Background and Experience
Patrick Frogge is a founding member of Bell, Tennent & Frogge. Mr. Frogge has focused exclusively on criminal defense and civil rights since entering law school. In 1999, Mr. Frogge graduated in the top 25% of his class from the Fordham University School of Law in New York City where he was a Stein Scholar in public interest law and ethics. During law school, Mr. Frogge worked at the Brooklyn U.S Attorney's Office, the Northern Manhattan Improvement Project, the Georgia Justice Project, and the Tennessee Post-Conviction Defender's Office. He helped to found the Amsterdam Houses Children's Law Project, which teaches critical thinking and legal reasoning to children in a Manhattan housing project, and he served on the board of the Fordham Death Penalty Project.
Before entering private practice in 2005, Mr. Frogge served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Defender's Office. There he handled thousands of criminal cases, including several high-profile jury trials. Prior to that, he served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Jerry Smith of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, where he researched and edited hundreds of judicial opinions.
Now, Mr. Frogge practices criminal defense and civil rights in state and federal courts in Tennessee. He is active in the Nashville Bar Association, where he was named a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, which awarded him the prestigious Robert W. Ritchie Service Award for 2009, and where he currently serves as the liason to the Bench Bar Commission. Finally, Mr. Frogge was named the 2013 CJA Panel Lawyer of the Year for the Middle District of Tennessee (Federal Court).
Patrick G. Frogge
414 Union Street Suite 904
Nashville, TN 37219