Nashville-Davidson Co Chancellor, Chancery Part I (unexpired term)
The Chancellor is the judge who presides over Chancery Court. The Court handles a variety of issues including lawsuits, contract disputes, application for injunctions, and name changes. Divorces, adoptions, and workers’ compensation cases can be heard in Chancery Court or Circuit Court. The Davidson County Chancery Court also serves as the court of appeals for a number of State of Tennessee administrative issues.
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Patricia Head Moskal
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University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D, with highest honors;
Indiana University-Bloomington, B.A.
Trial Court Judge, Davidson County Chancery Court
I currently serve as Davidson County Chancellor, Chancery Court Part I. I am well-qualified, knowledgeable about the law, and experienced. I worked for more than 33 years as a litigation attorney in private practice with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. I handled a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, administrative law cases, real estate litigation, tax disputes, and cases involving state and local governments. I have represented businesses, individuals, plaintiffs and defendants,. During my career, I was recognized as a “Top 250 Women in Litigation in America,” “Appellate Lawyer of the Year–Nashville,” and listed in Best Lawyers in America. I have served as President of the Lawyers’ Association for Women and First Vice President of the Nashville Bar Association. When I applied for this judicial vacancy, I received a “highly recommended” rating from members of the Nashville Bar Association.
I will continue to work hard every day to serve the citizens of Davidson County, to be open-minded, impartial, and respectful, and to apply the rule of law fairly to every person who has a case in Davidson County Chancery Court Part I. I am committed to making sure that every litigant has a full and fair opportunity to be heard.
As a serving judge and candidate for Chancery Court Judge, I cannot and do not take positions on current issues as potential cases involving those issues may come before the Davidson County Chancery Court. But one general area I am concerned about is access to justice by those who cannot afford an attorney to represent them in civil court cases where they may be entitled to relief. I applaud the good work of the State of Tennessee’s Access to Justice Commission, which is working hard to address this important challenge.
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