Judge Paul R. Wallace
The Honorable Paul R. Wallace was appointed to the Superior Court by Governor Jack A. Markell and began service on January 25, 2013.
Judge Wallace received his J.D. from the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America. He also has a B.A. in Criminology from the University of Maryland.
Before coming to the bench, Judge Wallace served for more than two decades with Delaware’s Department of Justice, handling cases at every level, state and federal, trial and appellate. Judge Wallace served as Delaware’s Chief of Appeals from 2008 until his appointment to the Superior Court. In that role, he was the State’s principal courtroom advocate before the Delaware Supreme Court and the federal appellate courts.
Prior to taking up a full-time appellate practice, Judge Wallace served as the Chief Prosecutor for New Castle County and was a trial prosecutor handling a wide variety of criminal matters. During his tenure with the Department of Justice, he also served as legislative counsel to the Attorney General.
Judge Wallace is past chair of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section, a past member of the Delaware Supreme Court’s Permanent Advisory Committee on the Delaware Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct, and a current member of the Court’s Permanent Advisory Committee on the Delaware Uniform Rules of Evidence and the Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court. Judge Wallace is also a regular speaker and author for local, state, and national educational institutions, professional associations, and publications; his works focus primarily on matters relating to criminal law and procedure, trial advocacy, and ethics.
In 2012, Judge Wallace was awarded the Appellate Advocacy Award by the National Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation.
Judge Wallace’s present term ends January 25, 2025.