Judge Patrick Dandridge presides over the Shelby County Environmental Court, General Sessions Criminal Court Division 14. The Shelby County Board of Commissioners appointed him on April 2, 2018, he was subsequently elected on August 2, 2018, and again re-elected on August 4, 2022, as the second Shelby County Environmental Court judge. Before his election, he was recommended and endorsed by his predecessor, Judge Larry E. Potter, who assisted in creating the Shelby County Environmental Court and served as judge for over 35 years.
Before serving on the bench, Judge Dandridge addressed blight and other environmental concerns for the City of Memphis for over 18 years. He served as the City of Memphis Assistant City Attorney for 15 years and most recently as the City of Memphis Code Enforcement Department Director from January 2016 – April 2018.
Judge Dandridge was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a 1983 graduate of Central High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Georgetown University in 1987 and his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. Judge Dandridge later earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Christian Brothers University in 2012.
Judge Dandridge is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter. Judge Dandridge is licensed to practice law in both the states of Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
Judge Dandridge has a demonstrated passion for our community and the environment.
Patrick M. Dandridge
General Sessions Criminal Court
Walter L. Bailey, Jr.
Criminal Justice Center
201 Poplar Ave., 10th floor
Memphis, TN 38103