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Delaware Law School Alum is Newest Justice on the Delaware Supreme Court


The Honorable Gary F. Traynor ’82 recently became the newest member of the Delaware Supreme Court with his formal investiture at the end of August.

Delaware Governor John Carney nominated Traynor in May of 2017 to replace former Justice, longtime Delaware Law adjunct professor, and current Distinguished Jurist in Residence Randy J. Holland, who retired after 31 years on the Delaware Supreme Court. The Delaware Senate confirmed Traynor’s appointment in early June and his official investiture took place on August 28th.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Justice Traynor worked for the law firm of Prickett, Jones & Elliott from 1990 to 2014 and served as a public defender afterwards.

In a statement following Justice Traynor’s confirmation, Governor Carney said, “Gary is one of Delaware’s sharpest legal minds, and has a diverse legal background that will serve him well as a Justice on Delaware’s highest court. His judgment and thoughtfulness will be a significant asset on the Supreme Court. Thank you to the Delaware Senate for confirming his nomination.”

The entire Delaware Law community congratulates Justice Traynor and wishes him the best!