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"I am committed to finding beneficial solutions that meet the needs of my clients through compassionate legal representation. Your family is my priority."

Gretchen S. Knight



Gretchen Knight is a highly skilled and knowledgeable family law attorney with more than 30 years of experience. She focuses her practice on litigating and negotiating successful outcomes for her clients in complex divorce and custody matters. Gretchen concentrates on understanding her clients' goals, being responsive to their needs, and helping clients achieve their goals. She uses her legal insight and resources to support her clients, allowing them to move forward with confidence.

Gretchen chairs Morris James' Family Law practice. She represents individuals in family law matters in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties.

Gretchen has built an outstanding reputation for her transactional work that involves developing contracts and agreements, including separation agreements, pre/post marital agreements, and domestic partnership settlements. 

Gretchen has been voted a "Top Lawyer" in Delaware Today Magazine over 25 years. Best Lawyers in America has recognized her as an outstanding lawyer for over 12 years.


  • 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

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association, Family Law Section

  • 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


Articles & Publications

News & Events

News & Events



Delaware Today Top Lawyers, Family Law, 2010 - Present

  • Top Vote-Getter: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014

Best Lawyers, Family Law, 2007-2011, 2014 - Present

  • Lawyer of the Year, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2024

Chambers High Net Worth (Private Wealth Law: Family/Matrimonial Leading Lawyers), 2021 - Present

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

Melson-Arsht Inn of Court

Truman Scholar, 1985

T 302.888.6926
F 302.571.1750

Practice areas


Delaware, 1990
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware


Villanova University School of Law, JD, 1990
University of Delaware, BA, 1987

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