Goldstein Named Chief Deputy, Reardon Appointed As State Solicitor at Delaware DOJ

Chief Deputy Attorney General Aaron Goldstein

State Solicitor Allison Reardon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney General Matt Denn announced the appointment of new veteran Delaware Department of Justice attorneys to leadership positions at the department.

Denn said that Aaron Goldstein has been named Chief Deputy Attorney General, taking over for LaKresha Roberts who left the department earlier in January.

Goldstein has served since 2015 as State Solicitor, which is the head of the DOJ Civil Division. Goldstein has been with the Department of Justice since 2004, including previously serving as head of the Department’s Health Law Unit and assistant head of the Government Services Unit, both in the Civil Division. Prior to working at the Department of Justice, he worked in a private law firm, in the New Castle County Office of Law, the City of Wilmington Law Department and as an Assistant Public Defender. He was chosen as a Henry Toll Fellow by the Council of State Governments in 2011. Goldstein is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Widener University School of Law.

Allison Reardon has been named to be State Solicitor, replacing Goldstein.

Reardon has served since 2015 as the Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust, an office created Attorney General Denn. Prior to 2015, Reardon served as State Solicitor from 2012 to 2015, so she is now returning to that role. She has also served as Group Leader for the Administrative Law and Education Group and Section Leader for the Government Services Unit. She has 25 years of service with the DOJ and worked in a private law firm for 5 years. Reardon is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Widener University School of Law.

“I am thankful to have Aaron and Allison fill these important leadership roles and am confident in their abilities, have served with them since I took office three years ago. They both have extensive experience at DOJ and the solid judgment needed to carry out the responsibilities of Chief Deputy and State Solicitor respectively,” Attorney General Denn said.


Attorney General Names Aaron Goldstein as State Solicitor and LaKresha Roberts as Director of Family Division

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Deputy Attorney General Aaron Goldstein

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Deputy Attorney General LaKresha Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney General Matt Denn announced that Deputy Attorney General Aaron Goldstein has been tapped as State Solicitor in charge of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, and Deputy Attorney General LaKresha Roberts will become director of DOJ’s Family Division.

A graduate of the University of Delaware and Widener University School of Law, Goldstein has been with the Department of Justice since 2004, including serving as assistant head of the Government Services Unit, and most recently, head of the Department’s Health Law Unit.  Prior to working at the Department of Justice, he worked in a private law firm, in the New Castle County Office of Law, the City of Wilmington Law Department and as an Assistant Public Defender. He was chosen as a Henry Toll Fellow by the Council of State Governments in 2011.

Roberts graduated from Pace University and the Widener University School of Law, and joined the Department of Justice in 2010, where she has worked in the Child Support, Child Protection, Juvenile Delinquency, and most recently, the Domestic Violence Unit. She previously worked for Family Court as a law clerk and as a mediation and arbitration officer. She was selected by the Delaware Business Times as one of their “40 Under 40” for 2015.

“It gives me great pleasure to make these two additions to our leadership team within the department,” said Attorney General Denn. “Aaron has served in a number of capacities in the Civil Division as well as in other government settings providing him experience that is well suited for the State Solicitor role. LaKresha’s career has been based on her passion and compassion for serving Delaware’s children and families and I have been impressed with her judgment. They will both do well in their respective roles.”

Goldstein has already taken the position of State Solicitor, replacing Meredith Tweedie, who moved to Governor Markell’s office. Roberts will replace Family Division director Patricia Dailey Lewis, who is retiring at the end of November after 30 years with the Department of Justice.

“We have had a number of opportunities within the department to honor Patty Dailey Lewis over the last few weeks, including presenting her with a new department award named in honor of Beau Biden,” Attorney General Denn said. “Families and children in Delaware – both in a general sense and in hundreds of specific individual cases – are better off because of Patty’s career and accomplishments, and we will miss her.”