Business Phone: 302.255.0660Background Information
Paul R. Wallace was appointed to the Superior Court of Delaware by Governor Jack A. Markell and began serving in January 2013.
- Undergraduate School: University of Maryland
- Law School: Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America
- Courses: Deconstructing the Expert Witness
- Admitted to practice in Delaware and Pennsylvania
Judge Wallace received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (with minors in Psychology and Sociology) from University of Maryland, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America. He is admitted to the Delaware and Pennsylvania Bars and is a member of the Bars of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Before taking 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 Committee on the Delaware Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct, and a current member of the Court’s Permanent Advisory Committee on the Delaware Uniform Rules of Evidence, the American Bar Association and the American Inns of Court. In addition to his adjunct duties at Widener University School of Law, 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 advocacy, and ethics.
In 2012, Judge Wallace was awarded the National Appellate Advocacy Award by the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation.