Patricia J. Cottrell

Court of Appeals Judge

Year Elected/Appointed

1998

Previous Employment

  • Assistant attorney general, 1976-78 and 1982-84
  • Director, Public Law Institute, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1978-79
  • Assistant director, Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 1979-81
  • Deputy attorney general, 1984-1991
  • Director of Law, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, 1991-93
  • Chief deputy attorney general, 1993-97
  • Private practice of law in Nashville, 1997-98

Education

University of Tennessee College of Law, 1976
B.S. University of Tennessee, 1969

Honors

Graduate of East High School, Memphis, 1965, National Merit Scholar
Graduated with Honors from the University of Tennessee, 1969
 

Membership(s)

  • Tennessee Judicial Conference
  • Tennessee Court of the Judiciary
  • Tennessee Judicial Council
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • American Inns of Court
  • Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Founding member, Lawyers Association for Women
  • Leadership Nashville, 1993-94
  • Charter Revision Commission of Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, 1994-98
     

Community Involvement

Adjunct faculty, Vanderbilt School of Law, 1999

  • 615-741-2063 (P)

Address

Supreme Court Building, Suite 203
401 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN