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Gary Traynor, Delaware’s newest Supreme Court justice

Gary Traynor, Delaware’s newest Supreme Court justice

Delaware attorney and public defender Gary Traynor was sworn in as the Delaware Supreme Court’s newest justice in late July. Justice Traynor replaces Justice Randy Holland, who retired from the bench in late March to return to private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Justice Traynor practiced law at Prickett, Jones & Elliot in Wilmington from 1990 to 2014, and served as the firm’s managing director from 2005 to 2007.

From 1990 to 2000, Justice Traynor engaged in a general litigation practice that included criminal defense, personal injury litigation and domestic relations disputes. From 2000 to 2014, his practice focused on litigation involving complex corporate and commercial matters.

Since January 2015, Justice Traynor has served as an Assistant Public Defender, representing indigent Delawareans accused of felony-level crimes. He holds an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and earned his law degree at the Delaware Law School at Widener University.

“Gary is one of Delaware’s sharpest legal minds, and has a diverse legal background that will serve him well as a Justice on Delaware’s highest court. His judgment and thoughtfulness will be a significant asset on the Supreme Court.” Governor John Carney


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