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Who are the top attorneys in Delaware? We polled their peers for the best in the field. Will the honorees please rise?

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Yvonne Takvorian Saville
Weiss, Saville & Houser
Wilmington
656-0400,
weissandsaville.com

Bernard Conaway
Conaway-Legal
Wilmington
428-9350, conaway-legal.com

Lisa Hatfield
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300, connollygallagher.com

Cassandra Roberts
Elzufon, Austin & Mondell
Wilmington
428-3181, elzufon.com

Joseph Farnan Jr.
Farnan LLP Attorneys at Law
Wilmington
777-0321, farnanlaw.com

David White
McCarter & English
Wilmington
984-6370, mccarter.com

Keith Donovan, John Noble
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Appellate

R. Eric Hacker
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Banking Law

Stephen W. Spence
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Multiple Locations
372-1100, bmbde.com

Bankruptcy, Business

Jeffrey Wisler
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300,
connollygallagher.com

Erin Fay
Bayard, P.A.
Wilmington
655-5000, bayardlaw.com

Karen Bifferato, Kelly Conlan
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300, connollygallagher.com

Brett Fallon
Faegre Drinker
Wilmington
467-4200, faegredrinker.com

Brya Keilson, Chuck Kunz III, Stephen Miller, Eric Monzo, Jeffrey Waxman
Morris James
Wilmington
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Robert Brady
Young Conaway
Wilmington
571-6600, youngconaway.com

Bankruptcy, Personal

Nina Pappoulis
GP Legal
Dover, Millsboro, Wilmington
421-9101,
bgplegal.com

Tiffany Poole
Poole, Mensinger, Cutrona & Ellsworth-Aults
Wilmington
358-2679,
pmcelaw.com

Erin Brignola
Cooper Levenson
Bear
838-2600, cooperlevenson.com

Elaina Holmes
Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya
Multiple Locations
(888) 734-6800, dplaw.com

Steven Stirparo
Stirparo Law
Wilmington
479-9555, stirparolaw.com

William Jaworski
Law Office of William F. Jaworski
Dover
730-8511, wfjlaw.com

Business, Commercial

Stephen Spence
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Multiple Locations
372-1100, bmbde.com

John Paradee
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Multiple Locations
372-1100, bmbde.com

Sean Meluney
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff
Wilmington
442-7005, beneschlaw.com

Arthur Connolly, III
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300, connollygallagher.com

Dave Holloway
Holloway Law
Wilmington
357-9323, holloway-law.com

Ross Antonacci, Nicholas Caggiano Jr., Shannon Frazier, Lewis Ledyard III, Jonathan Strauss
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Seth Reidenberg
Tybout, Redfearn & Pell
Wilmington
658-6901, trplaw.com

Mary Dugan, William Gamgort
Young Conaway
Wilmington
571-6600, youngconaway.com

Civil Rights

Thomas Neuberger
The Neuberger Firm
Wilmington
655-0582,
neubergerlaw.com

Raeann Warner
Jacobs & Crumplar
Millsboro, Wilmington
656-5445, jcdelaw.com

Stephen Norman
The Norman Law Firm
Dagsboro
537-3788, thenormanlawfirm.com

Constitutional Law

David Finger
Finger & Slanina
Wilmington
573-2525,
delawgroup.com

Anthony Delcollo
Offit Kurman
Wilmington
351-0900, offitkurman.com

Construction Law

Victoria Petrone
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Wilmington
372-1100, bmbde.com

Donald Logan
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Multiple Locations
372-1100, bmbde.com

Josiah Wolcott
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300, connollygallagher.com

G. Kevin Fasic
Offit Kurman
Wilmington
351-0900, offitkurman.com

Kevin Guerke
Young Conaway
Wilmington
571-6600, youngconaway.com

Consumer Law

W. Christopher Componovo
Kimmel & Silverman
Wilmington
791-9373, creditlaw.com

Corporate Law

Lewis Lazarus
Morris James
Wilmington
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Roger Truemper
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Multiple Locations
372-1100, bmbde.com

David Conway, Henry Gallagher Jr., Shaun Michael Kelly, Ryan Newell
Connolly Gallagher
Wilmington
757-7300, connollygallagher.com

Albert Carroll, P. Clarkson Collins Jr., Albert Manwaring IV, Patricia Winston
Morris James
Wilmington
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Criminal Defense

