Patricia Head Moskal Named Chancellor of Chancery Court for the 20th Judicial District

Press Release, Awards and Recognition

Bradley is pleased to announce that Patricia Head Moskal, a partner in the firm’s Nashville office, was appointed on January 17, 2019, by then Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to be Chancellor of the Chancery Court for the 20th Judicial District, Davidson County. Ms. Moskal replaces retired Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman. 

“We congratulate Pat on her selection by Gov. Haslam to the distinguished position of Chancellor of Davidson County’s Chancery Court,” said Bradley Nashville Office Managing Partner Lela Hollabaugh.

In a statement about the appointment, then Gov. Haslam said, “Pat has great business law experience that will serve the court and this district well. I appreciate her commitment to service in the legal profession."

Ms. Moskal said, "I am grateful to Governor Haslam for this appointment and the confidence he has placed in me. I am humbled by the opportunity to follow the legacy of Chancellor Bonnyman's distinguished service as Chancellor of Part I. I look forward to working with the trial court judges and staff of the 20th Judicial District, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Davidson County."

A member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group, Ms. Moskal has more than 30 years of experience as a trial and appellate lawyer handling business and commercial disputes. She has had a particular focus in state and local tax litigation, appellate litigation, and government contracts and bid protests. Ms. Moskal also has significant experience with all types of business disputes, insurance litigation, real estate litigation, and municipal law matters. She has successfully represented clients at every level of the state and federal courts and before various administrative tribunals and agencies.

Ms. Moskal is active with the Nashville Bar Foundation, currently serving on its Board of Trustees, and the Nashville Bar Association, for which she formerly served as first vice president and board member. She also currently serves as chair of the Tennessee Business Court Docket Advisory Commission. She is a past president of the Lawyers' Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter.

Chancery Court is a court of equity that hears Tennessee constitutional issues; contract disputes; employment lawsuits; construction, real property and commercial litigation; applications for receivership and liquidation of insurance companies; state tax disputes; workers compensation; local governmental actions including appeals from a variety of local boards and commissions; applications for injunctions; writs of certiorari; emancipation of minors; and name changes. Chancery Court also is the court of appeals for a number of administrative agencies.