in preparing an aggressive defense strategy.

We know this because our Tarrant County criminal defense attorney is a former prosecutor and military judge with over 30 years of legal experience. He has handled thousands of cases over the decades, establishing a successful track record as a result. Thus, Attorney Patrick J. McLain is your first and foremost line of defense no matter how serious your accusations are. With so much at stake in your life, you need a lawyer who has the experience, knowledge, and skills required to lower those stakes and help you move forward with your life. Attorney McLain has these qualities and more.

Discover the difference our firm can make in your life by giving us a call at (214) 238-9392! We’re available 24/7.

What Charges Can Our Criminal Defense Attorney Handle?

Anyone can get accused of any crime at any time. That’s why we are prepared for it all. Whether the federal government is coming after you or your child’s future is on the line, you can depend on us to stand by your side through thick and thin.

Our team handles a broad range of cases, including but not limited to:

  • Assault crimes
  • Civil rights violations
  • Computer crimes
  • Drug offenses
  • DWIs
  • Federal crimes
  • Fraud offenses
  • Probation violations
  • Property crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Thefts
  • Violent offenses
  • Weapons charges
  • White collar crimes

Tarrant County Seat Location

Fort Worth serves as the county seat for Tarrant County. For clarity, a county seat is a town or city that serves as the governmental center of the county. It houses government offices and buildings such as the courthouse, county legislature, sheriff’s department headquarters, correctional facilities, and more.

Where to Find Criminal Courts in Tarrant County

Our attorney at The Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC represents clients in district and county courts throughout Texas. In Tarrant County, district and county courts are located at:

Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center

401 West Belknap Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76196

(817) 884-2848

District courts handle felony cases, while county courts hear misdemeanor cases. If you are facing criminal charges in Tarrant County, get started on your defense right away.

To learn about how our lawyer can help your situation, drop us a line at (214) 238-9392!

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  • Super Lawyers
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  • 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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