Judge James T. Vaughn Jr.
The Honorable James T. Vaughn Jr. was appointed Resident
Judge in Kent County of the Superior Court of Delaware on October 28,
1998; elevated to President Judge of the Superior Court on October 12,
President Judge Vaughn received his B.A. from Duke University in 1971
and his J.D. from Georgetown
University Law Center in 1976. Following admission to the Delaware
Bar in 1976, he returned to Dover to practice general civil and criminal
law in the firm of Vaughn and Vaughn. In 1988 he became a member of the
firm of Schmittinger and Rodriguez in Dover.
While in private law practice, he served as an associate member of the
Board on Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Delaware,
president of the Kent County Bar Association, and vice-president of the
Delaware State Bar Association.
President Judge Vaughn is a member of the Kent County Bar Association,
Terry-Carey American Inn of Court and National Conference of State Trial
Judges. He served as a judicial member of the Joint Bar/Bench Committee
on Civility and as a member of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.
President Judge Vaughn's present term ends October 11, 2016.