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

Gretchen S. Knight



Gretchen Knight chairs the Family Law Practice at Morris James LLP. With more than 30 years of experience, Gretchen represents individuals in  family law matters in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties.

Gretchen is knowledgeable and experienced in litigating and negotiating successful outcomes for her clients in complex divorce and custody matters. She focuses on understanding her clients' goals, being responsive to their needs, and helping clients achieve their goals.


  • 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

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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