The Honorable Paul R. Wallace was appointed to the Superior Court of Delaware by Governor Jack A. Markell and began serving in January 2013.
Judge Wallace received his Juris Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America. His undergraduate degree in Criminology is 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 Committees on the Delaware Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct and on the Delaware Uniform Rules of Evidence. He is a current member of the American Bar Association, the American College of Business Court Judges, and the American Inns of Court. In addition to his adjunct and visiting duties at Delaware Law School of Widener University and University of Delaware, 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 and appellate advocacy, and ethics.
In 2012, Judge Wallace was awarded the National Appellate Advocacy Award by the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation.
Judge Wallace was a presiding judge on Superior Court’s Asbestos Litigation Docket for two years. He joined the judges’ panel of the Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division in 2015.
Judge Wallace’s present term ends January 25, 2025.