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Joseph D. Farris

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Joseph D. Farris III is an associate in Potter Anderson’s Corporate Group. His practice primarily involves counseling Delaware corporations on corporate law, governance issues and transactional matters.

During law school, Joseph served as the Josiah O. Wolcott Fellow to the Honorable Karen L. Valihura of the Delaware Supreme Court. He was also the recipient of the 2018 Louis L. Redding Scholarship and the 2019 Judge Haile L. Alford Excellence Award.

Prior to his legal career, Joseph served on active duty in the United States Navy, both as an enlisted sailor and a naval officer, and was honorably discharged in 2007.


Competing Interests of a Government Appointed Public-Private Partnership Board of a Nonprofit Corporation, Del. J. Corp. L. (June 2019)

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act: What It Means for Business, Del. J. Corp. L. (June. 24, 2018),

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Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2019; Copy Editor, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law; Wolcott Fellowship and John F. Schmutz Corporate and Business Law Institute Fellowship (2018/2019)

University of Michigan, B.S.E. Electrical Engineering, 2003

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2019

Professional Activities and Honors

Delaware State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court

Delaware Barristers Association

Delaware Community Foundation, Grants Committee Member