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The Honorable John A. Parkins Jr., Judge

Judge John A. Parkins Jr.

The Honorable John A. Parkins Jr. was appointed to the Superior Court by former Governor Ruth Ann Minner and began service on August 21, 2008.

Judge Parkins clerked for the Delaware Supreme Court for former Justice Daniel F. Wolcott and the then Associate Justice Daniel L. Herrmann.

From 1973 through 1977 he was an associate at the now defunct firm of Murdock, Longobardi, Schwartz & Walsh.

From 1977 through 1985 he was a Deputy Attorney General in the Delaware Department of Justice. He began representing the Department of Correction and was also Chief of the Appeals Division.

From 1985 through 2008 he worked in private practice at the law firm of Richards Layton & Finger prior to his appointment to the Superior Court.

Judge Parkins received his bachelor of the Arts degree in 1968 from the University of Delaware. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1972 with honors from Washington & Lee University.

He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

Judge Parkins retired from Superior Court on April 1, 2019. He passed away on May 24, 2019 at the age of 72.


08/21/2008 - Investiture Ceremony of the Hon. John A. Parkins Jr.

05/24/2019 - Superior Court Announces Passing of Judge John A. Parkins, Jr.

05/28/2019 - Superior Court In Memoriam - Judge John A. Parkins Jr.