Nashville Attorney Honored for Panel Work

Nashville attorney Patrick Frogge was recognized yesterday as Panel Lawyer of the Year at the 22nd Annual Criminal Justice Act Appreciation Banquet, sponsored by the office of the Federal Public Defender. The banquet honors the contributions of 65 court-appointed private attorneys who take cases representing federal defendants who lack funds to hire a private lawyer. “A panel lawyer is a good Samaritan,” said Father Charles Stroebel, who was one of the three who “roasted” and praised Frogge for his work. “(Frogge) has been a constant good Samaritan.” The Tennessean has the story.