Thomas Foley
Thomas Foley, Attorney at Law
Wilmington
658-3077,
tomfoleylaw.com

Patrick Collins
Collins & Associates
Wilmington
655-4600, collinslawdelaware.com

Eugene Mauer Jr.
Eugene Maurer Jr., P.A.
Wilmington
652-7900

Dade Werb
Giordano, DelCollo, Werb & Gagne
Multiple Locations
234-6855, gdwlawfirm.com

Michael DegliObizzi
Holloway Law
Wilmington
357-9323, holloway-law.com

John Barber
Law Office of John Barber
Wilmington
652-1000, johnbarberlaw.com

Joe Hurley
Law Office of Joseph Hurley
Wilmington
658-8980, joehurley.com

Kevin Tray
Law Office of Kevin P. Tray
Wilmington
658-8980

John Deckers
Law Offices of John Deckers
Wilmington
656-9850, johndeckerslaw.com

E-Discovery + Technology

Ian McCauley
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Laura Readinger
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Elder Law

Karla Levinson
The Levinson Firm
Wilmington
656-3393,
laurencelevinsonlaw.com

William Erhart
Estate and Elder Law Services
Wilmington
651-0113, eaels.com

David Ferry
Ferry Joseph, P.A.
Georgetown, Wilmington
575-1555, ferryjoseph.com

Robert Kleiner
Kleiner & Kleiner
Wilmington
789-0529, kleinerllc.com

Cindy Szabo
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Denise Nordheimer
Nordheimer Law
Milton, Wilmington
655-4500, nordheimerlaw.com

Eminent Domain

Dennis Schrader
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800,
morrisjames.com

Richard Forsten
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Wilmington
421-6833,
saul.com

Environmental Law

Timothy Houseal
Young Conaway
Wilmington
571-6600, youngconaway.com

F. Michael Parkowski
Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze
Dover, Rehoboth Beach, Wilmington
654-3300,
pgslegal.com

Philip Micha
Richards Layton & Finger
Wilmington
651-7700, rlf.com

Family Law

Gretchen Knight
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Curtis Bounds, Megan McGovern, Kara Swasey
Bayard
Wilmington
655-5000, bayardlaw.com

John Clark III
Connolly Gallagher
Wilmington
757-7300, connollygallagher.com

Edward Curley
Curley, Dodge, Funk & Street
Dover
674-3333, curleydodgefunk.com

Carl Heckert
Gawthrop Greenwood
Wilmington
777-5353, gawthrop.com

David Gagne, Achille Scache, Brandon Spivey
Giordano, DelCollo, Werb & Gagne
Wilmington
234-6855 gdwlawfirm.com

Andrew Gonser
Gonser and Gonser
Multiple Locations
478-4445, gonserandgonserlaw.com

Patrick Boyer
MacElree Harvey
Wilmington
654-4454, macelree.com

Jill Spevack Di Sciullo
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Judy Jones
Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze
Dover, Rehoboth Beach, Wilmington
654-3300, pgslegal.com

Rachelle Cutrona, Jennifer Mensinger
Poole, Mensinger, Cutrona & Ellsworth-Aults
Wilmington
358-2679, pmcelaw.com

Shauna Hagan
The Law Office of Shauna T. Hagan
Wilmington
321-6489, haganfamilylaw.com

George R. Tsakataras
The Law Office of George R. Tsakataras, P.A.
Wilmington
472-4900, tsakataraslaw.com

Julie Yeager
Yeager Law Firm
Wilmington
691-3428, yeagerfamilylaw.com

Government Affairs

William Larson
MG+M
Wilmington
657-2100,
mgmlaw.com

Glenn Mandalas
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Multiple Locations
372-1100, bmbde.com

Max Walton
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300, connollygallagher.com

Thomas McGonigle
Faegre Drinker
Wilmington
467-4200, faegredrinker.com

Stephen Neuberger
The Neuberger Firm
Wilmington
655-0582, neubergerlaw.com

Healthcare Law

Adam Balick
Balick & Balick
Wilmington
658-4265,
balick.com

Michael Mitchell, Michelle Subers, Amy Taylor
Heckler & Frabizzio
Dover, Wilmington
573-4800, hfddel.com

Bradley Goewert, Thomas Marcoz Jr.
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
Wilmington
552-4328, marshalldennehey.com

James Gallagher II, A. Kimberly Hoffman
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Immigration Law

Xiaojuan Carrie Huang
Huang Law
Wilmington
478-2900,
xhlegal.com

Tabitha Castro
The Castro Firm
Dover, Wilmington
225-5700, thecastrofirm.com

Insurance Law

David Soldo
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Colin Shalk
Casarino Christman Shalk Ransom & Doss
Wilmington
594-4500, casarino.com

