Faculty Profile: Patricia Moskal

Patricia MoskalChancellor, Part 1, Twentieth Judicial District
Previous Courses Taught (5)
  • Tennessee General Solo FastTrack 2021
  • Appellate Practice Ethics
  • Appellate Practice 2014: Effective Brief Writing
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Academy
  • Fundamentals of Federal Appellate Practice
Biography

Chancellor Pat Moskal was appointed to the Davidson County Chancery Court, Part I, in 2019, and was elected to continue serving as the Part I Chancellor in 2020.  Prior to her judicial appointment, Chancellor Moskal had 33 years of trial and appellate experience, representing clients in many types of disputes, with a focus on complex business and commercial litigation, state and local tax controversies, government litigation, administrative law, and appellate litigation.  She successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous state and federal courts.  Chancellor Moskal earned her B.A. degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and her JD degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she graduated with highest honors and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

While in private practice, Ms. Moskal was listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the areas of Appellate Practice, Litigation Controversy-Tax, Commercial Litigation, and Insurance Law.  She was AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated and selected for the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers by Martindale-Hubble.  She also was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation in America,” “Litigation Star (Tennessee),” and “Appellate Star.”  She was recognized as a “Top 50 Women Lawyers” by Mid-South Super Lawyers and a “Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers.”  She was selected as “Best of the Bar” and as a “Women of Influence Finalist” by the Nashville Business Journal.  She is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (a national litigation honorary society), the Tennessee Bar Foundation, and the Nashville Bar Foundation.  She formerly chaired the Tennessee Supreme Court Business Court Advisory Commission, and a former Trustee of the Nashville Bar Foundation.  She is a Past President of the Lawyers’ Association for Women and Past First Vice-President of the Nashville Bar Association.