Chancellor Patricia Head Moskal

Chancery Court, Part I


Patricia Head Moskal earned her law degree, with highest honors, from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1985, where she was a John W. Green Scholar and awarded Order of the Coif.   She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University–Bloomington and taught special needs children for several years before attending law school.

Chancellor Moskal entered the private practice of law with Boult Cummings Conners & Berry, PLC in Nashville and was elected partner in 1992.  She practiced law as both a trial and appellate lawyer and litigated all types of business and commercial cases, administrative law, and tax controversies.  Her law firm merged in 2009 and became Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

In 2019, Governor Bill Haslam appointed Chancellor Moskal to the serve on the Chancery Court, Part I of the Twentieth Judicial District following the retirement of Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman.

Before her appointment to the bench, Chancellor Moskal received the prestigious Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey Award in 2018 from the Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter, where she is a Past-President.   She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation Controversy-Tax, and Tax Law, and was named “Appellate Lawyer of the Year-Nashville” in 2017.  She is also listed as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation in America”, Litigation Star, and Appellate Star by Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Appellate.  She is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell and Mid-South Super Lawyers.  In 2013, she was a finalist for the Women of Influence Awards-Trailblazer Category.  She is a fellow in the American Bar Foundation, Tennessee Bar Foundation, Nashville Bar Foundation, and Litigation Counsel of America.

Chancellor Moskal has two sons, Eric and Evan, and a daughter-in-law, Abby.