Delaware Courts have returned to Phase Two of the reopening plan as of November 16, 2020. Learn more about the public reopening plan.

For the latest on the Delaware Judiciary response to COVID-19 – and for contact information for each court during this emergency – please visit The Delaware Judiciary Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) page.

On Monday, May 31, 2021, most Justice of the Peace Court locations will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Only Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County), Court 7 (Kent County) and Court 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Judicial Officers


Members of the Judiciary


Justice of the Peace Court Chief Magistrate

Alan Davis

Learn about the Governor's Magistrate Screening Committee


Justices of the Peace - Kent County

Deputy Chief Magistrate Cathleen Hutchison, Court 7
Alston-Jackson, Nicole
Cox, D. Ken
Dillard, Dwight
Edmanson II, W.G.
Hicks, Jamie
Montano, Alexander
Murray, James
Sherlock, Michael
Smith, Judy
Tracy, Dana
Wilson, Kevin
Justice of the Peace, Kent County
Seated: Nicole Alston-Jackson, Deputy Chief Magistrate Cathleen Hutchison, Jamie Hicks, Judy Smith
Standing: Dwight Dillard, Kevin Wilson, D. Ken Cox, James Murray, Alexander Montano
Not Pictured: Dana Tracy, W.G. Edmanson II, Michael Sherlock

Justices of the Peace - New Castle County

Deputy Chief Magistrate Sean McCormick, Court 11
Bawa, Nina
Booker, Shameka
Burcat, Peter
Dixon, Bracy, Jr
Eyong, Shanaya
Ferrell, Emily
Freel, Beatrice
Hanby, Sr., James R.
Hoof, Bobby
Kenney, Thomas
Kowal, Vincent
Lopez, Roberto
Losito, Shelley
McCabe-Stroman, Cheryl
Moyer, Amanda
Naugle, Mary Ellen
Newton, Walter
Page, Marie
Perez-Chambers, Maria
Peterson, Alexander, III
Portante, Christopher
Potts, John
Ross, Gerald, III
Ross, Katharine
Skelley, David
Taylor, Kerry
Ufberg, Susan
Vodery, Rodney
Justice of the Peace, New Castle County
Seated: Cheryl McCabe-Stroman, Amanda Moyer, Deputy Chief Magistrate Sean McCormick, Marie Page, Kerry Taylor, Shameka Booker
Standing Middle Row: John Potts, Thomas Kenny, Rodney Vodery, Susan Ufberg, Maria Perez-Chambers, Mary Ellen Naugle, Robert Lopez, Christopher Portante, Bobby Hoof
Standing Back Row: Senior Judge William Moser, James R. Hanby, Sr., David Skelley, Peter Burcat, Thomas Brown, Vincent Kowal, Gerald Ross, Alexander Peterson III
Not pictured: Nina Bawa, Susan Cline, Bracy Dixon, Jr., Emily Ferrell, Beatrice Freel, Shelley Losito, Katharine Ross

Justices of the Peace - Sussex County

Deputy Chief Magistrate Deborah Keenan, Court 4
Adams, John
Adams, Stephani
Bradley, Christopher A.
Castro, Maria
Chandler, Leah
Collazo, Mirta
Comly, Richard
Fiske, Bethany
Graves, Brett
Hester, Catherine
Hudson, John
Jewell, Michelle
McKenzie, John
Mirro, Nicholas
Sammons, Jennifer
Whitelock, Candace
Willey, Scott
Wood, W. Patrick
Justice of the Peace, Sussex County
Seated: Senior Judge Jeni Coffelt, Leah Chandler, Deborah Keenan, Deputy Chief Magistrate Sheila Blakely, Stephani Adams, Senior Judge Marcealeat Ruffin
Standing: John McKenzie, W. Patrick Wood, Maria Castro, Michelle Jewell, Christopher Bradley, James Horn, John Hudson, Scott Willey, Nicholas Mirro, Mirta Collazo
Not picured: John Adams, Bethany Fiske, Jana Mollohan, Jennifer Sammons