Expert resume of The Honorable Justice Henry duPont Ridgely
Former Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
The Honorable Justice Henry duPont Ridgely is a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware.
Justice Ridgely is available to serve as an arbitrator or mediator. Justice Ridgely has a distinguished record of more than 30 years of service as a jurist in the Delaware Judiciary. During his tenure of more than a decade on the Supreme Court of Delaware, he participated in more than 700 published opinions, including every major decision issued during his tenure involving directors’ and officers’ liability, merger and acquisition disputes, contests for corporate control, and other issues impacting corporate law and governance. Before his appointment as a Justice, he was Chair-Elect of the National Conference of State Trial Judges with service as a judge on the Superior Court of Delaware for more than 20 years, including 14 years as President Judge of the Court. During that period, the Delaware courts earned a number one ranking from the United States Chamber of Commerce, which Delaware has maintained since 2002. In 2015, the Governor of Delaware awarded Justice Ridgely the Order of the First State, the highest recognition the Governor can give, for outstanding efforts, knowledge, integrity, prudence and ability in serving the State of Delaware. Justice Ridgely has authored law review articles and lectured throughout the world on corporate law topics.
Justice Ridgely is a Member of the American Law Institute, a Fellow of the National Conference of State Trial Judges, a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a former Member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, a former Member of the Executive Committee of the Appellate Judges Conference of the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association and a Member of the American Inns of Court Leadership Council. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. and serves on the Advisory Board of the George Washington University Law School’s Center for Law, Economics and Finance.
Justice Ridgely received his B.S. in Business Administration from Syracuse University in 1971, his J.D. from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in 1973, and his LL.M. in Corporation Law from George Washington University Law School in 1974.