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W&L Law Alumna Appointed Judge in Delaware
Story Abstract:The Hon. Mary Miller Johnston, a Washington and Lee University School of Law graduate, has been appointed to the Superior Court of Delaware for a 10-year term.
Judge Johnston received her J.D., cum laude, in 1984 from W&L's School of Law, where she served as lead articles editor of W&L's Law Review. Johnston also earned a B.A. in music from Wittenberg University, from which she graduated magna cum laude, and an M.A. in music from Northwestern University.
Before her appointment to the bench this fall, Johnston served as chief counsel of the Delaware Supreme Court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel, where she prosecuting attorney discipline cases and matters involving the unauthorized practice of law.
Johnston formerly was a partner in the law firm of Morris, James, Hitchens and Williams, practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation.
She is past chair of the Delaware State Bar Association's Women and the Law Section; a former member of the Bar Association's Pro Se Litigation Assistance Committee; and past president of the Board of Children & Families First. Johnston 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.
Judge Johnston's current term will run through Sept. 25, 2015.
She is married to William Johnston, a 1982 graduate of W&L's School of Law.