Honorable Primos takes Superior Court Oath

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The Honorable Noel Eason Primos was formally sworn in for his first term as Judge of the Superior Court of Delaware at 3 p.m. on June 1, 2017 in Courtroom One of the Kent County Courthouse in Dover. Judge Primos replaces the Honorable Robert Young, who retired from the bench earlier this year.

Superior Court President Judge Jan R. Jurden called the investiture to order and Pastor George McDearmon of the Ballston Lake (NY) Baptist Church offered the opening prayer before Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. gave introductions.

Supreme Court Justice James T. Vaughn, Jr. administered the Oath of Office as Judge Primos’s son, U.S. Army First Lt. Caleb Glenn Primos, and Edward Chester Merriel held the Bible. First Lt. Primos, along with Judge Primos’s brother, Dr. William Angelo Primos Jr., and Judge Primos’s father, William Angelo Primos, Sr., then assisted the Judge in donning his robe.

Gov. John C. Carney, Jr., Delaware Senate Minority Leader F. Gary Simpson, Adam C. Gerber Esq. of Morris James LLP and retired Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland then offered remarks.

Prior to his appointment, Judge Primos practiced law for over 24 years with the Dover, Delaware, law firm of Schmittinger and Rodriguez. Judge Primos received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 1986, and his J.D. from Yale University in 1989. He was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1992.

Following his graduation from law school, Judge Primos served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William H. Barbour, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Judge Primos has been an active member of the Delaware State Bar Association, the Kent County Bar Association, and the Terry-Carey American Inn of Court. He is also a member of the American Bar Foundation. Prior to his appointment to the Superior Court, he served on the Board of Bar Examiners of the Delaware Supreme Court, the Preliminary Review Committee of the Board on Professional Responsibility, the United States District Court Lawyers’ Advisory Committee, and the Third Circuit Lawyers’ Advisory Committee.

 

The Honorable Noel Eason Primos after being sworn in as Judge of the Superior Court of Delaware. Edward Chester Merriel and First Lieutenant Caleb Glenn Primos held the Bible during the oath of office.

 

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