Stephen Smith


Steve is a partner in the firm who focuses on trial and appellate litigation in all of Delaware’s courts, serving local businesses and individuals. He handles disputes in and out of court relating to real estate, business and corporate law, fiduciary relationships, and creditors’ rights. He also consults with attorneys on legal writing and appellate matters.

Steve lives in Lewes with his wife Jessica. He is a graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, and his family lives in the Cape region.

Representative Clients:

  • Property owners and developers
  • Local businesses and their owners
  • Closely held companies and their stockholders or members
  • Banks, private lenders, and other creditors
  • Fiduciaries and beneficiaries of trusts and estates
  • Law firms and their clients litigating in Delaware Courts


  • Sussex County Bar Association, President
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Real and Personal Property Section, Chair
  • Executive Committee, Vice President for Sussex County
  • Committee on Response to Public Comment, Member
  • Terry-Carey Inn of Court
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions:

  • Delaware Supreme Court, 2009
  • Delaware Federal District Court, 2010


  • Superior Court President Judge (now Justice) James T. Vaughn, Jr. 2009-10
  • Superior Court Judge (now Vice-Chancellor) Joseph R. Slights, III, 2008-09


  • Widener University School of Law, 2009, cum laude
  • University of Delaware, 2006, Political Science


  • Delaware Today Top Lawyers 2019: Business-Commercial Law
  • Delaware Today Top Lawyers 2018: Appellate, Business-Commercial Law
  • Delaware Today Top Lawyers 2017: Appellate, Business-Commercial Law
  • Delaware Today Top Lawyers 2016: Civil Litigation, Contract Law

Telephone: (302) 645-2262
Fax: (302) 644-0306