About Our Firm

Patrick S. Fragel is a Traverse City Lawyer who know how to protect your home, business or personal freedoms. Clients needing a Criminal Defense Lawyer or Bankruptcy Lawyer will find that Patrick S. Fragel can lead them through challenging legal problems.

With over 20 years as a Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer, Patrick S. Fragel knows the region and the court system. He believes each case is unique, and designs a strategy to fit the client’s legal needs. You are entitled to professional representation in Court, and Patrick S. Fragel will deliver it.

Patrick S. Fragel, obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1993. While in law school he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Sales & Negotiable Instruments. He was selected by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan as an intern where he won several misdemeanor convictions as a second year law student.

After law school, he assumed a full-time prosecutor position where he handled cases involving drug offenses, drunk driving, domestic violence, serious assaults and embezzlement. During his 20 years in private practice, he has obtained several “not-guilty” verdicts in criminal trials throughout Western Michigan. His business law practice includes a solid background in commercial transactions and business formation.

After earning his B.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, Infantry. While on active duty, he climbed the ranks to Captain, and worked as a company commander, and managed a public affairs unit. His graduate work focused on organizational goal setting, and culminated in an MPA from Northern Michigan University. While at NMU he performed outcomes assessment while working for the Department of Institutional Research.