Governor Markell Nominates Collins J. Seitz, Jr. to Delaware Supreme Court

Governor also nominates Judge Calvin L. Scott, Jr. for reappointment to Superior Court

Wilmington, DE – Governor Markell today announced he has nominated Collins J. (C.J.) Seitz, Jr., a widely respected attorney with more than three decades of legal experience, to serve on the Delaware Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Delaware Senate, Seitz will fill the vacancy left by Justice Henry duPont Ridgely, who retired on January 31st.

Photo courtesy of Elisa Komins Morris Photography
Honorable C.J. Seitz, Jr. – Photo courtesy of Elisa Komins Morris Photography.

“During his distinguished legal career of more than 30 years, C.J. Seitz has earned a reputation as a brilliant attorney whose judgment, civility, and integrity are second to none,” said Governor Markell. “If he is confirmed by the Senate, I believe C.J. will serve our state well as a member of Delaware’s highest court.”

Mr. Seitz is the founding partner of Seitz, Ross, Aronstam & Moritz LLP. In that capacity, he regularly litigates corporate, commercial, and intellectual property cases, and advises clients on issues of Delaware corporate law. Previously, Mr. Seitz served as managing partner of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, where he practiced for more than three decades.

In addition to his work in the courtroom, Mr. Seitz is actively involved in his community. He is a trustee for the New Castle Presbyterian Church, board member of the Friends of Hockessin Colored School #107, board member and former president of the Greater Hockessin Area Development Association, and board member and former president of Community Legal Aid Society.

“I want to thank the Judicial Nominating Commission and the Governor for this nomination,” said Seitz. “If I am fortunate enough to be confirmed by the Senate, I will do my best to serve the people of Delaware as a Justice on the State’s highest court.”

Seitz, 57, received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware in 1980.  He earned his law degree at the Villanova University School of Law and was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1983. He resides with his wife in New Castle.

In addition, Governor Markell today announced that he has nominated the Honorable Calvin L. Scott, Jr. for reappointment to the Delaware Superior Court. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and the Widener University School of Law, Judge Scott has served as a judge on the Superior Court since 2003.

“Judge Scott is a dedicated public servant who has served with distinction as a member of the Superior Court for the last 12 years,” said Governor Markell. “If he is confirmed by the Senate, I believe he will continue to serve our judiciary and our state well.”