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Justice Randy J. Holland

Adjunct Professor of Law
Justice, Delaware Supreme Court

Randy J. Holland is the youngest person to serve on the Delaware Supreme Court, having been recommended to the Governor by a bipartisan merit selection committee. Prior to his appointment and confirmation in 1986, Justice Holland was in private practice as a partner at Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell. In March 2011, he was reappointed to Delaware Supreme Court by Governor Jack Markell and unanimously confirmed by the Delaware State Senate for a third 12-year term. Justice Holland is the past national president of the American Inns of Court Foundation. He co-chairs the advisory committee to the National Center for State Court’s Center for Judicial Ethics. He is a member of the American Law Institute. He chaired the American Bar Association National Joint Committee on Lawyer Regulation and has also served on the ABA Presidential Commission on Fair and Impartial Courts, the Standing Committee on Client Protection and the Judicial Division’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee. Among the numerous awards Justice Holland has received are the 2014 American Inns of Court Powell Award for Professionalism and Ethics, the 2012 First State Distinguished Service Award, and the 2011 Dwight D. Opperman Award. In 2004, he was elected to be an Honorable Master of the Bench by Lincoln’s Inn in London. Chief Justices Rehnquist and Roberts appointed Justice Holland as the state judge member of the Federal Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules.


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