Patrick Fragel Celebrates 20 Years of Lawyering

Patrick Fragel was sworn in as an officer of the Michigan Courts by Benzie County Judge James Batzer on May 26, 1994, with his family by his side. Twenty years later, he is proud to say he has helped thousands of people solve their legal problems, including protecting their homes, children and personal freedoms.  One of his most rewarding cases was helping a family of 7 people avoid foreclosure by filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. Most of all, he cherishes the experiences he has had raising his three daughters in the Grand Traverse region.

Articles By Patrick Fragel

In addition to serving his clients’ legal needs, Patrick Fragel educates consumers on Michigan law through his blog. Recently, Fragel wrote a short article on “Michigan’s Stand Your Ground” statute and jury instructions, since many residents were unaware Michigan has such a law.

“Self-defense is a legal response when being physically attacked”, says Fragel.

Other articles by Patrick Fragel include topics on police interrogation, Miranda rights, and involuntary confessions.

Over Two Decade of Experience in Criminal Defense

He has been involved in Criminal Defense since being selected as an intern for the Prosecuting Attorney Association of Michigan in 1992. It was a tremendous experience that prepared him for the challenges of a professional defense attorney.

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.

Patrick Fragel Practices Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense

Patrick Fragel, is a former Captain in the United States Army, a former Prosecutor and experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer focuses his law practice on bankruptcy, criminal defense, and general business law in Traverse City, Charlevoix, Cadillac, Ludington, Manistee, Petoskey, Reed City, Beulah, Grayling, and the Upper Peninsula. The practice is focused on helping people navigate the criminal justice system.