Carney Nominates Widener Grad To Serve As Superior Court Judge

Governor John Carney on Friday announced that he will nominate Patricia A. Winston to serve as a judge on the Superior Court in New Castle County.

“Patricia has the experience and good judgment necessary to serve on the Superior Court,” said Governor Carney. “I know she will serve our state well and look forward to the Senate considering her nomination.”

Winston has been a partner at Morris James in Wilmington since 2017, where her practice focuses on a broad range of complex corporate and commercial disputes. Her litigation practice has included breach of contract cases, fraud disputes, stockholder litigation, and business dissolutions.

Morris James Bio

“Winston practices in the areas of business litigation, alternative entities, corporate and fiduciary litigation, corporate governance, special committee representation and insurance coverage litigation. She handles all phases of litigation primarily in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Delaware Superior Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division and the Delaware District Court. Patricia’s litigation engagements have included complex contract disputes, business dissolutions, disputes pursuant to the Delaware General Corporation Law, restrictive covenants and advising and defending disclosure violations arising from merger transactions.

In addition to her busy legal practice, Patricia is the past Chair of the Delaware State Bar Association’s (DSBA) largest section, the Litigation Section, and has held various offices in the DSBA’s Multicultural Judges and Lawyers’ Section. Patricia is also on the Executive Committee of the National Bar Association’s Commercial Law Section and Chair of the CLE Planning Committee for the Commercial Law Section’s Annual Corporate Counsel Conference. As Chair, Patricia and her Committee are in charge of CLE programming for the Annual Corporate Counsel Conference. Beyond the legal community, Patricia is a former executive board member of the Wilmington (DE) Chapter of The Links Incorporated, a service organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the residents in the Wilmington community.”

Winston was an associate at Morris James from 2008-2016. A University of Delaware graduate, she graduated from the Widener University School of Law, now the Delaware Law School, in 2008.

The Delaware Senate is expected to consider her nomination next month.

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