Judge William L. Witham Jr.
The Honorable William L. Witham Jr. became an Associate Judge of
the Superior Court of Delaware on February 18, 1999; he was
appointed Kent County Resident Judge on January 19, 2005.
He received his B.A. from the University of Delaware in 1970, and his
J.D. from the University
of Maryland in 1973. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in
1975 and the Delaware Bar in 1976. Resident Judge Witham graduated from
the United States Army War College in 1998. Prior to joining the Superior
Court, Judge Witham was a partner with Prickett, Jones, Elliott & Kristol in Dover,
Delaware. He also served as the Kent County Levy Court Attorney in 1999.
Judge Witham oversaw the implementation of the State of Delaware's Veterans Court, and since its inception in 2011, he has been the Veterans Court Judge.
During his career, Resident Judge Witham has served as a member of the
Board of Bar Examiners, the United States Third Circuit Merit Selection
Screening Committee, the Governor's Magistrate Screening Committee,
as a trustee of Delaware Technical and Community College, as president
of the Central Delaware Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc., as
a director of the Board of Managers of the Central Delaware YMCA, and
as president of the Dover Kiwanis Club. He served as president of the
Kent County Bar Association and as the vice-president of the Delaware
State Bar Association. He is also a retired Delaware Army National Guard
Resident Judge Witham is currently a member of the Delaware State and
American Bar Associations, Terry-Carey Inn of Court, and the National
Association of Drug Court Professionals. He also is an adjunct professor
at Wilmington University.
Resident Judge Witham's present term ends January 19, 2017.