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Joe Hurley

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Joe Hurley
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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Federal, Felony, Juvenile Law, Misdemeanor; Sexual Harassment; White Collar Crime

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I received my degree as a Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law in 1969, which is now an associated part of Penn State University. From 1971 through 1975, I was deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware, Department of Justice, and in that capacity was responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases running the gamut from the most simple to the most complex. Beginning in 1975, I entered the private practice of law, concentrating my focus in the practice of criminal law. I have remained in private practice since 1975 and enjoy the largest criminal practice of any attorney in the state of Delaware.

Criminal Defense Achievements:

In addition to maintaining my criminal practice, I have been called up on to address a variety of fora including:
Guest lecturer at Widner University School of Law.
Guest lecturer at Justice of the Peace Annual Conference.
Guest lecturer at the Delaware State Police Academy.
Guest lecturer at the New Castle County Police Academy.
Guest lecturer Federal Court Third Circuit Judges Conference.

I have been honored with Featured stories in:
Wilmington News Journal
Philadelphia Magazine
Delaware Today

I have been cited as one of Delaware's leading attorneys in every polling conducted by Delaware Today of Delaware attorneys since its inception.
Television interviews on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC including appearances on Larry King Live, Dateline, 20/20, The Today Show and Good Morning America.
I have been designated as an honoree in the following:

Distinguished in the National Directory of Criminal Trial Attorneys as one of the 500 leading criminal attorneys in the united states.

Distinguished in the national publication, The Best Lawyers in America in editions of 1991 through 2006.

Distinguished in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for 1991 through 2006. This international publication lists what are considered the most preeminent law firms in the world. In the State of Delaware there are 2300 law firms, 12 of which have been designated in this publication. I am noted as one of the 347 sole practitioners in the world who has achieved this honor.

Distinguished with an "A" rating in the Martindale-Hubbell publication, which is a national directory that ranks and rates attorneys on the basis of their reputed skills and levels of competency. This rating has been continuously received since I was privileged to first receive it in 1998.  And the rating remains the same in 2006.


School Degree Major Graduation
The Dickinson School of Law Law School N/A
State / Court Date
U.S. District Court District of Delaware 1976 N/A
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit 1981 N/A
Florida 1979 N/A
Delaware 1971 N/A

Service Type:Private


1215 King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801


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