Senators Carper, Coons address Delaware Bar at District Court Judge Williams investiture ceremony

On Friday, April 28, 2023, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.) spoke in Wilmington at the investiture ceremony of Judge Greg Williams of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware following the start of his service on the federal bench in August 2022.

“Judge Greg Williams is an outstanding lawyer, judge, and father. It was an honor to recommend him to the President for this role,” said Senator Carper. “His decades of experience, combined with his expertise on complex intellectual property and corporate law issues, make him the perfect fit for this role. As the only judge of color serving on the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, today’s celebration marks an important moment for our state and reminds us why it is critical to confirm upstanding judges like Judge Williams to our nation’s courts.”

“The District Court of Delaware is one of the busiest courts in the nation, and it’s fortunate to have someone with Greg’s experience and legal acumen joining the bench,” said Senator Coons. “I’m looking forward to him bringing the depth of his experience with the law, including his years as President of the Delaware State Bar Association, to improve jurisprudence in Delaware for years to come.”

Williams is the only judge of color serving on the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and the second African American judge to ever serve on that court. He was nominated for the judicial vacancy created when Judge Leonard Stark was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Williams was confirmed as a District Court Judge for Delaware on July 21, 2022. Prior to his confirmation, he practiced in the Wilmington office of Fox Rothschild LLP. He joined the firm in 1995 as an associate and was elevated to partner in 2003. Williams served as a special master in complex civil cases for the District of Delaware from 2020 to 2022. From 1986 to 1992, Williams served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1995 and both his B.A. and B.S. from Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 1990.