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Daniel F. Wolcott, Jr.

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Mr. Wolcott practiced primarily in the area of civil litigation in construction and commercial cases.  In his construction practice, Dan's experience included representing owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and professionals in all aspects of the construction process, in litigation, including mechanics liens, and alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.  In addition, he consulted with clients concerning the drafting of construction contracts regarding various types of projects.

Dan has been one of two Delaware Code Revisors since 1978.  Code Revisors are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Delaware Senate and are responsible for overseeing revisions to the Delaware Code in conformance with newly enacted legislation.

Prior to joining the firm, Dan served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware.  He has also served as City Solicitor for the City of New Castle, Delaware, from 1974-1985 and 1997-1999.

Dan has been a lecturer on construction law since 1994. His speaking engagements include:

  • Construction Law... What To Do When, Lorman Education Services, April 20, 2006
  • Resolving Problems & Disputes, National Business Institute, April 6, 2006
  • Construction Management/Design-Build, Lorman Education Services, Feb. 15, 2006
  • Advanced Construction Law, National Business Institute, Dec. 6, 2002
  • Construction Law, National Business Institute, Sept. 25, 2002
  • Construction Management, Lorman Education Services, April 10, 2001

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Education

University of Virginia, J.D., 1971; Delta Theta Phi

Bethany College, B.A., 1968

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 1971

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Received an AV® rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review certification
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Construction Litigation
  • Delaware State Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association; Litigation Section, Committee on Construction Litigation; Forum on the Construction Industry 
  • Vice Chair, Board on Professional Responsibility 
  • Board of Trustees, University of Delaware Library Associates (former President) 
  • Board of Trustees, Crittenton Foundation 
  • Vice President for Administration, Board of Managers, Gilpin Hall 
  • Past activities have included: Vice Chair (Governor Chair), Delaware Agency to Reduce Crime; Chairman, Juvenile Justice Advisory Group; and former President; Board of Directors, Delaware Center for Justice; Former Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Historical Society of Delaware; Former Board of Trustees, New Castle Historical Society (former President)