Gregory Skolnik
Heckler & Frabizzio
Dover, Wilmington
573-4800, hfddel.com

Jennifer Wasson
Potter Anderson
Dover, Wilmington
984-6000, potteranderson.com

Michael Logullo
Rawle & Henderson
Wilmington
778-1200, rawle.com

Intellectual Property

Kenneth Dorsney
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Chad Stover
Barnes & Thornburg
Wilmington
300-3474, btlaw.com

Stephen Brauerman
Bayard
Wilmington
655-5000, bayardlaw.com

Kelly Farnan
Richards Layton & Finger
Wilmington
651-7700, rlf.com

Labor Law for Employees

Michele Allen
Allen & Associates
Hockessin
234-8600, allenlaborlaw.com

Brian DeMott
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Multiple Locations
372-1100, bmbde.com

Lauren DeLuca, Timothy Holly, Aaron Shapiro
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300, connollygallagher.com

Patrick Gallagher
Jacobs & Crumplar
Millsboro, Wilmington
656-5445, jcdelaw.com

Barbara Stratton
Knepper & Stratton
Dover, Newark, Wilmington
402-3251, knepperstratton.com

Daniel Herr
Law Office of Daniel C. Herr
Wilmington
483-7060, danielcherr.com

Allyson Britton, JamesMcMackin, III
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Labor Law for Employers

Matthew Boyer
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300,
connollygallagher.com

Brian DeMott
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Multiple Locations
372-1100, bmbde.com

Lauren Deluca, Timothy Holly, Aaron Shapiro
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300, connollygallagher.com

John Ellis, Michele Subers
Heckler & Frabizzio
Dover, Wilmington
573-4800, hfddel.com

Allyson Britton, JamesMcMackin, III, David Williams
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Land Use

Robert Gibbs, David Hutt
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

John Tracey
Young Conaway
Wilmington
571-6600, youngconaway.com

Legal Malpractice

Loren Baron
Elzufon, Austin & Mondell
Wilmington
428-3181,
elzufon.com

Charles Slanina
Finger & Slanina
Hockessin, Wilmington
234-1605, delawgroup.com

Medical Malpractice for the Defense

Joshua Meyeroff
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Colleen Shields
Eckert Seamans
Wilmington
552-2901, eckertseamans.com

Gary Alderson, John Elzufon
Elzufon, Austin & Mondell
Wilmington
428-3181, elzufon.com

Richard Galperin, Ryan Keating
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

James Drnec
Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein
Wilmington
252-0090, wlekn.com

John Balaguer, Stephen Milewski, Dana Monzo
White and Williams
Wilmington
654-0424, whiteandwilliams.com

Medical Malpractice for the Plaintiff

Bartholomew Dalton
Dalton & Associates
Wilmington
652-2050,
bartdaltonlaw.com

Timothy Lengkeek
Young Conaway
Wilmington
571-6600, youngconaway.com

Andrew Dalton
Dalton & Associates
Wilmington
652-2050, bartdaltonlaw.com

Stephen Hampton
Grady & Hampton
Dover
678-1265, gradyhampton.com

Bruce Hudson
Hudson & Castle Law
Wilmington
428-8800, hudsoncastlelaw.com

Philip Edwards, Francis Murphy
Murphy & Landon
Wilmington
472-8100, msllaw.com

Kelley Huff, Robert Leoni, Gilbert Shelsby Jr.
Shelsby & Leoni
Wilmington
995-6210, shelsbyleonilaw.com

Personal Injury

Chase Brockstedt
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Multiple Locations
372-1100, bmbde.com

Laura Simon
Dalton & Associates
Wilmington
652-2050, bartdaltonlaw.com

Tara Bustard, Cynthia Pruitt
Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya
Multiple Locations
888-734-6800, dplaw.com

Patrick Rock
Heckler & Frabizzio
Dover, Wilmington
573-4800, hfddel.com

Kenneth Roseman
Kenneth Roseman, P.A.
Wilmington
658-7101, krosemanlaw.com

Lawrence Spiller Kimmel, Jonathan O’Neill, William Peltz
Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O’Neill
Newark, Wilmington
565-6100, kimmelcarter.com

Reneta Green-Streett, Wilson Gualpa, Kevin Healy, Michael Owen
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Nicholas Krayer, Samuel Pratcher III
Pratcher Krayer
Wilmington
566-1796, pkinjury.com

