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Mary Miller Johnston, '84L, Appointed to Superior Court of Delaware
Story Abstract:The Honorable Mary Miller Johnston was appointed to the Superior Court of Delaware on September 25, 2003. Judge Johnston received her J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law, cum laude in 1984, where she served as Lead Articles Editor of the Law Review. She also has a Bachelor of Music degree from Wittenberg University, magna cum laude, and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University.
Before coming to the bench, Judge Johnston served as Chief Counsel of the Delaware Supreme Court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel, prosecuting attorney discipline cases and unauthorized practice of law matters. She formerly was a partner with Morris, James, Hitchens and Williams, practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation.
Judge Johnston is past chair of the Delaware State Bar Association's Women and the Law Section and was a member of the Bar Association's Pro Se Litigation Assistance Committee. She is a member of the Delaware Supreme Court's Permanent Advisory Committee on the Delaware Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct and the Court's Professionalism Committee. She is past President of the Board of Children & Families First.
Judge Johnston's present term ends September 25, 2015.
She is married to William Johnston, a 1982 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law.