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Chief Justice Myron T. Steele of the Supreme Court of Delaware to Join Potter Anderson

November 13, 2013

WILMINGTON, DE, November 27, 2013:  Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, a Delaware law firm that is among the longest established continuing law practices in the nation, announced today that, upon stepping down as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware later this month, Chief Justice Myron T. Steele will join the firm as a partner. 

“We are honored that Chief Justice Steele, who surely was presented with an array of attractive opportunities upon completion of his tenure, has chosen to become a part of our firm,” said Donald J. Wolfe, Jr., chairman of the firm.  “During his sparkling 25-year judicial career, he has served on all three of Delaware’s constitutional courts, led what most would agree is the most respected state judiciary in the country, and served as Delaware's judicial ambassador at large, proclaiming to national and international audiences alike the advantages of Delaware law, Delaware courts and Delaware incorporation.  We are certain that his broad experience, his unique expertise and his sterling reputation will enhance our ability to serve our clients, both present and future.”

Chief Justice Steele was appointed in 2004 by Governor Ruth Ann Minner, becoming the seventh Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.  Prior to his appointment as Chief Justice, he served as a Supreme Court Justice (2000-2004), Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery (1994-2000), Resident Judge of the Delaware Superior Court (Kent County, 1990-1994) and as Superior Court Judge (1988-1990).     

A graduate of University of Virginia (B.A. Foreign Affairs) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1970, LL.M 2005), Chief Justice Steele served on active duty in the U.S. Army and retired as a Colonel in the Delaware Army National Guard.  Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a litigation partner at Prickett, Jones & Elliott.   

During his tenure as a member of the Delaware judiciary, Chief Justice Steele has presided over many of the State’s most significant litigation, including a variety of disputes with respect to the proper governance of Delaware corporations and alternative business entities, publishing over 400 judicial opinions.