Tiffany Friedman
Roeberg Moore & Friedman
Wilmington
658-8700, roebergmooreandfriedman.com

Kyle Kemmer, James Meehan, Jason Warren
Shelsby & Leoni
Wilmington
995-6210, shelsbyleonilaw.com

Kelly Dunn Gelof
Tunnell & Raysor
Georgetown
396-9645, tunnellraysor.com

Michael Weiss
Weiss, Saville & Houser
Wilmington
656-0400, weissandsaville.com

Benjamin Wetzel, III
Wetzel & Associates
Wilmington
652-1200, wetzellaw.com

Real Estate

John Newcomer Jr.
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Heidi Gilmore, Michele Wenz
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Multiple Locations
372-1100, bmbde.com

William Brady
Brady Firm
Wilmington
482-4124, bradylawde.com

Rachel Dwares
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300, connollygallagher.com

Dean DelCollo, Joseph Giordano, Edward Tarlov
Giordano, DelCollo, Werb & Gagne
Multiple Locations
234-6855, gdwlawfirm.com

John Bloxom IV, Veronica Faust
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

James Landon
Offit Kurman
Wilmington
351-0903, offitkurman.com

Robert Krapf, Frederick Mitsdarfer, III, Antonios Roustopoulos, Sara Toner
Richards Layton & Finger
Wilmington
651-7700, rlf.com

Raymond Tomasetti Jr.
Tomasetti Law
Fenwick Island
539-3041, tlawde.com

Jamie King
Tunnell & Raysor
Georgetown
396-9645, tunnellraysor.com

William Ward
Ward & Taylor
Greenville
225-3350, wardtaylor.com

Daniel Johnson
Young Conaway
Wilmington
571-6600, youngconaway.com

Social Security

Jennifer Alexion
Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya
Multiple Locations
998-0100, dplaw.com

Angela Pinto-Ross
Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya
Multiple Locations
998-0100, dplaw.com

Melissa Green, Gary Linarducci
Linarducci Law
New Castle
325-2400, delawaredisability.com

Karen Vicks
The Law Office of Karen Vicks
Dover
674-1100, vickslaw.com

Tort Law

Susan Ament
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Michael Pedicone
Heckler & Frabizzio
Dover, Wilmington
573-4800, hfddel.com

Danielle Yearick
Tybout Redfearn & Pell
Wilmington
657-5540, trplaw.com

Trusts and Estates

Charles Durante
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300,
connollygallagher.com

Kevin Baird, Barbara Danberg, Rebecca Doyle
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Multiple Locations
372-1100, bmbde.com

Stephen Director
Bayard
Wilmington
655-5000, bayardlaw.com

Trisha Hall, Scott Swenson, Gregory Weinig
Connolly Gallagher
Newark, Wilmington
757-7300, connollygallagher.com

Peter Gordon
Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella
Wilmington
652-2900, gfmlaw.com

Bruce Tigani
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Christophe Clark Emmert
Tunnell & Raysor
Georgetown
396-9645, tunnellraysor.com

Vincent Thomas
Young Conaway
Wilmington
571-6600, youngconaway.com

Workers’ Compensation for Employees

Heather Long
Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O’Neill
Newark, Wilmington
565-6100,
kimmelcarter.com

Donald Marston, Jessica Welch
Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya
Multiple Locations
998-0100, dplaw.com

Matthew Fogg
Morris James
Multiple Locations
888-6800, morrisjames.com

Walt Schmittinger
Schmittinger and Rodriguez
Dover, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach
674-0140, schmittrod.com

R. Scott Kappes
Shelsby & Leoni
Wilmington
995-6210, shelsbyleonilaw.com

Natalie Wolf
Young Conaway
Wilmington
571-6600, youngconaway.com

Workers’ Compensation for Employers

Elissa Greenberg
Elzufon, Austin & Mondell
Wilmington
428-3181,
elzufon.com

Christopher Logullo
Chrissinger & Baumberger
Wilmington
777-0100

Andrew Carmine, Nathan Gin, Scott Mondell
Elzufon, Austin & Mondell
Wilmington
428-3181, elzufon.com

Anthony Frabizzio, Maria Newill
Heckler & Frabizzio
Dover, Wilmington
573-4800, hfddel.com

Keri Morris-Johnston
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
Wilmington
552-4328, marshalldennehey.com


Published as “The Verdict Is In” in the November 2020 issue of Delaware Today.