Justice Joseph T. Walsh
Adjunct Professor

Background Information
  • Courses: Appellate Practice and Procedure - Seminar

Justice Joseph T. Walsh (retired) is Of Counsel to McCarter & English, LLP. His practice focuses on mediation, arbitration, and counseling in connection with Delaware corporate and business law matters. He graduated from Salesianum School in the class of 1948. He received his B. A. with honors from LaSalle College, Philadelphia, in June 1952, and received L.L.B. degree from Georgetown University Law School in September 1954. He served three years on active duty as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s School of the United States Army and is a graduate of Judge Advocate General’s School at the University of Virginia, 1956. He is admitted to District of Columbia Bar, and to the Delaware Bar. He engaged in general practice of law in Wilmington, Delaware from 1958 to 1972. Appointed Associate Judge, Superior Court of the State of Delaware, July 1972. Appointed Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, July 1984. Appointed Justice, Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, September 30, 1958. Reappointed Justice, Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, October 1997. Retired Supreme Court Justice, April 2003. Presently, Adjunct Professor, Widener University School of Law. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Widener University, 1997.

Justice Walsh is a Trustee of St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine Church. He is also a member of the Catholic Diocese Finance Committee and Real Estate Committee. He formerly served as a Trustee of the Catholic Diocese Foundation. In 2008, he was named to the Salesianum School Hall of Fame.

He and his wife, Madeline, have six children and fifteen grandchildren.