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Leaders of Leaders

Since our founding, Morris James attorneys have occupied leadership roles in the Delaware, American and Federal Bar Associations, have held prominent positions in legal professional organizations,  and have served as advisors to the Delaware courts. Our attorneys serve, both as elected leaders and by appointment of the court, in capacities reflective of their thorough knowledge of the law and their high standards of ethics, values and vision.

Examples of professional leadership positions Morris James attorneys hold or previously have held include:

Delaware State Bar Association

President
Henry Herndon
Dennis Schrader 

Executive Committee
Jill Spevak DiSciullo, Brett D. Fallon, Edward M. McNally, Albert H. Manwaring, IV, Adam C. Gerber

Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Henry Herndon, Chair

Arts Committee
Richard K. Herrmann, Chair

Computer Law Section
Richard K. Herrmann, Chair

Estates and Trust Section
Mary M. Culley, Chair
Bruce W. Tigani, Chair 

Family Law Section
Gretchen S. Knight, Chair 
Jill Spevack DiSciullo, Chair

Community Relations
Patricia A. Winston, Vice Chair 

Corporation Law Section
Edward M. McNally, Chair, Vice Chair

LGBT Section 
Thomas P. Carney, Vice Chair

Litigation Section
Albert H. Manwaring, IV, Chair, Vice Chair
David J. Soldo, Chair
Patricia A. Winston, Vice Chair

International Law Section
Mary B. Matterer, Chair

Labor and Employment Section
James H. McMackin, III, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary
Allyson Britton DiRocco, Chair

Small Firms & Solo Practitioners, Kent County
Reneta L. Green-Streett, Vice President 

Tax Section
Mark D. Olson, Chair
Bruce C. Tigani, Chair 

Technology Committee
Richard K. Herrmann, Chair

Women and the Law Section
Mary M. Culley, Chair

Delaware Court of Chancery

Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery
John W. Noble

Special Discovery Master
Lewis H. Lazarus

Custodian
Lewis H. Lazarus

Delaware District Court

Technology Committee
Richard K. Herrmann, Chair

Delaware Supreme Court

Board on Professional Responsibility
Lewis H. Lazarus, Vice-Chair

Commission on Continuing Legal Education
Richard K. Herrmann, Chair

Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection
Francis J. "Pete" Jones, Jr., Chair 

American Bar Association

Business Law Section, Business Courts Subcommittee
Elizabeth A. Powers

Business Law Section, Directors and Officers Liability Committee
Lewis H. Lazarus, Chair

Subcommittee on Claims & Priorities, Business Bankruptcy Committee
Brett D. Fallon, Co-Chair

M&A/Proxy Litigation Subcommittee of the Securities Litigation Committee 
Albert H. Manwaring, IV, Co-Chair

Partnerships and Alternative Entities Subcommittee, Business Law Section
Meghan A. Adams, Chair

Special Discovery Master

Delaware District Court and the Delaware Superior Court
Richard K. Herrmann

Delaware Bankruptcy Court

Electronic Discovery Mediator
Richard K. Herrmann

"Continued strong leadership within the Delaware Bar is a fundamental necessity if we are to maintain and cultivate our heritage of professionalism and high ethical standards." (Richard K. Herrmann)

Bar leadership enables attorneys to contribute to the development of law Lazarus Headshotand policy in the subject matter of their practice. This not only ensures that developments in the law reflect the views of practitioners, but also provides participating attorneys with perspectives outside of their day to day experience. The bar and the individual attorney benefit in equal measure. (Lewis H. Lazarus)     

Leadership is – or should be – part of the job description for lawyers. As the authors, arbiters and interpreters of the law, it is incumbent upon us to continually learn and to hone our skills, and to strive always to develop a value added mindset. Above all, it is our responsibility as lawyers to dedicate ourselves to the highest standards of ethics. In my view, these are the qualities of effective leaders. We owe it to ourselves, our clients and to our profession to deliver nothing less.  (James H. McMackin, III, Chair/Vice Chair, Labor & Employment Section, Delaware State Bar Association)