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Gretchen S. Knight

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Gretchen S. Knight is a partner at Morris James LLP where she is the head of the Family Law practice. She has focused her practice in Family Law for more than twenty-five years, representing individuals in the Delaware Family Court in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. She has a wide range of experience in all aspects of family law including the following:

  • Divorce
  • Division of Marital Property
  • Alimony/Spousal Support 
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Child Custody and Visitation 
  • Child Support
  • Guardianship of Children
  • Adoptions by Relatives and Termination of Parental Rights

Gretchen is focused on understanding her clients' goals; being responsive to their needs and assisting them in achieving desirable outcomes. Gretchen is knowledgeable and experienced in litigating and negotiating successful outcomes for her clients in complex divorce and custody matters. 

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association, Family Law Section

  • Member
  • Past Chairman & Vice Chairman

Delaware State Bar Association

  • Judicial Appointments Committee

Delaware Family Court Rules Committee
Delaware Board on Professional Responsibility, Former Member
American Bar Association
The Office of the Child Advocate, Delaware, Guardian ad litem on behalf of abused and neglected children

News & Media Mentions

Gretchen has been voted a "Top Lawyer" in Delaware Today magazine.

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Delaware Today®, Top Lawyers, 2010, 2013-2016

Best Lawyers®, 2007-2011, 2014-2015, 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" 

Office of the Child Advocate, Recognized for Ten Years of Pro Bono Service, 2011

Melson-Arsht Inn of Court

Truman Scholar, 1985


Delaware, 1990

United States District Court, District of Delaware


Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1990

University of Delaware, B.A., 1987