Slights, Joseph R.

Received this information on Judge Slights: “The Honorable Joseph R. Slights, III, was appointed to the Superior Court of Delaware by Governor Thomas R. Carper on November 2, 2000.Judge Slights received his BS cum laude in Political Science from James Madison University in 1985, and his JD degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1988. He was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1988.

Prior to joining the Superior Court, Judge Slights was an associate in private practice with the firm Richards, Layton & Finger from 1988 to 1990 where his practice focused on corporate litigation. From 1990 to 1992, he was an associate with the Law Offices of Sidney Balick where he practiced in the areas of personal injury, commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. From 1992 to 2000, he was a partner with the law firm Morris, James, Hitchens & Williams, where he practiced in the areas of health law, white collar criminal defense and corporate and commercial litigation. He was Vice Chairman of the Health Law practice group and Chairman of the firm’s recruiting committee.

Judge Slights is a member of the American Bar Association and the Delaware State Bar Association. He is a past chairman of the Health Law section of the Delaware State Bar Association. He currently serves as Chairman of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee of the Supreme Court of Delaware and is also chairing a project to develop “plain English” pattern criminal jury instructions for the Superior Court. He has been specially assigned to preside over the Court’s complex tort litigation docket.

Judge Slights’ current term ends November 2, 2012.”–received June 15, 2006

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